Perched atop one of the highest points in Ranikhet, this ancient mountain home will be one of the most charming stays you've ever been to. This package is ideal for those who want to get away from the noise and the crowds and steep themselves in laidback activities and local culture. You can go cycling along the winding paths of the valley, explore the narrow trails around, try your hand at organic farming, go on a night hike, or if you're in the mood for something more active, go paragliding (not included in package). For those who love nature, you can go leopard tracking and bird watching. Every evening, you'll return to this sturdy stone-hewn house, with wood carvings and traditional paintings, and warm yourself by a bonfire. And in the mornings, you'll awake under a patchwork quilt, with wide open windows gazing out upon gorgeous mountain views.
You'll be staying at a beautiful old stone house set in the midst of apple orchards, in a village about 17 kms from Ranikhet. From the windows, you'll be able to see the fields around, as well as the forests beyond. The house itself is from a bygone era, refurbished to offer basic comforts, and filled with old books, paintings, and wood carvings. Outside the house is a courtyard, where the bonfire is lit every evening.
Stay at a charming mountain home for two nights | Hike through oak and pine forests | Catch a glimpse of leopards out on the prowl | Go paragliding if you're looking for high adventure | Eat organic food, interact with villagers, and experience mountain life
Hiking, paragliding, biking, night hike, bird watching
Check in and settle into your rooms before deciding what to do with your day. You can go for long walks into the forests, visit the local village, try organic farming, or take mountain bikes out for a ride (this is an extra cost). Meals are made from fresh and organic ingredients, and in the evenings, a bonfire keeps you warm. Overnight under warm quilts in your bedroom.
Overnight in rooms in mountain house
You'll check in to Daankudi and will be shown to your rooms. The house is an old moutain home built of stone, which means the rooms are cool in summer and warm in winter. Your rooms are clean, cosy, and furnished with a comfortable twin-sharing bed and thick quilts and bedding, as well as a cupboard for storage. The food cooked here is delicious and made from fresh, organic ingredients.
Lunch | Evening tea and snacks | Dinner
For cancellations made 30 days before the check-in date: Full refund.
For cancellations made 15-30 days before the check-in date: 90% of total trip cost will be refunded.
For cancellations made 7-15 days before the check-in date: 75% of the total trip cost will be refunded.
For cancellations made 0-7 days before the check-in date: 50% of the total cost of the trip will be refunded.
This is a forest area and is close to local villages. Music on speakers is not allowed. However, if you want to bring guitars or musical instruments for singing sessions, that will be welcomed.
All activities are moderated by an instructor where necessary. If the instructor deems you unfit for an activity, please abide by the decision.
Please note that this is a wilderness getaway. You'll be using rustic lamps and enjoying evenings in the light of the bonfire. However, the common areas have electricity and charging points.