About this listing
Come experience what is reputed to be the best luxury retreat in the Himalayas! The warmth of our outstanding hospitality and personalised, attentive service will bring you back many-a-time, with friends and family! Himalaica, a luxury estate of a local Nainital family living just 10 km away, is a labour of love that is evident in the architecture, the interiors and the gardens. Built mostly by local craftsmen, the property achieves a unique character that seamlessly meshes a traditional country style with modern comfort – drawing its inspiration from the past, living in the present, and looking into the future.
Unlike most vacation homes in the hill stations of India that remain boarded up, to be aired from time to time, Himalaica is a functioning home, with full-time staff, and a benchmark that says you will get freshly-brewed coffee anytime you walk in! Himalaica was created as a place to be, to pause and to reflect, to meditate, to remember and to forget, and to bring back the balance in our lives that is all too lost. It is often described as a place with soul, and with a spiritual, meditative quality – we believe this quality comes from the ancient temple that exists under a large oak tree on the premises, dedicated to the Earth God.
The petite cottage set on a single floor houses a small sitting and dining lounge, two bedrooms, each with its own en-suite and dressing area.
In addition, the guests enjoy access to the first floor of the Main Villa, which houses a large garden-side glass Conservatory, living room with fireplace, dining/meeting room, large kitchen, TV/ reading room.
Rooms are well equipped with heaters and/ or bukharis to keep you warm during winters!
The two bedrooms are bright and provide a snug escape from the regular life.
The cottage is ideal for 4 guests, however, with extra beds can accommodate 6 guests. The guests can enjoy the idyllic views of the forests from the cottage, which has it's own private sitting area.