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Soulspace:In Harmony with Himalayan Tranquillity
A 600 sq. ft. open studio built with local sustainable material, blends modern and traditional Kumaoni architecture. Suitable for a group of four.
“And into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul.”
Immerse yourself in the solitude of Himalayas. Soak in the beauty of the majestic Himalayas, be one with nature around you! Welcome to SoulSpace, a space designed to rejuvenate your body, mind and soul being close to nature.
“We didn't realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun”-Winnie the Pooh
MettāDhura is an experiential homestead built in a quaint little sub-alpine Himalayan village Merdhura in Jalna Block, Almora.MettāDhura has a studio SoulSpace a cozy chalet Inspire amidst an orchard of deciduous fruit trees and evergreen pine and oak trees spread over an acre.
We, a group of nature lovers (under the banner of Kumaon Elements) have built this small place in the hills to unwind from the drills of our modern-day urban lives. A space for rest, peace and mindfulness built on the Buddhist practice of “mettā” or “maitrī”, loving-kindness and compassion for all beings.
Our cottages are built with locally available material by local artisans and syncs with the serene atmosphere of the village and the forests nearby. Our farm and orchard are occasionally visited by a family of a barking deer and her fawn, butterflies, porcupines, and by monkeys during the harvesting. Every day starts with birdsongs and ends with their lullaby.
This 600 sq. ft. open concept studio with a skillion roof is created with wood, stones and salvaged patals (hand cut local stone slabs) allowing it to merge with the greenery around. Big windows and skylights draw in the visuals and beauty of the Himalayas and the surrounding woods into the home. What fun to watch the moon and stars through the skylight or watch the playful colours of the morning skies from your bed!
Its minimalist décor, clay and stone walls, inbuilt wooden and stone seating and storage spaces and the bukhari (iron fireplace) to warm yourself up gives it the perfect mountain cabin vibe!
SoulSpace is open for both short and long stays (minimum 7 days) with the option of self-cooking or cooked meals prepared at our home.
We serve traditional meals (Additional Rs. 1200/head/day for all meals).
On the other hand if you love to cook, you can having basic kitchen amenities and specific items ( Rs. 1000/ day).
Our home is close to forest which is habitat of few wild animals, co-exist harmlessly.
The rough hilly terrain can be a challenge and discomforting for some guests, especially toddlers or small children, elderly and persons with mobility or visual disabilities. Please be informed and consider these before reservation.
We would prefer your driver to manage own accommodation available at nearby market (7km from MettāDhura) with a reasonable rate.
For winter, room heater is provided in night. Also, evening fireplace can be arranged and charges for all these are payable separately.
We request our guests to be respectful of the local culture and lives.
We will love to see responsible living. Your love & affection to MettāDhura will help us to keep it always beautiful and ensure its tranquillity to all the fellow travellers.