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Imagine several sloping acres aesthetically packed with the pick of Mother Nature’s verdant, colourful, fragrant and tasty bounty, surrounding a centenarian, gabled, red roofed, cottage; conveniently situated between Kathgodam and Nainital—in Jeolikot. And at a height of some four thousand two hundred feet, it is an all season, all weather destination.


And you haven’t even peeped inside. Walk in, and the chances are that it would take the ‘best’ techniques of a hard-core terrorist to ‘persuade’ you out of it. In the décor and the ambience, Bhuvan Kumari has managed to blend the best of three life-styles and cultures: that of the ‘pucca’ and not so ‘pucca’ sahibs of the ‘Raj’ era; the Kumaoni tradition; and the comforts, hygiene and accoutrements of our modern era. The floor is comfy, soothing and warm sheesham wood, covered sparsely with a patch-work of cotton durries; but the piece de resistance are the medieval—if not ancient—vintage Kumaoni carved wood-work doing duty as doors, windows and frames. These were meticulously salvaged by Bhuvan Kumari from the debris and junk of demolished homes—destroyed by their owners to make ‘modern’ ones—some as far away as 250 kms! Some were on the verge of being sacrificed to Agni-deva.


Apart from savoring, experiencing and exploring the plentiful attractions of the immediate surroundings, you could use THE COTTAGE as a base-camp to visit several areas of the Kumaon Himalayas.


For everything there is a season…the sylvan serenity and THE COTTAGE await your holiday season…

Popular Places Nearby

Nainital (17 kms) , 

Corbett Park (100 kms) , 

Mukhteshwar (55 kms) , 

Bhimtal (32 kms) , 

Ranikhet (64 kms) , 

Almora (70 kms) , 

Jageshwar (90 kms)



Outdoor Activities

Travel & Transfer

TV in Lobby

Doctor on Call

TV in Room

Sheets Service (Bed)

Towel Service

Meals (Breakfast)

Minibar/fridge in Room

Meals (Lunch)

Meals (Dinner)

Meals (Picnic Package)

Coffee Maker (Teabags,Coffee)

Hot water bag during winter season

Meals served in dining area

Private Veranda & sun beds

Cold water 24 hours available

Private bathroom with WC & Shower

Hot & cold water 24 hours


Pure Vegetarian/Vegan


Lacto Vegetarian (eats dairy products)

Lacto-ovo Vegetarian (eats eggs and dairy products)

Raw-Food (fresh food, uncooked - i.e. fruits, salad)

Property Info

Operational since: 1997

Total Rooms: 5

Check-in 1300 hrs | Check-out 1100 hrs

Languages Spoken:  English, Hindi, Kumaoni

Distance from Delhi:  270 kms

Nearest transportation knots:

  • Airport: Pantnagar: 50 kms

  • BusTerminal: Jeolikot: 0 kms

  • Train: Kathgodam: 16 kms


Ideal Host For


  • Birdwatch
  • Trekking
  • Bonfire
  • Hiking
  • Jogging
  • Nature Photography
  • Nature walk
  • Village Walk
  • KLF Event
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