We left at 7.30am from Delhi and got to the Foothills by 1.30pm. The drive was super. The location was right where it should be with the weather being ideal. The food was yummy. It was the perfect birthday gift from my better half. Just what I needed to recharge my battery and get back to the grind for the week ahead. I will be back and expect me to recommend many of my loved ones. PS - Rushil, the owner, has a bucket load of stories to share, from passing a Tiger on his walk to stitching up his dog who got attacked by a leopard. Just talking to him is worth the trip. In the photo below you can see him with his falcon, who was injured and is now being rehabilitated.
My friend and I booked 2 nights at Foohills Himalaya. We loved it so much we stayed for 5 nights! The property is absolutely beautiful, and the whole vibe is so refreshing after the hustle and bustle of Delhi and elsewhere. This is exactly what we needed after several weeks traveling around the country. The room is lovely, the food was amazing, and we absolutely loved the dogs on site! Super cute. The hosts, Rushil and his father, were extremely gracious, and their team always made sure we never wanted for anything. Rushil is also an expert naturalist and can take you on beautiful safari-type rides, pointing out birds, plants and more. I can’t recommend this place enough!
Rushil’s homestay was just what we needed to relax after a few weeks in India. The food and atmosphere was amazing, Simba & Rani (cute dogs) were super friendly, the property was so green and lush, and Rushil made us feel right at home. He took us around and was a great guide, especially with the birds! The room we stayed in had such a nice breeze, the bed was comfy, and we had everything we needed. Thank you so much for having us!
From the moment you step into Foothills, you feel like you've been transported to paradise. Even though I've visited Corbett countless times before, there is nothing like the landscape of Kotabagh. There's a beautiful drive through the jungle (towards Foothills)...it lasts only a couple of minutes, but every time we drove through I knew it would lead to paradise! I can't put that feeling into words... The rooms are beautiful, spacious and clean with lots of natural light. Very quickly you feel at home. Rushil is a gracious host, who can cook up a storm and is happy to take into account all your dietary needs/restrictions. I'd recommend Foothills to anyone with an adventurous spirit, looking to slow down and to connect with nature and themselves. I can't wait to go back!
The place is nestled a lil outside the city and amazingly peaceful. You can gaze the stars play with pets and retreat into your cottage room never wanting to get out except for the delicious meals rushil makes . As a host rushil makes sure your comfortable , also takes you to nearby treks and fishing in season. This place is a gem both in summers and winters for a much needed break .
Our family needed a quick getaway out of Delhi in pandemic times and Foothills was an absolutely beautiful refuge. We arrived as guests and left as family. Our nearly 5-year-old son was swept up and pampered by the team, all meals were excellent and if there's anyone you want to explore this part of Uttarakhand with, it's Rushil. Foothills is now home for us and we can't wait to go back.
Foothills Himalaya was a breath of fresh air. There is so much to love about the property: the hosts are extremely hospitable and friendly, the food is delicious (made mostly with homegrown ingredients), the rooms are comfortable and one feels like they've been transported into a space of tranquillity and peace. It is a great place to land up with a group of friends and from walks, to a swim in the waterfall, to a wildlife safari, to just lying under a sky full of stars, there's something for everyone! If you are a pet lover, you will go back having made some lovely furry friends.
This was our second time here. Warm hospitality at a homestay on the border of tiger country. Rushill and his dad are amazing hosts, with lots of knowledge about the ecosystem and terrain of the area. Rushill is a fabulous chef and his handi mutton is just perfect! Their gentle giant dog Simba and the ever playful Rani were a great hit with the kids. Rushill took us to a beautiful river side setting and recommended a secluded waterfall nearby which were memorable experiences for the family!
This home stay is the best one I have ever been to. The very friendly hosts and their even friendlier dogs were great company. Every day, you can go for long relaxing walks through the mountains and take in the lovely scenery and fresh air. The food there is heavenly and the essence of home-made, with love poured into it. Rushil, the host, is a wildlife expert from everything from being a master at falconry to knowing every animal and bird you see. This place really is the best and I really recommend it.
If you're looking for a 'home'stay, then this is it. Think Gerald Durrell meets Enid Blyton meets James Herriot. A vast tree-surrounded garden, in which a rescued falcon, a rescued owl, dozens of hens, four rescued dogs of the most amazing friendliness, one of whom is going to (and did!) deliver a litter, and at least 25 species of birds, bounded by the forest on one side (albeit a bit of a stroll away), abundant cultivated farmlands on the other, and a great view of the relatively unspoilt parts of the Kumaon ranges, is the sylvan setting for FH. Add a madcap family of four with astounding individual personalities, all great raconteurs and conversationalists with multiple interests, and a kitchen that turns out filling repasts including home-made jams, preserves and other condiments, and a bonfire in the evening (winters, of course), and you have, as they say in poker, a full house. The rooms are basic but comfortable, built in the local style with local materials, and the meals in the convivial , rustically set dining room, are like meals at home, informal and full of chatter. The scion of the household, Rushil, genially took us for walks and rambles, into the hills and down to the riverbed, and the paterfamilias Sherry (ne'er was there a truer name), his wife Deepa, and their daughter Amrita made us feel like we had been inducted into their menagerie. There cannot be a more lovely feeling on a holiday if you're looking for a home away from home.…