Shivaya Since 1953

SHIVAYA, chauli ki jaali, Mukteshwar 263138 India
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An Ageless Retreat - Gem of History & Heritage Our story begins in 1953 when SHIVAYA was meticulously crafted by an honorable veteran of World War II, Lieutenant Prem Singh Thapa. His dedication to craftsmanship and love for this serene haven are woven into every brick and beam, creating an atmosphere of timeless elegance. For over seven decades, SHIVAYA has been cherished and preserved by the Thapa family. In the footsteps of his father, the second generation, Rajendra Singh Thapa, an army veteran of the Kargil War, took on the responsibility of safeguarding this cherished family heirloom. Today, in the hands of the third generation, Saurabh Thapa, this iconic property has undergone a transformation. With a commitment to preserving the environment, they have tastefully renovated SHIVAYA using sustainable mud plaster, infusing it with an authentic, raw experience of organic living. At SHIVAYA, we invite you to step back in time, to a place where history meets modern comfort.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Wifi
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Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Walking tours
Airport transportation
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Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
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Blackout curtains
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Jyoti B wrote a review May 2021
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We (family of 3) stayed in Shivaya for a week in the month of May. The home stay was so comfortable that we did not want to leave.
The best part about the property is it’s location - turn around the corner from KMVN Corbett bungalow and 2 mins walk down a quaint trail takes you to this vintage property surrounded by the forest. It is right next to a school, a temple, a health centre - yet so isolated, serene and peaceful.

We enjoyed simple yet delicious fresh cooked food in the open dining area along with the awesome unobstructed views of mighty Himalayan ranges. The best sunrise and sunset points in Mukteshwar were hardly a 5 minutes walk from this place.

Rooms are small and cosy but do provide all the comfort. Full marks for Clean good quality bed linen and well equipped bathrooms with running hot water.

The hosts are a young couple - very friendly and being natives can help you with recommendations for hikes and nearby drives. They are ready to play along, go for nature walks or give you your own space as per the guests.

In all, highly recommended. Good value for money.
You may want to carry some supplies of chips, snacks or fizzy drinks as the place true to its theme is completely ecofriendly and organic.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Saumya K wrote a review Jul 2021
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Six of us stayed for over 4 days hoping we could extend it indefinitely! The location is at a cliff which guarantees beautiful views and serenity, weather is beautifully unpredictable and the stay was beyond comfortable. Deepak and Pankaj are skilled cooks of amicable nature. Though the suites don't have enough ventilation, we'd mostly sit outdoors. Saurabh, the host, is friendly and has interesting stories to tell.
The best part? Ladoo and Barfi, the fluffy and friendly canines. And I hear more are going to join the gang!
Definitely worth a stay!

Tip: carry newspapers to wrap used clothes you'd want to reuse as there's dampness inside the rooms. Not a dealbreaker though.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Saurabh Thapa, Owner at Shivaya Since 1953
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Madhurima B wrote a review Oct 2020
New Delhi, India6 contributions1 helpful vote
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This year isn’t just any other year. Took the world by surprise and what we all wanted was to just step out and live without fear. Our shot was to make it somewhere safe and quiet in the first week of September (my birthday week) to literally breathe again. Thankfully networking helped and someone recommended Shivaya. We immediately confirmed Shivaya to be our safe haven. What we did not expect was this perfect spot in Mukteshwar, a side we had never really explored before. The property is around a bend, right at the end of the road facing towards a complete open view of the great Himalaya. It is a sort your own private corner at the end of the road.
The rooms are cozy, clean and comes with the vintage vibes from 1953! The property stretches to the edge of the cliff, the perfect spot to sit and stare into the abyss, you will love it whether you are a sunrise person, a sunset or if you want to go stargazing. We arrived at the time of retreating monsoon, the garden was full of flowers, the forest was lush green, and it was a perfect balance of sun and clouds to sit out in the garden and read a book or sip some tea with their amazing home cooked food. The food was out of the world and I’m not exaggerating. We stayed for 9 days, and Pankaj bhaiya (the cook) surprised with something different for every meal and we overate each time! No, we didn’t gain at all because the food was healthy, clean and all made with local produce.
The property is also next to Chauli ki Jali (goes right up from next to their main gate), a local attraction for the best view from top of the hill. You could walk up to a breathtaking view of the valley, sit and relax there. If you love dogs, you should just go there to meet the star attraction of the property, their lovely pet, Barfi! She has a few friends too, the gang is always up for some fun.
Last but not the least, Saurabh, the main guy was the reason it was even more delightful. This multitalented man (Engineer, Yogi, off-roading champion to name a few) has stories to tell, jokes to share and his plans and vision to make this place even better would definitely want you to come back to see it for real. Shivaya, The Home Within, is true to its name and will always be a special place to visit.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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pratyush wrote a review Sept 2020
New Delhi, India14 contributions1 helpful vote
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Its more than you would think of and ask for. A place which perfectly complements the destination and offers you a perfect EXPERIENCE. When this place is rated as 5 star by people trust it. It has the best location,hospitality,views,access,host in Mukteshwar. Mind you this is the top most point here. Your porch opens upto the views of Hinalayas every morning with all scenic spots just behind the stay. Home cooked food by Deepu and service by Pankaj is unmatched and trust me ive stayed at hotels all my working life. Mr Saurabh is a very mild yet explosively talented guy. There is so much you can learn from him and remainiing humble is one the things.
Once here, there woule be little that you keep you from coming here again and again. Do visit the place and stay here for the experience. Bring along a great cam for night time shoots. You never know you might spot a falling star twice or thrice everyday.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Divyoshri C wrote a review Apr 2021
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I am just so glad we finally decided to go to Mukhteshwar and chose this beautiful homestay. Shivaya is everything warm, welcoming and wonderful. We stayed in the mountain view room and woke up to beautiful mornings. The rustic vibe , the structure and the make of the room was absolutely lovely. But more than the property, we fell in love with its people. Sundar, deepak and pankaj are the cutest boys who will make you feel at home. The food is just yummm. Please please try the chai, the maggi, the aloo paranthas, the pakoras and the Apple toddy(carry rum ;). Saurabh and Kriti have built this beautiful homestay with a lot of passion and love and it shows in the way they interact with every guest. We stayed back a day extra to spend time with them and explore the nearby hidden architectural gems that saurabh so warmly took us to visit. Saurabh had given us a list of everything we needed to know about the place and his reccos were spot on. Do try the authentic kumaoni thaali at chandi maati and do not miss the stunning sunset at chauli ki jaali which is literally next to Shivaya. How can I not mention the cuties- barfi and jamun. The property is pet friendly and has the sweetest doggos who shower you with all the love. Shivaya has an amazing energy and I would highly recommend it to everyone who likes things raw, rustic, and is looking to find peace by being close to nature. Cannot wait to visit this place again.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Amit Sharma wrote a review Jan 2021
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Amazed to be in this Place. I have never witnessed such hospitality.
Starting from room service, to hygienic and cleanliness environment and then beautiful surrounding all around. The food items are simply delicious and bonfire makes it amazing at night.
Too many unexplored area nearby and then you can have enough guidance from Mr. Saurabh there as per your itinerary.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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travelographyindia wrote a review Mar 2021
New Delhi, India610 contributions38 helpful votes
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We stayed there for two nights. We planned first for one night and then extended for another night. Its a 70 years old house so the old charm stayes with it, at the same time they have all the modern amenities. Rooms are spacious and beautiful. View from hotel is amezing. Food is tasty and considering its a small hotel, they have many options available. It is just 10 minutes walk from Chauli ki Jali and 15-20 minutes walk from Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple. This place has a beautiful and vast seating area outside from where you can see Garhwal Himalayas. One more thing to note, it is situated at the highest point in Mukteshwar. Overall, we liked the stay.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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ams wrote a review Oct 2022
New Delhi, India4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The location is terrific with awesome views of the snow peaks. The resort is small with 3 rooms. I guess the room on the first floor is the best. We stayed in a ground floor room that has a provision of 3 beds. The room has an old world charm with thick walls and low ceiling. But, not much provision of tables, hooks, hangers … … places to store your belongings. We shared a few suggestions with the owner and he graciously accepted. Overall, if you are planning to spend much time in the room, take the first floor room, not ground floors. If you plan to be outside most of the time, then this place is well located, comfortable and well managed.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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VikAni0816 wrote a review Jul 2023
Ghaziabad, India47 contributions10 helpful votes
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It's a beautiful property far from the crowd and overlooking the valley. I visited with my family including an infant and elderly in July 2023 and the stay was very pleasant.

Room had all the facilities and the staff was very helpful. Food was cooked fresh on your order and it was delicious. Their glass restaurant overlooking the cliff is nice with comfortable sitting and beautiful views.

Highly recommended to stay there while in Mukteshwar.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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vikash S wrote a review Apr 2023
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One of the best property I have visited in uttarakhand. Excellent location, serene atmosphere, homely treatment & excellent food . Very nearby to temple walking distance. The cave rooms were very authentic heritage feeling with all latest fitments. The pet dogs were very well disciplined . The staff including manger Mr biswas were very supportive for any needs. Got a chance to meet the owner a descendant of Indian Army freedom fighter & he explained the aura of this place including few hidden gems around mukteshwar. I should have planned for few nights more in this excellent homestay
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Room Tip: Carry one foldable stick since walkable distance from temple , many monkeys around . On a cold...
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Nimrata wrote a tip Feb 2024
New Delhi, India343 contributions83 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Carry sleeping mask coz rooms have a lot of light coming in!"
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Inspire26383977667 wrote a tip Oct 2023
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"you will like it"
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Explore50707516694 wrote a tip Aug 2023
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"Plan your trip asap to this amazing property and experience the luxury in mountains."
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vikash S wrote a tip Apr 2023
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"Carry one foldable stick since walkable distance from temple , many monkeys around . On a cold night do avail the bonfire services "
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Alok Pandey wrote a tip Apr 2022
Lucknow, India424 contributions39 helpful votes
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"Of the 4 rooms, two ground floor suites work best for families and senior citizens. The mountain suite needs a climb of 8 - 10 stairs while the basic room is a level below"
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₹4,086 - ₹6,171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaUttarakhandNainital DistrictMukteshwar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shivaya Since 1953
Which popular attractions are close to Shivaya Since 1953?
Nearby attractions include Mukteshwar Temple (0.2 km), Chauli Ki Jali (0.7 km), and Bhalu Gaad Waterfalls (7.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shivaya Since 1953?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Shivaya Since 1953?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Shivaya Since 1953?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Shivaya Since 1953?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shivaya Since 1953?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Chandi mati, Nirvana Organic Kitchen, and Restaurant at The Birdcage.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shivaya Since 1953?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Shivaya Since 1953 have airport transportation?
Yes, Shivaya Since 1953 offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Shivaya Since 1953 located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Mukteshwar.
Are pets allowed at Shivaya Since 1953?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shivaya Since 1953?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
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