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Himalayan Village Sonapani is independent cottage style property with 12 Kumaoni Village style cottages spread across a 50 acre estate. All our cottages offer panoramic views of the Himalayas. Our property is into the wilderness and offers a natural unmanicured Himalayan habitat. We have our own spring water and hence the name Sonapani, as the water here is believed to be as good as gold . You will be living in comfort and safety in midst of Oak and Pine forests among the chirping of birds , butterflies and Himalayan mammals.
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English, Hindi
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Sarthi,Partha G wrote a review Jun 2022
Ahmedabad, India7 contributions2 helpful votes
Tranquility, serenity are the words which first come to your mind when you try to describe the property. If you want to detox yourself from the toxic city life, this is one of the best places to go. Nestled in the lap of nature, amidst dense forest, far far away from the noise of people and vehicles. The only sound you can hear are the chirping of birds, sound of crickets, the hissing of the wind passing through the pines and of course some barking of the in-house friendly doggies Jhumroo, Bhatku and another newcomer. The 12 cottages are at different tiers and provides enough privacy to sip your drinks in the balcony/verandah. The resort and rooms are decorated with a touch of class but matching with the nature. The food was homely, tasty, simple and served with love and care. The staff were always happy to help you. Mr Girish (owner) was personally present and overlooked everything. He was a nice person to talk to. Mr Ravi (the manager) was ready to support all your service needs like pick-up, drop, local outings, adventure activities or anything else you may need. Hot water was available round the clock through solar heating when we visited. Internet/mobile inside the room was not reliable but was working well outside, especially the dining area. The whole property gives you a homely feeling...you can sit anywhere and enjoy with a hot cup of tea/coffee or with a book or just lazily enjoy the nature. Quite a few short walking trails are present around the resort for a lazy stroll. The last 1 km to the resort is quite an experience.....the road is really difficult to negotiate but the local drivers can manage quite well. If you are self driving then you need good skill (or can call the resort...they can help you out). A final word.......we would love to have another visit to Sonapani.....we fell in love with it..........
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Date of stay: June 2022
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karan71193 wrote a review Jul 2021
Goa, India6 contributions6 helpful votes
The location is too good. A hidden gem. Pear/ apple trees. Where you could actually pluck and eat. But the service was poor with untrained staff. Cleanliness, food quality not upto the mark. With more professional management, this could be a really great place to stay.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Anne S wrote a review Mar 2020
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incredibly wonderful and thoughtful property and staff - food was spectacular, local, interesting, varied even though i was there for two+ weeks no internet and no dependable hot water but you won't miss it
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Sudhir Upadhyay, Marketing at Himalayan Village Sonapani
Responded 14 Mar 2021
Dear Anne, Many thanks for your kind words. Post the Covid disruption, we have again opened and restored our property. We now do have some bit of internet through wifi, that is accessible from quite a few parts of the property. The challenge with internet remains though, as we are quite into the wilderness . We are also working on the hot water part and next time you are with us, we promise you electric heated hot water, just in case our Solar powered geysers do not work in overcast weather. We look forward to welcoming you again Best Regards Sudhir
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Bibhas wrote a review Feb 2020
New Delhi, India9 contributions6 helpful votes
Some experience can't be put on words. Its simplly exquisite, ever-nourshing and beyond expression. You will have almost 180 degree of snow. Clad hmmountain view, beautiful trails along mountains, nice forests going down and most importantly wonderful host who has very deeper understanding of life.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jeff wrote a review Jul 2019
New Delhi, India80 contributions25 helpful votes
A idyllic resort nestled in the Mukteshwar hills with a friendly setting. The right place to just laze around with nature and gaze the clear sky or breathe the fresh mountain air. Ashish Arora who owns the property is a gracious host. It's not five star or four or any star property but it's clean, it's natural , everything is super fresh and beautiful.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Kiran Pathak wrote a review Jun 2019
Mumbai, India6 contributions12 helpful votes
If you've not visited Sonapani, you must do so at the earliest. We spent our Christmas vacay at Sonapani last winter and what a fabulous time it was. Deepa and Ashish are amazing hosts and engaging company. Both take time and care to invest in every guest from handling cantankerous behaviour to special requests like extra firewood, blankets, hot water and what not. The property is a labour of love amidst nature - the fruit trees, the array of herbs and flowers, the cottages all solar-powered and every possible attempt made to live and breathe sustainable living - not a scrap of waste is abandoned. One could sit out anywhere in the sprawling property the whole day and read a book and get lost in the picturesque views of the Nandadevi across or say hello to the wild langur who quietly dropped by to collect some fruit or wild berries. Or go hiking to the nearby stream and whip up a hearty appetite for the amazing Kumaoni lunch fare that comes from the kitchen. Evenings were filled with home-made Kumaoni sweets and Christmas bakes with lots of chatter and bonhomie which does transport you to another level of heaven in that biting winter. It's a very safe place for kids who love exploring and all things outdoors-y. The gentle Jhoomroo is a kind guide for all lost kids. Why kids, even we adults couldn't have enough of her. The staff are very sturdy and reliable locals who take great pride in what they're doing. Sonapani, we will come back very soon for sure. Abhay wants to something tell - he misses Jhoomroo everyday. Much love from all of us <3.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Raj68 wrote a review Jun 2019
India90 contributions39 helpful votes
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Despite similar reviews, could not resist another awesome and a 6/5 rating to the stay. Awesome hosts Deepa and Ashish, quite place and excellent food. Just walk around lazily or relax over tea or chat with the host or guest. Total unwind! Specially liked the mustard dahi, bhang chuttney, palak paneer, black beans curry, mirchi pakodas and cake! A place to visit again and again.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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gypsybloood wrote a review May 2019
Mangalore, India445 contributions241 helpful votes
We stayed at Himalayan Village at the fag end of our Uttarakhand trip, and I only wish we could have stayed for a week instead of 2 days. What went well: 1. The location - in the middle of hills and forests - utter quiet 2. The cottage - warm and cosy . There was a cupboard for storage, the beds were clean and comfortable, and the bathrooms were both pretty and environment friendly. My husband and I had many cups of tea sitting in the verandah, and listening to the forest sounds. 3. Service was warm and efficient. Balu especially was very kind. 4. Ashish wasn't around when we visited, but it was a pleasure to talk to Deepa. She knew so much about the forests, and the science underlying their conservation. Top tips: 1. Take Deepa's advice - she suggested that we stay at the resort instead of visiting Mukteshwar - we went ahead and visited Mukteshwar, and we realised it was a waste of time. 2. Even if you don't do the formal treks, walking in the hills and forests around the resort is a pleasure . 3. Request Deepa for Pahadi food at least once. It's really yummy. 4. If you'd rather not walk up and down the steps each time, ask for a cottage closer to the reception.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Mamta Govil wrote a review May 2019
Dehradun, India22 contributions2 helpful votes
A warning- this place is magical and you will find yourself coming back again and again! I have been a regular visitor for the past several years and the number of 'regulars ' I meet in every trip who have in their own way made it a 'Home' is amazing. And we all come not just for the excellent food, the great service, the fabulous location and the stimulating people that one meets here- we come because it is reaffirmation of 'good forces' in the world. We come to find ourselves again in this little corner of heaven on earth. Thank you Ashish and Deepa for creating this paradise!
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Date of stay: March 2019
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rajivmangla wrote a review May 2019
New Delhi, India54 contributions28 helpful votes
visited this property recently and thanked my friend Japan again and again for his recommendation..Its 2 km fro main road and you may have to walk sometimes. But this is worth to walk. If you are staying here, you are not near nature but staying with nature.All the cottages are in forest surrounded by lot of trees. Rooms are basic but comfortable. Attitude of Ashish is unbelievable. Suddenly you will feel like you have found a very good friend. Quality and variety of food is superb. recommend everybody to visit at least ones. Again thanks Ashish for everything
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Date of stay: May 2019
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PRICE RANGE
$72 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaUttarakhandNainital DistrictMukteshwar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Himalayan Village Sonapani
Which popular attractions are close to Himalayan Village Sonapani?
Nearby attractions include Mukteshwar Temple (2.5 km), Chauli Ki Jali (4.5 km), and Mukteshwar Dham (4.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Himalayan Village Sonapani?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Himalayan Village Sonapani?
Top room amenities include a fireplace, a view of the mountains, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Himalayan Village Sonapani?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Himalayan Village Sonapani?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Himalayan Village Sonapani?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Chandi mati, Nirvana Organic Kitchen, and Chirping Tales Cafe.
Are pets allowed at Himalayan Village Sonapani?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Himalayan Village Sonapani?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Himalayan Village Sonapani?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Pariyadeva Pashan (12.3 km).
Does Himalayan Village Sonapani have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.