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Bull's Retreat

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Bull's Retreat (Originally Aaranyya by the Ganges) is named after its mentor Col. Narinder 'Bull' Kumar, one of India's most celebrated mountain climbers. The resort welcomes adventurers and pilgrims alike. Nestled amidst a lush forest and landscaped gardens on the Badrinath yatra route, it's just a 30 min drive from Rishikesh. Rafting and trekking for the adventurous, or yoga and mediation on the beach by the Ganga river just a 10 minute walk away, for the introspective - take your pick.
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Free Parking
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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What can you expect when a place welcomes pets along with you? WARMTH. Yes, warmth! We felt this from the moment we stepped in, right from the reception to our room, to the food in the restaurant, the people that work here, and of course the star girl - Asha! Loved the way
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I stayed at this beautiful place, which is nestled within a jungle and the best part about this place is it’s a pet-friendly.Cozy and comfortable rooms with good amenities. Loved the overall experience!
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I was there for my first anniversary celebration and stayed for two night 2-3 Dec'18. This is a beautiful place with a variety of plants and herbs. Each and every corner decorated and maintained well. There are lot of people around us to serve as excellent. We got the
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Response from Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat
Responded 12 Dec 2018
Dear Sapna, Thank you for taking the time out to write this lovely review. The Col. usually spends his December at Bull's Retreat and I'm so happy you get a chance to meet with him. I will be sure to forward your compliments to Arif and Mahender. Regards, Akshay
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We discovered a wonderful destination landed on 7th Dec to a warm welcome and were treated to sumptuous lunch. Stayed 2nights and 3days in the amazing place. The stay was packaged with treks, rafting adventure training and yoga by trained certified instructors, the support staff
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Response from Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat
Responded 11 Dec 2018
Dear KukiJ, Thank you so much for a wonderful review on your stay with us at Bull's Retreat. We are glad that we were able to live up to your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bull's Retreat very soon. Akshay Kumar CEO
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We, family of 4 (including our dog Casper) checked in on the 19th and stayed 2 nights and left reluctantly on the 21st. The resort, its location, the ambiance and the upkeep are all commendable. Everyone from the receptionist to the people in the restaurant to the people in
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Response from Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat
Responded 12 Dec 2018
Thank you for taking the time out to review us and for the compliments! All our properties are pet friendly and we love having them over! Please do drop in again soon. Regards, Akshay
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Not so far if u walk from hotel but not feasible as its a very small area where u can spend time and there are monkeys mayhem and not so safe walking and no proper road. If u wish to go need to step 1 km and half at least so you will get to shiv puri beaches. If u really want to enjoy beaches head to BYASI.
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Hello, There is enough parking available around the property - not inside it. Just wished to clarify. We have never had any parking problems. Look forward to having you over. Regards, Akshay
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Not sure if you are looking for any specific Ganges location, otherwise rishikesh/shivpuri is located on sides of Ganges. You will have white sand beaches and rafting points close by this resort to touch and enjoy in water.
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Hello and thank you for writing in. Not quite sure where this is coming from, but here is our standard buffet breakfast: - Eggs to order (omelette, fried eggs, scrambled eggs, Parsi akoori, boiled eggs) - Plain dosa with tomato chutney and green chutney. - Indian selection of any one of the following: Aloo-puri and halwa or tandoori paratha and dahi or channa bhatura - Indian selection of any one of the following: Vegetable cutlets or Poha or idli sambar - Porridge - Cornflakes - Muesli (recently started) - Hot and cold milk - Fresh fruit smoothie (seasonal fruits) - Two fresh fruits - Toast with preserves - Tea/coffee THIS is the standard breakfast at Bull's Retreat, that we have been serving for over 3 years now. Look forward to hosting you here. Regards, Akshay
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Sorry for the delayed response Reshaba. The Forest hut is a quaint little hut with a balcony located at the edge of our property. The Executive rooms is a large room and a part of the main hotel block. Regards Akshay Kumar
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"We stayed in 107.... sublime sleep!"
"Suggested to book forest cottages or deluxe rooms and above in main building"
"Convenience, Excellent staff, homely atmosphere"
"we choose super luxrry room and it was quite big and beautiful."
"We booked deluxe rooms they were quite spacious."
US$ 40 - US$ 91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Aaranyya by the Ganges
IndiaUttarakhandTehri Garhwal DistrictShivpuri
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