Prakriti-The Retreat

Prakriti-The Retreat

81st Km Milestone, Gangotri National Highway 1Km from Dharali and 6Km from Harsil, Dharali 249135 India
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Prakriti is a riverside leisure resort at Dharali Village in the beautiful Harsil Valley of Uttarakhand, located conveniently at just 19 kms from Gangotri Temple and 5 Km from Harsil Helipad. The property offers rooms in multiple categories ; River View With or Without Balcony; Suite, Deluxe and Standard. We offer vegetarian food (buffet or a la carte) at our in-house restaurant. Property amenities include yoga fitness room, mini library, local souvenir gift shop and cozy common spaces both indoors and outdoors. The serene sound of the river is a constant companion during the stay which makes the experience a special one. Prakriti promises to bring the best of nature and guest hospitality.
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81st Km Milestone, Gangotri National Highway 1Km from Dharali and 6Km from Harsil, Dharali 249135 India
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DSehgal wrote a review Apr 2022
New Delhi, India
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at tis place in Aug-21 when the time was tough as the industry was recovering from the lock downs. Still, right from the booking stage till the check out, the process was very smooth and comfortable.

Sheetal from booking office was very responsive and helpful. She even sent us the route updates (conditions and landslides) on a Sunday.

Staff at the hotel was very warm and the service was very fast.

Even though the options were limited, the food was exceptional in taste. Staff ensured that we got piping hot food on the table.

Room size was good and beds were comfortable.

However considering the room tariff, there were some flips. Like the bathroom fittings and supplies could have been better. Electric kettle for tea and coffee in the room is a de-rigour nowadays. Common areas could have been cleaner and kitchen better stocked.

But all these flips were more than compensated by the warm hospitality of the staff. We intend to go there again this year.
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Date of stay: August 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ask for the room with wooden ceiling and balcony.
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Response from Ravindra Bhandari, Owner at Prakriti-The Retreat
Responded 2 Apr 2022
Thank you so much Ma'am. It was great to have you and we can't wait to welcome you back soon. One of the reasons we do not provide tea makers is to reduce the amount of waste it generates. But we do understand that having tea/ coffee readily available is always very comforting especially in cold climate. We value your feedback and will keep looking for alternatives.
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Curiosity65287123981 wrote a review Dec 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at this resort for 2 nights and it was a great experience. We were well informed in advance about the lack of tap water and that we will be provided buckets of water for the washroom. I was a bit hesitant, but booked nevertheless as the trip to Harsil was fixed. To my surprise, we did not feel any inconvenience in particular with regards to water supply. Infact, it is commendable that the hotel boys kept delivering buckets of warm water non stop to all rooms.
The location is perfect, parking is private and secure. We requested for pahadi dinner and it was beyond delicious. It seems to be a safe family oriented property, much pricier than other hotels, but we did not want to risk, considering we had small children with us.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Namita S wrote a review Jan 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Prakirti for four nights in the cold, cold month of November 2021.
The location is simply amazing - walk down to the Bhagirathi whenever it pleases you.
The service of the staff is really attentive. We had a small medical thing and they instantly took care of it and were following it up with us at all times.
The quality of the food is simply amazing. All fresh, all the time.
The staff would even put on the heater for us before we even got to the dining room.
The resort is well maintained and clean.
Since this is a low month, the staff had ample of time to talk with us and it was nice to know a few things that we would have otherwise not known. The staff could guide us with things to do, etc.
The arranged for a pass to the famed Nelang Valley (at an extra cost), also arranged the vehicle - the entire exercise was smooth.
Hot water is always available and trust me, in November, you need hot water for nearly everything.

We would love to go back any time, but preferably, the colder months so that we can have this nice place mostly to ourselves.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Ravindra Bhandari, Owner at Prakriti-The Retreat
Responded 20 Jan 2022
Thank you for choosing to stay at Prakriti and appreciating the services of our staff. We are glad you enjoyed the river front and visit to Nelong Valley. We await your return and hope to make it even more memorable than you last stay. Best regards.
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Guru Sant wrote a review Apr 2023
Agra, India
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is located on the banks of Bhagirathi river near Harsil with fantastic view all around. The staff of the hotel is very friendly and truly professional in disposing their duties. The hotel owner Sheetal and manager Ajay Negi both are very accommodating and take personal care. The food is very good and cooked fresh as per the order. The service is excellent overall and rooms are also clean. I recommend this hotel for value for money stay.
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Do visit Mandakini Falls, Gartang Gali and Nelong Vally. Everything can be arranged from hotel.
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Response from Sheetal Bhandari, Guest Services / Front Office at Prakriti-The Retreat
Responded 20 Apr 2023
Thank you for the 5 stars Sir. We truly appreciate it and hope to do better each time. We are so happy to know you enjoyed the local sightseeing and treks along with the services and stay arrangements with us. Do visit again. Regards from Team Prakriti.
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Odysseyseeker wrote a review Oct 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The ideal place to stay, for exploring the beautiful harsil valley and gangotri temple. River view rooms have panoramic windows to gaze at the bhagirathi river all day long. The staff helped us in planning our excursions, served finger licking food, guided us for routes nearby and topped it all with a smile. Its challenging to find good stays at such high altitudes, however this one is not to be missed.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ravindra Bhandari, Owner at Prakriti-The Retreat
Responded 23 Nov 2021
Hello Sir, so nice to know you you loved the experience. Our suite is especially designed for a comfortable stay for 3 and i'm glad to know you enjoyed the view from the room and our services. Do visit again!
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Namita S wrote a review Jul 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We got another chance to stay at the wonderful Prakriti resort in June on our way to the Tapovan trek.
The resort had not lost an ounce of its charm and warm hospitality since the last time we visited it a few months ago. The upkeep of the rooms and the politeness and attentiveness of the staff was just the same accompanied by some very tasty food.
We also had the opportunity to meet with the hostess/owner of the resort and it was a nice experience to interact and find out more about the history of both - the place and the resort. With the owners tip, we did the doli yatra trek which runs parallel to the bhagirathi and is a good 8km walk.
We were originally planned for two nights but that became a third night!
Can't wait for November to come again so that we can visit the place and the resort.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sheetal Bhandari, Guest Services / Front Office at Prakriti-The Retreat
Responded 9 Jul 2022
This is a first for us... a second review from our returning guest! We are elated to have exceeded your expectations Ma'am. and thank you so much for making us a part of your family trekking holiday. We are sure you have taken back loads of good memories from this visit. We can't wait to serve you and your lovely family again. Regards to you from the entire Team.
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SubSan wrote a review Oct 2021
Bengaluru, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a great property 1 Km after Dharali towards Gangotri, situated at the bank of the river Bhagirathi with very easy access to the river. I stayed here for 1 day to rejuvenate after coming back from a hectic Kedartal trek. The afternoon I spent alone at the bank of the river will stay with me for a lifetime. Property manager Ajay has been very helpful and extended all support for every request I made, like arranging for a cab to Uttarkashi the next morning and packing me breakfast for the road. I also had the good fortune to have a chat with the property owner in the evening sipping their special lemon-ginger tea. A very down-to-earth gentleman, keeping comfort and convenience of their guest at the top of their mind. Please enjoy their hospitality if you are around Harsil/Gangotri area.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Ravindra Bhandari, Owner at Prakriti-The Retreat
Responded 27 Oct 2021
How lovely to know you had a pleasant experience! Mr Bhandari (senior) and our staff were happy to be of assistance during your stay. Thank you and see you soon.
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Muskaan Bajaj wrote a review Jun 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Tranquility, serenity,peace ,comfort,cleanliness and a welcoming staff all wrapped into one is how one can define Prakriti. The view of the flowing Ganga, the warm rooms and scrumptious meals make it a must visit. Gangotri dham is at a short distance making it the perfect stay for Gangotri dham. Special mention for the staff who are extremely courteous and caring.
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Date of stay: June 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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RAJU L wrote a review Jan 2023
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Probably the best property to stay in - on your way to Gangotri. Located in Dharali - there is plenty to do after you have completed your Gangotri temple Darshan. Visit gartangali, Harsil market, Mandakini falls, Mukba village, walk along the Bhagirathi, apple orchard…..
The property is basic - rooms are small , attached bath , carpeted room floor does not make everyone comfortable from a hygiene perspective.
Food at the restaurant is limited but good. Staff is eager to serve, ample parking and direct on road access makes this a must stay property. Will stay again
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Sheetal Bhandari, Guest Services / Front Office at Prakriti-The Retreat
Responded 24 Mar 2023
Such a beautiful description of what all Harsil Valley has to offer to travellers. Thank you for your kind words about our services. Regards from the entire team.
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SubhankarAD wrote a review Jun 2022
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Hotel Prakrit while visiting Gangotri. The Hotel is right on the river Ganga with their own steps leading to the water. The view is just exquisite and all day passes sitting on the balcony or the dining room, which directly opens on the rive flowing below. One can spend the time in solitude here.

We did not get the rooms overlooking the Ganga as they are almost always pre-booked. There were carefully tended Rose and sunflowers in the garden.

The food was served hot, was delicious and had varieties (all veg). The staffs were friendly, the waiters were pleasant. The bathrooms had hot water and had all necessary amenities.

This i the most recommended place to stay if one is t Gangotri.
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Date of stay: May 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Try to get the rooms facing the river Ganga. You will get it if extremely lucky.
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Response from Sheetal Bhandari, Guest Services / Front Office at Prakriti-The Retreat
Responded 23 Jun 2022
How lovely to read your review Sir! We are so happy to know you enjoyed the food, the location and solitude that this stay could offer you. Do visit again, we would love for you to experience our River Facing rooms as well where you can spend time at leisure in your balcony. Thank you so much.
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SangeetaKetkar asked a question Aug 2017
Nashik, India36 contributions4 helpful votes
Is this property has car parking at hotel premises? do they provide hot water in shower?
Answer from Sheetal B
Dehradun, India21 contributions1 helpful vote
Yes there is ample parking facility. Geysers are installed in all bathrooms for hot water.
Nikhil G wrote a tip Apr 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to get here early so that you can enjoy the property! We reached a bit late so could not get that much time by the river!"
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Ranjana Sharma wrote a tip Oct 2023
Canberra, Australia19 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book early as bookings during peak April/May/June periods are difficult and can be expensive, at late reservation."
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Vikram A wrote a tip Oct 2023
Noida, India11 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure u check for trek charges. I was overcharged by an external vendor of the hotel. I was quoted 16k for 2 ppl/2 days till Gaumukh. This season it was 2k/person/day."
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PriyaArora wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you plan on visiting gangotri temple, go at the time of ganga arti"
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Travel51574692977 wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do enjoy meditation by river side"
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₹4,426 - ₹5,261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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19
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What are some of the property amenities at Prakriti-The Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Prakriti-The Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Prakriti-The Retreat?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Prakriti-The Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a yoga room during their stay.
Is Prakriti-The Retreat located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Dharali.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Prakriti-The Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
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Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.