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Jhaltola Estate (Between Chaukori and Patal Bhuvaneshwar), Jhaltola 262534 India
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The Misty Mountains is an Offbeat Destination in Kumaon (near Chaukori and Patal Bhuvaneshwar). It has a unique location and stunning himalayan views. Its surrounded by thousands of acres of untouched forests and the nearest neighbour is a kilometer away. Its owned and managed by my wife Ambika, and I. It should be your choice -1) If you are looking for an Offbeat Destination in Kumaon that is untouched by commercial tourism. Its a destination where you can spend quality time with your friends and family.2) If you are looking for an extended stay at a complete destination in itself. It offers great location, clean and comfortable stay, peace, activities and home like food.3) If you are looking to explore the remoter parts of offbeat kumaon like Munsyari Abbot Mount, Binsar, Chaukori or Kausani. It can be part of your kumaon tour.4) If you are looking for something like an extended homestay where you can be yourself and stay comfortably for 4-5 days.
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SwatiAS wrote a review Jan 2020
New Delhi, India102 contributions12 helpful votes
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The stay at The Misty Mountains was a totally relaxing one. The hospitality and overall arrangements were great. Considering the off beat location, the team had taken care of minute things and gave the customers a memorable experience. The food was excellent and the spread was also decent. We met people who have been coming here since last 10 years and always found the place better than their last visit.The trek to the Lambakeshwar Mahadev temple was a 3 km trek, with a great view and gave us a chance to enjoy the snow. Overall, its a great play to relax for a few days and enjoy nature.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Responded 11 Jan 2020
Dear Swati, Thank you for a generous review of our place and hospitality. It is indeed our constant endeavour to build upon the guest experience that we offer each and every year. The patronage of our repeat guests is one of our most precious assets. Look forward to hosting you again sometime. cheers! Ambikam Suroohi, Rags and Madhur
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Delhifundos wrote a review Jan 2020
New Delhi, India653 contributions180 helpful votes
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The Misty Mountains Retreat is part of the 1000 acre Jhaltola Estate and the cottages, rather log cabins are amidst pine, oak and rhododendron forest. Part of the estate is now home to Madhur and Ambika and they have developed the surrounding areas as a resort, rather, a home stay. Aided with an excellent team of most friendly staff, they made this place home for us for 5 days or so. It is a collection of wood cottages or what are traditionally log cabins. Except that the cottages at Misty Mountains are not austere. They are fitted with comfy beds, sofa, dressing area and a top floor with extra beds as well. They have heater and geyser and even electric blankets to cope with the cold weather. Mind you, there is no television here, or anywhere in Misty Mountains. But when the
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Madhur Chhabra, Owner at The Misty Mountains
Responded 1 Jul 2022
Dear Delhifundoos, Slow travel it is! The Misty experience is all about forest walks, lazy breakfasts, hikes and soaking in the 1000 acres of pure bliss around us. It was so much fun hosting you. It has taken me a while to write back on your review, since all of us in the industry were completely derailed. Hope to see you here again sometime. regards, Madhur
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Sas_on_wheels wrote a review Dec 2019
23 contributions2 helpful votes
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It was another ordinary Sunday afternoon , loitering before TV , when my husband popped up this question : are you taking leave on your B’s day ….. let’s plan some Friday outing …. Glued, as I was to Nat Geo , replied absent minded …. ‘ trek, as usual ‘ Once I uttered those words , came the startling realization … ‘where to ?’ .. Having covered the usual tourist destinations , our search in the last 10 years have been always ‘ offbeat ‘ ; this time too , there was no exceptions For weekend get-a -way I chose a place almost 500 kms away from the Capital ; but thatz the beauty of staying in Delhi-NCR ; you get to wheel away on long drives to places f….a….r from the maddening crowd & pollution Nestled among snow-covered peaks, captivating rivers, wild flora & fauna, holy temples,
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Madhur Chhabra, Owner at The Misty Mountains
Responded 1 Jul 2022
Hi, That was quite a review! I am a lazy traveller and have huge respects for those of you who can drive 500 kms one way, just to spend a couple of nights away from cities. And yes, i would second your suggestion for 4 nights to soak in the place. thank you for your kind words and vivid review. Hope to see you here again sometime soon. cheers! Suroohi, Ambika and Madhur
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Jeff R wrote a review Oct 2019
Burlington, Canada3 contributions2 helpful votes
This was the highlight of my trip to India. The resort was beautiful and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The owners even make sure that every guest thoroughly enjoys their stay. The food was also fantastic. I highly recommend hiking on the trails around the resort as the views are breath-taking.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from Madhur C, Owner at The Misty Mountains
Responded 24 Oct 2019
Dear Jeff, Thank you for these kind words. This is a huge complement. :) Glad you liked the food too. I hope we get to see you again sometime. regards, Ambika, Suroohi, Rags and Madhur
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Seema T wrote a review Oct 2019
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Our primary requirement was a beautiful peaceful place that overlooked the Himalayan range. And we found just that at Misty Mountains at Ganglioghat Uttarakhand. Lovely comfortable cottages, that had a view of the Himalayas. Although since it was the end of June, the views were hidden by clouds,but would open up every now & then to make us run like kids to grab the sights. But I must say we lucked out and were able to catch the magnificence of Trishul peak. On a good day one can easily have entire range view including the Nepalese side. The patio outside the cottage with cushioned seating provided uninterrupted peaceful view of the mountains while sipping tea or while I gazed meditatively at cosmic creation. The staff was very helpful, courteous and ready to do all, to make us
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from Madhur C, Owner at The Misty Mountains
Responded 20 Oct 2019
Dear Seema ji, This year we got a few guests who stayed for more than 3-4 days. Its a little challenging to keep people engaged and entertained for so long. It is heartening to note that you liked the stay and facilities for a long holiday at Misty. It motivates us to work with more enthusiasm and belief. So, thank you for that. :) Hope to see you here again sometime soon. warm regards, Ambika, Suroohi, Rags and Madhur
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AlpineKorps wrote a review Jun 2019
113 contributions9 helpful votes
Large well lit room, bunk beds for kids, acres of trees and fauna, friendly staff, a place remote and secluded from elsewhere + On a clear day a view of the Himalayas (Trishul, Nanda Devi cluster etc.) right from your room. If you are an early riser there is quite a bit of bird watching you can do in the morning. In addition, you can do a few treks, play badminton/table tennis/chess/game of cards in the indoor high roofed hall. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are buffet affairs. You are better off having these, as the property is self sufficient & delightfully remote. Through our entire trip to Uttarakhand we had been wanting to have local food and were lucky enough to have Kumaon food when it was served at lunch on one of the days. Would vote for more variation in the breakfast
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from Madhur C, Owner at The Misty Mountains
Responded 13 Jun 2019
Thank you for the sweet and short to the point review. The hammocks have been purchased and are in transit. Should be installed most monsoons. Next trip then? regards, Ambika, Madhur, Suroohi and Rags
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Krishna031 wrote a review Jun 2019
Delhi, Delhi, India8 contributions6 helpful votes
The Misty Mountains is a small property in The Misty Mountains is a small property in the Kumaon hills, a mind-blowing location, more beautiful than anywhere I have been before. Though the journey is a long one, 490 km from Delhi, it is more than worthwhile once one gets there. The rooms all face the Himalayan snow ranges, and the view is a 180 degree one. One could spend hours just looking the mountains. We were in a suite which could comfortably accommodate a family of 4. Everything was clean and comfortable, the service excellent. Since the property is built on a hillside, a bit of climbing up and down was required if one wanted to stroll about, but nothing very demanding even for us senior citizens. This is not the place to go if your idea of a holiday is 5 star
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Date of stay: May 2019
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gypsybloood wrote a review May 2019
Mangalore, India445 contributions241 helpful votes
I rarely write negative reviews, but this is the first time I have been let down so badly by tripadvisor suggestions . The visit began badly. Though there were 2 families waiting to enter the resort, the owners sent only one jeep to pick us up. The other family immediately installed themselves and their luggage in the jeep, leaving us with no alternative but to wait on the road for 45 minutes. The driver berated us, and said 'get in get in, or you will see how long you have to wait.' In the event, we waited for 45 minutes. We reached the resort, and the owner was not in the least bit apologetic for the discomfort we faced. What went well : 1. The room we were upgraded to was spacious 2. One of the staff, Mr Raju, was welcoming and helpful. He was the only bright spot in the
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from Madhur C, Owner at The Misty Mountains
Responded 17 May 2019
Dear Mam, First and foremost - a qualifier for the response below. I am absolutely sure that had your experience at Misty not begun so badly, your whole experience would have been completely different. Having said that - no surprises here. Your review is expected and I am glad for this opportunity to respond to you. Till the time you were a guest at my place, I would not have been able to speak my mind. Allow me to respond to all that you have said here - 1) "the visit began badly" - Yes!! For us and the other guest that you mention too. There were only 3 people in the 8 seater jeep and enough space for the 3 of you. You chose not to come with them in spite of their asking you in! And you were disappointed because there was only one jeep? So if I have four rooms checking in - I should assign each of them a separate vehicle? The fact is that you had met the same guests (verified by them) earlier in your trip and did not wish to share any space with them for reasons best known to you. Whatever, happened after this, was just a result of this start. 2) "the driver berated us" - The driver did not berate you. It was the other way around. You were rude to him and the other guest who were sitting in the jeep. You chose to wait at the parking rather than join 3 other people in a 8 seater jeep. By your logic, had you reached the parking before them - you would have asked "them" to wait! On your arrival - you were rude to me when I came to welcome you as soon as you climbed off the jeep. And although I was not apologetic (I had no reason to be), I did upgrade your room to pacify you. Since it was a last minute upgrade, the room was not as clean as it should have been. And the sheets were not filthy - they were dusty; because the room was not cleaned! This was corrected within minutes of your arrival - as you have mentioned. Even mentioning this here is petty. 3) I am glad you enjoyed a few things and have mentioned them here. Especially Raju's service. At least, his friendliness came through to you. 4) I will not comment on the "downmarket" feel and let other guests' review do the talking. I do not appreciate that term. Incidentally, I would have appreciated it even less if you had called our place "upmarket". 5) In your zeal to list your disappointments, you have mentioned the lack of view and then dismissed it. I really am at a loss of words on this. :) 6) You think that I was standoffish because you were more comfortable in English? Implying thereby that I was not comfortable in English? Lets just say that I am not comfortable in impolite English, and leave it at that. I am sure you are right when you say that people elsewhere were friendlier to you. I concede that I could have been friendlier, as I was with the other guests during your stay. I tried - maybe not hard enough. But no, I did not meet you to ask you to pay for snacks and dinner (which was not part of your package) - I met you as a courtesy. I make it a point to meet all my guests, on arrival, as well as, at departure. Payments - Raju can very well take care of. I was being polite; unsuccessfully again. As for you very helpful tips - You are right about one thing - this place is not for everybody. Leave alone people who need to do "something" to spend time in the afternoon or otherwise. A 3500 sq ft indoor space with board games and badminton/ TT is also not helpful. Nor are the many corners filled with beautiful flowers and sit outs where one can experience peace. The mini library has already been rejected of course. :) . This place is primarily for people who can, and do, chill. This place is for people, who are first and foremost, happy with who they are. We love to host such people. They spread positive energy everywhere - be it here or Munsyari - Binsar - Sonapani (all of which we love and highly recommend for those travelling this side). The filter remains the same though. One does need to know how to "just chill" and let the centre of the Universe be an unknown mystery. sincerely, Madhur
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RajatSethi58 wrote a review Apr 2019
Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India126 contributions81 helpful votes
Misty Mountains is off the beaten path and is a gem of a place once you reach it! We stopped there for a night enroute to Munsiari but regretted not staying there longer! The road to reach the resort is very rough and tough but the hosts are considerate to arrange a vehicle from base point to their resort! We of course decided to take our 4x4 up till the resort and had an off roading experience! The hosts, Madhur and Ambika have made a lot of effort in maintaining the resort and making guests feel welcome! Ambika’s home made jams and pickles are a treat, the food is great and rooms are very clean and well maintained! One has to stay at least two or three nights to soak in the experience and views!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from Madhur C, Owner at The Misty Mountains
Responded 17 May 2019
Dear Rajat. Thank you for your kind words and lovely review. We do recommend to our guests to leave their vehicles at the parking. Its a dirt track at best and best traversed in a rough tough jeep. I hope you would take your own advise and visit us for a longer duration next time. :) regards, Ambika, Suroohi, Madhur and Rags.
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Sumana P wrote a review Apr 2019
Bangalore23 contributions20 helpful votes
We stayed in misty mountain (two families) in April 2019. The excitement starts when you park your vehicle 3 kms before the resort and take resort jeep. The next 3 kms road looks treacherous with the jeep ride on first time, but we realized that it is really not so dangerous after we did it second time. The guy who drives the jeep , makes it all the more fun. So it is ok, just a bit of adventure before you reach a tranquil place. The property is vast , secluded and beautiful. Well beautiful is an understatement. Just the the sitting area in front of our cottages itself was worth all the journey. Because you can see tens of kms in front of you, with a whole range of mountains (Nandadevi, Panchachuli, Trishul, Shiv-Parbati) as back drop and forested land all around you to keep
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from Madhur C, Owner at The Misty Mountains
Responded 27 Apr 2019
Dear Sumana, Thank you so much for your kind words and detailed review. It was a pleasure to host you all here at Misty. Misty is indeed a place of happiness in small moments. We are grateful that our guests appreciate and share our passion for this blissful place that we call home. Look forward to seeing you here again sometime. regards, Ambika, Suroohi, Rags and madhur
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$70 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaUttarakhandPithoragarh DistrictJhaltola
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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