The Misty Mountains

The Misty Mountains

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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Jhaltola Estate (Between Chaukori and Patal Bhuvaneshwar), Jhaltola 262534 India
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Nikita s wrote a review Apr 2015
Mumbai33 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 3 nights in rose bank cottage. The location of the resort is simply the best with 180 degree himalayan view. The beauty of the place cannot be described in words since its a feeling which can only be experienced.

All cottages are equally nice. The interiors are beautifully done with carefully chosen things as one would do for their home.

Ambika and kavita made us felt so homely. Our 2 year old kid loved playing around and got so emotional while leavind brownie, the cattie. Staff was very supportive. .excellent services

Best part was the kumaoni food they cooked for us served with most delicious and yummy home made pickles and jam.

We just did not feel like leaving the pretty cottage...I fell in love with :)

hope to visit there again and again...
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Date of stay: April 2015
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Response from Madhur C, Owner at The Misty Mountains
Responded 25 Apr 2015
Dear Mam, Thank you for your kind words and generous fedback. We strive hard to make our guests' stay as homely as possible and we are happy to see that you appreciated that. We hope to see you here again and again and again :) regards, Ambika and Madhur
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Nancy J wrote a review Jan 2012
Mumbai, India11 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This place has got some amazing reviews..but to be honest I got a bit scared when I read one of the reviewers comment that this place is not worth the distance..thankfully that did not make us cancel the trip otherwise we would have missed this unforgettable experience..

We were a group of 3 couples and we wanted to go to a place which was away from the hustle bustle of city..It couldn’t get any better for us. We stayed in a group cottage where each of us had a separate bedroom and a big common living room..the rooms are very cozy and comfortable with an amazing view of the Himalayas.

Me and my husband were travelling from Mumbai..so it was a really long journey for us..my advice to anyone visiting Misty Mountains is do not plan a rushed vacation..make a plan to stay there for at least 4-5 days..

They have so much to offer that you can plan your holiday the way you want..Adventures, picnics, birding or if you are like us, you can spend all days happily doing nothing :)

We were pleasantly surprised by the hospitality, cleanliness and the maintenance of the place. The staff is very helpful. A special mention to the lovely hosts – Madhur and Ambika…they have set-up a beautiful home there and it is definitely worth a visit.
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Date of stay: December 2011
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Response from madhurchhabra, Owner at The Misty Mountains
Responded 21 Jan 2012
Dear Nancy, Thank you for a positive feedback on your stay with us. And a especial thanks to all of you for making the New year celebrations colorful and lively! Hope to see you call here again sometime.:) regards, madhur and ambika
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singhhardy wrote a review Nov 2011
gurgaon8 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Incredible location. Access is interesting. If you don't have a jeep or a car with good clearance the hosts arrange a pick up at Ram Mandir. Rooms are brilliantly positioned to allow some seclusion and optimize the panoramic views of the great peaks. Guests are hosted by the owner and his charming wife. This place a gem. The food is tasty - don't expect gourmet fare. Try the mint omlette at breakfast. Plenty of wildlife. We had barking deer near us and saw the wonderful khaleej pheasant right outside our cottage. There was a leopard in the vicinity so we needed to keep our dog leashed. Wow. What a find!!
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Date of stay: October 2011
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poonamfulara wrote a review Jun 2011
Mumbai, India1 contribution4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
treck 3km from rammandir it will be a good experience.
u may call them and ask for hotel jeep to pick u .
if u wanna browse so pls carry vodaphone or bsnl's data card, rest all won't work.
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Date of stay: May 2011
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RajatSethi58 wrote a review Apr 2019
Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India174 contributions84 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Shankar2607 wrote a review Apr 2015
Pune, India12 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you want a rejuvenating holiday in the mountains and lose yourself to nature, look no further. Misty Mountains is easily one of the better stay options in Kumaon and I daresay, in all of Uttarakhand. Has all the ingredients for a great holiday - a fabulous tough-to-beat location with a panoramic view of the snow-clad peaks (when the weather obliges), a warm and ever smiling host Ambika who was hands-on and always around to make sure guests were well looked after, comfortable accommodation (the rose villa suites seemed better than the rose bank cottage but that's a personal preference) and delicious almost home-like food with an array of pickles and jams. I had more of an 'active inaction' holiday that Madhur had very kindly alluded to on the website but when you are surrounded by hundreds of acres of lovely deep woods, there's a lot for those preferring to rough it out.

Misty Mountains is a place you that you check out but never want to never leave.......
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Date of stay: April 2015
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Response from Madhur C, Owner at The Misty Mountains
Responded 2 May 2015
Dear Shankar, Such generous words! Thank you for staying with us, appreciating all that the misty mountains is about, and taking time to write such a heart warming review. :) Hope to see you here again sometime soon. regards, Ambika and madhur
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Sugato Chandra wrote a review Apr 2015
Kolkata (Calcutta), India227 contributions75 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited in mid April 2015 and spent 4 nights. Amazing place to soak in the Nature and relax :-) Ambika - living encyclopaedia of the flora & fauna and a master chef runs the place with passion and it shows!! Don't forget to taste all the pickles, jams & jellies that are spread out on the breakfast table!! And of course gorge on all the foods expertly prepared & served by the team.
Few improvements & additions needed in the rooms (we stayed in Rose villa suites) which Kavita has assured will be done on priority.
Overall great experience, including the trek to Lamkeswar ( must do). Heartfelt thanks to Ambika, Kavita & the misty team!!
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Date of stay: April 2015
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Response from Madhur C, Owner at The Misty Mountains
Responded 25 Apr 2015
Dear Mr. Chandra, Thank you for being here, appreciating our place and finding time to write this review. Hosting you here was a pleasure and your suggestions for enhancing guest experience will be incorporated in the near future. We hope to see you here again sometime. regards. Ambika and Madhur
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AjayKaul007 wrote a review Dec 2014
4 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I happened to visit Misty Mountains along with my family (wife and 2 kids). The site photographs seemed attractive and I contacted Madhur for Booking. Since the trip was a long one (drove by car from Delhi), Madhur also advised me to take a break at Bheemtaal suggesting a hotel as well.

I just cannot really describe the location and the way Madhur and his wife have developed this property. This is not for casual traveller - it requires effort to reach there, but then once you are there - there are no regrets! Simply Awesome. Madhur and his wife are excellent hosts and the fooed was great.
The Best part of our stay - which children felt a WOW about was cottage ( i guess it was 103).

Thanks Madhur - I should have written the review way back, but I owe it to You.
Ajay Kaul
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Date of stay: October 2014
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Response from Madhur C, Owner at The Misty Mountains
Responded 5 Mar 2015
Dear Ajay, Thank you for finding time to review our place and appreciating our small retreat. Its been quite some time since you were here. We hope to see you here again sometime soon. cheers! Ambika and Madhur
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ManeeraSaxena wrote a review May 2014
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India8 contributions3 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I'm going to begin this review by stating that the whole experience that is 'The Misty Mountains' will far surpass any and all your expectations. As a hardcore city girl, I wasn't sure how I was going to spend my time at Misty Mountains. Thankfully, I was traveling with a bunch of great friends and knew that they would keep me entertained. But let me tell you something, I enjoyed all the stolen moments spend alone just as much, because such is the magic of this gorgeous place.

It's an Eden encircled by lush green forests; the breathtaking views of snow capped mountains visible from every nook and corner of this humongous property are almost surreal. And I believe, almost addictive too. You WANT to sit outdoors with your cup of morning tea to soak up some sun and mentally capture that mesmerizing view.

We were there for 2 days and both the mornings were spent sitting outdoors with a cup of steaming hot tea, waiting for an uninterrupted view of the gorgeous mountains. No conversation; we simply wanted to feast our eyes on the natural beauty we were witnessing.

What adds to the whole beauty is the materials used for the construction of the cottages at Misty Mountains. Wood has been used extensively and intelligently to add a certain sense of warmth to the décor, literally blending the interiors with the exteriors. You almost feel like the outdoor spaces with all that green are an extension to the living spaces within. I personally loved the decking outside the cottages with their cozy sitting area!

Misty Mountains will uplift your spirits and do wonders for your figure too. You see, the pathways that connect the cottages, suites, community center and dining area within the resort are intelligently designed to give all us city folks a good workout! But while you walk up and down those meandering walkways, your gaze is inevitably drawn to the ethereal views all around and you'll find yourself looking for more excuses to stay outdoors and walk some more!
And that's not all, the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen grow everywhere around the property. Their fresh fragrance caught me by surprise a zillion times as I was enjoying the picturesque views. I have to say that adds an impactful punch to the whole experience of being at 'Misty Mountains'.

At Misty Mountains, the icing on the cake is the personalized service you get. The staff is ever smiling, ever helpful and very efficient. Madhur and his team go that extra mile to ensure your comfort and to meet your expectations as best as they can (and then some more). And this review wouldn't be complete without mentioning the food! It's homely but delicious and I found myself looking forward to meal times more than I would like to! (Or rather, my waistline would like me to)! Thankfully, you know at the back of your head that you can hog all you want because you will be burning away those calories simply by walking around. Just walking from your room to the common dining area and back can be quite a workout!

Unfortunately Ambika was traveling when we visited the resort, but the staff is so well trained that they can almost anticipate your needs - be it hot water for a refreshing shower or an extra cup of tea to take the edge off your tiredness after the long drive up! It's these people who make Misty Mountains the wonderful oasis it is.

If you want to spend a few days surrounded by nature in a quiet, peaceful, scenic location that is far, far away from the hustle bustle of the city life, nothing can be better than the Misty Mountains. There is a lot to do there – trekking, rappelling, outdoor picnics, bird watching and much more. The community center is well equipped too. We spent half a day playing table tennis and badminton; things you keep saying you want to do but never end up doing otherwise when you live in a big city.

Keep in mind, it's a tough ride to the resort but every bump on the way is well worth it! I highly recommend you visit Misty Mountains.

Maneera
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Date of stay: May 2014
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Response from madhurchhabra, Owner at The Misty Mountains
Responded 16 May 2014
Dear Maneera, Thank you for taking time to write this most endearing review. This one is a tough one to live upto. But we welcome the challenge. :) It is most gratifying when people who travel all this way say that it was worth it. It was fun having you all around. Look forward to hosting you here again this october. cheers! Madhur (with a proxy for ambika:) )
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Kathrin-x wrote a review Mar 2014
Munich, Germany1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 6 wonderful days at Misty Mountains almost a year ago (sorry for the delay). The place is remote, the nature around is beautiful, everybody is very friendly. The place is clean and very much suitable for non-Indian tourist (like myself). Just trust Madhur and his wife to provide a beautiful stay for you.
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Date of stay: April 2013
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Response from madhurchhabra, Owner at The Misty Mountains
Responded 21 Mar 2014
Dear Kathrin, It seems I have been as guilty of delaying my response to your review as you have been in writing it :) It was great having you around and seeing our place through the eyes of a non-Indian. Indeed, there are very few places in our country with the solitude which we are blessed to have here. Thank you for taking time to write this review and liking our services. Hopefully, we will see you again sometime soon. Regards, Ambika and Madhur
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Vineet Marwaha asked a question Nov 2020
New Delhi, India72 contributions9 helpful votes
Are you guys open presently ?
Answer from Bhupender Singh
New Delhi, India17 contributions2 helpful votes
BSNL obviously and Vodafone network also work.
Answer from Madhur C
Jhaltola, Near Chaukori/Patal Bhuvaneshwar15 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi... It snows anytime between end of dec to mid feb. Jan first week is usually snow time. For transport it is best to reach Kathgodam by train and thereon we can arrange cabs for our guests.
Answer from Madhur C
Jhaltola, Near Chaukori/Patal Bhuvaneshwar15 contributions1 helpful vote
Sorry. Missed your query. Yes, activities are not included in the package. Guided walks, hikes, night forest walks are charged between 400 to 1000 per family (upto 5 people) depending on duration of the walk/hike/trek. Adventure activities are like rappelling, valley crossing etc are charged @ 350 to 600 per person depending on activity. trust that answers your queries.
Shiva wrote a tip Apr 2024
Haldwani, India5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Small cars to be parked in the village parking and the Misty Mountain's Mahindra Marshall 4x4 will take you to the finish line. Big car? Have fun! Woo! "
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Wanderer45189798462 wrote a tip Oct 2023
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"will not comment..take risk...and judge...or i inform owners to pay serious attention to make a goodwill of this place........"
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Sweta S wrote a tip May 2023
Greater Noida, India18 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"just go. "
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Hemant K wrote a tip Jun 2022
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Will recommend to stay atleast 4 nites at this heavenly place and enjoy your stay with madhurjee and his team. Will return with memories."
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Kbasu.Clicks wrote a tip Apr 2021
Kolkata (Calcutta), India8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"OAK Cottages are excellent, other rooms are equally good"
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₹9,830 - ₹9,913 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaUttarakhandPithoragarh DistrictJhaltola
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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