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Dunagiri Retreat

Dunagiri, Ranikhet 110030 India
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A Nature Retreat in a lush hill forest setting overlooking a dramatic rural landscape. At Dunagiri, you are completely in harmony with nature - distances seem infinite and heaven close. Silence speaks in a thousand tongues here - all calm, joyous and serene. Very few places are left on our planet where we can enjoy tourism experiences in such pristine, tranquil and calm environment amidst ancient forests. A spot of stunning natural splendor, being one with nature is easy to do at Dunagiri Nature Retreat. Its greatness lies not merely in its fascinating history and captivating beauty, it is rather the peaceful and spiritual atmosphere of this place that strikes the mind and brings peace to the soul. Known by various names such as Drongiri, Dronagiri and Doonagiri - a visit to Dunagiri is a holiday like no other; it is a journey into the innermost recesses of the soul, a re-discovery of the essence of being. Go for nature walks, treks in hills and wilderness, visit Cave of Mahavatar Babaji of Kriya Yoga mentioned in An Autobiography of a Yogi.
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Dunagiri, Ranikhet 110030 India
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Krishnan Swaminathan wrote a review Nov 2017
Mumbai, India71 contributions15 helpful votes
Dunagiri Retreat is one of the most beautiful place you can be in the lap of Himalayas Originally planned to stay for a day and when we met Piyush Kumar the owner who is a perfect Gentleman and down to earth person with a great vision, Enjoyed his company so much we extended our stay for another day which was absolutely fantastic and Blissful. Peaceful and Serene. Wake up to the perfect sunrise and excellent breakfast and food. The rooms were super nice and were lucky to meet Maharajji and chat with him. Thank you very much Piyush Baba for the fantastic hospitality by you and your staff at all times. Will definitely try and come next year.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: All rooms have the Mountain View
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swagata s wrote a review Nov 2017
53 contributions3 helpful votes
It’s a secluded place offering a great stay in the lap of Himalayas. Difficult to reach, as a good access road is badly needed. Mr. Piyush Kumar is a gentle host trying his best to provide for every necessity at such an isolated place. But I personally feel it’s Little overpriced than what they really offer during a stay. Spacious Rooms with great view but need heaters/ bonfire. Food is simple, tasty n satwik. ( please don’t expect non veg) It would be more appealing if they can also provide for driver’s accommodations. Coz at such faraway places it’s difficult to find a shelter for your driver. ( please negotiate about driver’s policies before you visit) Overall good, truly retreats
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
ClarePaulLeeds wrote a review Oct 2017
16 contributions14 helpful votes
One of the most special places in the world. Piyush and his team do everything possible to make it a unique experience for each guest. This has been our second Yoga retreat to Dunagiri and I know we'll keep returning for many more. Dunagiri has been lovingly created & designed, it thrives on kindness and warm hospitality. Its quite simply the perfect place in nature to retreat to. Our group had the time of their lives. Thank you to everyone at beautiful Dunagiri retreat for making our Yoga Retreat with you so smooth and calm to organise and so incredibly special.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Aavara wrote a review Jul 2017
Bhavnagar, India448 contributions44 helpful votes
Dunagiri temple and mountain is very beautiful. It becomes more beautiful when we alone visit and walk sometimes. Temple is on the top, need to go by many stairs. There is just Temple of Divine mother and excellent mountain views.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
Indra Laxminarayan wrote a review May 2017
Bengaluru, India18 contributions13 helpful votes
Dunagiri Retreat is just that - a retreat for tired bodies and souls who seek peace and tranquility from their usual hectic stressful sides. It's pretty at first glance there is definitely tremendous energy that envelopes you. This is the place where we were first introduced to the Mahavtar Babaji known to have passed on Kriya Yoga to his disciples. One needs tremendous enthusiasm and a never say die spirit for that hard climb up to the cave where he is supposed to have first appeared. Once there you are glad - the cave is peaceful, cool and one automatically gets into a meditation mode no matter how ordinary a mortal you feel you are. We enjoyed the walk up to the shrine behind the retreat, visiting the famous Dunagiri temple and would have loved a forest walk if we had more time Piyush and Katy are genial hosts they can converse on anything that interests you. A lot of retreats are held here. There was Sufi whirling by a group from Singapore while we were there. Accommodation was disappointing.. The rooms need a total face lift. Half the things don't work. With just one major domo Manoj running all over the place cleanliness is a big issue. Our room got a cursory sweeping and the bathroom was not cleaned during our entire stay of two nights. Disappointing if you look for basic human comforts. Food can be far far better and adequate enough to fill growling stomachs constantly hungry in the mountain air, hygiene definitely needs to be paid attention to in the kitchen. Flies feasting on the salad is not a pretty sight. Remember the reason you go to Dunagiri Retreat for then no physical discomfort should matter
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Date of stay: May 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$130 - US$162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaUttarakhandAlmora DistrictRanikhet
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dunagiri Retreat
What are some of the property amenities at Dunagiri Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and room service.
What food & drink options are available at Dunagiri Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Dunagiri Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Dunagiri Retreat?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Dunagiri Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Dunagiri Retreat accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.