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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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Goyal_Anupam wrote a review Jan 2017
Noida, India34 contributions15 helpful votes
The Dunagiri Retreat, run by Piyush Kumar, is a small place up and away in the Kumaon Himalayas. A wonderful place, to have got away from the city, and spent time during the monsoons. What a sight with the clouds and mist coming in and the views of the mountains and valley when it clears. This place is not for everyone though. No TV, no newspaper, and mobile works occasionally or at certain places only. the food is vegetarian and strictly no booze. Wonderful treks through the forest. You may be lucky to spot a leopard here. Any weather is a good time to be here.
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Date of stay: September 2016
Skmata wrote a review Nov 2016
20 contributions8 helpful votes
An amazing place at home with nature the hosts Piyush and Katie are brilliant and helpful the accommodation is excellent . The tours organised all included in the holiday takes one through wooded walks ,temples and hills with spectacular views of the Himalayas The food is the best part cooked under the supervision of Panditji is out of this world I for one definitely intend to go back and stay longer
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Date of stay: October 2016
Miles802 wrote a review Nov 2016
Munnar, India3 contributions1 helpful vote
The Dunagiri Retreat is the most fantastic, enchanting, and wonderful place. The combination of an incredible landscape with beautiful forested mountains and views of snow capped peaks, the amazing facilities and rooms offered, and the most helpful and friendly staff make this the perfect retreat. We travelled all around the world last year and visited New Zealand, Cuba, Canada, drove across the US, and traveled in India, but when we got to Dunagiri we said, “this is the place we have to come back to”. We have now returned and our stay the second time lived up to and surpassed our crazed fantasies of this place. Piyush was a wonderful host and ensured that we had everything we needed. All of the staff have been outstanding and we can not thank them enough. And Panditji, the
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Nithya108 wrote a review Jul 2016
Logan, Ohio42 contributions14 helpful votes
We had a one month retreat at Dunagiri with about seventeen participants. It was one of the most peaceful experiences of my life. Please don't expect the luxuries of a five star resort. It's a simple place designed for those seeking a genuine, comfortable, friendly and down to earth atmosphere for a retreat. Here is a note I wrote for Piyush (the owner) while I was there... Dear Piyush, I am grateful to you for creating this space. It is a magical, healing and liberating place. The whole environment is perfect for Sadhana and deepening. Thank you for being such a powerful channel of blessings for so many others through your patient and diligent efforts to make such a place a reality. Thank you and lots of love, Nithya Shanti
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Date of stay: June 2016
Sunita K wrote a review Jul 2016
New Delhi, India1 contribution4 helpful votes
This is a place you should go to if you literally want to 'get away from it all'.....no TV, virtually no internet, erratic cell phone coverage, no Malls or markets, no town...yes it is in the middle of nowhere! Nor is it some fancy shmancy resort (note it's called Retreat, not a Resort) --it's pretty basic. Yes you have your decent beds and linen etc but if you come in the monsoon you may not be able to get a change of towels and sheets daily because there's no sunshine to dry the clothes and there certainly aren't any dryers or washing machines, in fact electricity supply is, well, not bad, but it's there when it's there, that's all you'll get. The rooms are nice enough, mostly old village houses converted into rooms, some have better views, the one I stayed in had windows in
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Date of stay: June 2016
US$130 - US$162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaUttarakhandAlmora DistrictRanikhet
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