The Himalayan hideaway is NOT in Rishikesh...it must be some 15 kilometres up the Ganges canyon along a road recently made very difficult by monsoon flooding. But it's worth the trip. The location is maybe some 50 metres above the Ganges on the side of the gorge...you can't see the river from the hotel because of the trees but you can certainly hear it. The accommodation is in small houses/large huts...it's relatively simple but functional and clean with electricity and hot water. My room was certainly spacious with a good sized bed. There's something of a walk up to the dining room (a small hike if you're unsteady on your feet or inclined to shortness of breath) but the breakfast and dinners are fine if limited in choice. The staff are helpful. I was only there for two nights but this was an enjoyable stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Himalayan Hideaway is located 19kms from Rishikesh on the Devprayag in the Himalayan foothills, surrounded by a mixed forest with the Ganga flowing past. There are 10 rooms scattered over the hillside. We are not a resort or a hotel. We are simply a Lodge. The rooms are built and designed like a Colonial Forest Rest House. Our rooms are named after legendary climbers and explorers who have climbed in the Garhwal Himalaya. Our garden is indigenous and planted with only the native species of the area. No exotics. If you are looking to getaway from the city and unwind, have a desire to be in nature, want to step off the treadmill of city life for a couple of days, then the Himalayan Hideaway might be what you are looking for. Himalayan Hideaway is for those who want a leisurely and maybe not a lazy retreat. We offer white water rafting, bird watching, short and long hikes and Yoga. The food is wholesome and plenty. In short we offer you a warm and welcome retreat in nature. ... more less