After 2 visits in the last 2 years, this has become one of my
favourite places in the hills. Delicious meals (loved the
breakfasts!), bonfires in the evenings (the corn was plucked from the
terrace right outside the room!), very helpful staff and beautiful
view from the room! The short trek to the stream is lovely, and the
setting is just like a picture postcard. They arrange sight-seeing trips to tourist destinations like Nainital, Almora, etc. We only opted for the serene hill station of Mukteshwar. Because the place location is spectacular and perfect for getting all the relaxation you want. The village setting is so different from the so-called resorts with high compound walls. It is ideal for those unhurried evening strolls!
Overall, this is a place marked by warm, personalized attention and home-like atmosphere. City life seems so far away and chaotic when one is here. Really, one does not want to go back from Ek Chidiya!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ek Chidiya is a cottage set in an acre of land in Village Nathuakhan in the fruit bowl of Uttarakhand, 40 km from Nainital. It offers lovely treks and delicious food prepared by local cooks. It has 6 spacious bedrooms with mud-plastered walls and stone flooring and modern attached bathrooms. Each room has a porch sit-out, and a firepit for enjoying bonfires. Buffet meals, mainly prepared from fruits, vegetables and herbs grown in-house, are served in the common dining area. Activities include picnic to the river stream nearby, day-trips to Mukteshwar, Nainital, Almora and Jageshwar, and village orchard walks. ... more less