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Amrit Bhawan

Your Tranquil Riverside Living

Rating4.9(7)
Mayapur, Haridwar
Stays > Boutique Hotel
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OffbeatA truly hidden and local experience
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Premium4 star trips with all modern amenities
Amrit Bhawan is a tranquil retreat by the Ganga offering bespoke experiences to those in pursuit of simpler pleasures. Slow down within our intimate set up. Sit by the private ghat and dip your toes in the river. Enjoy freshly prepared local cuisine, alfresco, in the garden. Snuggle up with a book in our cosy library. Discover stories from the past and experience the city of pilgrims at your own pace. Built as a modest family home in the 1970s with a charming garden by the river, Amrit Bhawan ha show more

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A Divine Touch

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Amrit Bhawan
It has been expanded into a plush, 8-room property and retrofitted with modern amenities.
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Exquisite Aura
The rooms are named after these stars.
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Wellness & Goodness
You'll have a trained instructor to guide you at all times. This isn't it, the hosts would love to cater if you wish to indulge in some of their other activities and experiences.
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Desi Appetite
You have mini-pantries on each floor for added convenience and comfort.

Quick gist

About the stay

  • Delve into the high senses and spirituality presented to you in this warmly restored heritage house.
  • The three-storeyed house has 8 guestrooms (accessible by elevator), a dining area, a library, and a lounge with board games.
  • The private garden dotted with mango trees has a yoga deck and a massage room overlooking the river.
  • The ghat with its stone platforms is ideal for a dip and for those who prefer warmer waters, a hot tub on the terrace awaits.
  • From temple thaalis to riverside barbeques and local chaat, the menu adapts to the season.
  • Start your day with a relaxing yoga session on our deck and let the sounds of the gushing waters of the Ganga help you lose yourself in a meditative trance.

Where is this?

  • Situated on the edge of Kankhal, the quieter, southern part of modern-day Haridwar filled with ashrams.
  • Kanakhala is fabled to be the land where the story of Shiva and Sati unfolded, according to the Puranas.
  • It also finds the neighbourhood mention in the Mahabharata as the ‘favourite resort of sages’.
  • More recently, in the late 19th century, the British built a series of dams and bunds, including the Mayapur Dam, which is just a few hundred meters away.
  • Haridwar hosts the Kumbh Mela, known to be one of the largest religious congregations on Earth, every 12 years.
  • You are just 4 Km away from the known Mansa Devi Temple.

With whom?

  • You'll have an independent room/ suite at the property, with access to all the common facilities.

You get

  • Accommodation is provided.
  • Breakfast is served.
  • Enjoy a complimentary Yoga session by the Ganges, with a trained instructor.
  • Any 1 meal out of Lunch or Dinner shall be provided.

Things to remember

  • Spa facilities and services can be availed at an extra cost.
  • Activities and experiences can be booked as well after enquiring.
  • Only 2 meals are covered in the cost.

Something unique

Embracing the old rather than rejecting it, the building has been lovingly conserved, pieces of furniture refurbished, and caretakers retained and re-trained.

Tips from insiders

  • You can enjoy some other experiences at additional pricing like - Ayurvedic massages, Private ceremonies, Garhwali cooking classes, Tour of Hari Ki Pauri & Kankhal, Guided tours of local temples and Safari at Rajaji National Park.
  • The Sapt Rishi constellation, also known as the Big Dipper, is visible on a clear night from the terrace and the rooms are named after these stars.
  • Avoid visiting Haridwar in the rainy season, you can't maximise the benefit of hill stations, river water is muddy and the ghats are slippery.