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A Pristine & Therapeutic Residence In Lush Greens

Shyamkhet, Nainital
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OffbeatA truly hidden and local experience
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Premium4 star trips with all modern amenities
Himalaica is the vacation home of Shalini and Uttam Dave, created with painstaking care over the past eighteen years. That it is a labour of love is evident in the architecture, the interiors and the gardens. Built mostly by local craftsmen, the property achieves a unique character that seamlessly meshes a traditional country style with modern comfort – drawing its inspiration from the past, living in the present, and looking into the future. Shalini spends much time and effort in maintaining th show more

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Delve Into Serenity

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The quality comes from the ancient temple that exists under a large oak tree on the premises, dedicated to the Earth God. There's significant watershed in the area and fresh-water springs that emerge from the Himalaica Estate feed the villages below.
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Princely Comfort
You have to pay additionally for your meals, however, the idea of community-cooking is much appreciated here. You're free to indulge in the activity too!
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Beautiful Interiors
In the cold nights, one can enjoy a scrumptious meal by the fireplace and enjoy their favorite movie after picking it up from the video library.
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Things To Do
A wide selection of movies, meditation at the temple under the old Oak tree, music on the BoseTM surround-sound system in the Conservatory, reading a book from the library – or do just nothing!

Quick gist

About the stay

  • Private and exclusive, stylish homestay with 6 warm guestrooms sleeping 12, surrounded by landscaped gardens and Protected Forests.
  • Community cooking in the spacious kitchen, drinks in hand, with much chatter, is a popular evening activity!
  • Extensive bird-life visits the Estate itself, and abounds in the Protected Forest nearby.

Where is this?

  • Himalaica is nestled in a crook between the tall hills at Village Shyamkhet, on the Bhowali-Ramgarh road.
  • Occasional sitting has occurred of leopard, Ghoral mountain goat, wild boar, fox, jackal and porcupine, barking deer, amongst other small wildlife such as pine marten, civet cat, weasels and non-poisonous snakes.
  • You can go for trekking to Gagar View Point, from Kulethi Jhandidhar, and Gagar to Tagore Top.

With whom?

  • You have a total of 6 rooms - 2 in the guest house and 4 in the main villa.
  • Each of the rooms can be booked individually and it's a shared homestay experience with other guests.

You get

  • Accommodation is provided.
  • All the amenities come as well.

Things to remember

  • You'll have to pay additionally for your meals.

Something unique

Himalaica was created as a place to be, to pause and to reflect, to meditate, to remember and to forget, and to bring back the balance in our lives that is all too lost.

Tips from insiders

  • There is a small trek available right behind if that's your game.
  • Three cute dogs (Raja, Lama and Cyber) stay on the property.