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Shambhal

Luxurious & Boutique Homestay With Lake Views

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Jone's Estate, Bhimtal
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Premium4 star trips with all modern amenities
There are beautiful places, there are comfortable cottages, there is sumptuous food on offer, there is a purpose to vacation and then there is Shambhal at Bhimtal. An honest juxtaposition of all that one could want and expect from a holiday abode. Shambhal in Sanskrit means "a place of peace" or "a place of silence". Surrounded by gardens from all sides it’s your perfect green get away from the concrete jungle.

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Boutique Getaway

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Shambhal
Shambhal is a well-equipped modern cottage with all the amenities and comforts of a home.
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Pitch-Perfect Accommodation
The master bedroom on the first floor is connected to a private deck overlooking both the lake and the forest behind. The other two bedrooms and the study are at the lower level accessed through a common lobby with sitting area opening to the front garden overlooking the lake. A study table and sitting area along with large wardrobes are provided in the bedrooms. All bedrooms can sleep two adults, an extra mattress can be provided for children above 12 years at a cost.
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Common Spaces
The main living hall has a fireplace and extends into the dining room and a sitting area surrounded by floor to ceiling windows on three sides providing a clear and commanding view of the lake. The dining table can seat eight easily, living room with seating for four. The living room has a bar as well to mix and serve drinks.
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Kitchen
They have a fully equipped modern kitchen with a view of the lake on one side and the forest on the other. The kitchen contains a gas stove with multiple burners, a refrigerator, a microwave, a convection oven, RO purifier for drinking water, and other supplies. There is an open outdoor kitchen as well with a barbeque station and pizza/bread oven.
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Outdoors
The cottage is surrounded with gardens and backs into a natural protected forest. An outdoor kitchen in the backyard has a large barbeque station and a wood fire oven. Spots for outdoor fireplace surround the cottage.

Quick gist

About the stay

  • This villa makes for a beautiful getaway spot.
  • Its indoor spaces invite natural light in, keeping the vibe fresh and happy.
  • In the evenings, the lights hanging over the bar counter set the mood just right.
  • The outdoor space is lovely too, with creepers growing wild and free.
  • Spend your early mornings and evenings in one of the gardens or the rooftop gazebo and observe the feathered creatures play a symphony for you.
  • The incredibly tasteful decor is sure to please every guest.

Where is this?

  • Bhimtal is a scenic Laketown where your cottage is located.
  • The cottage is surrounded by breathtaking views of nature’s beauty.
  • It has a commanding view of the Bhimtal Lake, and a protected forest starts right at the back of the cottage.
  • The market is a mere ten-minute drive away or half an hour walk along the beautiful Bhimtal lake.
  • Visit the Aquarium on Bhimtal island.
  • Hanuman Garhi, a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman that offers a magnificent view of the sunset over the Himalayas.
  • There are lots of options for trekking and picnicking around this area.
  • You can walk on a small trek from the Butterfly museum and see both The Bhimtal Lake and The Sattal Lake from a Hilltop.
  • A longer trek from the cottage takes you to Sattal Lake.

With whom?

  • You have access to the entire villa.

You get

  • Accommodation is provided to you.
  • You have free access to the kitchen for preparing tea, coffee, instant noodles and reheating food.

Things to remember

  • For elaborate meal preparations, a charge of Rs.1000 per night will be levied.
  • You can order vegetarian or non-vegetarian meal options à la carte.
  • Barbeque can be arranged at an additional cost.
  • Bonfire can be arranged at an additional cost.
  • Laundry service can be provided at an additional cost.
  • Events with accommodation for up to 20 people can be organised at an additional cost.
  • They can provide staff accomodation at an additional charge of Rs.500 per day, excluding meals.

Something unique

Nestled in the lap of Kumaon, Shambhal boasts of a panoramic view of the majestic Bhimtal Lake.

Tips from insiders

  • Jio/Airtel/Vodafone work fairly well here.
  • There are 40 steps to climb the property.
  • Since you will be walking and staying outdoors, it is advised that you carry sun protective gear.
  • Comfortable trekking nonskid shoes to help you trek through the hills.
  • A camera and binoculars to help you capture and see the beauty of the hills.
  • Your favourite books, paints, colours, notebooks, knitting material or whatever may support your hobby.