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Solitude By The Riverside

A Secluded 7-Unit Hotel With Pristine River View

Rating4.5(78)
Chanfi, Nainital
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Soulitude by the Riverside is a small seven suite - boutique getaway set amidst an organic farm and carefully planted vegetation of flowering and fruiting trees. Flanked by mountains on 3 sides and a river on the fourth side, this remote hotel is a renovated 1940s mountain house. It comprises of 2 cottages that are reminiscent of a life spent in peace and serenity. There are many niches and nooks at Riverside, made as shacks with a slight canopy against the elements and outdoor loungers where yo show more

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Hushed Holidaying

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Solitude By The Riverside
It is 12 km from the town of Bhimtal. It's also 12 km from Bhimtal Lake and 13 km from the Butterfly Research Centre Bhimtal.
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Rustic Accommodation
These units flush pleasantly well with what the outdoors has to offer you.
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The Dining Room
Sometimes cooked out in the open in front of you over wood-fired stoves or served piping hot inside the dining room.
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The Lounge
And when the night falls... the sound of the river and the mountain sky create magic!
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Rain Shower
Amenities custom made for Soulitude viz aromatic soaps, cleansers and creams.

Quick gist

About the stay

  • There are two places on the Riverside you are likely to spend most of your time here, only when you are not walking upstream along the river with a book to read and a snack in your rucksack.
  • The Dhaba is right by the river, with picnic tables to sit at and endless cups of ‘chai’ at a moment’s notice.
  • The circular lounge, lit by natural light and fed by endless fresh mountain air.
  • On the menu are local Kumaoni curries and lentils, north Indian dishes and a smattering of popular world cuisine.

Where is this?

  • Lakes and forests, valleys and rivers - a nature lover's haven, a birders paradise, a trekker's dream and an accessible getaway for vacation seekers from the plains - this is Kumaon.
  • Just under an hour's drive from the railhead in Kathgodam, be prepared for a dramatic entry to Soulitude by the Riverside!
  • Truly a place to discover oneself by the Kalsa river close to the village of Changi.

With whom?

  • You'll have an individual suite/ room at the hotel.
  • Your stay is more or less private only as the inventory is just limited to 7 units.

You get

  • Accommodation is provided.
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner is covered as well.

Things to remember

  • You have to pay additionally for the experiences/ activities.

Something unique

A rarity even in the terms of a boutique hotel. With a location far-off from the world, where things are still undiscovered, unexplored and seen at their purest.

Tips from insiders

  • The first thing to welcome you is a steel arched, wooden-floored bridge - a relic of the British design.
  • Things to do around Riverside, include short treks to Pari Tal and small villages around, longer treks include a trek to the top of the ridge and several other picturesque trails waiting to be discovered.
  • A Covid test (RT-PCR, within 72 hours of arrival) from an ICMR Lab with the negative report is compulsory, which can be organised in the comfort of your own home.