by Neo Cesha | August 20, 2015 9:44 am
If you really want to feel the exotica of Himalayas, then this place is a must visit for you. Soulitude is very beautifully crafted masterpiece property on the foothills of Kumaon Himalayan Range.
You can say it a luxury hotel where you can spend a very good quality time with your friends and loved one. The property is locate far away from the hustle of city where you can forget everything and just enjoy the serene beauty of the mountains.
The complete 180 degree view of Himalayas from your cottage decks with beautiful sun beds in place will never allow you to leave the place anytime. The exquisite rooms of this wonderful property is specially designed to enjoy every single detail of the snow covered mountains in winters and lush green mountains in the summers & monsoon.
Walk down the road to the village and explore the colors of this beautiful location. In winters, mainly in December to second/third week of January you will find a good amount of snowfall there. The roads & the property itself gets sometimes covered with snow which makes it an unforgettable experience for everyone. This village has very less tourist traffic and hence it is a perfect destination to get into an unstressed, calm mode. The renowned poetess Mahadevi Verma lived in Ramgarh (2 kms from Gagar Village) and her home is now converted into a library of her works.
The cottages roofs are specially designed with beautiful skylights to provide an memorable experience of every night you spent at this ultimate property. Just relax in your room and enjoy the perfect view of stars in the night and also with an early morning wake up light to get you ready for another wonderful day at Soulitude in the Himalayas
You can also go for a small day trip to Mukteshwar by asking the resort guys to arrange a paid cab for you. Mukteshwar is 27kms from Soulitude and is a very good place to visit. There you can do many activities like flying fox, trekking, rock climbing. If you are lucky enough and got here in winters then you will find good amount of snow to play with. The views are spectacular from Mukteshwar to get an awesome photoshoot with a lots of selfies….;)
Relax on the beautiful decks of Soulitude Cottages and inspire yourself to do something creative. It is one of the best place to invent the creator inside you. Just feel the beautiful nature all around you and get lost in the scenic beauty. The natural beauty of the surroundings has been a source of inspiration to great writers and artists including Rabindranath Tagore who, it is said, wrote one of his most famous works ‘Gitanjali’ from a hilltop in Ramgarh, where he lived off and on for six years. He planned to set-up Shantiniketan here, but eventually chose his home state, Bengal.
** List made on author’s personal opinion/experience.
– By Train From Delhi
Anand Vihar Kathgodam Shatabdi Express (12040) leaves Anand Vihar Railway Station at 06:15 am and arrives at Kathgodam at 11:50 am.
Ranikhet Express (15013) leaves Old Delhi Railway Station at 22:40 pm and arrives at Kathgodam at around 05:10 am (usually 05:45 am).
Uttarakhand Sampark Kranti Express (15035) leaves the Old Delhi Railway Station at 16:00pm and reaches Kathgodam at 22:40pm.
The car journey from Kathgodam to Soulitude takes 1 hour 15 minutes.
– By Road / Self Drive
From Delhi : 325 km, a journey of around 6-7 hours from Delhi via Hapur, Gajraula, Moradabad, Rampur, Bilaspur, Rudrapur, Haldwani, Kathgodam, Bhimtal, Bhowali to Gagar, Ramgarh.
– By Air
The nearest airport is located at Pantnagar. Only Air India operates between Delhi and Pantnagar. Flights are scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
– Private Decks : The most fascinating thing you will find here. Sit and relax there for number of hours to enjoy the beauty of the surroundings.
– Exquisite Rooms : The rooms ambience and aesthetics are designed very neatly to provide you a perfect vacation feel.
– Fireplace : Every room is equipped with a very beautiful fireplace although they do not lit fire inside rooms. You can enjoy the fireplace in the common area.
– Dining Area : There is a dedicated dining area with both the houses. Food items are only served in these dining areas. No in room dining is allowed.
November to January is the Best Time to visit there.
Managers are very nice to talk especially the General Manager Mr. Prithavi Raj Singh. Get to know a lot of interesting things about the place and its surroundings.
Food preparation and taste especially breakfast is also very good with a local touch.
Take some heavy woollens with you. As the temperature might get a bit colder in winters
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