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Nestled on a quiet hillside in Gagar near Nainital, this property provides complete solitude for the soul. Surrounded by the mighty Kumaon Himalayas, it is so quiet that one can actually hear the sounds of silence. This sense of quietude transports one into a completely different world. The boutique hotel has 10 exquisite rooms with all the luxuries of a fine vacation home, alongside fresh mountain air, spectacular 180-degree views, good cuisine, and warm hospitality. It is ideal for those looking to slow down, rejuvenate, and simply be.

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Nirvana (1 unit)

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Situated at the highest point of the property, this 58sqm suite has an independent entrance to provide excellent views of the mountains, valley and forest. It is connected to a private deck and the living room has a sofa bed for children. (max 2 adults+ 2 children).

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Bliss (1 unit)

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Situated on the second floor, this en-suite 50sqm room is decorated in a rustic style and equipped with a desk and rocking chair by the fireplace. It has blissful views of the Himalayas on one side and the forest on the other. The vibrant stars peep in through the skylights transforming the room into a personal planetarium at night.

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Quietude (1 unit)

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This first floor 50sqm bedroom is a children’s delight. Styled with a cheerful country look, it has an internal flight of stairs that leads to a separate area with a children’s bed and desk. It also offers panoramic views of the majestic mountains, and an old walnut tree around which the whole house was designed. The skylight allows for both the sun and stars to shine through.

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Awakening (1 unit)

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This room, is externally connected to the main house, and is ideal for those who want that extra bit of privacy. Awaken to a majestic view of the Himalayas in this quaint 50sqm room and balcony.

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Joy (1 unit)

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This 40sqm room is decorated in warm and inviting rust and yellow hues. A hand-painted ceiling and an old fashioned fireplace add to its charm. It has good views of the Himalayas and can be interconnected with Delight Room.

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Delight (1 unit)

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This 40sqm room is decorated in warm and inviting rust and yellow hues. A large skylight makes it extra cheerful. It has wonderful views of the Himalayas and a wooden deck. The room can be connected with Joy and/or Celebration rooms.

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The Master’s Touch (1 unit)

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This well-lit 40sqm room on the ground level has a commanding view of the Himalayas and has a Zen style.

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Secret Garden (1 unit)

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This large 40sqm room on the ground floor has a magnificent view of the Himalayas and an English country style décor. It features large floral prints, wing chairs, a fireside rocking chair, a large window overlooking a lush garden, and a spacious bathroom.

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Celebration (1 unit)

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This lovely 25sqm room is decorated in soft pinks and lilac, and has a 4-poster bed. The Himalayan views are best appreciated lazing on a lounger on the deck outside.

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Peace (1 unit)

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This 25sqm room on the first floor has a vibrant, traditional Indian décor. Tinkling bells, champa (plumeria) leaves set into the wooden floor, and a clock with Hindi numerals complete the look. It has direct access to a common deck, and offers a great view of the peaceful forest.

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Hotel Facilities & Highlights


Cuisine: The restaurant has a country style décor with blue stained furniture. Meals are made with organic vegetables and herbs, and include pickles, jams and juices, pasta and noodles.


Views: Capture Himalayan peaks including Trisul, Nanda Devi and Panchchuli. Gandhi once called this place the “Switzerland of India”.



Birding: This area is known amongst ornithologists for its wide variety of migratory birds that can be spotted all year round, the most amazing one being a bird that builds its nest with mud. The nest has such a narrow opening that it requires precise skill to get into it. When these birds build these unusual nests on someone’s home, the locals consider it auspicious, and the family blessed.


Gardens: The beautifully terraced gardens allow nature to take its course and the beauty of the hills to remain untouched. The gardens are dotted with outdoor benches and picnic tables to take in the magnificent mountain views.


Your Host & The Team


“During a holiday to Ramgarh in 2003, I found a perfect piece of land overlooking snow-covered Himalayan peaks. Together with my wife Ratna, we named it Soulitude to express solitude for the soul. I love to explore new places, and whilst on a trek along the Kalsa River, I came across a farm with an emerald rock pool and waterfall. I wanted to grow my own food and draw natural mineral water from our springs. That is how our second property, Soulitude by the Riverside, was created. I believe that you don’t own property… the property owns you.”



“Set in the Himalayas, this 10-room boutique hotel features spectacular views of the Himalayan peaks. Surrounded by forests, it also offers the opportinity to take wonderful treks and walks.”

Kim, the discoverer.

Useful Information


GENERAL
Total number of rooms: 10
Annual closing:
open all year

Time zone: (GMT+05:30) New Delhi
Currency accepted: INR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express
Electricity voltage: 220V
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ACCESS
From Delhi International airport, domestic flights are available to Pantnagar airport, which is approximately 75 km from Soulitude in the Himalayas, Ramgarh. Taxi and Train services from Delhi are convenient.
Nearest Airport: Delhi International Airport (DEL) - 300 km
Nearest Train Station: Kathgodam Train Station - 39 km

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Snow View Point, Gagar (Nainital-Mukhteshswar Road) – Nainital, Uttarakhand 26313 , India
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