We are located on the beautiful Bhimtal-Pithoragarh highway in the Kumaon region of Uttrakhand, India. The drive itself is quite enjoyable.
There are two common routes to reach the place :
Kathgodam > Bhimtal > Khutani (U-turn) > Padampuri > Dhari > Dhanachuli > Dhanachuli Bend (Front and Up) > Paharpani > Motiapathar > Saimgarh/Punagarh (take the left turn here to Natadol)
Take a print out of this page if you are traveling on this route for the first time. This is a more scenic and shorter route though the road is narrow at places.
Cross Bhimtal and travel further on the road to Bhowali. There comes a junction of three roads at a place called Khutani. This junction is famous for its handicrafts store. Take a U-turn here towards the road going up. This road goes to Padampuri. On reaching Padampuri, cross the iron bridge. After a few more kilometers, next town will be Dhari. Keep on going straight. After crossing Dhari and Dhanachuli, there is a junction of four roads called ‘Dhanachuli Bend’. This is about 1.7 KM from Dhanachuli and around 26 KM from the U-turn that you took at Khutani. At this bend, proceed to the diagonally opposite road, located on the front and upper part of the junction. This road will pass through Paharpani and Motiapathar. After crossing Motiapather, there is a small village known by two names – Saimgarh or Punagarh. Take a left turn in this village. This road goes to Natadol village. The turn is located about 15.7 KM from the Dhanachuli Bend. After traveling about 1.5 KM after the turn, on this road to Natadol, you’ll reach the cottages.
It takes around two and a half hours to reach the cottages from Haldwani by the shorter route (through Padampuri and Dhari), while driving slowly and comfortably. After all the scenery itself is quite enjoyable.
Kathgodam > Bhimtal > Bhowali > Ramgarh > Bhatelia > Dhanachuli Bend > Paharpani > Motiapathar >Saimgarh/Punagarh (take the left turn here to Natadol)
This is a longer route but has double-road for most part of the travel.
As with the first route, after crossing Bhimtal, proceed towards Bhowali. (Do not take the U-turn at Khutani) On reaching Bhowali, there are two routes to go ahead. First one goes via the famous army school and Golu-Devta temple and joins the main highway for Ramgarh. This road is narrow at places. The other route is through Bhowali itself. This is the highway and so easy to drive. Ask the people there and they will gladly guide you towards Ramgarh from Bhowali. Proceed straight on to this road to Bhatelia via Ramgarh. At Bhatelia, take the road on the right side which goes towards Dhanachuli Bend. The one on the left goes to Mukteshwar. On reaching Dhanachuli Bend, take a U-turn towards Paharpani. This road will pass through Paharpani. 5 KM from Paharpani is Motiapathar. After crossing Motiapather, just a little ahead, there is a small village known by two names – Saimgarh or Punagarh. Take a left turn in this village. This road goes to Natadol village. The turn is located about 15.7 KM from the Dhanachuli Bend. After traveling about 1.5 KM on this road to Natadol, you’ll reach the cottages.
Our Address :
Maini’s Hill Cottages,
Oak Tree Hill,
Natadol, Distt – Almora
Contact us using the contact form (Contact) and we will send you the google earth / google map location which you can use to reach the place. We will also share the phone number of the caretaker who lives there.
The payment can be made by online transfer after confirming the duration of stay and total amount from us.