The cottages are located in a very beautiful area surrounded by forests, gardens, and fruit orchards. Go for a long walk, relax and spend your vacation in leisure, enjoy being a part of the local culture and feel proud of not having harmed the nature in any way by enjoying the eco-tourism that we promote.
Saim Devta Temple is just a small walk from the cottages. Being located on a hilltop, it offers beautiful views of the surrounding region. Dense forests on one side and the orchards on the other.
Forest Walks– Our team can take you on a trek through the nearby forest. It’s a good opportunity to learn about the local flora & fauna. Many interesting birds can be spotted on the way and if you are lucky, you might even see a deer or a fox.
Bird Watching – Go for an early morning trek on the road-side and through some pedestrian tracks to spot the birds. There are over 100 species of birds that can be spotted in the region.
Trekking by the Creeks of Natadol– Less than 5KM from our cottages, in Natadol itself, are a few mountain brooks and creeks. With rocky beds, there are numerous small cascades and water-holes.
Ancient Vishnu Temple On way to Dol Ashram, this place has a special mention in Hinduism. Surrounded by Deodar trees, the temple is located deep into the forest near a mountain stream. It is a very serene place.
Shree Kalyanika Devasthanam Ashram (Dol Ashram), a secluded and beautiful religious center is just 9 KM away. This center has a Vedic school, temples, and a large meditation center. The construction is modern and the ashram is maintained very clean.
Aedi Devta Temple (20 KM). Just a short drive away, this temple is located on a hilltop, with valleys on three sides. Surrounded by coniferous forests, the place is good for relaxing around in the woods.
Mountain Stream & Trinetra Mahadeva Temples (36 KM) This is a shallow cascading mountain stream that is quite interesting to relax by and enjoy a picnic. There are also a very less known small group of ancient temples, next to a mountain stream. Lakhudiyar (see below) can also be reached by further traveling on this road.
Jageshwar Dham (51 KM) These temples were built between the 7th and 12th centuries and therefore show different architectural styles. The temples are clustered in two groups. The larger group of temples is in Jageshwar itself with over 120 temples. Dandeshwar Temples – these form a smaller group of 15 temples which are also located close by.
Vridha Jageshwar is another temple that should be visited in this region.
Maa Barahi Temple at Devi Dhura (39 KM) Maa Baarahi Temple is a nice cave temple. The route is through dense oak and deodar forests. The rock-cut temple is very famous for its religious fair which features a stone-pelting Holi. There is a rock nearby that is said to have been split by Bheem in one sword blow.
Almora (53 KM) The Chand dynasty capital is a beautiful hill town, commonly referred to as the cultural capital of Kumaon. Chitai Golu Devta temple, Nanda Devi temple, and Kalimath (Kasar Devi) are famous temples in Almora. The central market in Almora is a good place for finding local products.
Katarmal, an ancient sun-temple in ruins, is an enchanting place for photographers and trekkers.
Lakhudiyar, is also located close to Almora. The name means one lakh caves. This is an important pre-historic site where fascinating prehistoric rock paintings were discovered. The place is surrounded by pine trees. The shortest route is via Lohaghat-Devidhura-Almora road which passes next to Trinethra Rudra Mahadev Temple.
Bhalughat waterfall (27 KM) It is a quiet secluded place with a small waterfall. Literally meaning the ‘river bank for the bears’, the waterfalls can be accessed after a short trek from the road. Mukteshwar Temple is also a short drive away.
Do Try These (when you stay with us)-
Enhance your photography skills
Once in a while, we conduct photography courses in our cottages. For more information, visit – Photography Courses
Even at times when there are no photography courses being conducted, do discuss photography. Some of us will be more than happy to guide you if you are interested in photography.
Practice your putting
We have an 18-hole private mini-golf course. Whether you are a seasoned golfer looking forward to practicing some putting or a beginner interested in having some fun, do try out this course. Nature-Trail Mini Golf
Learn our interesting Farming methods
Natural Farming, Companion Planting, Organic Farming, Bio-dynamic Farming methods, Agnihotra Yajya, Water Vortex, Cosmiculture methods, Rewilding of Garden, and various other techniques that bring us close to nature and some more that are almost a superstition for many. Discuss these with us. Work with us if you want to and learn something new. Learning Farming from Nature