Colonial Heritage Home – Bhimtal

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Bhimtal

Bhimtal is a tranquil lake town nestled in the lower Himalayan region in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. Just around 7 hrs drive from Delhi it is one of the best hill destinations near Delhi for those who want to stay in serenity away from the touristy crowd. You can visit Bhimtal anytime of the year. It is pleasantly cool during summers, lush green in monsoons and chilly cold in winters. It is about 22 kilometers from Nainital town.

The nearest airport is Pantnagar located at a distance of 58 km. Kathgodam is the nearest railway station, 30 km from Bhimtal. Bhimtal is well connected by road as well. There are luxury buses that ply between Delhi and Haldwani, 28kms from Bhimtal.

The Homestay

It is a British Era Cottage built in the late 1880s and is located right in the middle of Bhimtal town. It is converted into a heritage homestay by Manas Bisht, a local resident of Kumaon. Manas is pursuing MA in Ancient Indian History and came across this beautiful historic treasure and felt sad to see how our heritage is crumbling. So he along with his father decided to restore it and convert it into a heritage homestay for those who can appreciate the legacy. 

The homestay has a beautiful mix of British and Kumaoni architecture. It has 6 rooms for the guests, of which 4 are double bedrooms, 1 triple bedroom and a dormitory. There is an in-house Café, private parking, lawn, workstation, fiber optic internet, TV with TataSky connection and 24/7 power backup with the solar heating system. The recreational area has indoor games, a projector, and a small library which will help you to understand British Kumaon.
No. of Rooms: 6, Total Capacity: 18

Know your Host

You will meet young and enthusiastic Manas Bisht as your host. A traveler at heart, Manas is passionate about history and literature. That is the reason he took so much effort in restoring this heritage house. He lives here with his parents and has opened up the place for like minded people. You can sit and chat for hours with the father-son duo to understand the Kumaon culture and history.  

Food

Breakfast options include stuffed Parathas, Puri Sabzi, Butter Toast, Egg to order, Tea/ Coffee etc. Meals include both regular Indian food and traditional Kumauni food like Bedu ki roti, Kathal ki sabji, Bhatt ki churkani, Gahat ki daal, Kumaoni style Chicken, Chawal ki roti, Madua cookies, Aate ka halwa etc. They also serve some continental dishes like Israeli salad, French toast, Filter coffee, Sausages with French fries and Omelet. Both vegetarian and Non vegetarian options are available.
Do let us know if you want to arrange a romantic candle light dinner or snacks by the bonfire filled with music.

Facilities

Hi Speed WiFi • Parking • Power Back-up • Running Hot Water • Open Seating Areas • Television • Toiletries • Electric Kettle •  Library •  Smoking Allowed • Pet Friendly • Pick and Drop (paid) 

Activities

Bird Watching • Stargazing • Shopping • Yoga and Meditation • Reading • Cycling • Adventure Sports – Boating, Kayaking, Yachting and Angling • Forest Walk • Heritage Walk 

Tariff

Single Person: 1450/-
Double Occupancy: 1650/-
Family Room: 2950/-(For 4 Guests)
Extra Person: 500/-
Complimentary:  WiFi & Breakfast

Child Policy
Upto 8 year: Complimentary (no extra bed)

What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.

Points of Interest

Bhimtal lake (200m) • Local Hikes (2km) • Hadimba Parvat (5km) • Sattal Forest & Lake  (7km) • Naukuchiatal (7km) • Golu Maharaj Temple (9km) • Kainchi Dham (10km) 

Excursions

Nainital (22 km) • Mukteshwar (38km) • Sattal (48km) • Ranikhet (57km)  • Almora (69kkm) • Corbett National Park (80km) • Binsar (87km)

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Colonial Heritage Home – Bhimtal

Very nice place to stay!

30/11/2021

Prem Singh Dadila

Colonial Heritage Home – Bhimtal

Had an amazing stay here 💕 Manas is an amazing host had wonderful chat sessions bonfire. A beautiful place to chill with friends and family 💕 would love to visit again 🤩🤩😆💕

11/12/2021

Geetanjali Bhandari

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