The White House is a charming experience, especially for wanderers looking for a quaint and cosy weekend getaway. The highlight of this place is its location and views, fresh home cooked meals and the stylish interiors.
Located in the Kumaon Himalayas, Gagar is a small village near Nainital in Uttarakhand. Amidst this charming village, is a boutique home, perched in the hills and commanding beautiful views of lush green mountains and magical terraced fields.
ABOUT THE STAY
The White House is owned by Aparupa and Abhijeet Ganguly, a very charming couple residing in Delhi. True nature lovers, they built this home as a relaxing escape to the mountains for themselves, but couldn't help sharing the space and its beauty with fellow travellers.
They now welcome travellers into their sweet mountain home with utmost care. The beauty of this place is that it is not accessible by road. Once you park your car, a short, enchanting trail awaits you till you reach the charming White House.
The cottage is a small, cozy space, with 2 bedrooms on the first floor and a living and dining area on the ground floor. All the windows in the house open up to views of the majestic green mountains.
The decor is very tastefully done and every corner of the house is warmly accented with beautiful art themes. A really calm vibe runs through the house, making the space perfect to just chill-out, re-energise and enjoy all the beauty around you.
The house is managed by the very sweet, Mr. Mohan who welcomes guests into the house with so much love and warmth that you know your time at the White House is bound to be homely and cozy.
Mohan is an excellent cook and prepares some delicious home cooked meals for travellers during their time at the stay. His chicken preparations are delectable and one really has to force themselves to stop eating! Mohan manages the show at The White House beautifully and ensures all your needs are taken care of.
THINGS TO KNOW
The White House is located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand.
6.5 hours from Delhi.
Nearest station is Kathgodam, 1 hr away.
Nearest airport is Pantnagar, 2 hrs away.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Summer, spring and monsoon are the best months to experience Gagar.
BEST SUITED FOR
Couples, small groups of friends and families.
Rs. 4,000 per person per day inclusive of three meals.
The White House is an ideal place for slow travellers as well as adventure junkies and activity seekers.
For the ones who like to stay in and relax, this is a great place to read and write. The various, cozy indoor nooks and the charming outdoor spaces act as lovely reading corners as well as great meditation spaces.
There are various nature trails that one can embark on to explore the surroundings. A twenty minute walk from the house, and you reach beautiful terraced fields dotted with flowers and sweet birds.
For travellers seeking more activity, you could go to Bhimtal for some kayaking or explore Nanital and the famous temple of Jageshwar, located two hours away.
INSPIRED TO WANDER?
TO PLAN YOUR JOURNEY TO THE WHITE HOUSE IN GAGAR OR ANYWHERE ELSE IN KUMAON, CONTACT ME AT KRITIKA@WANDERBUG.IN
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