This charming, colonial bungalow nestled on a peaceful, wooded hillside, amidst acres of oak forests in an ideal getaway for nature lovers, bird-watchers and butterfly enthusiasts. The highlight of this place is the charming, cozy interiors and the lush surroundings.
Located away from the bustling town of Bhimtal, peacefully perched atop a hill, the Bungalow on the Hill is a quick and refreshing weekend getaway from the city.
ABOUT THE STAY
Originally belonging to Mr. Freddy Smetacek, a butterfly enthusiast who spent much of his life studying and collecting the different kinds of butterflies found in Bhimtal and around, this charming, heritage bungalow, has been renovated into a boutique estate stay, while preserving its beautiful, old world charm.
High roofs, wooden floors and ceilings, brick walls, verandahs overlooking lush greenery and butterflies everywhere, all its elements blend together to make this an ideal weekend break.
The humble abode is made up of 4 spacious bedrooms named beetle and butterfly rooms. These rooms overlook the cypress and deodar trees and offer all comforts for the modern traveller.
You can spend your time lounging in the living room with a book selected from the small, but informative library at the bungalow. The verandah behind the house, overlooking the forest is an ideal place to sit back, unwind and be one with nature.
THINGS TO KNOW
Bungalow on the Hill is located in Bhimtal,
12 hours from Delhi.
Nearest station is Kathgodam Station, 1 hr away.
Nearest airport is Pantnagar, 1.5 hrs away.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Spring and Monsoon are the best times to visit the property.
BEST SUITED FOR
Couples and families looking for a peaceful setting and a cozy weekend getaway.
The rooms are priced at Rs. 6,000 - 7,000 per night on double occupancy inclusive of breakfast.
Bungalow on the Hill 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.
There are various nature trails that one can embark on to explore the surroundings. A twenty minute walk from the cottage, and you reach a beautiful, ancient church set amidst the forests.
For travellers seeking more activity, you could go to the main town for some boating and kayaking, or make your way to Naukuchiatal located 15 minutes away for a para-gliding adventure.
INSPIRED TO WANDER?
TO PLAN YOUR JOURNEY TO BUNGALOW ON THE HILL IN BHIMTAL OR ANYWHERE ELSE IN KUMAON, CONTACT ME AT KRITIKA@WANDERBUG.IN
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