We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bull's Retreat

Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
Opp. Petrol Pump, Shivpuri Village | Rishikesh-Badrinath Road, Shivpuri, Rishikesh 249192, India (Formerly Aaranyya by the Ganges)
1 room 1 adult
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Bull\\
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Dehradun, India
Level Contributor
5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1. Wi-fi- Does not exist 2. Mobile Signals in Room: Nil 3. Hot/Cold Water: Good 4. Bathrooms: Small but clean 5. Room: Small but Clean 6. Intercom: Does Not Work- Huge Problem 7. Suitable for Family: Yes 8. Open Space: Good Enough 9. Food: Average ( Breakfast was Good) 10. Room Heaters: Good ( they also provided Hot Water Bottles)... More 

Helpful?
Thank CAGagandeep
New Delhi
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent homely stay, away from the madness of Delhi or Rishikesh. Located about 10 km from Rishikesh, it is perfect place for those looking for tranquility and sometime to spend with themselves. Being away from main city areas, I believe its fortunate that mobile signal is weak here. So, you really need to think what you want to do the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Divyabh B
Ahmedabad, India
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

- very nice, quiet, comfortable - nothing flashy yet not missing anything - kind of place with super friendly and attentive staff - located at a "sweet" distance from Rishikesh to beat the crowd and yet close enough for an evening visit and back. - enough activities on the property and little excursions around it. - early morning visits to... More 

Helpful?
Thank TejM
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Stayed for 3 days last week and was totally satisfied with the holiday. The staff is helpful and they arrange adventure excursions based on the level you want. Plenty to do around the area including trekking, rafting etc. and at the same time you can just relax if you so wish. Worth it for a short stay.. its only an... More 

Helpful?
Thank KD_loves_travel
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I have stayed in this resort on Christmas eve. We have booked 2 rooms. Room was good and well maintained. This resort is located 14 k.m away from Rishikesh towards Bardrinath. It has lot of activities like rock climbing, high rope course, Basketball etc.Ideal place for family and corporate events. One suggestion to management to correct hotel location on Maps... More 

Helpful?
Thank Arun S
New Delhi, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Visited the resort for two days as a weekend getaway from Delhi. As the title states, it is absolutely one of the best places if you're travelling with a pet. Not only they are pet friendly but most of the staff are dog lovers and made us feel at ease even when our dog was loitering around their beautiful gardens.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Deepak2467
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We went there for a short rafting and hiking trip... Everything was perfectly organized. Here are my key takeaways - Small and cozy, with home like feel Clean ! Hot water bottles in bed at night :) Excellent service by the resort staff and hiking and rafting experts The yummiest Indian food made by the team of Mr, sula (I... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jasrin
Mumbai
Level Contributor
29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

This place is about 30 minute drive from main city however it's situated in lush greenery. A very nice property with nice lawns and serves great food. The river rafting in Ganges is arranged by the same hotel and is a wonderful and breathtaking experience. The poetry is amazing for people looking at some peace and serenity away from the... More 

Helpful?
Thank vieprem
Ahmedabad, India
Level Contributor
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Better late than never...Had to write despite the trip during Diwali. Memories are still fresh as was the place. Great property..Excellent food from Sanju the cook.. good rooms, great service from the whole team (every single one of them)..they did their best to please us..rustic yet modern, these people are veterans at adventure trips but the place seems to have... More 

Helpful?
Thank scorpios2000
Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Manjunath, Thank you so much for your review. It was wonderful meeting you all and making new friends. We look forward to meeting you all soon. With Regards Akshay Kumar CEO More 

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Great friendly service Nice cosy rooms Set amidst natural surroundings They have their own crew which organises rafting etc. Few kms away from the main area however its a nice quiet place if that's what you prefer

Helpful?
Thank Shyamvis
Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Shyam, Thank you so much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your trip. Bull's Retreat is strategically located in Shivpuri village which is a walk away from the Ganga river and the rafting start / finish point. We hope to see you again in Bull's Retreat as well as other MHEadventure trips. Regards Akshay Kumar CEO More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

125 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (94)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (19)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (7)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (61)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (31)
Viewed
Room/suite (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Family/play areas (3)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (3)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Shivpuri
0.3 mi away
Himalayan Hideaway Lodge
Himalayan Hideaway Lodge
#8 of 45 in Rishikesh
4.5 of 5 stars 71 reviews
6.1 mi away
Atali
Atali
#1 of 45 in Rishikesh
5.0 of 5 stars 462 reviews
0.0 mi away
Aranyam River Retreat
Aranyam River Retreat
#4 of 45 in Rishikesh
4.5 of 5 stars 137 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
6.0 mi away
EllBee Ganga View
EllBee Ganga View
#12 of 45 in Rishikesh
4.5 of 5 stars 192 reviews
3.5 mi away
Aloha On The Ganges (Leisure Hotels)
6.4 mi away
Ganga Kinare - A Riverside Boutique Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay