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“A stay to remember forever!” 5 of 5 stars
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Soulitude in the Himalayas
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Snow View Point, Gagar | 3km before Ramgarh market, Gagar 263132, India   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Gagar
Ghaziabad, India
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“A stay to remember forever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Me and my husband stayed at the Soulitude last week. It lives up to its name and more. Such a wonderful place truly deserves the awards they have bagged!

What a wonderful stay I had at the Soulitude! The place is just perfect to enjoy the scenic views and savor the peace and quiet of the HImalayas! The room was well appointed and tasteful, the food was delicious ( I had some of the most delicious bread rolls, daals and paranthas) and the service fabulous. Many thanks to Prithvi and the rest of the gang including the chef for making our stay so memorable.

I would certainly love to come back and recommend Soulitude to all friends as well. It is a a perfect place, and I hope Manish keeps it just like it is :).

Room Tip: The Master's Touch has the most stunning views of the valley and the mountain range.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I don't know where to start! It's not just the property or the rooms or the hospitality...but we were overwhelmed right from the day when i first emailed to Manish. He was sooo patient and understanding and he took such a pain to understand our requirements and recommend the right room for us -- the Quitetude. It was truly THE ROOM we were looking forward to. Breathtaking views of the entire range from Trishul to Pancachuli(including the famous Nandadevi) right from the room, spacious and a cute skylight that offers you the view of the moon from your bed on a full moon night! Can you ask for anything more? Services and food? Prithvi Raj Singh and his team were so attentive to your every small needs you not only feel at home, but a little over-pampered as well. Becomes slightly difficult to adjust to the daily mundane life after a few days in Solitude. That's the only flip side of spending a few days in Solitude:) I have uploaded a few pics, but unfortunately due to limitation, I couldn't upload all of them.
PS : We were to check in on 24th Feb. There was a snowfall on 17th Feb in Gagar and immediately that evening I got an email from Manish informing about it and asking us to carry an extra pair of shoes in case it snows again or the snow doesn't melt by the time we arrive. What do you call this -- professionalism or caring? God bless Manish and his team Mr. Singh and the staff for such an wonderful holiday experience.

Room Tip: Quitetude is certainly the best room. It is large with a panoramic view of the entire range from Tri...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

The panoramic view of the snow clad mountain range was the first Good feel we got on arrival at Soulitude. The beautiful decor and detailing in the lounge and dining area with bright sun through large windows was an instant joy. The place gives you a choice of beautifully done up spacious rooms having good amenities with great views of mountains and gardens, The service staff was very obliging and efficient. The menu offered was excellent, with great variety, cooked deliciously in home like manner. The in-house made jams, chutnies and pickles using home grown fruits, added spice and flavour to the meals. The barbeque lay-out on the terrace deck, under the stars with bonfire was wonderful.
Our visit to Charfi resort of Soulitude was a high point of our holiday. The trek through mountains and crossing streams was an adventure. The waterfalls and river flowing alongside
the entire resort was spell- binding. Early morning meditation by the riverside sitting on a rock with water gurgling past us made us connect to the Supreme power. Solar heated water for bathing and food cooked on solar cooker set an example for conservation. The rooms and cottages were clean, comfortable and stylish with best possible fittings. The resort beautifully lit at night. Our fun and enjoyment was enhanced by the time spent near the riverside in shacks made at various points.
Again, the staff and the Chef provided us the best of service and cuisine. It was indeed a very fullfilling and energizing holiday.
Shubh and Adeshwar Dayal

Room Tip: We chose the top room "Bliss" in the main cottage of Soulitude. It is a very spacious room...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mumbai india
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We are still at this resort and ready to leave tomorrow. But I have never felt so reluctant to get back home. It was our anniversary and we always try and do something special to make all of our anniversaries memorable. This one was definitely among the topmost. The property at ramgarh is par excellence. From the entrance itself the experience begins. The interiors of all the rooms including the common areas is beautiful,quaint, aesthetically amazing and unforgettable .
The lawns and the landscaping including the flowers and the cute little trinkets all around the trees were very thoughtfully done. When one visits this place it seems like one is visiting a home of a friend or better still ones own home. The whole experience from the initial booking to the service and the food and staff all of it is beyond expectations. We also happened to experience their other property at the riverside . Again the experience was amazing. It's a beautiful location next to the river. It's an actual fast flowing river with their own personal waterfall. Again the rooms ,the interiors very thoughtfully done . This is again one property one cannot miss experiencing. Getting to the property itself is an interesting experience. To sum it all up like to thank Mr.Chandra for his vision which he has been able to translate into this beautiful property overlooking the majestic Himalayas .

Room Tip: For guests who have a problem with slopes and climbs it would be better to get a room in the main ho...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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delhi
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

It has been two weeks since we vacationed at “Soulitude”.The taste of the home made plum chutney and the memories still remain fresh.

What an amazing time we had !
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What a way to spend your wedding anniversary !

The place was wonderful, the icing on the cake was the snow all around, which was a first for us.

Every bit of Soulitude echoes of the thought and the effort that has gone to get it up and about. The pain staking and stupendous effort has truly borne results.

We were well taken care of and felt like royalty.

My compliments to Manish (the owner) on visualizing and creating this amazing place.

Thanks for everything "Team Soulitude" and for spicing our 26 year old romance.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Our family (my wife, daughter and I) stayed here for 5 days in December 2012. Soulitude lived up to our expectations in every way - the location was excellent, the rooms elegant, the food tasty and the service warm and welcoming. We stayed in the suite 'Nirvana' which is at the highest point of the resort. The rooms and the common areas are decorated tastefully, with an eclectic choice of furnishings. The staff is well trained. The food is good, though you would be better off sticking to the Indian cuisine which is their strength. They have a great collection of books and DVDs for you to relax with in the evenings. Mr. Prithviraj, the manager, is very helpful and gives good advice on excursions from Soulitude.

The location of Soulitude is its real trump card. Having stayed in many resorts in the Kumaon are, I found the mountain view from Soulitude to be one of the best in the whole of Kumaon. Luckily for us, the weather in December was clear and we got great views of the Himalayas - right from Chaukhamba to Trishul, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Panchachuli and even some peaks of Western Nepal. Besides, Soulitude is quite isolated and far away from the profusion of hotels which has marred Ramgarh.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

If you love solitude, then go for Soulitude! An amazing resort with all modern facilities, yet built in rustic style. The rooms are all awesome, built of wood, and our room had skylights from where we could watch the stars lying in the bed. We had stayed in the room Quietude, with a kid's loft, which our daughter loved. All the rooms have been given different names, instead of just a room number, gives them a personal touch, I felt. The resort offers an absolutely great view of the Himalayan range, with clear views of the peaks, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti, etc. The pink light that bathes the peaks during sundown is a view to wait for. The highlight of the resort is its courteous, attentive staff, all of whom make you feel that it's not a resort that you are staying in, but are their personal guests! Food was absolutely yummilicious, 110 points out of 100! We had bonfires on two nights that we were there, and the barbecue was great! The resort has a good collection of books, board games and DVDs, if you just want a quiet time. There is nothing like having your morning cuppa(as the rooms have a mini kitchenette) relaxing with a good book while soaking in the view of the himalayas, and everything packed in your room! There are lots of hikes that you can indulge in, in and around the resort. Our trip to Mukteshwar was great, the Rock point there being a place noteworthy of mention! We also took a day trip to the other Soulitude property, 'Soulitude by the Riverside', and the 30 minute hike to the place was really worth it! The cottage is really built in a rustic style, with rustic-like fittings, but actually with all modern facilities. That visit will also remain with me forever, the quiet riverside place just below the hills is a view to behold. The lunch that they arranged for us was from produce organically grown on the adjacent farm on the property, and totally yummy! Amazing place, amazing visit, will definitely go back again, maybe in the summer this time, if only to hand pick the apples and oranges from the orchards :)

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Snow View Point, Gagar | 3km before Ramgarh market, Gagar 263132, India
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Gagar
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Gagar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Soulitude in the Himalayas 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on a quiet hillside in Gagar (near Nainital), Soulitude has just the right ambiance for rest, relaxation and fun. Soulitude is ideal for those looking to get away from the clutter of the city..... to slow down..... rejuvenate..... and simply be! Soulitude offers 9 exquisite rooms with all the luxuries of a fine vacation home. We hope the Soulitude experience will be one that you will cherish and want to come back to for more! ... more   less 
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