I recently visited Dunagiri Retreat with 5 other friends and on the whole it was an amazingg trip!
I think some of the most uniquely significant things about Dunagiri Retreat would include its beautiful architecture (which is so close to nature, with the use of locally available stones and wood, and it feels as if every peach tree and rose creeper is perfect in its setting), breath-taking views (like the sunrise, sunsets, the mountain valley and the extensive green cover), Piyush uncle and the entire staffs caring and warm hospitality and absolutely delicious mouth-watering Indian food!
Activities around the place that we enjoyed were the long and short treks to the Dunagiri temple, Pandu Kholi and various caves. The bonfires at night and the night safari made the trip even more special.
We stayed there for a total of 4 days during which we taught the children who came for 2 hours after their regular school. For the rest of the day we usually went on treks or stayed in and played carom or frisbee. Honestly, I cant wait to go back to Dunagiri and relive that magical experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Nature Retreat in a lush hill forest setting overlooking a dramatic rural landscape. At Dunagiri, you are completely in harmony with nature - distances seem infinite and heaven close. Silence speaks in a thousand tongues here - all calm, joyous and serene. Very few places are left on our planet where we can enjoy tourism experiences in such pristine, tranquil and calm environment amidst ancient forests. A spot of stunning natural splendor, being one with nature is easy to do at Dunagiri Nature Retreat. Its greatness lies not merely in its fascinating history and captivating beauty, it is rather the peaceful and spiritual atmosphere of this place that strikes the mind and brings peace to the soul. Known by various names such as Drongiri, Dronagiri and Doonagiri - a visit to Dunagiri is a holiday like no other; it is a journey into the innermost recesses of the soul, a re-discovery of the essence of being. Go for nature walks, treks in hills and wilderness, visit Cave of Mahavatar Babaji of Kriya Yoga mentioned in An Autobiography of a Yogi. ... more less