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Van Serai, Jageshwar

Van Serai, Jageshwar

By Asian Adventures
The Hindu pilgrimage town of Jageshwar sits, as though frozen in time, perched at an altitude of 6135 feet. Believed to be the abode of one of the twelve ‘Jyotirlingas’, it is one of the most important religious places for Hindus in Kumaon. Legend has it that Lord Shiva would come down from his abode and meditate here, surrounded by the thick Deodar forest. A gruelling six years in the making, Van Sarai has truly been a labour of love. Attention to every detail has resulted in a unique stay option that has ensured the lodge fits into the local surroundings seamlessly. The architectural inspiration of Van Sarai comes from the traditional Kumaoni style of construction. All the rooms and common areas have been designed keeping in tune with the local architectural feel. Big verandas in the front and back have been specially created to let the guests enjoy the greenery and make the most of the warm sunshine bathing the lodge.

Ages 19-60
Duration: 2 days
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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Coffee and/or Tea
What's not included
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

  • Van Serai - The Himalayan Spiritual Lodge, Dandeshwar-Jageshwar Rd, near Dandeshwar Temple, Jageshwar Range, Jageshwar Dham, Uttarakhand 263623, India
    You will be met by the Lodge Manager at The Van Serai, Jageshwar
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 211794P19

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 211794P19

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    5.0 of 5 bubbles1 review
    Very good

    Neeraj Negi
    New Delhi, India6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023 • Friends
    Van serai is one of the best property around jageshwar i just love the spritual theme its help us to disconnect from the outer world and help to calm ourself. The staff is really amazing i truly appreciate thier hospitality. thannks everyone from van serai to make my stay memorable.
    Written March 30, 2023
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