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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Those were the days when delhi was fuming with air pollution. So, to survive we had to escape!! A quick trip to the Himalayas was the best option. The wheel got moving from delhi at around 10am. Myself Mithun, wife Minnu, our one year old daughter Mishael and our dearest friend Ponni got behind the wheels. Shivpuri, a few kilometres... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautifully decorated rooms, a place full of creativity, very nice people, bonfires in the evening, and a little quiet beach on the Ganges only 15 minutes walk from the place, the walk trough the jungle is already a pleasure.

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Thank JeanFrancoisPinet
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location of the retreat and the ambiance is excellent. The peaceful surroundings rejuvenated the spirits of our group and the on premises activities were really wonderful! An experience to remember was a night trek ( accompanied by two guides) to the riverbed . Great food and hospitable staff made this a very memorable trip!

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This property has good location, good rooms, great food (very light and non spicy) and very good arrangements for rafting and activities. Staff is well trained and helpful. Will Recommend this property.

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Thank tag1017
New Delhi, India
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a really nice resort; clean, well-maintained and easy to approach. Rency, the manager at the resort is very hospitable and so is the entire staff. Food is decent. But above all, the safety standards of MHE (who run the resort) are world class. They have well trained rafting guides and with every raft they also send a rescue kayak.... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

had an excellent stay with my family, group of 6 with 2 kids. The staff is very pleasant, makes you feel at home. The Manager Rency Thomas is managing the place very well, the food is amazing and you can pre-order your choices

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Thank ashish l
1 review
Reviewed October 26, 2016

The place is incredible. Its right next to the river bed. The morning walk to the river is absolutely mesmerizing. The resort has large open places where you can sit out and enjoy your meals specially during the evenings. The staff is very accommodating and helpful and takes your inputs while preparing meals. Special mention for Rency Thomas who is... More 

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Thank Rahul S
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Reviewed October 24, 2016

Had been there with friends for a rafting trip, and I must admit I am highly impressed with the professional management and hospitality of the folks there at Bull's Retreat. These guys are extremely clear about safety of their guests, which no doubt should be their priority !! To share one of our several great experiences; as a safety policy... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

I visited this place in mid of october with my 2 kids , one is 4 and the other one is just 11 months and my parents but unfortunately our stay was for only one day. This place is around 1.5 hrs away from haridwar station. We hired a private cab @ 1400 bucks . It was ok type ride.The... More 

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Akshay K, Owner at Bull's Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Mr. Mittal for such a glowing review. We wish you had stayed longer too!! It was a delight to have you over with your family and we hope to see you again soon. Warm regards Akshay More 

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Reviewed October 15, 2016

Our stay at Bull's retreat was great.the manager and the staff was very cooperative and the food was also delicious.the resort is best place to feel the nature.childern had a great time there as there were lots of adventures for them

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Thank you Mr. Shekhar, for the lovely review. I hope you and your family reached back home safely! I enjoyed our conversations on the lawns while sipping our morning tea:-). Please do visit us again soon. Regards, Dilshad More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bull's Retreat (Originally Aaranyya by the Ganges) is named after its mentor Col. Narinder 'Bull' Kumar, one of India's most celebrated mountain climbers. The resort welcomes adventurers and pilgrims alike. Nestled amidst a lush forest and landscaped gardens on the Badrinath yatra route, it's just a 30 min drive from Rishikesh. Rafting and trekking for the adventurous, or yoga and mediation on the beach by the Ganga river just a 10 minute walk away, for the introspective - take your pick. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bull's Retreat

Address: Shivpuri Village Opp Petrol Pump | Rishikesh-Badrinath Road, Shivpuri, Rishikesh 249192, India (Formerly Aaranyya by the Ganges)
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Rishikesh > Shivpuri
Price Range: $56 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bull's Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“If in Shivpuri for rafting and other adventure sports, this is the place you should stay and take service from.”
 of 5 bubbles 967sujithn, Oct 24, 2016 | Read review
“why would you stay in the room, jut use to sleep”
 of 5 bubbles , May 31, 2016 | Read review
“Go for their premium roooms”
 of 5 bubbles HeeraDaspa, May 19, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms facing the garden area are good.”
 of 5 bubbles nitinj187, Apr 12, 2016 | Read review
“Short hike to a very nice beach. You must try the activities...”
 of 5 bubbles DelhiRyder, Apr 11, 2016 | Read review
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