My husband, 7 year old daughter and I spent 4-5 days here. Its a wonderful escape from the mad bustle of our everyday city life. Kanatal is a beautiful place and the resort is located such that it has a wonderful view in every direction. When you walk into the resort the old world charm of the place is the first thing that strikes you. The owner is very friendly and really made our trip most enjoyable. We spent a lazy few days there going for long walks every day either down the road, or to a small pond where we saw many birds (like the chestnut bellied rock thrush, oriental white eye, sunbirds, etc.) We were really lucky one day to just look out of window and see two yellow throated martins (small mammals) running around in the garden.
The hotel itself is a very comfortable. I found the food a bit expensive but as our plan included breakfast, that was not an issue with us. We ate one meal out somewhere and one meal at the resort and it worked out fine. My only complaint I guess would be that the bathrooms need redoing. They were clean but coiuld have been a bit fancier. Suman, the owner did say that they were thinking of remodelling and so that might have changed already.
If you wanted to just sit in the resort, theres a comfortable room with sofas and armchairs that are perfect to curl up in with a book.
There are also board games and badminton, etc if you would prefer to play something outdoors.
All in all, a wonderful holiday getaway.
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- Beautifully located at a cool 8900 ft, nestled amidst deep pine forests and apple orchards, The Hermitage is a true retreat for the perfect getaway. If you're looking for solitude, quiet and life's simple pleasures, The Hermitage it is. Close to Mussoorie and Rishikesh, make this your next getaway holiday home. ... more less
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