Before sharing my experience with you, i would like to tell that i'm the kind of a traveller who needs best of everything in a reasonable price. And the best i got here.. An absolutely awesome place. I travelled there with my family of 12 people and stayed there for 3 nights from 27th april to 30th. After a long travel from haridwar we reached there by 8 pm at night and as it was dark then, could not exactly see what is around us. We were warmly welcomed by Krishnaji .. a very good host i must say (owner of the place). The rooms were neat, clean and cozy. The bathrooms too were very clean.
As we all got up in the morning.. there was a smile on each and everyone's face after seeing the beauty of the place and only one word from everyone.. WOW!. Surrounded by mountains , right on the bank of river ganga, beautiful flowers at the property.. an overdose of nature!! Away from the hustle bustle of the city this peaceful place is a must visit for nature lovers.
Since we were a big family including 4 children so we had booked the whole place for us.. all 5 rooms . The children had a great time there playing around in the garden and at the river which is just next to the property.
If you want to go out there are villages around where you can take a walk, you can go for trekking (if you are fond of it).There is also nachiket taal at one and a half hours distance and then 3 km trek (total 6 km).
Food is nice simple home made and non spicy. So if you are someone who like spicy food like us please talk to Krishnaji in advance and he ll get it done for you. But don't expect a resturant food here. (My recommendation please discuss about your food well in advance so that it can be arranged).
Krishnaji the owner of the place will guide you for each and everything since he is a localite. A very humble person and a very good host.
Now some recommendations .. if you are going for trekking put some insect repellent ointment or cover your feet. We got some kind of mosquito bites wich lasted for a few days but were itchy. If you have children , you can carry some outdoor games since there is plenty of place to play. And ya there is no t.v. ( you won't even need one at such a place).
So overall an excellent trip. Came back with a lot of good memories. We would love to go there again but this time for a longer stay!!! :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Anand-Ganga A Holistic Place, Netala, nestled in the Himalayan region, right on the banks of the holy river Ganga. Anand-Ganga is a small guesthouse, surrounded by evergreen forests, and sky-scraping picks. It is the abode of peace and beauty. The modern facilities and the spotless cleanliness are ideal for those who seek the perfect place for spending some quality time to rejuvenate their body, mind and soul. The vision of the founder, Krishna Nand, is to create a holistic place for spiritual-minded people who look for an inspiring place for quiet contemplation, spiritual practice and study. The beauty and the serenity of the place themselves are enough to calm the mind and to arise the inner peace of all. The place is also open for groups who look for a place to conduct spiritual retreats. Regular Yoga classes, treks to nearby touristic attractions, traditional local folk music and dancing, and other activities will enhance your holiday into an unforgettable experience. The five rooms are each equipped with kingsize beds and an extra bed with modern attached bathroom with a shower. There is a dinning/yoga hall and a well-equipped kitchen. It is located near the pictorial village Netala, nine kilometers from the famous Himalayan town Uttarkashi on the road to Gangotri. We serve here delicious, traditional, vegetarian food, cooked with love and devotion. There are many attractive locations around the guesthouse for a day hike, trekking, or just for an evening strolls, including famous temples, mountain lakes, and traditional Himalayan villages. Longer treks for mountaineers can be arranged as well. Moderate rates and very dedicated and loving service complete the overall experience. Please come over and spend some quality time with us... ... more less