‘Soulitude’ is a place that appeals and pleases your senses in every way. Perched on the hills of Ramgarh, this delightful place gave me one of the most amazing travel experiences of my life. It is one of those rare places where the actual experience is much better than what was projected on their website. I happened to stumble upon this place quite accidentally ; my husband and I were the ‘last minute planners’ and didn’t want to visit the ‘usual’ holiday getaway places around Delhi namely Shimla, Mussorie, Nainital etc. The place looked amazing online and for the 1st time, I was looking forward to the resort stay more than the destination itself. But ‘Soulitude’ is anything but a resort; it’s a force of nature that will blow you away right from when you set your foot there. For the first time, we had someone actually taking so much interest in our trip. Right before our start, Manish (who runs the place) mailed us detailed route options to reach Ramgarh. The personal attention to every aspect of the journey was amazing. Your experience gets heightened here as you realize that you are made to feel special throughout. And who wouldn’t like that?
After a long drive, battling holiday traffic for over 4 hours my husband and I were already exhausted. Thanks to Manish’s precise directions we reached Soulitude and boy were our moods up-lifted! Upon entering Soulitude and having checked out our room, we knew we had made one of our best travelling decisions. We stayed at one of their cottages and simply put the room was divine. The aesthetics, the cozy furniture, the charming fireplace and the little curios from across the world in the room gave it an old worldly charm; something you won’t find these days. The room is squeaky clean and the bathroom is regal! Our exhaustion just vanished and we realized that this was the first of many pleasant surprises. The entrance to the cottage area itself is breath taking. Decorated tastefully, every corner of the foyer and the common area will appeal to your aesthetics. Our meeting with Manish was very cordial and we felt like family. We got introduced to the eclectic mix of crowd staying there during dinner which itself was simple and delicious. We loved the home cooked delights and marveled (one again!) at the dining area which had its own aura. Every corner in Soulitude has its own colour, aura and mystery and the linen, the furniture all spin a tale of their own. Due to our hectic drive the previous evening we couldn’t go to the trip planned to the Riverside (which is a must!!!) the next day, but ventured into the hills on our own. We walked down in the rain to eat pakoras and sipped steaming chai in the rain. There are many small eating joints after a 3km walk which is totally worth it. But don’t miss out on any meals prepared by the expert cooks at Soulitude ; the food is outstanding.
I really wish we had stayed a little longer. I am still so in awe of Soulitude and am looking forward to my next trip already. At Soulitude you are surrounded by nature’s amazing sights and the only noises you’ll hear are the chirping of the birds or the pitter-patter of the rain on your roof. The view from the balcony is breathtaking and my camera couldn’t do justice to Soulitude’s beauty. We are grateful to Manish and Ratna for having us over and fully appreciate their top notch hospitality. Their grace amazes us and their love for Soulitude is evident in the tiniest of details. Kudos to a self-gratifying experience called ‘Soulitude’!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled on a quiet hillside in Gagar (near Nainital), Soulitude has just the right ambiance for rest, relaxation and fun. Soulitude is ideal for those looking to get away from the clutter of the city..... to slow down..... rejuvenate..... and simply be! Soulitude offers 9 exquisite rooms with all the luxuries of a fine vacation home. We hope the Soulitude experience will be one that you will cherish and want to come back to for more! ... more less
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