My wife and I spent one night at V resort and wished we had more time to stay on longer. It's a lovely place nestled in the lap of a pine forest, at about 4500 ft above sea level near Almora and Kausani (Uttarakhand, India).
Simple construction with mud plastered buildings very aesthetically done added a nice charm to the place. The linen, rooms and toilets were very clean. The manager Ravinder and his staff were gracious, helpful, efficient and very hospitable. A short walk up the hill took us to breath taking views of the Himalayas - Trishul and surrounding peaks were awesome. If we had the time we would have carried our meal and picnicked at this spot. I was told by Ravinder who personally accompanied us that they do organise such eat-outs for groups! There is a crystal clear stream nearby with 4 or 5 small pools in which one can swim. I was sorely tempted to plunge and I would have if it was winter.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Listen to the chirp. Smell the breeze. Watch the leaves dance to their own rhythm. Look beyond to witness the sun rising above the hills. Welcome to Woods Resort. A quaint little getaway that brings you closer to Mother Earth, with all the luxuries of comfort.Pug's Paw eco retreat is a visual treat that lies plum in the heart of the Kumauni Himalayas 5,200 feet above sea level. Once in Pug's Paw, one can endlessly keep exploring the various options - long treks as there are panoramic mountain trails over flowing with wild crimson rhododendrons. Adventure lovers can explore rappelling & rock climbing at the retreat. The trained eyes to pick the fresh catch can spend long leisurely hours at two adjacent fish ponds within the retreat.The calm & peaceful character of the resort is a heaven for meditation and yoga practitioners. The retreat also arranges Yoga sessions by experts for the guests. ... more less