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The White Peaks

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Rental Home -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Gagar, Nainital District, Uttarakhand
Nestled amidst glistening silver oak forests on all three sides, The White Peaks is a charming little private cottage located in the elusive Himalayan hamlet of Gagar in Uttarakhand. The crisp mountain air and the serene atmosphere of the place slowly ebbs away stress, making it an ideal place to slow down and enjoy the simple things of life. A boutique homestay, it is perfect for writers, poets, bird-watchers or even those who wish to spend some quiet time or run away from the cacophony of big cities. With a cozy fireplace and a sun-drenched courtyard that offers a dramatic, 180-degree view of the imposing snow-covered Himalayan peaks, The White Peaks is your little home in hills. As you reach the quaint village of Gagar, a walk up a sun-dappled, windy road, next to a handful of humble village shops, leads you to the cottage, giving you... Read more
Listing #FKN9637327
About the Owner
Aparupa G
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2018
Interaction with guests
At an altitude of 1789m, with views of the Himalayan peaks, including Nanda Devi, Trishul and the Panchachuli range, Ramgarh is especially known as a fruit bowl for its fruit orchards. Several famous personalities such as Rabindranath Tagore, Narain Swami and Mahadevi Verma had established their ashrams here. Today it is a popular destination for vacation homes.
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Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

This is our first trip to Uttarkhand and we picked up Nainital as its not so faar from Gurgoan , so searching for dog friendly places to stay as we have planned to travel along wtih our pet Scooby, and found this place called White...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Global802791, VR Owner at The White Peaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jyoti, We are grateful to the earnest feedback of your vacation at The White Peaks. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay, loved the location and our hospitality. It's nice to hear that your pet Scoopy had a great time with...More

Reviewed December 3, 2018

White Peaks is a beautiful two bedroom cottage. We enjoyed every minute of our stay there. Nestled in the foothills of Himalayas at around 7000 ft, the entire house is tastefully decorated with mood lights. The fireplace was icing on the cake. The sit outs...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Versha G
Global802791, VR Owner at The White Peaks, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Hi Versha, Thank you for sharing this lovely feedback. We are glad you liked the stay and we were able to meet your expectations :) Looking forward to hosting you again. Regard The White Peaks

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Reviewed November 10, 2018

Have traveled a lot and this place just ticked all the right boxes. It's a great bungalow located after a short but steep climb up from the road in Gagar. The place itself is kept very well maintained. Loaded with books and has a porch...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Yogesh82
Global802791, VR Owner at The White Peaks, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2018

Hi Yogesh, Thank you for sharing this lovely feedback. We are glad you liked the stay and we were able to meet your expectations :) Looking forward to hosting you again. Regard The White Peaks

Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Bathrooms
    2 Full baths
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About the neighborhood
1. Shyamkhet Tea Garden

Barely 20 minutes from Gagar, is the serene Shyamkhet Tea Gardens. Great for a walk around, its ideal for those who love their tea. They also house a quaint little Tea Shop from where one could purchase different kinds of teas.

Tea Estate Timings:
Summers: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Winters : 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

2. Explore Uttarakhands’s Handloom and Handicrafts

Uttarakhand Textile Development Corporation has a store in Khutani where they sell their handloom and handicraft products.You could buy authentic silk products, cotton/woolen handlooms and various handmade brass/wood show pieces to take away home.With every purchase, the local artisans are motivated to do better and preserve their arts and crafts forms.
Getting around
1.The Jhandidhar temple trek

The Jhandidhar temple is an ancient Durga and Shiva temple that is approximately 2 Kms away from the cottage

2. Kainchi dham temple
One of the most spiritually renowned realms of Uttrakhand is Kanchi Dham owing to the ashram of the famous Shri Neem Karoli Baba Maharaj ji. Perched on an elevation of 1400 m above the sea level on the Nainital-Almora Road, it is 9 Km from Bhowali and 17 Kms from Nainital and is one of the most prominent pilgrimage sites in India.

3.Ghorakhal temple-
Ghorakhal offers an insight into the traditions and cultures of Kumoan. Perched at an altitude of 2000 meters above the sea level, it is just 3 Kms from Bhowali and barely 40 mins away from our cottage.
How to get there
Airport: Pantnagar: 45.4 mi
Railway: Kathgodam : 24.2 mi
By Air: The nearest airport is located at Pantnagar. The property is a 2.5 hour drive from there.

By Train - The nearest railway station is Kathgodam. The White Peaks is a 1.5 hour drive from there.

DELHI - KATHGODAM
1.Train Name NDLS KGM SHT
Train No 12040
Departure Time 06:00
Arrival Time 11:40

2.Train Name Ranikhet Express
Train No 15013
Departure Time 20:00 (from Delhi Cantt)
Arrival Time 05:05

KATHGODAM - DELHI
1.Train Name KGM NDLS SHT
Train No 12039
Departure Time 15:35
Arrival Time 21:05

2.Train Name Ranikhet Express
Train No 15014
Departure Time 20:40
Arrival Time 05:14 (Delhi Cantt)

Trains from other cities:

DEHRADUN-KATHGODAM
DehraDun- Kathgodam Express 14120 23:00 07:10
KATHGODAM-DEHRADUN
Kathgodam-Dehradun Express 14119 19:45 04:20

KOLKATA-KATHGODAM
Bagh Express...
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