Cottage on top of a Hill with a dominating view of the surrounding heights.
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About Kusum Raichand
An adventurous homemaker fond of travelling and meeting people. Married into an "Army" family - my husband is a veteran ( ( Lt General ), we have traveled extensively in the hills and remote areas of the country. We take pride in our retreat which was developed and constructed on an almost vertical hill side at considerable effort and time. I grew up and did my basic schooling at Birmingham, UK ; moved to India after my marriage. Fond of golf, hiking, gardening, reading and cooking ( my forte! ) and meeting people. We will be delighted to host guests and have them shown around the Kumaon region.
Kusum Raichand purchased this Bungalow in 2007
Why Kusum Raichand chose Nainital
The land on the hill side was purchased almost five years before the Cottage was completed. We chanced on this property during one of my husband's tour of duty. We had come to the Military School, Ghorakhal, situated in the valley behind our hill. The dominating view of the surrounding countryside to the North and East from our site is fascinating; large valley of Shyamkhet followed by rows of thickly forested hills and Ramgarh mountains in the background. The first site completely enamoured us and we knew then and there that we had located our summer retreat!
What makes this Bungalow unique
Located atop a hill at 6,000 ft in an idyllic rural setting almost at the edge of a jungle, the Cottage is private and secluded yet totally safe and secure. We are accessible by a black top road right up to the porch. Bhowali town, the fruit market of the Kumaon region, is just about 1.5 miles away. The Cottage is centrally located from the main touristy resorts of Nainital, Ranikhet, Ramgarh / Mukteshwar and in close vicinity of various renowned mountain lakes and tarns. The magnificent views of the surrounding hills and country side from the Cottage, the elegant Alpine decor, high wood ceilings og burnished pine, antique furniture, quirky memorabilia of military and old world charm, ornate paintings and lithographs make for a truly memorable experience for the guests. The live log wood fireplace in the Living Room enhances the ambience especially during rains and winter making it more grand. With warm, welcoming , polite and trained Staff and surrounded by manicured gardens and fruit trees, GOD's OWN is an ideal getaway and refuge especially for city dwellers !
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
God's Own Cottage is located at Bhowali in the Kumaon region. Nestled amidst tall pine and other conifers it is totally secluded and private yet safe and secure. Surrounded by hills and almost at the edge of a jungle, it provides healthy invigorating walks and a very salubrious climate and ambience. In the midst of the region's Lake District it has beautiful mountain lakes and tarns to explore
and trek. Fruit orchards of peaches, plums, pears and apples are in close vicinity. The touristy town of Nainital with its stunning natural beauty, lake, old British buildings, churches, zoo, boarding schools and exotic trekking and picnic spots can keep tourists enthralled for days. In close vicinity of the Cottage are famous temples and shrines, the tea gardens and fruit orchards, lakes and trekking sites.