Get this Wellness Retreat on your vacation radar for a rejuvenating escape!

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18th May 2019
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Blessed by the mighty Dhauladhar ranges, there is a quaint homestay hidden within Gopalpur village in Himachal. Its an ideal midway location to cover Bir-Billing on one side, and Dharamshala/Dalhousie on another. Moreover this being an Ayurvedic retreat, it focuses on detoxification, healthy living, happiness and inner well-being, which is a cherry on cake to experience, in addition to this exceptionally comfortable experiential stay.

HOW TO REACH

There are direct buses from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate going to Palampur. We took the 7:30 morning AC bus for 1000 bucks which dropped us at Malan junction after Nagrota Bagwan in 12 hours. From there its just 8km, so we took cab to reach homestay located near Gopalpur Zoo.

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Gateway to a better health!

HOW THE STAY CAME TO BE CHOSEN

After being deprived of vacation last 10 months, I was searching for a holiday home which can be easily reached without having to undertake hectic journeys or encounter difficult roads. The idea and criteria was to reset the body and mind after an exhaustive work life-cycle for so long. I recalled a past conversation with my friend about wellness centers emerging as burgeoning choice to enjoy staycations, as well as experience an extensive health upkeep with a relaxing respite. So, the good faithful Google request bytes returned with a beautifully wrapped gift in form of this earthy utopian villa cum farmstay along with wellness center within its premises.

Huge premises adorned with flowers, swing and greenery

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One glance had me convinced of securing reservations and head out to enjoy my short vacation at this wondrous property!

THE EXPERIENCE and SIGHTSEEING

The outset to this glorious getaway kick-started with clucking of hens, chirping of birds and soft knock of sunlight and cool breeze that announced arrival of fresh hope and anticipation of pleasant zing. Nothing compares to the joy of sun-kissed mornings sprinkling oodles of bright happiness over colorful gardens.

First ray of sunshine over marvelously spread-out gardens

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Lounge chairs to laze away while sunbathing

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Dawn at Ketav's abode

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Sunrise

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Interiors are decorated to provide a soothing and snug stay, with all amenities included, along with many hangout spots within premises to simply spend time in tranquility.

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Balcony just outside room to enjoy outside and greet nature

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Sky View room

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Rooftop is the prime jewel where you get to witness the incredible Dhauladhar range and spend hours soaking in the peace and energy from mountains.

View from rooftop

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Open space at rooftop to relax and unwind

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The ambiance here awakens your senses with the sweet fragrance of flowers, symphony of water flowing in nearby stream and abundant nature's bounty in neighboring fields.

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Wheat fields around property

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Step farming with backdrop of snowy mountains create a contrasting magical effect

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There are also many tea-gardens, a zoo, mini-waterfall and plenty of short hikes nearby to connect with nature and spend a relaxing time.

Water-stream in backyard of property

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Chilling by melodious sound of waterfall

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Lots of tea-gardens nearby

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Interacting with local kids was great fun; the elder one is a footballer!

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After exploring property and nearby areas, we proceeded to paragliding in Bir which is about an hour's distance from this place.

Billing Take-off site

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Flying over Bir

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Landing at Bir

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The other day we went for a day-trip towards Dharamshala & Dalhousie:

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Tasty food is prepared in-house by vegetables and organic products grown in fields nearby.

Dinner setting at rooftop

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Tasty food prepared by in-house chef

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The day ended with a twilight walk under the shining sky embedded with moon playing hide-n-seek with millions of stars twinkling above the mountains.

Twilight sky

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Mountain ranges captured from rooftop by setting long-exposure shot

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THE FEEL GOOD FACTOR - PANCHKARMA CENTER

The USP of staying at a wellness villa is that if you are tired after visiting places, or simply crave for a rejuvenating time-out from your hectic schedule, it has various therapies and Ayurvedic treatments to pamper and heal you. Options such as Hypertension package, Yoga, Pranayam & Meditation courses and treatments targeted towards healing and strengthening of 'Chakras' covered as part of Ayurveda knowledge realm lend profound positive impact on your overall well-being, which I could vouch for personally after experiencing it first hand. The main aim of these treatments is to eliminate the internal causative factors of the diseases and develop greater immunity.

Consultation and wellness center located within premises

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Gorgeous views at relaxing spots create a positive ambience fostering serenity and happiness!

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This is a great initiative and outstanding example of upcoming wellness & medical tourism trend, focusing not just accommodation or food, but a comprehensive package to inculcate healthier living and active lifestyle.

Hats-off to impeccable service, delicious food and intensive therapeutic care to imbibe a vigorous pleasantness in mind, body and soul to enable sustenance with a revitalized enthusiasm and inner-peace.

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