I take my holidays very seriously. And have a checklist that needs to be met for it to go into my “super holiday hall of fame”, especially when it comes to the mountains. A place for relaxation. Option of adventure. Green. Serene. And most important of all - far from the maddening crowd. Most places in Uttrakand and Himachal fail on the last parameter as every long weekend or holiday season hoards of people descend on the valleys. Infact with most hill stations becoming tourist hubs all through the year, I hate the feeling of walking through the groups when trekking or exploring the places around.
So ladies and gentlemen, I present to you a destination like no other - Deori, a tiny hamlet in Trithan Valley. And in Deori I present to you Gone Fishing Cottages - a charming set of cottages set amidst the forestland and fresh streams of water.
I have stayed in several Cottages in the mountains but this place of stay is like no other. And I have my reasons for why I feel this way:
1. Happiness is an afternoon nap under the sky during the winter. You wake up refreshed, satiated and truly happy with catching just a few winks. Imagine….you are lounging and lazying around on soft grass, sound of the nearby stream being your lullaby, a slight breeze caressing your body as you cocoon yourself, and the sun providing the warmth that penetrates your skin and reaches your soul. Gone Fishing Cottages gets sun 12 months a year making it bright and happy through and through.