"Good things come to those who wait." Never had this classic English phrase made more sense to me than on the weekend when I visited a gorgeous tiny hamlet in Uttarakhand, erstwhile completely unknown to me. The location was Shitlakhet, and I won't be surprised if you too have not heard of it before. It falls along the way from Ranikhet to Almora, and is a breath of fresh air amidst the other wildly popular hill stations in the state, because it is yet unexplored meaning you get access to unadulterated natural scenery.
I was travelling with a group of 29 others, and our chosen stay was a hidden paradise called Anant Rasa. We were expecting an unusual getaway, but what we got was much more with incredible hospitality, delectable food, and a state-of-the-art luxury accommodation, all this in the midst of the dense Uttarakhand forests.