With the new year just around the corner, it is time to plan a getaway that will set the tune for the coming year. Check out The Cottage by OpenSky, a quaint resort located in the charming hills of Uttarakhand that's perfect for those who want to ring in 2020 with JOMO! (joy of missing out)
For all of you who are tired of blacking-out even before the clock strikes 12 every New Year's Eve, this is a good place to head to for a change. Whether you visit with your partner, family or friends, your New Year's Eve at The Cottage by OpenSky will be a memorable one.
About the Property:
The property is located in Jeolikote, a little town near the well-known city of lakes, Nainital. Enveloped within mountains, overlooking lush green hills, the resort is a Raj Heritage property. If you've ever dreamed of relishing hot cocoa by the fireplace, this is where that dream can gain fruition in reality. With Victorian architecture, the cottage is reminiscent of the royal past when grandeur was the norm of every day. This boutique resort is rife with rustic corners and colourful decor that ooze with a sense of warmth that is typical to homes in the mountains. Walls and doorways of the resort are a perfect blend of modern and Kumaoni style, giving you a feel of luxury and at the same time, an insight into the culture of Uttarakhand. The aspect that stands out most about this resort is the fact that it is run as a guest house. This means that you can experience the exclusivity of a personal touch throughout your stay. Interact with the lovely family that runs the resort and be sure to be pampered by their love and care.
As if gorgeous rooms were not enough, there's a river that flows beneath the property. Imagine sitting by the river and having a chilled beer under the warm winter sun! Sounds like an ideal holiday, right? You can even saunter along with the verdant farms of the resort that are lined with fruit trees like kiwi and strawberries. For the time you stay at The Cottage, you can have a dream home of our own!
The resort offers five cottage rooms that are unique and themed differently. The rooms feature elegant drawing rooms, private porches, and all the amenities you need to make your stay a luxurious one. There are three deluxe rooms and two standard rooms that you can choose from. They cost Rs 6,000 and Rs 4,000 respectively. This cost is also inclusive of refreshments and home-made cakes.
The resort provides a rich variety of home-made meals that are reasonably charged. The cost of the food is Rs 400 per meal, per adult and Rs 200 per meal, per child.
How To Reach:
Rail: The most common and widely used mode to reach Jeolikote is train. Travel from New-Delhi to Kathgodam, the closest railway station to the property which is about 40 mins away. Hail a taxi from the railway station straight to The Cottage.
Air: The closest airport to Jeolikot is in Pantnagar, located 51km away. You can hail easily-available cabs at Pantnagar that will get you right up till the property.
Road: The road trip from Delhi-Jeolikote takes about six to seven hours. One can reach Jeolikote via Haldwani Road. It is best to speak to the hotel staff before you start, as they will be able to tell you the condition of the roads.
Around the Property:
There are numerous activities that you can undertake around the property.
With mighty mountains standing tall in front of you, you can explore any marked trails around the property. Hike down the river or take a detour towards smaller villages like Do-Gaon, located close to the property.
Bhimtal and Naikuchiatal are two lake towns that make for wonderful day-trips. You can paraglide in Bhimtal and hire a cycle to roam around Naukuchiatal. The road to these places is beautiful, so you can even stop at tea gardens for a picnic if you wish!
Nainital is only 30 mins away from the property. Once there, you must take a boat ride, visit the government house, take a trolley ride up to snow view and shop till you drop at the Bhutanese market.
Located one hour away from the property , Corbett National Park is rich in flora and fauna including Bengal tigers, leopards and wild elephants. You can take a safari inside the park and witness wildlife in their natural habitat.
So head to the hills for a relaxing new year's getaway and have a wonderful stay at The Cottage.
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