Bob,s Place - Nainital / Uttaranchal: WelcomHeritage Bob’s Place lies in the heart of the Kumaon Himalayas at 6200 feet. In the mist of verdant valleys and mountains clad in forests of oak, rhododendron, deodar and pine, WelcomHeritage Bob’s Place offers five rooms, a suite and an exclusive cottage, each with its own sitout. The bedrooms are inviting and comfortable with all modern amenities. There’s a common lounge and dining area, and a deck that faces the Himalayas. The many terraced gardens are safe for kids to run free in and perfect to just hang around in and unwind.
While you relax, play and tuck into generous helpings of delicious food, just like at home and in summer you pick and relish fruit fresh off the trees. There are numerous easy walk away treks for the more adventurous. Thirty minutes and you are in the tranquil tea shaded courtyard of an isolated medieval temple an hour and you can be beside a cool, gurgling stream.
Taradale Cottage - Ramgarh - Nainital: Taradale Cottage is located 325.Kms from Delhi, and lies in the sleepy hamlet of Ramgarh in the north-eastern part of the Kumaon region of the Himalayas. This relatively undiscovered but increasingly popular destination is often termed as the fruit basket of the picturesque Uttarakhand state because of its sprawling peach, plum, apricot, apple & pear orchards. The beauty of Ramgarh and its surrounding majestic mountains, pristine Oak & Rhododendron forests, crisp cool air and vast clear skies attracted several industrial & royal houses to set up their estates here in the last century. The peace & tranquillity of this place inspired the likes of Rabindranath Tagore who penned parts of his famous Gitanjali here. Mahadevi Verma the prose & poetry writer built an abode here which is now a museum. Narain Swami & Sri Aurobindo also founded Ashrams in the vicinity. The famous wildlife conservationist and writer Jim Corbett stayed here while en-route to bag one of the man-eating Tigers and has mentioned Ramgarh in one of his books.
Taradale Cottage was christened after the illustrious Aristocrat & Diplomat Major General 'Tara' Singh Bal, and belongs to his second generation descendants. The quaint Cottage is situated in a fairly secluded spot overlooking tree covered slopes and a verdant green valley or “Dale” from which it derives the latter half of its name.
A five minutes downhill walk from the road leads you to the property which is reminiscent of the summer houses built during the British Raj.The grey & white stucco façade, slanting tin roofs, bay windows, conservatory, verandas & balconies replete with delicate Victorian trims lend an old world charm to this home away from home .
The cottage is nestled in a small English garden, adjacent to a patch of stately Pine & Deodar trees overlooking the spectacular snow bound Himalayan peaks of Nanda Devi , Trishul , Panchachuli , Nandakot , Bhartoli and Nandaghunti . A quaint attic is amongst the 6 well-appointed bedrooms with en-suit bathrooms and modern comforts. Colonial furniture and tastefully done interiors, wooden ceilings and fireplaces in most rooms welcome you. Personalised and painstakingly done décor complete with old framed prints and fascinating antique bric-a-brac adorns the foyer, parlour & powder room. The Dining room offers simple but delectable Indian, Continental & Kumaoni cuisine to savour and pamper your taste buds.