Kanatal isn’t a destination that comes with a promise of frills and thrills.It urges you to slow down and relish nature’s sights and sounds in the serene abode of the Himalayas. A series of narrow, zigzag roads surrounded by fragrant pine, deodar and rhododendron trees lead you to this little hill station tucked inside the belly of Uttarakhand’s rolling hills.
Local Dost - Manish
Accommodation is unique in a sense that it is made up of all eco-friendly material available locally and employing local unskilled laborers. It was always a challenge to make them understand anything initially, as they are also somewhat influenced by construction techniques used in Cities these days and they always used to tell us why are you making it like this, no one makes it like this now, but after three years of persistent efforts, we have comfortable eco-friendly huts with scenic views of Snow-Clad Peaks of Greater Himalayas and valley of Cedar trees. The huts maintain temperature as when it is cold outside, the walls made up of mud and stone keep it warm inside and vice versa. The food is traditional Indian food. Guests will have option for local Garhwali delicacies. Guests are invited to join in activities like working in the vegetable garden, taking the goats to graze or milking the buffalo. It is also an opportunity for people stuck in Urban areas to rediscover themselves by connecting with Nature in a very hand-on manner. We have recently planted Apple, Pears, Black Litchi, and Cedar trees.
At night after hard days’ work; guests can relax, watch the stars, or simply sit and listen the mystic sound of wind, birds, and deers from forest.
Himalayan Bird Quest
To ensure no carbon footrint, the cottages have been setup at a 1 km hike from the main road so that it’s free from noise and vehicular polution. Travellers should be ready to explore this offbeat place via 30 minutes trek. We also have mules to carry you in case you can’t trek.