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OHOT Recommended Staycations: Ojaswi Himalayan Resort, Mukteshwar

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Located amidst the famed Nainital hills, 40km from Kathgodam is a quaint village far away from hustle bustle of the noisy city life. Bid adieu to the hassle of travelling to popular hill towns and unwind in the lap of nature at Uttarakhand’s best kept secret – Mukhteshwar.

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And amidst those scenic mountains, lush green valleys and gushing waterfalls, is a luxurious boutique property providing you the best of comforts and a unique experience. Located in Sitla, Mukteshwar, Ojaswi Himalayan Resort is a 3-star property which offers a 180-degree view of the mighty Himalayas. There’s magic all around the resort as mountains the glimmer like molten gold that never fails to brighten up the day.

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Once you enter the resort,you will certainly get a feel of a European colonial town as all cottages have beautifully crafted stone exteriors and wooden interiors. Every cottage will welcome you with a stunning view and every morning you’ll wake up to a landscape painted in varying shades of green. The luxurious rooms and cottages are categorized into Jungle Retreat Cottage, Terrace Rooms, Club Retreat Cottage, Ojaswi Family Suite and Himalayan Suite, with each having private balconies or small gardens overlooking the magnificent Chhanguch and Maiktoli ranges. There are six beautiful terrace rooms, for travellers looking to be in complete sync with the surrounding wilderness.

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The rooms offer all the facilities keeping in mind the need of present day traveller like, luxurious and well furnished rooms, balconies, attached washrooms, wall to wall carpeting, 24 hour running hot water, television, doctor on call facilities and above all the ample parking.
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The in-house restaurant of Ojaswi Himalayan Resort with the perfect Pahadi ambience, a small fire area and an exceptional team of chefs providing you with the specialties of Kumaoni food and other delicacies from all around the world is bound to leave one craving for more. Do try their their simple yet luscious chicken curry, that happens to be a local favourite. There is also a cozy cafe in the premises where you can relax in the soothing ambiance and grab some quick bites of the flavorsome and scrumptious snacks.

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The nature-loving folks can admire the Nanda Devi peaks and drink endless cups of chai from the lawn. The healthier lot can sign up for morning yoga that can also be arranged in the middle of the Shitla orchard. For the easily adventurous ones, there are treks, cycling trails, zip lining, rappelling and rock climbing. Or, you can just spend the day playing games the resort has – table tennis, carom, video games and more.

If your lazy bones need a little more pampering, book yourself at the spa. Some of the available therapies are – Shrirodhara, Abhyangham and Swedish, deep-tissue and Balinese massages.

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How to reach?

Ojaswi Himalayan Resort sits on the Mukteshwar-Shitla road, on the outskirts of Mukteshwar.

By Air: The nearest airport to the resort is located in Pantnagar, a little over a 100 kilometres away. Accessible by taxis, it takes three and a half hours to reach Ojaswi.

By Rail: The railway station nearest to the resort is 73 kilometres away, at Kathgodam, connecting all major Indian cities such as Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar and Cochin. Plenty of local taxis and shared jeeps ply from Kathgodam to Mukteshwar, with the drive lasting for about two and a half hours.

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