Head North With Neemrana

Experience an idyllic sanctuary where time stands still at Neemrana’s Ramgarh Bungalows and Neemrana’s Glasshouse on the Ganges. Whether you seek a family adventure, a romantic getaway, or a solo sojourn, these hidden gems await you
Breakfast with a view at Neemrana’s Ramgarh Bungalows
Breakfast with a view at Neemrana’s Ramgarh Bungalows

As the scorching summer sun beats down relentlessly, you are naturally pushed into your urban confines. It's that time of year when the pavement sizzles underfoot, and the hum of air conditioners becomes the noisy soundtrack of daily life. In the midst of the fast-paced city life, many of us yearn for a peaceful escape. So, heed your inner calling and indulge in a rejuvenating getaway amidst the tranquil and unspoiled beauty of India's northern landscapes, says Mr Aman Nath, Chairman, Neemrana Hotels.

As the memory of summer lingers, it feels like the onset of spring, at Neemrana’s Glasshouse on the Ganges. The thought of a vacation is tantalising, a much-needed respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whether you are seeking a family adventure, a romantic getaway, or a solo sojourn, these two hidden gems—Neemrana’s Ramgarh Bungalows and Neemrana’s Glasshouse on the Ganges—offer an idyllic sanctuary where time seems to stand still, and worries melt away like snowflakes in the sun.

Glasshouse on the Ganges

Begin your journey in the mystical town of Rishikesh, where the mighty Ganges meanders through lush forests and rocky cliffs, casting its spell on all who behold her majesty. Experience the new jungle location of Neemrana’s Glasshouse on the Ganges, still secluded in what was previously Neemrana’s Himalayan Hideaway. As you approach this unique 'non-hotel' hotel, you will immediately feel a sense of tranquility, as if entering a world where time slows down and worldly worries fade away.

The property, with its treetop rooms, each a sanctuary of heritage and comfort, is adorned with unique interiors and paintings of vibrant birds that seem to come to life against the backdrop of the jungle. Open your windows to a world where clouds drift in and out, revealing breathtaking views of the Garhwal Himalayas.

Have a meal or read a book while surrounded by the tree canopies and hills
Have a meal or read a book while surrounded by the tree canopies and hills

Relax in seating areas with a canopy of clear sky above, and indulge in panoramic vistas of the Ganges as it winds its way through the hills—a sight that never fails to inspire awe and wonder. With a focus on wellness and healing, the property offers a plethora of activities to rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul.

To start your day on a refreshing note, Ms. Sonavi Kaicker, CEO of Neemrana Hotels, suggests an early morning yoga session by the banks of the Ganges. The tranquil flow of the river provides the perfect meditative backdrop for your practice.

Yoga by the river
Yoga by the river

Following the yoga session, you can indulge in a relaxing spa treatment featuring ancient Ayurvedic therapies that work their magic to restore balance and harmony to your being. For the more adventurous souls, the team also organises thrilling outdoor activities, such as whitewater rafting on the Ganges and trekking through the nearby hills. Each experience promises to be more exhilarating than the last.

But perhaps the true magic of the property’s experience lies in the natural topography, offering vistas of the valley, the lush treelines, the diverse birdlife, and the meandering river below, that truly immerses you in the captivating embrace of the surrounding natural world. Take a leisurely stroll down bamboo and pine-lined paths to the white sands of the Ganges where the cool waters beckon you to dip your toes and immerse yourself in the moment. In the mornings and evenings, when the air is cooler and the world is bathed in soft hues of pink and gold, find a quiet spot outdoors to indulge in some reading, letting the sights and sounds of nature wash over you like a gentle wave.

Tranquility and the ever-present river
Tranquility and the ever-present river

And when hunger strikes, satisfy your palate with the authentic flavours of the region, as locally sourced produce is transformed into culinary delights by the talented chefs at the hotel. From rustic mountain grilles to familiar favourites with an Asian or European twist, every meal is a journey of discovery, a celebration of the land and its bounty.

The Ramgarh Bungalows

Your adventure doesn't end here. Experience your own natural high as you journey further from the banks of the Ganges, onwards and upwards to the misty hills above Nainital, where Neemrana's 19th-century Ramgarh Bungalows await, like a beacon of old-world charm amidst the verdant landscape. As you wind your way up the mountain roads, the air grows cooler, and the vistas more breathtaking, until at last, you arrive at these restored English cottages which exude a timeless oasis of tranquility and beauty.

The bungalows exude a vintage charm
The bungalows exude a vintage charm

The Ramgarh Bungalows are situated 2,000 meters (6,000 ft) above sea level, offering a nostalgic experience reminiscent of a bygone era. The vibrant gardens are filled with the colours of spring, and the adjacent orchards are laden with apricots, plums, peaches, pears, and apples throughout the summer.

Every corner of this place offers a breathtaking view of the hills, while the fresh mountain air invigorates the senses and soothes the soul. For couples seeking a romantic escape, candlelit evenings against the backdrop of the hills are sure to kindle the flames of passion. Those searching for adventure can embark on thrilling mountain treks that promise excitement at every turn.

A candlelit dinner in a magical backdrop
A candlelit dinner in a magical backdrop

But perhaps the most magical moments are reserved for the sunrise and sunset, when the golden rays of the sun cast their mesmerising glow upon the landscape, painting the sky in hues of orange and pink. It's a sight that never fails to inspire awe and wonder, a reminder of the beauty and majesty of the natural world.

The charming bungalows beckon nature enthusiasts with a myriad of opportunities to indulge in exploration and discovery. Amidst the verdant foliage, avid bird watchers can delight in the sight of unique avian species, while culinary aficionados can partake in the rich, delectable flavours of the Kumaoni region.

The Rose Cottage at Ramgarh Bungalows
The Rose Cottage at Ramgarh Bungalows

Beyond the gastronomic delights, guests can embark on a wholesome morning journey with a delectable array of preservative-free Neemrana jams, meticulously crafted from the bountiful seasonal fruits harvested from the property's own orchards. These exquisite jams not only encapsulate the true essence of the fruits but also serve as a testament to promoting good health, ensuring a nourishing breakfast amidst the breathtaking embrace of the great outdoors.

Pet Parents

Besides, Neemrana has ingeniously considered an often-overlooked aspect of hospitality: pet parents who hesitate to leave their furry companions behind. Fear not, for Neemrana warmly welcomes your four-legged friends to join you on your getaway amidst nature. Both these properties are pet-friendly, ensuring that every member of the family, including your beloved pets, can partake in the adventure.

Whether you are craving a family adventure, a romantic getaway, or a soul-searching solo expedition, these two Neemrana heritage properties promise a beautiful blend of vintage charm, thrilling experiences, and the untouched beauty of nature. Leave behind the chaos and find your piece of paradise.



Neemrana's Glasshouse on The Ganges - Rishikesh

Village Kalthar, Rishikesh-Badrinath Road, Shivpuri, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249192, India 

Find the Google Maps location of Glasshouse on The Ganges here.

The Ramgarh Bungalows - above Nainital 

Ramgarh (Malla), Kumaon Hills District Nainital, Uttarakhand 263137, India 

Find the Google Maps location of the Ramgarh Bungalows here.

For reservations, call : +91 124 4666 166. Email : reservations@neemranahotels.com

Visit www.neemranahotels.com for more information

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