In The Lap Of Nature In Lansdowne

Managed by siblings Chahat Satija and Gaurang Satija, this boutique stay in Lansdowne promises guests indulgent, unhurried days, organic garden-to-table cuisine, stunning vistas, and lush pine forest surroundings
Samskara & Samsara is a tranquil haven in Lansdowne
Samskara & Samsara is a tranquil haven in Lansdowne@samskarasamsara/Instagram

With its unspoiled landscapes and serene atmosphere, Lansdowne is a perfect retreat for nature enthusiasts, offering scenic walks and breathtaking hillside views. Amid this tranquil haven lies Samskara & Samsara, inviting you to experience the magic of the landscape. Located around 250 km from Delhi, this boutique stay is Lansdowne’s lazy haven. This charming stay run by a brother-sister duo Chahat Satija and Gaurang Satija woos guests with indulgent, no-agenda days, nourishing cuisine sourced from an organic garden, panoramic sunrise and sunset views, and surrounding pine forests.

The pet-friendly stay is a true return to nature for your furry friends. They have two dogs of their own - Rudra and Lobsang who will be happy to be your constant companions, from going on hikes to playing football, or for when you are just lazing around.

With its serene atmosphere, the stay makes for a tranquil getaway
With its serene atmosphere, the stay makes for a tranquil getawaySamskara and Samsara


The boutique stay is one of the most spacious properties in Lansdowne. Take your pick from a variety of accommodations such as glamping tents, family rooms, suites, and an executive room, all with plenty of room for bonfires, outdoor activities, and sports. Benefit from complimentary WiFi and free car parking throughout your stay. One of the highlights of the stay is the atmospheric Lansdowne Bar, the oldest bar in town. Transformed from a humble six-bed dormitory in an old cowshed in 2015 with interiors inspired by the famous show Peaky Blinders, this establishment has evolved into a charming old-English Victorian bar. Launched in September 2021, it now stands as a beautifully repurposed bar.

The atmospheric bar is the oldest in Lansdowne
The atmospheric bar is the oldest in LansdowneSamskara & Samsara


You can spend your days lazing around, reading that unfinished book, or if you are the outdoorsy type, then go on a trek to Lansdowne town or go on trails around the property surrounded by woods. If you are adventurous, you can also sign up for Corbett wildlife safaris and paragliding, offered on a chargeable basis.


Their luxe glamping tents are hugely popular
Their luxe glamping tents are hugely popularSamskara & Samsara

Most travellers nowadays are concerned about the impact of their stay in pristine places. However, you need not worry about your footprint when you stay here. The owners have ensured that no trees were cut down while creating Samskara & Samsara. The property is home to more than 100 species of trees and plants. Their extensive kitchen garden has fresh vegetables and herbs and fosters a deep connection to the earth for guests. The hot water comes from solar panels. Additionally, they have a strict water-saving system, including rainwater harvesting. They also avoid using single-use toiletry bottles and instead provide dispensers in all bathrooms to reduce waste. Unsurprisingly, they recently won the “Green Hotel of the Year, North India Category” award from IHE for their sustainable practices.


Be warned that you may find it difficult to leave this haven of peace and tranquility. Chahat says they sometimes find persuading guests to depart from this idyllic setting challenging. She talks about a city dweller who once stayed here and declared, “This is where I belong,” and stayed for three months.


Address: Samskara & Samsara, Upper Goyun, Lansdowne, Uttarakhand.


Call: +91 9412 955 70

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