June 10 -14, 2013
If you are looking for peace and tranquility in the lap of nature then this could be the place. Away from the noisy and bustling crowd of Nainital nestled in the quaint little village of Uttranchal lies the Green lodge. An apt name for the place.
A 1km detour from the bazaar of Jeolikote will take you to the Bhalyuti village.
And there lies this one acre property with valleys, forests and small agricultural fields surrounding it.
The Green lodge offers a very comfortable stay with all the modern amenities in a traditional Indian village environment. It is not a Hotel or a Motel with a labyrinth of rooms but just a small bungalow built by Mukul as an escapade from the strenuous, hot and dusty urban life.
It gives you an opportunity to relax in a Pollution free environment with only the chirping birds and buzzing bees for company. One can walk down the village road and interact with the villagers engaged in Mushroom farming, Bee keeping besides the traditional terrace farming. Or trek down the valley to the small stream for a picnic and maybe get lucky to sight a leopard.
A typical day would start with a steaming cup of coffee sitting on the terrace overseeing the mountains and forest, seeing variety of birds flying past with a cacophony of sounds and you would be glad you came here. Wild boar, deer and an occasional hare are not an uncommon sight. They enter the property perimeter searching for freshly grown plants and seedlings.
One can pluck fresh vegetables and fruits for food and feast on organic produce. The caretaker on the premises doubles as a cook and shall take care of all your needs with a smiling demenour.
Afternoons are for snoozing and evenings to once again sit on the terrace, the twinkling lights of Nainital in the distance with a nice long drink, counting the stars and listening to the pleasant music of crickets singing.
For those who miss the urban life Nainital is only a 30 minute drive where you may get the Pizzas, hamburgers and the ice creams.
I had the pleasure of staying on this property with my wife and two grown up children and the long lazy days gave us an opportunity to bond as a family in the lap of Mother Nature away from the tensions of daily life.
Strongly recommend for a relaxing holiday.
-- Atul Bindraban,
September 21 - 24, 2012
This was a great experience. Me and my wife were on a holiday trip to Nainital last year and decided to stay at this place. I am glad I took this decision. The place is surrounded by natural beauty and faces a valley. The surroundings are extremely serene. We enjoyed the early morning walk in the green surroundings.
Distances from places of interest like Nainital, Kath Godam, Naukuchia tal, Sat tal, Bhim tal, are small enough to do day long excursions. We enjoyed the the good and light home made food which was often made to our order. We also packed food for our excursions.
The place was economical as the rates were lower than the hotels in the city which also had a disadvantage of being away from natural beauty and serenity. A big disadvantage is a convenient parking place for your car and the the excessive traffic in Nainital.
-- Anil Bansal,
March 9 - 12, 2012
The Green Lodge is an ideal place for a family vacation. Nainital is a short drive away and we made several trips to Nainital and beyond to Naukuchia Taal and Bhimtal.
The lodge has two wonderfully furnished bedrooms with attached bathrooms, and each bedroom has a huge window that looks out towards a valley that is surrounded by lush green mountains. There is a fruit and vegetable garden, and a water stream flows down rights next to the garden. Children have ample room to play in the garden. The sound of water flowing down the stream is very soothing indeed.
The lodge has a well equipped kitchen and a spacious dining area and a very friendly attendant who will cook meals for you and run whatever errands you may want him to run. Our every need was promptly and graciously attended to by the attendant. Except for the attendant, the lodge is like a private resort if you book both the rooms.
I highly recommend the Green Lodge to anyone who has a small family and wants to relax for a few days with the family.
-- Anil Goyal,