A Secluded Mountain Retreat
Boutique Hotel From USD $240
Kanatal, Uttarkhand, India
21 Bedrooms, sleeps 2
From USD $240
The Terraces is a hidden spiritual retreat tucked amid the Himalayas in a hill station called Kanatal in Uttarakhand. Nestled in the midst of the Shivalik range of the Himalayas in the tiny hill station of Kanatal, The Terraces is a secret getaway, far from civilization.
Nestled in the midst of the Shivalik range of the Himalayas in the tiny hill station of Kanatal, The Terraces is a secret getaway, far from civilization.
Situated at a height of 8,500 feet, this boutique hotel is surrounded by apple orchards and has clear views of snow-clad mountains. The nondescript town of Kanatal is so easy to miss—with almost no signboards announcing its location—that it makes you wonder if it exists at all.
A seven-hour ride from the metro city of Delhi, up curvaceous roads, with the occasional bumps, across a harem of pine, deodar and rhododendron trees will lead you to this cosy little town.
The biggest attraction of The Terraces is its remote location. Each year, more international than Indian tourists make bookings for a spiritual retreat that encompasses of yoga and holistic self development program, to rid people of their increasingly stressful lives.
With wide open terraces and courtyards, and chirping birds for company, silence is certainly a possession priced by the hotel.
Sprawled over five acres, The Terraces houses 21 spacious rooms come equipped with luxurious amenities like a private balcony, a working fireplace, WiFi connectivity, movies on demand together with DVD players, a mini bar, tea/coffee maker and an in-room safe.
There are 8 deluxe rooms, 12 super deluxe rooms and 1 luxury suite to choose from. Every room comes with a different look that features vivid furnishings in various color combinations and eco-friendly products from Forest Essentials.
You can expect to sample authentic North Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisines at the in-house restaurant of The Terraces, which has indoor and outdoor seating.
The hotel also has a well-stocked bar with a decent menu of cocktails and mocktails to choose from.
The resort has dedicated staff and a range of programmes for their guests, such as jeep safaris, day/night picnics, guided treks and camping facilities.
For those who want to explore the scenic beauty of Kanatal, they organize sightseeing tours to nearby areas like Surkhanda Devi temple, Tehri Dam, Dhanaulti, and the forests of Kaudia and Devdarshini.
They can also arrange for adventure sports like rock climbing, zip-lining, rappelling, white water rafting and valley crossing that take place around the region, with certified instructors.
The property has a theater-style Conference Hall to fit almost 50-55 people for corporate programs and conferences, along with an exceptional audio-visual system.
In addition, they host special workshops in yoga and meditation once a year with a panel of experts. They can organize the same for groups upon request. During winter, bonfires and live barbeque dinners provide respite from the chilly weather.
"The resort is in a beautiful location, and the team is wonderful. The facilities, including the restaurant and gym were first class. The resort is well-maintained and impeccably clean. The entire experience was very relaxing; exactly what I was hoping for." – Anujit, Bangalore
"I attended the yoga retreat at The Terraces, and it just emanates this astonishing silence, which I haven’t seen in any other place I have visited. There are no distractions, only calm and tranquillity, which makes the body feel lighter to move in synchrony with the sounds of nature. It’s like a sacred sanctuary; nothing stops you from being one with the environment." – Monica, USA
"The staff and the property made up for what the journey to Kanatal had drained us of. The long journey is easily forgotten, once you reach the hotel. The property was beautiful, but the staff was exceptional; nothing went unnoticed, they were always at our beck and call." – Nidhi, New Delhi
From USD $240