Tucked away in the fruit growing belt of the Kumaon Hills, in district Nanital, away from the hustle and bustle, lies a dreamy hamlet called Loshegani. It boasts of colourful terraced valley, interspersed with wild oak forests, and a panoramic view of the Himalayas. It is in this paradise, perched on a hilltop, at a vantage of 7000ft above sea, with a 360 degree view of the surrounding hills and valleys, stands Villa Loshegani, a home away from home, crafted to help us unwind, bond with nature.
Spread over 2 acres, Villa Loshegani is set amidst a fruit orchard, with more than a 150 fruit trees, mostly apple, interspersed with pears, apricots, peaches and plums. We built Villa Loshegani with of love and care for our personal needs. The architecture is a blend of the traditional Kumaoni style and American Post & Beam houses. Locally available materials and skills were harnessed to build. Large windows and doors flood the interiors with light and allow a great ‘inside-outside’ feel. Sit outs & sun decks adjoin every room. Spectacular views are guaranteed from almost anywhere in the Villa.
Bed linen and towels are changed once a week. During winter months, we provide oil heaters in all rooms. In addition, we provide electric blankets and hot water bottles in all the beds. On request, we can provide you with a data-card for internet connection - but you will need to bring you own laptop. Mobile connectivity is quite good. The house keeper will be at your service through your stay. He cleans the house daily, makes beds, washes dishes and shops. He can also help a bit in the kitchen.
The immediate vicinity of Villa Loshegani provides excellent opportunities for walks through mountain sides, forests and valleys. Destinations for day trips would include the lake district within a 1.5 hr driving radius. A drive down to the tea plantations at Sheetla Khet is a wonderful experience for those who have not been to a tea estate before. Almora is just a couple of hours away and offers an opportunity to experience a small town in Kumaon. Other popular destinations include Old Jageshwar temples, Chital Temples, Binsar, Kausani (both offer spectacular Himalayan views).
New Delhi is about 350 km from here. You can either take a overnight train / or a day train to reach here. Else the drive up by car is about 10 hours. If you wish to fly in, closest airport is Pantnagar, about 2.5 hrs drive form Loshegani.