Homestay at Mukteswar

“Wanderlust: n. a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world”

It’s the precious little bug we cautiously carry deep in the heart and sometimes let loose, and let it take over. We all should.

Let this spirit of wanderlust guide you to some endearing folds of the new fold mountains of India, as the geologists say. We Indians, however adoringly call it the Himalayas…

So, willing to stay & work from an offbeat secluded destination nestled amidst of apple orchard, surrounded by white mountain hills, filled with chirping of birds, and traditional organic farm to table home firewood cooked vegetarian meals, this dwelling in Darima, Mukteswar is your home this summer with your office work done without any hamper.

It’s time to add Uttarakhandi life with perfect views of surrounding landscape with your work life.

❝ The journey changes you,
it leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body ❞
Anthony Bourdain


Kumaon, the land of legends, folklores and exceedingly beautiful landscapes…

Mother Nature has been too much benevolent in creating this place in Uttarakhand along the slopes of Himalayas. Given any clear day, the spectacularity of 22 towering peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishul-I, Nanda Kot, Panchchuli Peaks, Nanda Khat dazzling at a distance or the verdant forests, rife with alpine and sub alpine flora and fauna can lift your spirits like none. The velvety meadows, placid lakes, waterfalls, wild rivers gushing down with full force and a rich cultural heritage borne by the people of Kumaon, what more could your heart desire for a precious break?

Embraced by greenery, in all possible hues…

Sunkiya, a serene hamlet on the way to Mukteshwar, in Nainital, at an altitude of approximately 7,500 ft is a surprise escapade for travellers. Not being on the popular tourist circuit saves it from adversities of not-so-responsible-tourists. Sorrounded by thick vegetation of mostly pine, cedar, oak, spruce, deodars and rhododendrons, this village is literally an abode of peace and tranquility. The only sweet distraction would be the call of birds echoing across the forests. The peacocks, pheasants, partriges, laughing thrush, monal…the list is intriguingly long.

Allow yourself to be one with nature, and nature would be retained forever, in a small corner of your heart…

The lonely walking trails into the forests or the picturesque villages have a story of their own. The forests, like human beings, too have a unique personality of their own. It displays various moods with changing seasons in the form of foliage or fragrance or any attribute of its choice. You have to patiently observe and feel through it to better decipher the secrets.

Home away from home, in the courtyard of woods 🐦

The ‘Muktesawr Homestay’ is a beautiful accomodation amidst apple orchards surrounded with lush green farms at the edge of the hills in Sunkiya, Mukteswar. Apparently hidden beyond a distance, this cozy accomodation is as close as 100 mtrs from the main road and about 2.5 hrs drive from Kathgodam.

Very comfortable and homely ambience with modern amenities like tv, geyser and friendly, polite hosts, kumauni special pahadi traditional dishes and equally great opportunities to unwind, this homestay is what memorable vacays are made of. If you are game for outdoor activities and more adventure, do let the hosts know, they would readily help you plan accordingly.

Rooms & Amenities —

The homestay currently offers Four Deluxe rooms with open verandah, and attached modern bathrooms, running hot and cold water at all times, that’s what you have choose from.

The rooms are spacious, tastefully decorated and well maintained and open up to the wonderful panorama. However the cottage on the top most floor offers best views of the mountains.

The property is within the apple orchard with a nice sit out, lounge but everything is planned keeping the aesthetics in mind. Nothing seems artificial or out of place.

Food fiesta 🍎 🍛

Purely and 100% organically grown vegan fare are prepared by the in-house chef and they are really a treat for your taste buds. Lip smacking, traditional Kumauni special Pahadi ThaliÖ are served but you can always talk to the chef about your preferences. Don’t forget to taste some fresh, garden grown fruits.

Also try ‘Kaafal’ (scientific name is Myrica esculenta), a famous kumauni wild edible fruit with naturally occurring antioxidant.
Its common names include box myrtle, bayberry and kaphal. It is widely used in folk medicine to treat ailments such as cough, chronic bronchitis, ulcers, anaemia, fever, diarrhoea, and ear, nose, and throat disorders.

Ö This Thali includes traditional Bhatt ki chudkani, Bhaat, Kappaa, Alu zeera, Kheer, Paneer, Paratha

Tariff 🌺

Feel free to stay with us longer - the host might ask for the room in case there’s a guest coming in after you the same day.
We offer long stay discounts and special pricing for multi-week stays. Do write in for more.

Available Room & Tariff
Deluxe Double — 1200

Dining Plan
European Plan (EP): The quoted rate is for lodging and does not include any meals.

Children & Extra Beds

Children of all ages are welcome.
Child upto 12 years of age are our guests at no charge.
Child 12+ years in extra bed: considering as adult.
Room Notes:
Deluxe Double - Spacious, bright and cozy - one is bound to fall in love with the deluxe room. Consisting of a queen size bed and ample space to add an extra one, the room can accommodate two adults and one extra person.

Little more…

Getting there 🍃

BY ROAD: New Delhi to Sunkiya Village, Mukteswar - 340 kms via Moradabad, Rampur, Rudrapur, Kathgodam, Haldwani and Bhimtal. The journey takes about 8 hours.

BY TRAIN: Daily Overnight Ranikhet Express departs from Delhi at night and arrives at Kathgodam next day morning. Take a taxi from Kathgodam to Sunkiya, Mukteswar, a hill journey of 57 kms.

BY AIR: Nearest airport is Pantnagar, 95 km from Sunkiya.

A Serene place where you wake up by chirping of birds and witness this mesmerizing view from your room.
And your day starts with hot pahadi tea and sumptuous organic breakfast.

Payment Policy

25% deposit is charged in by Bhramonik upon reservation. 50% of total to be paid in behalf of Homestay at Mukteswar after booking. Final balance to be paid to Homestay at Mukteswar after arrival.

Cancellation Policy

If government travel restrictions or hotel closure prevents your stay, the initial deposit paid to Bhramonik may be freely transferred to a future booking through Bhramonik (T&Cs apply).

For cancellations less than 90 days before arrival, Homestay at Mukteswar will keep/charge 50% of total. For cancellations less than 30 days before arrival, Homestay at Mukteswar will keep/charge full amount. For no-shows or early departures, Homestay at Mukteswar will keep/charge full amount. Cancellation fees kept by Homestay at Mukteswar may be used for a future stay at this property.

Payment and cancellation policies may vary with special offers.

Unless otherwise specified, the initial guarantee deposit is non-refundable.


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For travelers who want to fuel their wanderlust while working, we have a special deal available on a monthly/weekly basis.
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We're available from 9am-6pm Monday-Friday,
and 9am-5pm Saturday (India times).