Uttarakhand , commonly referred to as Dev Bhumi or the Land of Gods, truly is a paradise on this earth, alluring one and all through its sheer mystical magnetism. Right from the time immemorial, this region – home to the majestic Himalayas – has been a favorite amongst many a holy man and revered saints seeking salvation.
In fact, the holiest of Hindu pilgrimage spots are scattered across this heavenly state. Uttarakhand finds mention in the early Hindu scriptures as the combined region of Kedarkhand and Manaskhand, which is present day Garhwal and Kumaon regions.
Nestled in the lap of the enchanting Kumaon Himalayas, Vimoksha Resorts is undoubtedly a dream come true. Dotted with 18 cute independent mountain cottages, hanging delicately across the steep slopes, Vimoksha Resorts, situated just 5 kms from the Ranikhet Golf Course, in the sleepy hamlet of Majkhali, is away from the usual hustle &bustle that we city-folks are forced to tune ourselves into.
Come discover – Vimoksha – the warmth of your dream mountain cottage perched amidst lush pine grooves. Soak yourself thoroughly in this serene environment as we ensure you a home-stay that would undoubtedly rejuvenate your soul. Unlike a commercial hotel, ours is a cherished dream – a home-away-from-home, situated approximately 6000 feet high in the lap of Mother Nature,at its unpolluted best.
Be mesmerized at the awesome sight of the majestic Himalayan range – a panoramic jaw-dropping 180 degree view of snow-clad peaks– from Nanda Devi to Nanda Kot to Panchachuli to the daunting, ever-nearer Trishul.
Enliven yourself as you start your day with a hot cup of beverage with birds chirping all around your cottage. Feel the fresh mountain breeze brush across your face, as you take a short trek amidst the Pine forest, tempted as ever to pick up a few pine cones to carry back home as mementos. The child in you still lives on, don’t let it die…
After a hearty Indian/Continental breakfast, our driver-cum-guide would be ready to take you sightseeing around the cantonment town of Ranikhet, just 15 minutes away. Visit the ancient Kalika temple, the mythical Jhula Devi temple, Chaubatia Orchids, the War Museum or just simply Tee your best shots at the world’s highest Golf Course at Upat.
You can also prefer to take a short detour to the lake Bhaludam (19 kms), Shitlakhet (25 kms), or towards the revered Jageshwar Group of temples (60 kms).
If adventure is your passion, on your request, we would be happy to organize activities including rock-climbing, rappelling, valley crossing, mountain biking, jungle walks or village detours.
As you reach back tired, a hot lunch, cooked with organically-grown fresh vegetables from our kitchen garden, awaits to entice your taste buds. Stomach satisfied, you can pick up a book and simply get into one of the hammocks to doze off.
As evening draws closer, simply be delighted by the plethora of colours emanated at the snow-clad peaks with the last rays of the setting sun.
Soon, the fire-place is alighted to warm up your body, as you engage yourself discussing a few myths and legends of the mountains. A dinner of authenticate local Kumaoni cuisine is the perfect ending as you retire to the night – fulfilled…
Ranikhet/Majkhali is an “all year comfort zone” because of its altitude (approx 1800 meters).
Summers (March to May) are very pleasant with the temperature during the morning/day hours varying between 18°C to 27°C. After the sunset the temperature drops down and ranges between 12°C to 18°C with cool breeze touching ones face.
The monsoon season in Ranikhet stretches over from mid-June to August. Lots of cultural and sports activities take place in the city post monsoon.
Winters (November to February) have a temperature range of 7°C to 18°C during morning/day, just adequate to have a whole day sun bath. After the sunset chilly cold comes to play with you and the temperature comes down to even 0°C at late night. Snowfalls occurs during winters and the “Paala” is every morning affair.
From Delhi – Delhi – Gaziabad – Hapur – Moradabad – Rampur – Rudrapur – Haldwani – Bhowali – Khairna – Ranikhet – Majhkhali – Vimoksha
From Delhi via Corbett – Delhi – Gaziabad – Hapur – Moradabad – Kashipur – Ramnagar – Corbett – Mohan – Ranikhet – Majhkhali – Vimoksha
From Nainital – Nainital – Bhowali – Khairna – Ranikhet – Majhkhali – Vimoksha.
From Munsiyari/Dharchula/Bageshwar/Kausani – Munsiyari – Thal – Chaukori – Vijaypur – Bageshwar – Kausani; Someshwar – gagas – Ghingarikhal (Ranikhet toll barrier) – Majhkhali – Vimoksha
From Pithoragarh/Berinag – Drive towards Ghat – Danya – panwanaula – Almora – Kos – Dwarson – Majhkhali – Vimoksha
From New Delhi – Take Ranikhet Express (Daily Overnight train) or ANVT-KGM Shatabdi from Anand Vihar Termial or Uttarakhand SamparkKranti (Daily evening Train) up till Kathgodam and then follow the road instructions.
From Lucknow – Take Nainital Express up to Lalkuan, then a cab to Haldwani – Bhowali – Khairna – Ranikhet – Majhkhali
From Jaipur: Take Ranikhet Express (Daily Overnight train) up till Kathgodam and then follow the road instructions.