Sprawling across the Tincheo and Ararda mountains, in Sattal’s Suriya Gaon village, lies an echoing green estate, the Naveen’s Glen. The estate sits on the foothills of the pristine Himalayas and lies amid the charming Khaan valley. Previously known as Wooded Glen Estates, Naveen’s Glen is a true paradise that renders a panoramic view of virgin nature. The estate, perched at around 5000 feet above sea level, is in a secluded stretch of Nainital that will remind you about the green Scottish pastures. It offers serene and sustainable stays in cosy mountain-facing cottages and homestays. There is also a quaint hilly cafe in the estate that makes comfort food with organic and homegrown herbs.
Take A Repose In This Misty Himalayan Estate Near A Meandering River
Around 290 kilometres from Delhi, there’s the hidden estate, Naveen’s Glen, that can tuck one away into an untouched, magical world of nature and wildlife. Nestled in the Khaan valley, near the beautifully meandering Gola River, the estate offers stay in villas like Eagles Den, Woodpecker, Pine Dew and Rosewood.
All the villas, with two or three bedrooms, overlook the lush green organic farm, the green valley, the pine trees and the mighty mist-clad Himalayas. A stay in this Nainital estate isn’t just a break from the chaos of the daily lives, it is like a literal therapy for the heart and soul.
Savouring Comfort Food Made With Organic, Homegrown Ingredients
Think pancakes, burgers, sandwiches, croissants, soothing teas and shakes, you can have the experience of savouring them right atop the mountains, at Bab’s Cafe inside Naveen’s Glen. The dainty cafe makes its dishes using veggies and other ingredients straight out of the organic farm. The cafe serves its dishes even do the ones not staying in the resort, but only on a prior reservation basis.
From A Barren Himalayan Moor To A Sustainable Estate
Surya Gaon used to be a hidden moor in the Himalayas in the 1990s. Mountain enthusiast Naveen Budhraja came across the village and its spectacular beauty instantly captivated his senses. Soon after, he afforested the barren land and without cutting down any trees, brought facilities of water and road the village. He utilised his Civil engineering degree from BITS Pilani to turn the secret Himalayan moor into a marvellous, sustainable estate. Nitya Budhraja, daughter of Naveen, runs the cafe, which is named after her mother.
You definitely need to visit here at least once to unwind amid its heightened tranquillity and rarefied beauty. To book your stay, you can visit the Naveen’s Glen website. Meanwhile, here are 10 snowy hill stations to visit in North India: