A Wonderful weekend at Firdaus, Naukuchiatal in Uttranchal state of INDIA

Few weeks back I was at Naukuchiatal which is a peaceful hill station in Uttranchal and near to Bheemtaal & Nainitaal. During the visit, we stayed at Firdaus and it was wonderful experience with never-ending freshness of the hills all around. Let's check out this Photo Journey to know about Firdaus and interesting things around it.Here is the place where we spend a nice weekend - Firdaus We started our journey from Delhi in early morning and reached there by noon. It was a decent drive except few road related issues on the way. Best way to reach Naukuchiatal from Delhi is to take train to Kathgodam and then 30-40 minutes drive. Drive from Kathgodam to  Naukuchiatal through Beemtaal is beautiful...After reaching the place and parking the car, we moved towards the place we were about to spend the weekend. I was very excited about it, as I love spending time in hills :) Here is the view of Firdaus from Parking place. Firdaus is actually surrounded by hills. It's front part faces the lake & an international school on hill top. Generally it's located at a peaceful place with no disturbances. Clouds at Firdaus on that weekend were quite welcoming & slowly we realized that it's a usual stuff there..After keeping all the stuff in rooms, we came out for a cup of tea. There is decent place outside with green lawn surrounded by colorful flowers and plants. Above photograph is processed a HDR in Photomatix, as it's quite challenging to capture hilly details in one shot and I didn't want to miss the cloud play hereFirdaus Lawn is best place to have tea. During the weekend none of us wanted to tea inside the rooms. Either it was lawn or balconies. Weather around this place was wonderful Initially I wanted to capture this frame without face, but Nandan turned back as I was about to click. This is one of my favorite photographs form this trip. This one really shows the mood while having tea at Firdaus.Here is a zoomed view of Naukuchiatal (Lake) from Firdaus. This one is shot through some of trees around Firdaus and there is another photograph which shows Lake-view from balcony on first floor.After some tea outside, it was time to have some rest and gear up for exciting evening around the place. As I entered again, somehow I felt like entering a different pace. Probably this time I was more relaxed and noticed many things insideHere is what we see as we enter from main gate of Firdaus. There is a common seating place on entrance with nice sofa, some comfortable muddhas.On right side of living room, there is kitchen separated with a door and dining area around the corner. Firdaus looks like a typical Hilly House, which we usually see in Bollywood movies. I loved the wood-word inside - Roof-tops, huge windows, furniture etcOn left side of the living room, there is a huge room with double bed & table-chairs etc. This room is quite big and an extra bed can be comfortably fit inside itHere is how we see living-room from this room on ground floor. Now, it was time to go up and explore more. Stairs from living room on ground floor leads to a common lobby on first floor. There is a balcony attached to this lobby. Above photograph shows view of lake and surrounding hills from the same balcBirds keep visiting the place as there are lot of plants & trees around the house.And also there are appropriate arrangement for birds at FirdausThere are some colorful plants and flowers around the place. Entrance of Firdaus is beautifully decorated with flowers in hanging pots Colorful flowers all around the house are very well maintained and there are some vegetable plants as wellFirdaus  has a kitchen garden in the backyard and a farm in front of itKitchen garden had - brinjals, green chilly, potatoes, tomatoes etcNext morning we went up for a walk. It was a simple trek crossing through a village and few hills having amazing view of Lake covered with cloudsDuring the walk we met some sweet faces in the village. all of them were welcoming and it was nice to interact with themStay at Firdaus was wonderful experience and hope to visit this place again with new plans...

Few weeks back I was at Naukuchiatal which is a peaceful hill station in Uttranchal and near to Bheemtaal & Nainitaal. During the visit, we stayed at Firdaus and it was wonderful experience with never-ending freshness of the hills all around. Let's check out this Photo Journey to know about Firdaus and interesting things around it...


Few weeks back I was at Naukuchiatal which is a peaceful hill station in Uttranchal and near to Bheemtaal & Nainitaal. During the visit, we stayed at Firdaus and it was wonderful experience with never-ending freshness of the hills all around. Let's check out this Photo Journey to know about Firdaus and interesting things around it.Here is the place where we spend a nice weekend - Firdaus We started our journey from Delhi in early morning and reached there by noon. It was a decent drive except few road related issues on the way. Best way to reach Naukuchiatal from Delhi is to take train to Kathgodam and then 30-40 minutes drive. Drive from Kathgodam to  Naukuchiatal through Beemtaal is beautiful...After reaching the place and parking the car, we moved towards the place we were about to spend the weekend. I was very excited about it, as I love spending time in hills :) Here is the view of Firdaus from Parking place. Firdaus is actually surrounded by hills. It's front part faces the lake & an international school on hill top. Generally it's located at a peaceful place with no disturbances. Clouds at Firdaus on that weekend were quite welcoming & slowly we realized that it's a usual stuff there..After keeping all the stuff in rooms, we came out for a cup of tea. There is decent place outside with green lawn surrounded by colorful flowers and plants. Above photograph is processed a HDR in Photomatix, as it's quite challenging to capture hilly details in one shot and I didn't want to miss the cloud play hereFirdaus Lawn is best place to have tea. During the weekend none of us wanted to tea inside the rooms. Either it was lawn or balconies. Weather around this place was wonderful Initially I wanted to capture this frame without face, but Nandan turned back as I was about to click. This is one of my favorite photographs form this trip. This one really shows the mood while having tea at Firdaus.Here is a zoomed view of Naukuchiatal (Lake) from Firdaus. This one is shot through some of trees around Firdaus and there is another photograph which shows Lake-view from balcony on first floor.After some tea outside, it was time to have some rest and gear up for exciting evening around the place. As I entered again, somehow I felt like entering a different pace. Probably this time I was more relaxed and noticed many things insideHere is what we see as we enter from main gate of Firdaus. There is a common seating place on entrance with nice sofa, some comfortable muddhas.On right side of living room, there is kitchen separated with a door and dining area around the corner. Firdaus looks like a typical Hilly House, which we usually see in Bollywood movies. I loved the wood-word inside - Roof-tops, huge windows, furniture etcOn left side of the living room, there is a huge room with double bed & table-chairs etc. This room is quite big and an extra bed can be comfortably fit inside itHere is how we see living-room from this room on ground floor. Now, it was time to go up and explore more. Stairs from living room on ground floor leads to a common lobby on first floor. There is a balcony attached to this lobby. Above photograph shows view of lake and surrounding hills from the same balcBirds keep visiting the place as there are lot of plants & trees around the house.And also there are appropriate arrangement for birds at FirdausThere are some colorful plants and flowers around the place. Entrance of Firdaus is beautifully decorated with flowers in hanging pots Colorful flowers all around the house are very well maintained and there are some vegetable plants as wellFirdaus  has a kitchen garden in the backyard and a farm in front of itKitchen garden had - brinjals, green chilly, potatoes, tomatoes etcNext morning we went up for a walk. It was a simple trek crossing through a village and few hills having amazing view of Lake covered with cloudsDuring the walk we met some sweet faces in the village. all of them were welcoming and it was nice to interact with themStay at Firdaus was wonderful experience and hope to visit this place again with new plans...

Here is the place where we spend a nice weekend - Firdaus 

We started our journey from Delhi in early morning and reached there by noon. It was a decent drive except few road related issues on the way. Best way to reach Naukuchiatal from Delhi is to take train to Kathgodam and then 30-40 minutes drive. Drive from Kathgodam to  Naukuchiatal through Beemtaal is beautiful...

Few weeks back I was at Naukuchiatal which is a peaceful hill station in Uttranchal and near to Bheemtaal & Nainitaal. During the visit, we stayed at Firdaus and it was wonderful experience with never-ending freshness of the hills all around. Let's check out this Photo Journey to know about Firdaus and interesting things around it.Here is the place where we spend a nice weekend - Firdaus We started our journey from Delhi in early morning and reached there by noon. It was a decent drive except few road related issues on the way. Best way to reach Naukuchiatal from Delhi is to take train to Kathgodam and then 30-40 minutes drive. Drive from Kathgodam to  Naukuchiatal through Beemtaal is beautiful...After reaching the place and parking the car, we moved towards the place we were about to spend the weekend. I was very excited about it, as I love spending time in hills :) Here is the view of Firdaus from Parking place. Firdaus is actually surrounded by hills. It's front part faces the lake & an international school on hill top. Generally it's located at a peaceful place with no disturbances. Clouds at Firdaus on that weekend were quite welcoming & slowly we realized that it's a usual stuff there..After keeping all the stuff in rooms, we came out for a cup of tea. There is decent place outside with green lawn surrounded by colorful flowers and plants. Above photograph is processed a HDR in Photomatix, as it's quite challenging to capture hilly details in one shot and I didn't want to miss the cloud play hereFirdaus Lawn is best place to have tea. During the weekend none of us wanted to tea inside the rooms. Either it was lawn or balconies. Weather around this place was wonderful Initially I wanted to capture this frame without face, but Nandan turned back as I was about to click. This is one of my favorite photographs form this trip. This one really shows the mood while having tea at Firdaus.Here is a zoomed view of Naukuchiatal (Lake) from Firdaus. This one is shot through some of trees around Firdaus and there is another photograph which shows Lake-view from balcony on first floor.After some tea outside, it was time to have some rest and gear up for exciting evening around the place. As I entered again, somehow I felt like entering a different pace. Probably this time I was more relaxed and noticed many things insideHere is what we see as we enter from main gate of Firdaus. There is a common seating place on entrance with nice sofa, some comfortable muddhas.On right side of living room, there is kitchen separated with a door and dining area around the corner. Firdaus looks like a typical Hilly House, which we usually see in Bollywood movies. I loved the wood-word inside - Roof-tops, huge windows, furniture etcOn left side of the living room, there is a huge room with double bed & table-chairs etc. This room is quite big and an extra bed can be comfortably fit inside itHere is how we see living-room from this room on ground floor. Now, it was time to go up and explore more. Stairs from living room on ground floor leads to a common lobby on first floor. There is a balcony attached to this lobby. Above photograph shows view of lake and surrounding hills from the same balcBirds keep visiting the place as there are lot of plants & trees around the house.And also there are appropriate arrangement for birds at FirdausThere are some colorful plants and flowers around the place. Entrance of Firdaus is beautifully decorated with flowers in hanging pots Colorful flowers all around the house are very well maintained and there are some vegetable plants as wellFirdaus  has a kitchen garden in the backyard and a farm in front of itKitchen garden had - brinjals, green chilly, potatoes, tomatoes etcNext morning we went up for a walk. It was a simple trek crossing through a village and few hills having amazing view of Lake covered with cloudsDuring the walk we met some sweet faces in the village. all of them were welcoming and it was nice to interact with themStay at Firdaus was wonderful experience and hope to visit this place again with new plans...

After reaching the place and parking the car, we moved towards Firdaus we were about to spend the weekend. I was very excited about it, as I love spending time in hills :) Here is the view of Firdaus from Parking place. Firdaus is actually surrounded by hills. It's front part faces the lake & an international school on hill top. Generally it's located at a peaceful place with no disturbances. Clouds at Firdaus on that weekend were quite welcoming & slowly we realized that it's a usual stuff there...

Few weeks back I was at Naukuchiatal which is a peaceful hill station in Uttranchal and near to Bheemtaal & Nainitaal. During the visit, we stayed at Firdaus and it was wonderful experience with never-ending freshness of the hills all around. Let's check out this Photo Journey to know about Firdaus and interesting things around it.Here is the place where we spend a nice weekend - Firdaus We started our journey from Delhi in early morning and reached there by noon. It was a decent drive except few road related issues on the way. Best way to reach Naukuchiatal from Delhi is to take train to Kathgodam and then 30-40 minutes drive. Drive from Kathgodam to  Naukuchiatal through Beemtaal is beautiful...After reaching the place and parking the car, we moved towards the place we were about to spend the weekend. I was very excited about it, as I love spending time in hills :) Here is the view of Firdaus from Parking place. Firdaus is actually surrounded by hills. It's front part faces the lake & an international school on hill top. Generally it's located at a peaceful place with no disturbances. Clouds at Firdaus on that weekend were quite welcoming & slowly we realized that it's a usual stuff there..After keeping all the stuff in rooms, we came out for a cup of tea. There is decent place outside with green lawn surrounded by colorful flowers and plants. Above photograph is processed a HDR in Photomatix, as it's quite challenging to capture hilly details in one shot and I didn't want to miss the cloud play hereFirdaus Lawn is best place to have tea. During the weekend none of us wanted to tea inside the rooms. Either it was lawn or balconies. Weather around this place was wonderful Initially I wanted to capture this frame without face, but Nandan turned back as I was about to click. This is one of my favorite photographs form this trip. This one really shows the mood while having tea at Firdaus.Here is a zoomed view of Naukuchiatal (Lake) from Firdaus. This one is shot through some of trees around Firdaus and there is another photograph which shows Lake-view from balcony on first floor.After some tea outside, it was time to have some rest and gear up for exciting evening around the place. As I entered again, somehow I felt like entering a different pace. Probably this time I was more relaxed and noticed many things insideHere is what we see as we enter from main gate of Firdaus. There is a common seating place on entrance with nice sofa, some comfortable muddhas.On right side of living room, there is kitchen separated with a door and dining area around the corner. Firdaus looks like a typical Hilly House, which we usually see in Bollywood movies. I loved the wood-word inside - Roof-tops, huge windows, furniture etcOn left side of the living room, there is a huge room with double bed & table-chairs etc. This room is quite big and an extra bed can be comfortably fit inside itHere is how we see living-room from this room on ground floor. Now, it was time to go up and explore more. Stairs from living room on ground floor leads to a common lobby on first floor. There is a balcony attached to this lobby. Above photograph shows view of lake and surrounding hills from the same balcBirds keep visiting the place as there are lot of plants & trees around the house.And also there are appropriate arrangement for birds at FirdausThere are some colorful plants and flowers around the place. Entrance of Firdaus is beautifully decorated with flowers in hanging pots Colorful flowers all around the house are very well maintained and there are some vegetable plants as wellFirdaus  has a kitchen garden in the backyard and a farm in front of itKitchen garden had - brinjals, green chilly, potatoes, tomatoes etcNext morning we went up for a walk. It was a simple trek crossing through a village and few hills having amazing view of Lake covered with cloudsDuring the walk we met some sweet faces in the village. all of them were welcoming and it was nice to interact with themStay at Firdaus was wonderful experience and hope to visit this place again with new plans...

After keeping all the stuff in rooms, we came out for a cup of tea. There is decent place outside with green lawn surrounded by colorful flowers and plants. Above photograph is processed a HDR in Photomatix, as it's quite challenging to capture hilly details in one shot and I didn't want to miss the cloud play here.

Few weeks back I was at Naukuchiatal which is a peaceful hill station in Uttranchal and near to Bheemtaal & Nainitaal. During the visit, we stayed at Firdaus and it was wonderful experience with never-ending freshness of the hills all around. Let's check out this Photo Journey to know about Firdaus and interesting things around it.Here is the place where we spend a nice weekend - Firdaus We started our journey from Delhi in early morning and reached there by noon. It was a decent drive except few road related issues on the way. Best way to reach Naukuchiatal from Delhi is to take train to Kathgodam and then 30-40 minutes drive. Drive from Kathgodam to  Naukuchiatal through Beemtaal is beautiful...After reaching the place and parking the car, we moved towards the place we were about to spend the weekend. I was very excited about it, as I love spending time in hills :) Here is the view of Firdaus from Parking place. Firdaus is actually surrounded by hills. It's front part faces the lake & an international school on hill top. Generally it's located at a peaceful place with no disturbances. Clouds at Firdaus on that weekend were quite welcoming & slowly we realized that it's a usual stuff there..After keeping all the stuff in rooms, we came out for a cup of tea. There is decent place outside with green lawn surrounded by colorful flowers and plants. Above photograph is processed a HDR in Photomatix, as it's quite challenging to capture hilly details in one shot and I didn't want to miss the cloud play hereFirdaus Lawn is best place to have tea. During the weekend none of us wanted to tea inside the rooms. Either it was lawn or balconies. Weather around this place was wonderful Initially I wanted to capture this frame without face, but Nandan turned back as I was about to click. This is one of my favorite photographs form this trip. This one really shows the mood while having tea at Firdaus.Here is a zoomed view of Naukuchiatal (Lake) from Firdaus. This one is shot through some of trees around Firdaus and there is another photograph which shows Lake-view from balcony on first floor.After some tea outside, it was time to have some rest and gear up for exciting evening around the place. As I entered again, somehow I felt like entering a different pace. Probably this time I was more relaxed and noticed many things insideHere is what we see as we enter from main gate of Firdaus. There is a common seating place on entrance with nice sofa, some comfortable muddhas.On right side of living room, there is kitchen separated with a door and dining area around the corner. Firdaus looks like a typical Hilly House, which we usually see in Bollywood movies. I loved the wood-word inside - Roof-tops, huge windows, furniture etcOn left side of the living room, there is a huge room with double bed & table-chairs etc. This room is quite big and an extra bed can be comfortably fit inside itHere is how we see living-room from this room on ground floor. Now, it was time to go up and explore more. Stairs from living room on ground floor leads to a common lobby on first floor. There is a balcony attached to this lobby. Above photograph shows view of lake and surrounding hills from the same balcBirds keep visiting the place as there are lot of plants & trees around the house.And also there are appropriate arrangement for birds at FirdausThere are some colorful plants and flowers around the place. Entrance of Firdaus is beautifully decorated with flowers in hanging pots Colorful flowers all around the house are very well maintained and there are some vegetable plants as wellFirdaus  has a kitchen garden in the backyard and a farm in front of itKitchen garden had - brinjals, green chilly, potatoes, tomatoes etcNext morning we went up for a walk. It was a simple trek crossing through a village and few hills having amazing view of Lake covered with cloudsDuring the walk we met some sweet faces in the village. all of them were welcoming and it was nice to interact with themStay at Firdaus was wonderful experience and hope to visit this place again with new plans...

Firdaus Lawn is best place to have tea. During the weekend none of us wanted to tea inside the rooms. Either it was lawn or balconies. Weather around this place was wonderful !

Few weeks back I was at Naukuchiatal which is a peaceful hill station in Uttranchal and near to Bheemtaal & Nainitaal. During the visit, we stayed at Firdaus and it was wonderful experience with never-ending freshness of the hills all around. Let's check out this Photo Journey to know about Firdaus and interesting things around it.Here is the place where we spend a nice weekend - Firdaus We started our journey from Delhi in early morning and reached there by noon. It was a decent drive except few road related issues on the way. Best way to reach Naukuchiatal from Delhi is to take train to Kathgodam and then 30-40 minutes drive. Drive from Kathgodam to  Naukuchiatal through Beemtaal is beautiful...After reaching the place and parking the car, we moved towards the place we were about to spend the weekend. I was very excited about it, as I love spending time in hills :) Here is the view of Firdaus from Parking place. Firdaus is actually surrounded by hills. It's front part faces the lake & an international school on hill top. Generally it's located at a peaceful place with no disturbances. Clouds at Firdaus on that weekend were quite welcoming & slowly we realized that it's a usual stuff there..After keeping all the stuff in rooms, we came out for a cup of tea. There is decent place outside with green lawn surrounded by colorful flowers and plants. Above photograph is processed a HDR in Photomatix, as it's quite challenging to capture hilly details in one shot and I didn't want to miss the cloud play hereFirdaus Lawn is best place to have tea. During the weekend none of us wanted to tea inside the rooms. Either it was lawn or balconies. Weather around this place was wonderful Initially I wanted to capture this frame without face, but Nandan turned back as I was about to click. This is one of my favorite photographs form this trip. This one really shows the mood while having tea at Firdaus.Here is a zoomed view of Naukuchiatal (Lake) from Firdaus. This one is shot through some of trees around Firdaus and there is another photograph which shows Lake-view from balcony on first floor.After some tea outside, it was time to have some rest and gear up for exciting evening around the place. As I entered again, somehow I felt like entering a different pace. Probably this time I was more relaxed and noticed many things insideHere is what we see as we enter from main gate of Firdaus. There is a common seating place on entrance with nice sofa, some comfortable muddhas.On right side of living room, there is kitchen separated with a door and dining area around the corner. Firdaus looks like a typical Hilly House, which we usually see in Bollywood movies. I loved the wood-word inside - Roof-tops, huge windows, furniture etcOn left side of the living room, there is a huge room with double bed & table-chairs etc. This room is quite big and an extra bed can be comfortably fit inside itHere is how we see living-room from this room on ground floor. Now, it was time to go up and explore more. Stairs from living room on ground floor leads to a common lobby on first floor. There is a balcony attached to this lobby. Above photograph shows view of lake and surrounding hills from the same balcBirds keep visiting the place as there are lot of plants & trees around the house.And also there are appropriate arrangement for birds at FirdausThere are some colorful plants and flowers around the place. Entrance of Firdaus is beautifully decorated with flowers in hanging pots Colorful flowers all around the house are very well maintained and there are some vegetable plants as wellFirdaus  has a kitchen garden in the backyard and a farm in front of itKitchen garden had - brinjals, green chilly, potatoes, tomatoes etcNext morning we went up for a walk. It was a simple trek crossing through a village and few hills having amazing view of Lake covered with cloudsDuring the walk we met some sweet faces in the village. all of them were welcoming and it was nice to interact with themStay at Firdaus was wonderful experience and hope to visit this place again with new plans...

Initially I wanted to capture this frame without face, but Nandan turned back as I was about to click. This is one of my favorite photographs form this trip. This one really shows the mood while having tea at Firdaus.

Few weeks back I was at Naukuchiatal which is a peaceful hill station in Uttranchal and near to Bheemtaal & Nainitaal. During the visit, we stayed at Firdaus and it was wonderful experience with never-ending freshness of the hills all around. Let's check out this Photo Journey to know about Firdaus and interesting things around it.Here is the place where we spend a nice weekend - Firdaus We started our journey from Delhi in early morning and reached there by noon. It was a decent drive except few road related issues on the way. Best way to reach Naukuchiatal from Delhi is to take train to Kathgodam and then 30-40 minutes drive. Drive from Kathgodam to  Naukuchiatal through Beemtaal is beautiful...After reaching the place and parking the car, we moved towards the place we were about to spend the weekend. I was very excited about it, as I love spending time in hills :) Here is the view of Firdaus from Parking place. Firdaus is actually surrounded by hills. It's front part faces the lake & an international school on hill top. Generally it's located at a peaceful place with no disturbances. Clouds at Firdaus on that weekend were quite welcoming & slowly we realized that it's a usual stuff there..After keeping all the stuff in rooms, we came out for a cup of tea. There is decent place outside with green lawn surrounded by colorful flowers and plants. Above photograph is processed a HDR in Photomatix, as it's quite challenging to capture hilly details in one shot and I didn't want to miss the cloud play hereFirdaus Lawn is best place to have tea. During the weekend none of us wanted to tea inside the rooms. Either it was lawn or balconies. Weather around this place was wonderful Initially I wanted to capture this frame without face, but Nandan turned back as I was about to click. This is one of my favorite photographs form this trip. This one really shows the mood while having tea at Firdaus.Here is a zoomed view of Naukuchiatal (Lake) from Firdaus. This one is shot through some of trees around Firdaus and there is another photograph which shows Lake-view from balcony on first floor.After some tea outside, it was time to have some rest and gear up for exciting evening around the place. As I entered again, somehow I felt like entering a different pace. Probably this time I was more relaxed and noticed many things insideHere is what we see as we enter from main gate of Firdaus. There is a common seating place on entrance with nice sofa, some comfortable muddhas.On right side of living room, there is kitchen separated with a door and dining area around the corner. Firdaus looks like a typical Hilly House, which we usually see in Bollywood movies. I loved the wood-word inside - Roof-tops, huge windows, furniture etcOn left side of the living room, there is a huge room with double bed & table-chairs etc. This room is quite big and an extra bed can be comfortably fit inside itHere is how we see living-room from this room on ground floor. Now, it was time to go up and explore more. Stairs from living room on ground floor leads to a common lobby on first floor. There is a balcony attached to this lobby. Above photograph shows view of lake and surrounding hills from the same balcBirds keep visiting the place as there are lot of plants & trees around the house.And also there are appropriate arrangement for birds at FirdausThere are some colorful plants and flowers around the place. Entrance of Firdaus is beautifully decorated with flowers in hanging pots Colorful flowers all around the house are very well maintained and there are some vegetable plants as wellFirdaus  has a kitchen garden in the backyard and a farm in front of itKitchen garden had - brinjals, green chilly, potatoes, tomatoes etcNext morning we went up for a walk. It was a simple trek crossing through a village and few hills having amazing view of Lake covered with cloudsDuring the walk we met some sweet faces in the village. all of them were welcoming and it was nice to interact with themStay at Firdaus was wonderful experience and hope to visit this place again with new plans...

Here is a zoomed view of Naukuchiatal (Lake) from Firdaus. This one is shot through some of trees around Firdaus and there is another photograph which shows Lake-view from balcony on first floor.


Few weeks back I was at Naukuchiatal which is a peaceful hill station in Uttranchal and near to Bheemtaal & Nainitaal. During the visit, we stayed at Firdaus and it was wonderful experience with never-ending freshness of the hills all around. Let's check out this Photo Journey to know about Firdaus and interesting things around it.Here is the place where we spend a nice weekend - Firdaus We started our journey from Delhi in early morning and reached there by noon. It was a decent drive except few road related issues on the way. Best way to reach Naukuchiatal from Delhi is to take train to Kathgodam and then 30-40 minutes drive. Drive from Kathgodam to  Naukuchiatal through Beemtaal is beautiful...After reaching the place and parking the car, we moved towards the place we were about to spend the weekend. I was very excited about it, as I love spending time in hills :) Here is the view of Firdaus from Parking place. Firdaus is actually surrounded by hills. It's front part faces the lake & an international school on hill top. Generally it's located at a peaceful place with no disturbances. Clouds at Firdaus on that weekend were quite welcoming & slowly we realized that it's a usual stuff there..After keeping all the stuff in rooms, we came out for a cup of tea. There is decent place outside with green lawn surrounded by colorful flowers and plants. Above photograph is processed a HDR in Photomatix, as it's quite challenging to capture hilly details in one shot and I didn't want to miss the cloud play hereFirdaus Lawn is best place to have tea. During the weekend none of us wanted to tea inside the rooms. Either it was lawn or balconies. Weather around this place was wonderful Initially I wanted to capture this frame without face, but Nandan turned back as I was about to click. This is one of my favorite photographs form this trip. This one really shows the mood while having tea at Firdaus.Here is a zoomed view of Naukuchiatal (Lake) from Firdaus. This one is shot through some of trees around Firdaus and there is another photograph which shows Lake-view from balcony on first floor.After some tea outside, it was time to have some rest and gear up for exciting evening around the place. As I entered again, somehow I felt like entering a different pace. Probably this time I was more relaxed and noticed many things insideHere is what we see as we enter from main gate of Firdaus. There is a common seating place on entrance with nice sofa, some comfortable muddhas.On right side of living room, there is kitchen separated with a door and dining area around the corner. Firdaus looks like a typical Hilly House, which we usually see in Bollywood movies. I loved the wood-word inside - Roof-tops, huge windows, furniture etcOn left side of the living room, there is a huge room with double bed & table-chairs etc. This room is quite big and an extra bed can be comfortably fit inside itHere is how we see living-room from this room on ground floor. Now, it was time to go up and explore more. Stairs from living room on ground floor leads to a common lobby on first floor. There is a balcony attached to this lobby. Above photograph shows view of lake and surrounding hills from the same balcBirds keep visiting the place as there are lot of plants & trees around the house.And also there are appropriate arrangement for birds at FirdausThere are some colorful plants and flowers around the place. Entrance of Firdaus is beautifully decorated with flowers in hanging pots Colorful flowers all around the house are very well maintained and there are some vegetable plants as wellFirdaus  has a kitchen garden in the backyard and a farm in front of itKitchen garden had - brinjals, green chilly, potatoes, tomatoes etcNext morning we went up for a walk. It was a simple trek crossing through a village and few hills having amazing view of Lake covered with cloudsDuring the walk we met some sweet faces in the village. all of them were welcoming and it was nice to interact with themStay at Firdaus was wonderful experience and hope to visit this place again with new plans...

After some tea outside, it was time to have some rest and gear up for exciting evening around the place. As I entered again, somehow I felt like entering a different pace. Probably this time I was more relaxed and noticed many things inside.

Few weeks back I was at Naukuchiatal which is a peaceful hill station in Uttranchal and near to Bheemtaal & Nainitaal. During the visit, we stayed at Firdaus and it was wonderful experience with never-ending freshness of the hills all around. Let's check out this Photo Journey to know about Firdaus and interesting things around it.Here is the place where we spend a nice weekend - Firdaus We started our journey from Delhi in early morning and reached there by noon. It was a decent drive except few road related issues on the way. Best way to reach Naukuchiatal from Delhi is to take train to Kathgodam and then 30-40 minutes drive. Drive from Kathgodam to  Naukuchiatal through Beemtaal is beautiful...After reaching the place and parking the car, we moved towards the place we were about to spend the weekend. I was very excited about it, as I love spending time in hills :) Here is the view of Firdaus from Parking place. Firdaus is actually surrounded by hills. It's front part faces the lake & an international school on hill top. Generally it's located at a peaceful place with no disturbances. Clouds at Firdaus on that weekend were quite welcoming & slowly we realized that it's a usual stuff there..After keeping all the stuff in rooms, we came out for a cup of tea. There is decent place outside with green lawn surrounded by colorful flowers and plants. Above photograph is processed a HDR in Photomatix, as it's quite challenging to capture hilly details in one shot and I didn't want to miss the cloud play hereFirdaus Lawn is best place to have tea. During the weekend none of us wanted to tea inside the rooms. Either it was lawn or balconies. Weather around this place was wonderful Initially I wanted to capture this frame without face, but Nandan turned back as I was about to click. This is one of my favorite photographs form this trip. This one really shows the mood while having tea at Firdaus.Here is a zoomed view of Naukuchiatal (Lake) from Firdaus. This one is shot through some of trees around Firdaus and there is another photograph which shows Lake-view from balcony on first floor.After some tea outside, it was time to have some rest and gear up for exciting evening around the place. As I entered again, somehow I felt like entering a different pace. Probably this time I was more relaxed and noticed many things insideHere is what we see as we enter from main gate of Firdaus. There is a common seating place on entrance with nice sofa, some comfortable muddhas.On right side of living room, there is kitchen separated with a door and dining area around the corner. Firdaus looks like a typical Hilly House, which we usually see in Bollywood movies. I loved the wood-word inside - Roof-tops, huge windows, furniture etcOn left side of the living room, there is a huge room with double bed & table-chairs etc. This room is quite big and an extra bed can be comfortably fit inside itHere is how we see living-room from this room on ground floor. Now, it was time to go up and explore more. Stairs from living room on ground floor leads to a common lobby on first floor. There is a balcony attached to this lobby. Above photograph shows view of lake and surrounding hills from the same balcBirds keep visiting the place as there are lot of plants & trees around the house.And also there are appropriate arrangement for birds at FirdausThere are some colorful plants and flowers around the place. Entrance of Firdaus is beautifully decorated with flowers in hanging pots Colorful flowers all around the house are very well maintained and there are some vegetable plants as wellFirdaus  has a kitchen garden in the backyard and a farm in front of itKitchen garden had - brinjals, green chilly, potatoes, tomatoes etcNext morning we went up for a walk. It was a simple trek crossing through a village and few hills having amazing view of Lake covered with cloudsDuring the walk we met some sweet faces in the village. all of them were welcoming and it was nice to interact with themStay at Firdaus was wonderful experience and hope to visit this place again with new plans...

Here is what we see as we enter from main gate of Firdaus. There is a common seating place on entrance with nice sofa, some comfortable muddhas.

Few weeks back I was at Naukuchiatal which is a peaceful hill station in Uttranchal and near to Bheemtaal & Nainitaal. During the visit, we stayed at Firdaus and it was wonderful experience with never-ending freshness of the hills all around. Let's check out this Photo Journey to know about Firdaus and interesting things around it.Here is the place where we spend a nice weekend - Firdaus We started our journey from Delhi in early morning and reached there by noon. It was a decent drive except few road related issues on the way. Best way to reach Naukuchiatal from Delhi is to take train to Kathgodam and then 30-40 minutes drive. Drive from Kathgodam to  Naukuchiatal through Beemtaal is beautiful...After reaching the place and parking the car, we moved towards the place we were about to spend the weekend. I was very excited about it, as I love spending time in hills :) Here is the view of Firdaus from Parking place. Firdaus is actually surrounded by hills. It's front part faces the lake & an international school on hill top. Generally it's located at a peaceful place with no disturbances. Clouds at Firdaus on that weekend were quite welcoming & slowly we realized that it's a usual stuff there..After keeping all the stuff in rooms, we came out for a cup of tea. There is decent place outside with green lawn surrounded by colorful flowers and plants. Above photograph is processed a HDR in Photomatix, as it's quite challenging to capture hilly details in one shot and I didn't want to miss the cloud play hereFirdaus Lawn is best place to have tea. During the weekend none of us wanted to tea inside the rooms. Either it was lawn or balconies. Weather around this place was wonderful Initially I wanted to capture this frame without face, but Nandan turned back as I was about to click. This is one of my favorite photographs form this trip. This one really shows the mood while having tea at Firdaus.Here is a zoomed view of Naukuchiatal (Lake) from Firdaus. This one is shot through some of trees around Firdaus and there is another photograph which shows Lake-view from balcony on first floor.After some tea outside, it was time to have some rest and gear up for exciting evening around the place. As I entered again, somehow I felt like entering a different pace. Probably this time I was more relaxed and noticed many things insideHere is what we see as we enter from main gate of Firdaus. There is a common seating place on entrance with nice sofa, some comfortable muddhas.On right side of living room, there is kitchen separated with a door and dining area around the corner. Firdaus looks like a typical Hilly House, which we usually see in Bollywood movies. I loved the wood-word inside - Roof-tops, huge windows, furniture etcOn left side of the living room, there is a huge room with double bed & table-chairs etc. This room is quite big and an extra bed can be comfortably fit inside itHere is how we see living-room from this room on ground floor. Now, it was time to go up and explore more. Stairs from living room on ground floor leads to a common lobby on first floor. There is a balcony attached to this lobby. Above photograph shows view of lake and surrounding hills from the same balcBirds keep visiting the place as there are lot of plants & trees around the house.And also there are appropriate arrangement for birds at FirdausThere are some colorful plants and flowers around the place. Entrance of Firdaus is beautifully decorated with flowers in hanging pots Colorful flowers all around the house are very well maintained and there are some vegetable plants as wellFirdaus  has a kitchen garden in the backyard and a farm in front of itKitchen garden had - brinjals, green chilly, potatoes, tomatoes etcNext morning we went up for a walk. It was a simple trek crossing through a village and few hills having amazing view of Lake covered with cloudsDuring the walk we met some sweet faces in the village. all of them were welcoming and it was nice to interact with themStay at Firdaus was wonderful experience and hope to visit this place again with new plans...

On right side of living room, there is kitchen separated with a door and dining area around the corner. Firdaus looks like a typical Hilly House, which we usually see in Bollywood movies. I loved the wood-word inside - Roof-tops, huge windows, furniture etc.

Few weeks back I was at Naukuchiatal which is a peaceful hill station in Uttranchal and near to Bheemtaal & Nainitaal. During the visit, we stayed at Firdaus and it was wonderful experience with never-ending freshness of the hills all around. Let's check out this Photo Journey to know about Firdaus and interesting things around it.Here is the place where we spend a nice weekend - Firdaus We started our journey from Delhi in early morning and reached there by noon. It was a decent drive except few road related issues on the way. Best way to reach Naukuchiatal from Delhi is to take train to Kathgodam and then 30-40 minutes drive. Drive from Kathgodam to  Naukuchiatal through Beemtaal is beautiful...After reaching the place and parking the car, we moved towards the place we were about to spend the weekend. I was very excited about it, as I love spending time in hills :) Here is the view of Firdaus from Parking place. Firdaus is actually surrounded by hills. It's front part faces the lake & an international school on hill top. Generally it's located at a peaceful place with no disturbances. Clouds at Firdaus on that weekend were quite welcoming & slowly we realized that it's a usual stuff there..After keeping all the stuff in rooms, we came out for a cup of tea. There is decent place outside with green lawn surrounded by colorful flowers and plants. Above photograph is processed a HDR in Photomatix, as it's quite challenging to capture hilly details in one shot and I didn't want to miss the cloud play hereFirdaus Lawn is best place to have tea. During the weekend none of us wanted to tea inside the rooms. Either it was lawn or balconies. Weather around this place was wonderful Initially I wanted to capture this frame without face, but Nandan turned back as I was about to click. This is one of my favorite photographs form this trip. This one really shows the mood while having tea at Firdaus.Here is a zoomed view of Naukuchiatal (Lake) from Firdaus. This one is shot through some of trees around Firdaus and there is another photograph which shows Lake-view from balcony on first floor.After some tea outside, it was time to have some rest and gear up for exciting evening around the place. As I entered again, somehow I felt like entering a different pace. Probably this time I was more relaxed and noticed many things insideHere is what we see as we enter from main gate of Firdaus. There is a common seating place on entrance with nice sofa, some comfortable muddhas.On right side of living room, there is kitchen separated with a door and dining area around the corner. Firdaus looks like a typical Hilly House, which we usually see in Bollywood movies. I loved the wood-word inside - Roof-tops, huge windows, furniture etcOn left side of the living room, there is a huge room with double bed & table-chairs etc. This room is quite big and an extra bed can be comfortably fit inside itHere is how we see living-room from this room on ground floor. Now, it was time to go up and explore more. Stairs from living room on ground floor leads to a common lobby on first floor. There is a balcony attached to this lobby. Above photograph shows view of lake and surrounding hills from the same balcBirds keep visiting the place as there are lot of plants & trees around the house.And also there are appropriate arrangement for birds at FirdausThere are some colorful plants and flowers around the place. Entrance of Firdaus is beautifully decorated with flowers in hanging pots Colorful flowers all around the house are very well maintained and there are some vegetable plants as wellFirdaus  has a kitchen garden in the backyard and a farm in front of itKitchen garden had - brinjals, green chilly, potatoes, tomatoes etcNext morning we went up for a walk. It was a simple trek crossing through a village and few hills having amazing view of Lake covered with cloudsDuring the walk we met some sweet faces in the village. all of them were welcoming and it was nice to interact with themStay at Firdaus was wonderful experience and hope to visit this place again with new plans...
On left side of the living room, there is a huge room with double bed & table-chairs etc. This room is quite big and an extra bed can be comfortably fit inside it.

Few weeks back I was at Naukuchiatal which is a peaceful hill station in Uttranchal and near to Bheemtaal & Nainitaal. During the visit, we stayed at Firdaus and it was wonderful experience with never-ending freshness of the hills all around. Let's check out this Photo Journey to know about Firdaus and interesting things around it.Here is the place where we spend a nice weekend - Firdaus We started our journey from Delhi in early morning and reached there by noon. It was a decent drive except few road related issues on the way. Best way to reach Naukuchiatal from Delhi is to take train to Kathgodam and then 30-40 minutes drive. Drive from Kathgodam to  Naukuchiatal through Beemtaal is beautiful...After reaching the place and parking the car, we moved towards the place we were about to spend the weekend. I was very excited about it, as I love spending time in hills :) Here is the view of Firdaus from Parking place. Firdaus is actually surrounded by hills. It's front part faces the lake & an international school on hill top. Generally it's located at a peaceful place with no disturbances. Clouds at Firdaus on that weekend were quite welcoming & slowly we realized that it's a usual stuff there..After keeping all the stuff in rooms, we came out for a cup of tea. There is decent place outside with green lawn surrounded by colorful flowers and plants. Above photograph is processed a HDR in Photomatix, as it's quite challenging to capture hilly details in one shot and I didn't want to miss the cloud play hereFirdaus Lawn is best place to have tea. During the weekend none of us wanted to tea inside the rooms. Either it was lawn or balconies. Weather around this place was wonderful Initially I wanted to capture this frame without face, but Nandan turned back as I was about to click. This is one of my favorite photographs form this trip. This one really shows the mood while having tea at Firdaus.Here is a zoomed view of Naukuchiatal (Lake) from Firdaus. This one is shot through some of trees around Firdaus and there is another photograph which shows Lake-view from balcony on first floor.After some tea outside, it was time to have some rest and gear up for exciting evening around the place. As I entered again, somehow I felt like entering a different pace. Probably this time I was more relaxed and noticed many things insideHere is what we see as we enter from main gate of Firdaus. There is a common seating place on entrance with nice sofa, some comfortable muddhas.On right side of living room, there is kitchen separated with a door and dining area around the corner. Firdaus looks like a typical Hilly House, which we usually see in Bollywood movies. I loved the wood-word inside - Roof-tops, huge windows, furniture etcOn left side of the living room, there is a huge room with double bed & table-chairs etc. This room is quite big and an extra bed can be comfortably fit inside itHere is how we see living-room from this room on ground floor. Now, it was time to go up and explore more. Stairs from living room on ground floor leads to a common lobby on first floor. There is a balcony attached to this lobby. Above photograph shows view of lake and surrounding hills from the same balcBirds keep visiting the place as there are lot of plants & trees around the house.And also there are appropriate arrangement for birds at FirdausThere are some colorful plants and flowers around the place. Entrance of Firdaus is beautifully decorated with flowers in hanging pots Colorful flowers all around the house are very well maintained and there are some vegetable plants as wellFirdaus  has a kitchen garden in the backyard and a farm in front of itKitchen garden had - brinjals, green chilly, potatoes, tomatoes etcNext morning we went up for a walk. It was a simple trek crossing through a village and few hills having amazing view of Lake covered with cloudsDuring the walk we met some sweet faces in the village. all of them were welcoming and it was nice to interact with themStay at Firdaus was wonderful experience and hope to visit this place again with new plans...

Here is how we see living-room from this room on ground floor. Now, it was time to go up and explore more.

Few weeks back I was at Naukuchiatal which is a peaceful hill station in Uttranchal and near to Bheemtaal & Nainitaal. During the visit, we stayed at Firdaus and it was wonderful experience with never-ending freshness of the hills all around. Let's check out this Photo Journey to know about Firdaus and interesting things around it.Here is the place where we spend a nice weekend - Firdaus We started our journey from Delhi in early morning and reached there by noon. It was a decent drive except few road related issues on the way. Best way to reach Naukuchiatal from Delhi is to take train to Kathgodam and then 30-40 minutes drive. Drive from Kathgodam to  Naukuchiatal through Beemtaal is beautiful...After reaching the place and parking the car, we moved towards the place we were about to spend the weekend. I was very excited about it, as I love spending time in hills :) Here is the view of Firdaus from Parking place. Firdaus is actually surrounded by hills. It's front part faces the lake & an international school on hill top. Generally it's located at a peaceful place with no disturbances. Clouds at Firdaus on that weekend were quite welcoming & slowly we realized that it's a usual stuff there..After keeping all the stuff in rooms, we came out for a cup of tea. There is decent place outside with green lawn surrounded by colorful flowers and plants. Above photograph is processed a HDR in Photomatix, as it's quite challenging to capture hilly details in one shot and I didn't want to miss the cloud play hereFirdaus Lawn is best place to have tea. During the weekend none of us wanted to tea inside the rooms. Either it was lawn or balconies. Weather around this place was wonderful Initially I wanted to capture this frame without face, but Nandan turned back as I was about to click. This is one of my favorite photographs form this trip. This one really shows the mood while having tea at Firdaus.Here is a zoomed view of Naukuchiatal (Lake) from Firdaus. This one is shot through some of trees around Firdaus and there is another photograph which shows Lake-view from balcony on first floor.After some tea outside, it was time to have some rest and gear up for exciting evening around the place. As I entered again, somehow I felt like entering a different pace. Probably this time I was more relaxed and noticed many things insideHere is what we see as we enter from main gate of Firdaus. There is a common seating place on entrance with nice sofa, some comfortable muddhas.On right side of living room, there is kitchen separated with a door and dining area around the corner. Firdaus looks like a typical Hilly House, which we usually see in Bollywood movies. I loved the wood-word inside - Roof-tops, huge windows, furniture etcOn left side of the living room, there is a huge room with double bed & table-chairs etc. This room is quite big and an extra bed can be comfortably fit inside itHere is how we see living-room from this room on ground floor. Now, it was time to go up and explore more. Stairs from living room on ground floor leads to a common lobby on first floor. There is a balcony attached to this lobby. Above photograph shows view of lake and surrounding hills from the same balcBirds keep visiting the place as there are lot of plants & trees around the house.And also there are appropriate arrangement for birds at FirdausThere are some colorful plants and flowers around the place. Entrance of Firdaus is beautifully decorated with flowers in hanging pots Colorful flowers all around the house are very well maintained and there are some vegetable plants as wellFirdaus  has a kitchen garden in the backyard and a farm in front of itKitchen garden had - brinjals, green chilly, potatoes, tomatoes etcNext morning we went up for a walk. It was a simple trek crossing through a village and few hills having amazing view of Lake covered with cloudsDuring the walk we met some sweet faces in the village. all of them were welcoming and it was nice to interact with themStay at Firdaus was wonderful experience and hope to visit this place again with new plans...
 Stairs from living room on ground floor leads to a common lobby on first floor. There is a balcony attached to this lobby. Above photograph shows view of lake and surrounding hills from the same balcony.

Few weeks back I was at Naukuchiatal which is a peaceful hill station in Uttranchal and near to Bheemtaal & Nainitaal. During the visit, we stayed at Firdaus and it was wonderful experience with never-ending freshness of the hills all around. Let's check out this Photo Journey to know about Firdaus and interesting things around it.Here is the place where we spend a nice weekend - Firdaus We started our journey from Delhi in early morning and reached there by noon. It was a decent drive except few road related issues on the way. Best way to reach Naukuchiatal from Delhi is to take train to Kathgodam and then 30-40 minutes drive. Drive from Kathgodam to  Naukuchiatal through Beemtaal is beautiful...After reaching the place and parking the car, we moved towards the place we were about to spend the weekend. I was very excited about it, as I love spending time in hills :) Here is the view of Firdaus from Parking place. Firdaus is actually surrounded by hills. It's front part faces the lake & an international school on hill top. Generally it's located at a peaceful place with no disturbances. Clouds at Firdaus on that weekend were quite welcoming & slowly we realized that it's a usual stuff there..After keeping all the stuff in rooms, we came out for a cup of tea. There is decent place outside with green lawn surrounded by colorful flowers and plants. Above photograph is processed a HDR in Photomatix, as it's quite challenging to capture hilly details in one shot and I didn't want to miss the cloud play hereFirdaus Lawn is best place to have tea. During the weekend none of us wanted to tea inside the rooms. Either it was lawn or balconies. Weather around this place was wonderful Initially I wanted to capture this frame without face, but Nandan turned back as I was about to click. This is one of my favorite photographs form this trip. This one really shows the mood while having tea at Firdaus.Here is a zoomed view of Naukuchiatal (Lake) from Firdaus. This one is shot through some of trees around Firdaus and there is another photograph which shows Lake-view from balcony on first floor.After some tea outside, it was time to have some rest and gear up for exciting evening around the place. As I entered again, somehow I felt like entering a different pace. Probably this time I was more relaxed and noticed many things insideHere is what we see as we enter from main gate of Firdaus. There is a common seating place on entrance with nice sofa, some comfortable muddhas.On right side of living room, there is kitchen separated with a door and dining area around the corner. Firdaus looks like a typical Hilly House, which we usually see in Bollywood movies. I loved the wood-word inside - Roof-tops, huge windows, furniture etcOn left side of the living room, there is a huge room with double bed & table-chairs etc. This room is quite big and an extra bed can be comfortably fit inside itHere is how we see living-room from this room on ground floor. Now, it was time to go up and explore more. Stairs from living room on ground floor leads to a common lobby on first floor. There is a balcony attached to this lobby. Above photograph shows view of lake and surrounding hills from the same balcBirds keep visiting the place as there are lot of plants & trees around the house.And also there are appropriate arrangement for birds at FirdausThere are some colorful plants and flowers around the place. Entrance of Firdaus is beautifully decorated with flowers in hanging pots Colorful flowers all around the house are very well maintained and there are some vegetable plants as wellFirdaus  has a kitchen garden in the backyard and a farm in front of itKitchen garden had - brinjals, green chilly, potatoes, tomatoes etcNext morning we went up for a walk. It was a simple trek crossing through a village and few hills having amazing view of Lake covered with cloudsDuring the walk we met some sweet faces in the village. all of them were welcoming and it was nice to interact with themStay at Firdaus was wonderful experience and hope to visit this place again with new plans...

Birds keep visiting the place as there are lot of plants & trees around the house. 

Few weeks back I was at Naukuchiatal which is a peaceful hill station in Uttranchal and near to Bheemtaal & Nainitaal. During the visit, we stayed at Firdaus and it was wonderful experience with never-ending freshness of the hills all around. Let's check out this Photo Journey to know about Firdaus and interesting things around it.Here is the place where we spend a nice weekend - Firdaus We started our journey from Delhi in early morning and reached there by noon. It was a decent drive except few road related issues on the way. Best way to reach Naukuchiatal from Delhi is to take train to Kathgodam and then 30-40 minutes drive. Drive from Kathgodam to  Naukuchiatal through Beemtaal is beautiful...After reaching the place and parking the car, we moved towards the place we were about to spend the weekend. I was very excited about it, as I love spending time in hills :) Here is the view of Firdaus from Parking place. Firdaus is actually surrounded by hills. It's front part faces the lake & an international school on hill top. Generally it's located at a peaceful place with no disturbances. Clouds at Firdaus on that weekend were quite welcoming & slowly we realized that it's a usual stuff there..After keeping all the stuff in rooms, we came out for a cup of tea. There is decent place outside with green lawn surrounded by colorful flowers and plants. Above photograph is processed a HDR in Photomatix, as it's quite challenging to capture hilly details in one shot and I didn't want to miss the cloud play hereFirdaus Lawn is best place to have tea. During the weekend none of us wanted to tea inside the rooms. Either it was lawn or balconies. Weather around this place was wonderful Initially I wanted to capture this frame without face, but Nandan turned back as I was about to click. This is one of my favorite photographs form this trip. This one really shows the mood while having tea at Firdaus.Here is a zoomed view of Naukuchiatal (Lake) from Firdaus. This one is shot through some of trees around Firdaus and there is another photograph which shows Lake-view from balcony on first floor.After some tea outside, it was time to have some rest and gear up for exciting evening around the place. As I entered again, somehow I felt like entering a different pace. Probably this time I was more relaxed and noticed many things insideHere is what we see as we enter from main gate of Firdaus. There is a common seating place on entrance with nice sofa, some comfortable muddhas.On right side of living room, there is kitchen separated with a door and dining area around the corner. Firdaus looks like a typical Hilly House, which we usually see in Bollywood movies. I loved the wood-word inside - Roof-tops, huge windows, furniture etcOn left side of the living room, there is a huge room with double bed & table-chairs etc. This room is quite big and an extra bed can be comfortably fit inside itHere is how we see living-room from this room on ground floor. Now, it was time to go up and explore more. Stairs from living room on ground floor leads to a common lobby on first floor. There is a balcony attached to this lobby. Above photograph shows view of lake and surrounding hills from the same balcBirds keep visiting the place as there are lot of plants & trees around the house.And also there are appropriate arrangement for birds at FirdausThere are some colorful plants and flowers around the place. Entrance of Firdaus is beautifully decorated with flowers in hanging pots Colorful flowers all around the house are very well maintained and there are some vegetable plants as wellFirdaus  has a kitchen garden in the backyard and a farm in front of itKitchen garden had - brinjals, green chilly, potatoes, tomatoes etcNext morning we went up for a walk. It was a simple trek crossing through a village and few hills having amazing view of Lake covered with cloudsDuring the walk we met some sweet faces in the village. all of them were welcoming and it was nice to interact with themStay at Firdaus was wonderful experience and hope to visit this place again with new plans...

And also there are appropriate arrangement for birds at Firdaus.

Few weeks back I was at Naukuchiatal which is a peaceful hill station in Uttranchal and near to Bheemtaal & Nainitaal. During the visit, we stayed at Firdaus and it was wonderful experience with never-ending freshness of the hills all around. Let's check out this Photo Journey to know about Firdaus and interesting things around it.Here is the place where we spend a nice weekend - Firdaus We started our journey from Delhi in early morning and reached there by noon. It was a decent drive except few road related issues on the way. Best way to reach Naukuchiatal from Delhi is to take train to Kathgodam and then 30-40 minutes drive. Drive from Kathgodam to  Naukuchiatal through Beemtaal is beautiful...After reaching the place and parking the car, we moved towards the place we were about to spend the weekend. I was very excited about it, as I love spending time in hills :) Here is the view of Firdaus from Parking place. Firdaus is actually surrounded by hills. It's front part faces the lake & an international school on hill top. Generally it's located at a peaceful place with no disturbances. Clouds at Firdaus on that weekend were quite welcoming & slowly we realized that it's a usual stuff there..After keeping all the stuff in rooms, we came out for a cup of tea. There is decent place outside with green lawn surrounded by colorful flowers and plants. Above photograph is processed a HDR in Photomatix, as it's quite challenging to capture hilly details in one shot and I didn't want to miss the cloud play hereFirdaus Lawn is best place to have tea. During the weekend none of us wanted to tea inside the rooms. Either it was lawn or balconies. Weather around this place was wonderful Initially I wanted to capture this frame without face, but Nandan turned back as I was about to click. This is one of my favorite photographs form this trip. This one really shows the mood while having tea at Firdaus.Here is a zoomed view of Naukuchiatal (Lake) from Firdaus. This one is shot through some of trees around Firdaus and there is another photograph which shows Lake-view from balcony on first floor.After some tea outside, it was time to have some rest and gear up for exciting evening around the place. As I entered again, somehow I felt like entering a different pace. Probably this time I was more relaxed and noticed many things insideHere is what we see as we enter from main gate of Firdaus. There is a common seating place on entrance with nice sofa, some comfortable muddhas.On right side of living room, there is kitchen separated with a door and dining area around the corner. Firdaus looks like a typical Hilly House, which we usually see in Bollywood movies. I loved the wood-word inside - Roof-tops, huge windows, furniture etcOn left side of the living room, there is a huge room with double bed & table-chairs etc. This room is quite big and an extra bed can be comfortably fit inside itHere is how we see living-room from this room on ground floor. Now, it was time to go up and explore more. Stairs from living room on ground floor leads to a common lobby on first floor. There is a balcony attached to this lobby. Above photograph shows view of lake and surrounding hills from the same balcBirds keep visiting the place as there are lot of plants & trees around the house.And also there are appropriate arrangement for birds at FirdausThere are some colorful plants and flowers around the place. Entrance of Firdaus is beautifully decorated with flowers in hanging pots Colorful flowers all around the house are very well maintained and there are some vegetable plants as wellFirdaus  has a kitchen garden in the backyard and a farm in front of itKitchen garden had - brinjals, green chilly, potatoes, tomatoes etcNext morning we went up for a walk. It was a simple trek crossing through a village and few hills having amazing view of Lake covered with cloudsDuring the walk we met some sweet faces in the village. all of them were welcoming and it was nice to interact with themStay at Firdaus was wonderful experience and hope to visit this place again with new plans...

There are some colorful plants and flowers around the place. Entrance of Firdaus is beautifully decorated with flowers in hanging pots.

Few weeks back I was at Naukuchiatal which is a peaceful hill station in Uttranchal and near to Bheemtaal & Nainitaal. During the visit, we stayed at Firdaus and it was wonderful experience with never-ending freshness of the hills all around. Let's check out this Photo Journey to know about Firdaus and interesting things around it.Here is the place where we spend a nice weekend - Firdaus We started our journey from Delhi in early morning and reached there by noon. It was a decent drive except few road related issues on the way. Best way to reach Naukuchiatal from Delhi is to take train to Kathgodam and then 30-40 minutes drive. Drive from Kathgodam to  Naukuchiatal through Beemtaal is beautiful...After reaching the place and parking the car, we moved towards the place we were about to spend the weekend. I was very excited about it, as I love spending time in hills :) Here is the view of Firdaus from Parking place. Firdaus is actually surrounded by hills. It's front part faces the lake & an international school on hill top. Generally it's located at a peaceful place with no disturbances. Clouds at Firdaus on that weekend were quite welcoming & slowly we realized that it's a usual stuff there..After keeping all the stuff in rooms, we came out for a cup of tea. There is decent place outside with green lawn surrounded by colorful flowers and plants. Above photograph is processed a HDR in Photomatix, as it's quite challenging to capture hilly details in one shot and I didn't want to miss the cloud play hereFirdaus Lawn is best place to have tea. During the weekend none of us wanted to tea inside the rooms. Either it was lawn or balconies. Weather around this place was wonderful Initially I wanted to capture this frame without face, but Nandan turned back as I was about to click. This is one of my favorite photographs form this trip. This one really shows the mood while having tea at Firdaus.Here is a zoomed view of Naukuchiatal (Lake) from Firdaus. This one is shot through some of trees around Firdaus and there is another photograph which shows Lake-view from balcony on first floor.After some tea outside, it was time to have some rest and gear up for exciting evening around the place. As I entered again, somehow I felt like entering a different pace. Probably this time I was more relaxed and noticed many things insideHere is what we see as we enter from main gate of Firdaus. There is a common seating place on entrance with nice sofa, some comfortable muddhas.On right side of living room, there is kitchen separated with a door and dining area around the corner. Firdaus looks like a typical Hilly House, which we usually see in Bollywood movies. I loved the wood-word inside - Roof-tops, huge windows, furniture etcOn left side of the living room, there is a huge room with double bed & table-chairs etc. This room is quite big and an extra bed can be comfortably fit inside itHere is how we see living-room from this room on ground floor. Now, it was time to go up and explore more. Stairs from living room on ground floor leads to a common lobby on first floor. There is a balcony attached to this lobby. Above photograph shows view of lake and surrounding hills from the same balcBirds keep visiting the place as there are lot of plants & trees around the house.And also there are appropriate arrangement for birds at FirdausThere are some colorful plants and flowers around the place. Entrance of Firdaus is beautifully decorated with flowers in hanging pots Colorful flowers all around the house are very well maintained and there are some vegetable plants as wellFirdaus  has a kitchen garden in the backyard and a farm in front of itKitchen garden had - brinjals, green chilly, potatoes, tomatoes etcNext morning we went up for a walk. It was a simple trek crossing through a village and few hills having amazing view of Lake covered with cloudsDuring the walk we met some sweet faces in the village. all of them were welcoming and it was nice to interact with themStay at Firdaus was wonderful experience and hope to visit this place again with new plans...

 Colorful flowers all around the house are very well maintained and there are some vegetable plants as well.

Few weeks back I was at Naukuchiatal which is a peaceful hill station in Uttranchal and near to Bheemtaal & Nainitaal. During the visit, we stayed at Firdaus and it was wonderful experience with never-ending freshness of the hills all around. Let's check out this Photo Journey to know about Firdaus and interesting things around it.Here is the place where we spend a nice weekend - Firdaus We started our journey from Delhi in early morning and reached there by noon. It was a decent drive except few road related issues on the way. Best way to reach Naukuchiatal from Delhi is to take train to Kathgodam and then 30-40 minutes drive. Drive from Kathgodam to  Naukuchiatal through Beemtaal is beautiful...After reaching the place and parking the car, we moved towards the place we were about to spend the weekend. I was very excited about it, as I love spending time in hills :) Here is the view of Firdaus from Parking place. Firdaus is actually surrounded by hills. It's front part faces the lake & an international school on hill top. Generally it's located at a peaceful place with no disturbances. Clouds at Firdaus on that weekend were quite welcoming & slowly we realized that it's a usual stuff there..After keeping all the stuff in rooms, we came out for a cup of tea. There is decent place outside with green lawn surrounded by colorful flowers and plants. Above photograph is processed a HDR in Photomatix, as it's quite challenging to capture hilly details in one shot and I didn't want to miss the cloud play hereFirdaus Lawn is best place to have tea. During the weekend none of us wanted to tea inside the rooms. Either it was lawn or balconies. Weather around this place was wonderful Initially I wanted to capture this frame without face, but Nandan turned back as I was about to click. This is one of my favorite photographs form this trip. This one really shows the mood while having tea at Firdaus.Here is a zoomed view of Naukuchiatal (Lake) from Firdaus. This one is shot through some of trees around Firdaus and there is another photograph which shows Lake-view from balcony on first floor.After some tea outside, it was time to have some rest and gear up for exciting evening around the place. As I entered again, somehow I felt like entering a different pace. Probably this time I was more relaxed and noticed many things insideHere is what we see as we enter from main gate of Firdaus. There is a common seating place on entrance with nice sofa, some comfortable muddhas.On right side of living room, there is kitchen separated with a door and dining area around the corner. Firdaus looks like a typical Hilly House, which we usually see in Bollywood movies. I loved the wood-word inside - Roof-tops, huge windows, furniture etcOn left side of the living room, there is a huge room with double bed & table-chairs etc. This room is quite big and an extra bed can be comfortably fit inside itHere is how we see living-room from this room on ground floor. Now, it was time to go up and explore more. Stairs from living room on ground floor leads to a common lobby on first floor. There is a balcony attached to this lobby. Above photograph shows view of lake and surrounding hills from the same balcBirds keep visiting the place as there are lot of plants & trees around the house.And also there are appropriate arrangement for birds at FirdausThere are some colorful plants and flowers around the place. Entrance of Firdaus is beautifully decorated with flowers in hanging pots Colorful flowers all around the house are very well maintained and there are some vegetable plants as wellFirdaus  has a kitchen garden in the backyard and a farm in front of itKitchen garden had - brinjals, green chilly, potatoes, tomatoes etcNext morning we went up for a walk. It was a simple trek crossing through a village and few hills having amazing view of Lake covered with cloudsDuring the walk we met some sweet faces in the village. all of them were welcoming and it was nice to interact with themStay at Firdaus was wonderful experience and hope to visit this place again with new plans...

Firdaus  has a kitchen garden in the backyard and a farm in front of it.

Few weeks back I was at Naukuchiatal which is a peaceful hill station in Uttranchal and near to Bheemtaal & Nainitaal. During the visit, we stayed at Firdaus and it was wonderful experience with never-ending freshness of the hills all around. Let's check out this Photo Journey to know about Firdaus and interesting things around it.Here is the place where we spend a nice weekend - Firdaus We started our journey from Delhi in early morning and reached there by noon. It was a decent drive except few road related issues on the way. Best way to reach Naukuchiatal from Delhi is to take train to Kathgodam and then 30-40 minutes drive. Drive from Kathgodam to  Naukuchiatal through Beemtaal is beautiful...After reaching the place and parking the car, we moved towards the place we were about to spend the weekend. I was very excited about it, as I love spending time in hills :) Here is the view of Firdaus from Parking place. Firdaus is actually surrounded by hills. It's front part faces the lake & an international school on hill top. Generally it's located at a peaceful place with no disturbances. Clouds at Firdaus on that weekend were quite welcoming & slowly we realized that it's a usual stuff there..After keeping all the stuff in rooms, we came out for a cup of tea. There is decent place outside with green lawn surrounded by colorful flowers and plants. Above photograph is processed a HDR in Photomatix, as it's quite challenging to capture hilly details in one shot and I didn't want to miss the cloud play hereFirdaus Lawn is best place to have tea. During the weekend none of us wanted to tea inside the rooms. Either it was lawn or balconies. Weather around this place was wonderful Initially I wanted to capture this frame without face, but Nandan turned back as I was about to click. This is one of my favorite photographs form this trip. This one really shows the mood while having tea at Firdaus.Here is a zoomed view of Naukuchiatal (Lake) from Firdaus. This one is shot through some of trees around Firdaus and there is another photograph which shows Lake-view from balcony on first floor.After some tea outside, it was time to have some rest and gear up for exciting evening around the place. As I entered again, somehow I felt like entering a different pace. Probably this time I was more relaxed and noticed many things insideHere is what we see as we enter from main gate of Firdaus. There is a common seating place on entrance with nice sofa, some comfortable muddhas.On right side of living room, there is kitchen separated with a door and dining area around the corner. Firdaus looks like a typical Hilly House, which we usually see in Bollywood movies. I loved the wood-word inside - Roof-tops, huge windows, furniture etcOn left side of the living room, there is a huge room with double bed & table-chairs etc. This room is quite big and an extra bed can be comfortably fit inside itHere is how we see living-room from this room on ground floor. Now, it was time to go up and explore more. Stairs from living room on ground floor leads to a common lobby on first floor. There is a balcony attached to this lobby. Above photograph shows view of lake and surrounding hills from the same balcBirds keep visiting the place as there are lot of plants & trees around the house.And also there are appropriate arrangement for birds at FirdausThere are some colorful plants and flowers around the place. Entrance of Firdaus is beautifully decorated with flowers in hanging pots Colorful flowers all around the house are very well maintained and there are some vegetable plants as wellFirdaus  has a kitchen garden in the backyard and a farm in front of itKitchen garden had - brinjals, green chilly, potatoes, tomatoes etcNext morning we went up for a walk. It was a simple trek crossing through a village and few hills having amazing view of Lake covered with cloudsDuring the walk we met some sweet faces in the village. all of them were welcoming and it was nice to interact with themStay at Firdaus was wonderful experience and hope to visit this place again with new plans...

Kitchen garden had - brinjals, green chilly, potatoes, tomatoes etc.

Few weeks back I was at Naukuchiatal which is a peaceful hill station in Uttranchal and near to Bheemtaal & Nainitaal. During the visit, we stayed at Firdaus and it was wonderful experience with never-ending freshness of the hills all around. Let's check out this Photo Journey to know about Firdaus and interesting things around it.Here is the place where we spend a nice weekend - Firdaus We started our journey from Delhi in early morning and reached there by noon. It was a decent drive except few road related issues on the way. Best way to reach Naukuchiatal from Delhi is to take train to Kathgodam and then 30-40 minutes drive. Drive from Kathgodam to  Naukuchiatal through Beemtaal is beautiful...After reaching the place and parking the car, we moved towards the place we were about to spend the weekend. I was very excited about it, as I love spending time in hills :) Here is the view of Firdaus from Parking place. Firdaus is actually surrounded by hills. It's front part faces the lake & an international school on hill top. Generally it's located at a peaceful place with no disturbances. Clouds at Firdaus on that weekend were quite welcoming & slowly we realized that it's a usual stuff there..After keeping all the stuff in rooms, we came out for a cup of tea. There is decent place outside with green lawn surrounded by colorful flowers and plants. Above photograph is processed a HDR in Photomatix, as it's quite challenging to capture hilly details in one shot and I didn't want to miss the cloud play hereFirdaus Lawn is best place to have tea. During the weekend none of us wanted to tea inside the rooms. Either it was lawn or balconies. Weather around this place was wonderful Initially I wanted to capture this frame without face, but Nandan turned back as I was about to click. This is one of my favorite photographs form this trip. This one really shows the mood while having tea at Firdaus.Here is a zoomed view of Naukuchiatal (Lake) from Firdaus. This one is shot through some of trees around Firdaus and there is another photograph which shows Lake-view from balcony on first floor.After some tea outside, it was time to have some rest and gear up for exciting evening around the place. As I entered again, somehow I felt like entering a different pace. Probably this time I was more relaxed and noticed many things insideHere is what we see as we enter from main gate of Firdaus. There is a common seating place on entrance with nice sofa, some comfortable muddhas.On right side of living room, there is kitchen separated with a door and dining area around the corner. Firdaus looks like a typical Hilly House, which we usually see in Bollywood movies. I loved the wood-word inside - Roof-tops, huge windows, furniture etcOn left side of the living room, there is a huge room with double bed & table-chairs etc. This room is quite big and an extra bed can be comfortably fit inside itHere is how we see living-room from this room on ground floor. Now, it was time to go up and explore more. Stairs from living room on ground floor leads to a common lobby on first floor. There is a balcony attached to this lobby. Above photograph shows view of lake and surrounding hills from the same balcBirds keep visiting the place as there are lot of plants & trees around the house.And also there are appropriate arrangement for birds at FirdausThere are some colorful plants and flowers around the place. Entrance of Firdaus is beautifully decorated with flowers in hanging pots Colorful flowers all around the house are very well maintained and there are some vegetable plants as wellFirdaus  has a kitchen garden in the backyard and a farm in front of itKitchen garden had - brinjals, green chilly, potatoes, tomatoes etcNext morning we went up for a walk. It was a simple trek crossing through a village and few hills having amazing view of Lake covered with cloudsDuring the walk we met some sweet faces in the village. all of them were welcoming and it was nice to interact with themStay at Firdaus was wonderful experience and hope to visit this place again with new plans...

Next morning we went up for a walk. It was a simple trek crossing through a village and few hills having amazing view of Lake covered with clouds.

Few weeks back I was at Naukuchiatal which is a peaceful hill station in Uttranchal and near to Bheemtaal & Nainitaal. During the visit, we stayed at Firdaus and it was wonderful experience with never-ending freshness of the hills all around. Let's check out this Photo Journey to know about Firdaus and interesting things around it.Here is the place where we spend a nice weekend - Firdaus We started our journey from Delhi in early morning and reached there by noon. It was a decent drive except few road related issues on the way. Best way to reach Naukuchiatal from Delhi is to take train to Kathgodam and then 30-40 minutes drive. Drive from Kathgodam to  Naukuchiatal through Beemtaal is beautiful...After reaching the place and parking the car, we moved towards the place we were about to spend the weekend. I was very excited about it, as I love spending time in hills :) Here is the view of Firdaus from Parking place. Firdaus is actually surrounded by hills. It's front part faces the lake & an international school on hill top. Generally it's located at a peaceful place with no disturbances. Clouds at Firdaus on that weekend were quite welcoming & slowly we realized that it's a usual stuff there..After keeping all the stuff in rooms, we came out for a cup of tea. There is decent place outside with green lawn surrounded by colorful flowers and plants. Above photograph is processed a HDR in Photomatix, as it's quite challenging to capture hilly details in one shot and I didn't want to miss the cloud play hereFirdaus Lawn is best place to have tea. During the weekend none of us wanted to tea inside the rooms. Either it was lawn or balconies. Weather around this place was wonderful Initially I wanted to capture this frame without face, but Nandan turned back as I was about to click. This is one of my favorite photographs form this trip. This one really shows the mood while having tea at Firdaus.Here is a zoomed view of Naukuchiatal (Lake) from Firdaus. This one is shot through some of trees around Firdaus and there is another photograph which shows Lake-view from balcony on first floor.After some tea outside, it was time to have some rest and gear up for exciting evening around the place. As I entered again, somehow I felt like entering a different pace. Probably this time I was more relaxed and noticed many things insideHere is what we see as we enter from main gate of Firdaus. There is a common seating place on entrance with nice sofa, some comfortable muddhas.On right side of living room, there is kitchen separated with a door and dining area around the corner. Firdaus looks like a typical Hilly House, which we usually see in Bollywood movies. I loved the wood-word inside - Roof-tops, huge windows, furniture etcOn left side of the living room, there is a huge room with double bed & table-chairs etc. This room is quite big and an extra bed can be comfortably fit inside itHere is how we see living-room from this room on ground floor. Now, it was time to go up and explore more. Stairs from living room on ground floor leads to a common lobby on first floor. There is a balcony attached to this lobby. Above photograph shows view of lake and surrounding hills from the same balcBirds keep visiting the place as there are lot of plants & trees around the house.And also there are appropriate arrangement for birds at FirdausThere are some colorful plants and flowers around the place. Entrance of Firdaus is beautifully decorated with flowers in hanging pots Colorful flowers all around the house are very well maintained and there are some vegetable plants as wellFirdaus  has a kitchen garden in the backyard and a farm in front of itKitchen garden had - brinjals, green chilly, potatoes, tomatoes etcNext morning we went up for a walk. It was a simple trek crossing through a village and few hills having amazing view of Lake covered with cloudsDuring the walk we met some sweet faces in the village. all of them were welcoming and it was nice to interact with themStay at Firdaus was wonderful experience and hope to visit this place again with new plans...

During the walk we met some sweet faces in the village. all of them were welcoming and it was nice to interact with them.

Few weeks back I was at Naukuchiatal which is a peaceful hill station in Uttranchal and near to Bheemtaal & Nainitaal. During the visit, we stayed at Firdaus and it was wonderful experience with never-ending freshness of the hills all around. Let's check out this Photo Journey to know about Firdaus and interesting things around it.Here is the place where we spend a nice weekend - Firdaus We started our journey from Delhi in early morning and reached there by noon. It was a decent drive except few road related issues on the way. Best way to reach Naukuchiatal from Delhi is to take train to Kathgodam and then 30-40 minutes drive. Drive from Kathgodam to  Naukuchiatal through Beemtaal is beautiful...After reaching the place and parking the car, we moved towards the place we were about to spend the weekend. I was very excited about it, as I love spending time in hills :) Here is the view of Firdaus from Parking place. Firdaus is actually surrounded by hills. It's front part faces the lake & an international school on hill top. Generally it's located at a peaceful place with no disturbances. Clouds at Firdaus on that weekend were quite welcoming & slowly we realized that it's a usual stuff there..After keeping all the stuff in rooms, we came out for a cup of tea. There is decent place outside with green lawn surrounded by colorful flowers and plants. Above photograph is processed a HDR in Photomatix, as it's quite challenging to capture hilly details in one shot and I didn't want to miss the cloud play hereFirdaus Lawn is best place to have tea. During the weekend none of us wanted to tea inside the rooms. Either it was lawn or balconies. Weather around this place was wonderful Initially I wanted to capture this frame without face, but Nandan turned back as I was about to click. This is one of my favorite photographs form this trip. This one really shows the mood while having tea at Firdaus.Here is a zoomed view of Naukuchiatal (Lake) from Firdaus. This one is shot through some of trees around Firdaus and there is another photograph which shows Lake-view from balcony on first floor.After some tea outside, it was time to have some rest and gear up for exciting evening around the place. As I entered again, somehow I felt like entering a different pace. Probably this time I was more relaxed and noticed many things insideHere is what we see as we enter from main gate of Firdaus. There is a common seating place on entrance with nice sofa, some comfortable muddhas.On right side of living room, there is kitchen separated with a door and dining area around the corner. Firdaus looks like a typical Hilly House, which we usually see in Bollywood movies. I loved the wood-word inside - Roof-tops, huge windows, furniture etcOn left side of the living room, there is a huge room with double bed & table-chairs etc. This room is quite big and an extra bed can be comfortably fit inside itHere is how we see living-room from this room on ground floor. Now, it was time to go up and explore more. Stairs from living room on ground floor leads to a common lobby on first floor. There is a balcony attached to this lobby. Above photograph shows view of lake and surrounding hills from the same balcBirds keep visiting the place as there are lot of plants & trees around the house.And also there are appropriate arrangement for birds at FirdausThere are some colorful plants and flowers around the place. Entrance of Firdaus is beautifully decorated with flowers in hanging pots Colorful flowers all around the house are very well maintained and there are some vegetable plants as wellFirdaus  has a kitchen garden in the backyard and a farm in front of itKitchen garden had - brinjals, green chilly, potatoes, tomatoes etcNext morning we went up for a walk. It was a simple trek crossing through a village and few hills having amazing view of Lake covered with cloudsDuring the walk we met some sweet faces in the village. all of them were welcoming and it was nice to interact with themStay at Firdaus was wonderful experience and hope to visit this place again with new plans...

Stay at Firdaus was wonderful experience and hope to visit this place again with new plans...

Few weeks back I was at Naukuchiatal which is a peaceful hill station in Uttranchal and near to Bheemtaal & Nainitaal. During the visit, we stayed at Firdaus and it was wonderful experience with never-ending freshness of the hills all around. Let's check out this Photo Journey to know about Firdaus and interesting things around it.Here is the place where we spend a nice weekend - Firdaus We started our journey from Delhi in early morning and reached there by noon. It was a decent drive except few road related issues on the way. Best way to reach Naukuchiatal from Delhi is to take train to Kathgodam and then 30-40 minutes drive. Drive from Kathgodam to  Naukuchiatal through Beemtaal is beautiful...After reaching the place and parking the car, we moved towards the place we were about to spend the weekend. I was very excited about it, as I love spending time in hills :) Here is the view of Firdaus from Parking place. Firdaus is actually surrounded by hills. It's front part faces the lake & an international school on hill top. Generally it's located at a peaceful place with no disturbances. Clouds at Firdaus on that weekend were quite welcoming & slowly we realized that it's a usual stuff there..After keeping all the stuff in rooms, we came out for a cup of tea. There is decent place outside with green lawn surrounded by colorful flowers and plants. Above photograph is processed a HDR in Photomatix, as it's quite challenging to capture hilly details in one shot and I didn't want to miss the cloud play hereFirdaus Lawn is best place to have tea. During the weekend none of us wanted to tea inside the rooms. Either it was lawn or balconies. Weather around this place was wonderful Initially I wanted to capture this frame without face, but Nandan turned back as I was about to click. This is one of my favorite photographs form this trip. This one really shows the mood while having tea at Firdaus.Here is a zoomed view of Naukuchiatal (Lake) from Firdaus. This one is shot through some of trees around Firdaus and there is another photograph which shows Lake-view from balcony on first floor.After some tea outside, it was time to have some rest and gear up for exciting evening around the place. As I entered again, somehow I felt like entering a different pace. Probably this time I was more relaxed and noticed many things insideHere is what we see as we enter from main gate of Firdaus. There is a common seating place on entrance with nice sofa, some comfortable muddhas.On right side of living room, there is kitchen separated with a door and dining area around the corner. Firdaus looks like a typical Hilly House, which we usually see in Bollywood movies. I loved the wood-word inside - Roof-tops, huge windows, furniture etcOn left side of the living room, there is a huge room with double bed & table-chairs etc. This room is quite big and an extra bed can be comfortably fit inside itHere is how we see living-room from this room on ground floor. Now, it was time to go up and explore more. Stairs from living room on ground floor leads to a common lobby on first floor. There is a balcony attached to this lobby. Above photograph shows view of lake and surrounding hills from the same balcBirds keep visiting the place as there are lot of plants & trees around the house.And also there are appropriate arrangement for birds at FirdausThere are some colorful plants and flowers around the place. Entrance of Firdaus is beautifully decorated with flowers in hanging pots Colorful flowers all around the house are very well maintained and there are some vegetable plants as wellFirdaus  has a kitchen garden in the backyard and a farm in front of itKitchen garden had - brinjals, green chilly, potatoes, tomatoes etcNext morning we went up for a walk. It was a simple trek crossing through a village and few hills having amazing view of Lake covered with cloudsDuring the walk we met some sweet faces in the village. all of them were welcoming and it was nice to interact with themStay at Firdaus was wonderful experience and hope to visit this place again with new plans...

11 comments:

shooting star said...

wow!! wonderful landscape...made more wonderful by the clouds...such a pretty pace to stay(and have tea!!)

and friendly locals...thats wat a perfect break is all about!!

http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.in/

VJ Sharma said...

Thanks for Writing Sushmita !

It was really a wonderful place to stay, relax and enjoy the weather.

Soon we are planning a Photo-Tour to this place and will keep you updated.

Arvind Khanna said...

Very inviting photographs. Would love to visit this place.

Arvind Passey said...

Just seeing your photographs is like being tutored in the art of picture-taking. Is it possible for you to include camera settings too with the pictures -- will be a good aid for learners like me.

Arvind Passey
www.passey.info

Nandan Jha said...

Plan a tour VJ. The weather is going to be brilliant till around first week of Nov. After that it would begin to get cold. Best - Nandan

Shah Nawaz said...

Beautiful Pics....

Smita Dhall said...

Lovely post, VJ! I loved the bird picture... amazing! Thank you and looking forward to your photography tour.

Akshaya Saxena said...

Wonderful pictures VJ...

VJ Sharma said...

Arvind Khanna - Thanks ! In fact place is also quite inviting... Thinking to planning a Photo-Tour and will get in touch with you soon.

Arvind Passey - Thanks Sir ! I will try to add exif details, but those would not be very helpful. Will talk more about the same during our next meet.

Nandan - Thanks for sharing the details, but I will not be a state to plan anything in October because of some other commitments. n I am sure passionate folks would also love to experience winters in hills :)

Shah Nawaz - Dhanyavaad !

Smita/Akshaya - Happy that you liked the photographs :)

Bhavna Negi said...

Beautiful place and the pictures are so perfect !
Words so true.. I indeed feel so relaxed reading through..
Great blog !!

VJ Sharma said...

@Bhavna - I think we talked about it earlier as well. This is one of the best places to plan a relaxed trip your family.

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