Craving to visit Firdaus (Naukuchiatal) to beat the heat || Summer vacation planning

It's been more than 2 years that I visited Firdaus in Naukuchiatal  and now that summers are here, I am craving a visit to this beautiful place in the hills. Recently I have shared about some of the offbeat hill stations in North India  and in Kumaon region, I like Naukuchiatal the best. And Firdaus is one of the main reasons why I love this hill station so much. This Photo Journey shares more about the place and interesting things to do/explore around it. Thapalia Mehra Gaon (village) is located around the Lake and this cottage, a homestay called Firdaus, is beautifully located on a peaceful hill in this village. The homestay is very well maintained and is a great place to spend summers with family or friends. Naukuchitaal is a small town around a beautiful lake. You can enjoy boating & kayaking in this lake. There are some opportunities for hiking or paragliding around this place. The town has two beautiful resorts, which are usually preferred by folks in larger groups. When Nandan (Ghumakkar ) visited this region of Uttrakhand, he dreamt of having a nice home in these hills. He has visited SaatTal and Naukuchiatal many times. Over a period of time he found a piece of land around the lake. It took good amount of time to build this dream house. Nandan, Smita, and Pihu love to visit Firdaus at least every alternate weekend :). They drive from Delhi to Naukuchitaal. When I visited Firdaus, we started early in the morning(5:30am) and reached by 12:30pm. The drive from Kathgodam till Nauuchitaal is awesome and if you are lucky clouds would play hide-n-seek with you on the way. Don't worry, if you don't experience that on the way because Naukuchitaal would offer many such surprises to you. One big reason for anyone to visit this town is the greenery. While it is pretty almost the entire year, in the monsoons it is heaven. If you love trees, shrubs, grass, and all things green, this is the place to be. Firdaus itself is very thoughtfully done up by Nandan and Smita. The little garden is full of surprises like this cute little toad you are likely to run into while taking a casual stroll. Plants have been carefully chosen and a mix of flowering and foliage plants have been used to create the right mood. Interiors are bright and colourful, so your holidays are sure to be a cheerful affair. Minimal, yet tastefully selected furniture helps take your mind off the clutter. Simple and cozy, it is comfortable in its skin and doesn't try to be anything else. Stay there if you are not too worried about luxury and are comfortable as long as your necessities are taken care of. And of course there is enough drama outside! Warm, comforting, and soothing - It feels like home. The space is ideal for artists and writers who wish to be away from the crowd and concentrate on their work. The cottage stands amidst breathtaking landscapes. Clouds are frequent visitors and in spite of being alone, you will never feel lonely. And the drama outside continues The proud owners, Nandan and Smita, with the caretaker of Firdaus, admiring the view of the lake. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay, away from all the touristy stuff, I would strongly recommend a visit to Firdaus. The place will charm you and make for a memorable stay. You will want to go back there again and again.

It's been more than 2 years that I visited Firdaus in Naukuchiatal and now that summers are here, I am craving a visit to this beautiful place in the hills. Recently I have shared about some of the offbeat hill stations in North India and in Kumaon region, I like Naukuchiatal the best. And Firdaus is one of the main reasons why I love this hill station so much. This Photo Journey shares more about the place and interesting things to do/explore around it. 


It's been more than 2 years that I visited Firdaus in Naukuchiatal  and now that summers are here, I am craving a visit to this beautiful place in the hills. Recently I have shared about some of the offbeat hill stations in North India  and in Kumaon region, I like Naukuchiatal the best. And Firdaus is one of the main reasons why I love this hill station so much. This Photo Journey shares more about the place and interesting things to do/explore around it. Thapalia Mehra Gaon (village) is located around the Lake and this cottage, a homestay called Firdaus, is beautifully located on a peaceful hill in this village. The homestay is very well maintained and is a great place to spend summers with family or friends. Naukuchitaal is a small town around a beautiful lake. You can enjoy boating & kayaking in this lake. There are some opportunities for hiking or paragliding around this place. The town has two beautiful resorts, which are usually preferred by folks in larger groups. When Nandan (Ghumakkar ) visited this region of Uttrakhand, he dreamt of having a nice home in these hills. He has visited SaatTal and Naukuchiatal many times. Over a period of time he found a piece of land around the lake. It took good amount of time to build this dream house. Nandan, Smita, and Pihu love to visit Firdaus at least every alternate weekend :). They drive from Delhi to Naukuchitaal. When I visited Firdaus, we started early in the morning(5:30am) and reached by 12:30pm. The drive from Kathgodam till Nauuchitaal is awesome and if you are lucky clouds would play hide-n-seek with you on the way. Don't worry, if you don't experience that on the way because Naukuchitaal would offer many such surprises to you. One big reason for anyone to visit this town is the greenery. While it is pretty almost the entire year, in the monsoons it is heaven. If you love trees, shrubs, grass, and all things green, this is the place to be. Firdaus itself is very thoughtfully done up by Nandan and Smita. The little garden is full of surprises like this cute little toad you are likely to run into while taking a casual stroll. Plants have been carefully chosen and a mix of flowering and foliage plants have been used to create the right mood. Interiors are bright and colourful, so your holidays are sure to be a cheerful affair. Minimal, yet tastefully selected furniture helps take your mind off the clutter. Simple and cozy, it is comfortable in its skin and doesn't try to be anything else. Stay there if you are not too worried about luxury and are comfortable as long as your necessities are taken care of. And of course there is enough drama outside! Warm, comforting, and soothing - It feels like home. The space is ideal for artists and writers who wish to be away from the crowd and concentrate on their work. The cottage stands amidst breathtaking landscapes. Clouds are frequent visitors and in spite of being alone, you will never feel lonely. And the drama outside continues The proud owners, Nandan and Smita, with the caretaker of Firdaus, admiring the view of the lake. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay, away from all the touristy stuff, I would strongly recommend a visit to Firdaus. The place will charm you and make for a memorable stay. You will want to go back there again and again.

Thapalia Mehra Gaon (village) is located around the Lake and this cottage, a homestay called Firdaus, is beautifully located on a peaceful hill in this village. The homestay is very well maintained and is a great place to spend summers with family or friends. 

It's been more than 2 years that I visited Firdaus in Naukuchiatal  and now that summers are here, I am craving a visit to this beautiful place in the hills. Recently I have shared about some of the offbeat hill stations in North India  and in Kumaon region, I like Naukuchiatal the best. And Firdaus is one of the main reasons why I love this hill station so much. This Photo Journey shares more about the place and interesting things to do/explore around it. Thapalia Mehra Gaon (village) is located around the Lake and this cottage, a homestay called Firdaus, is beautifully located on a peaceful hill in this village. The homestay is very well maintained and is a great place to spend summers with family or friends. Naukuchitaal is a small town around a beautiful lake. You can enjoy boating & kayaking in this lake. There are some opportunities for hiking or paragliding around this place. The town has two beautiful resorts, which are usually preferred by folks in larger groups. When Nandan (Ghumakkar ) visited this region of Uttrakhand, he dreamt of having a nice home in these hills. He has visited SaatTal and Naukuchiatal many times. Over a period of time he found a piece of land around the lake. It took good amount of time to build this dream house. Nandan, Smita, and Pihu love to visit Firdaus at least every alternate weekend :). They drive from Delhi to Naukuchitaal. When I visited Firdaus, we started early in the morning(5:30am) and reached by 12:30pm. The drive from Kathgodam till Nauuchitaal is awesome and if you are lucky clouds would play hide-n-seek with you on the way. Don't worry, if you don't experience that on the way because Naukuchitaal would offer many such surprises to you. One big reason for anyone to visit this town is the greenery. While it is pretty almost the entire year, in the monsoons it is heaven. If you love trees, shrubs, grass, and all things green, this is the place to be. Firdaus itself is very thoughtfully done up by Nandan and Smita. The little garden is full of surprises like this cute little toad you are likely to run into while taking a casual stroll. Plants have been carefully chosen and a mix of flowering and foliage plants have been used to create the right mood. Interiors are bright and colourful, so your holidays are sure to be a cheerful affair. Minimal, yet tastefully selected furniture helps take your mind off the clutter. Simple and cozy, it is comfortable in its skin and doesn't try to be anything else. Stay there if you are not too worried about luxury and are comfortable as long as your necessities are taken care of. And of course there is enough drama outside! Warm, comforting, and soothing - It feels like home. The space is ideal for artists and writers who wish to be away from the crowd and concentrate on their work. The cottage stands amidst breathtaking landscapes. Clouds are frequent visitors and in spite of being alone, you will never feel lonely. And the drama outside continues The proud owners, Nandan and Smita, with the caretaker of Firdaus, admiring the view of the lake. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay, away from all the touristy stuff, I would strongly recommend a visit to Firdaus. The place will charm you and make for a memorable stay. You will want to go back there again and again.

Naukuchitaal is a small town around a beautiful lake. You can enjoy boating & kayaking in this lake. There are some opportunities for hiking or paragliding around this place. The town has two beautiful resorts, which are usually preferred by folks in larger groups. 


It's been more than 2 years that I visited Firdaus in Naukuchiatal  and now that summers are here, I am craving a visit to this beautiful place in the hills. Recently I have shared about some of the offbeat hill stations in North India  and in Kumaon region, I like Naukuchiatal the best. And Firdaus is one of the main reasons why I love this hill station so much. This Photo Journey shares more about the place and interesting things to do/explore around it. Thapalia Mehra Gaon (village) is located around the Lake and this cottage, a homestay called Firdaus, is beautifully located on a peaceful hill in this village. The homestay is very well maintained and is a great place to spend summers with family or friends. Naukuchitaal is a small town around a beautiful lake. You can enjoy boating & kayaking in this lake. There are some opportunities for hiking or paragliding around this place. The town has two beautiful resorts, which are usually preferred by folks in larger groups. When Nandan (Ghumakkar ) visited this region of Uttrakhand, he dreamt of having a nice home in these hills. He has visited SaatTal and Naukuchiatal many times. Over a period of time he found a piece of land around the lake. It took good amount of time to build this dream house. Nandan, Smita, and Pihu love to visit Firdaus at least every alternate weekend :). They drive from Delhi to Naukuchitaal. When I visited Firdaus, we started early in the morning(5:30am) and reached by 12:30pm. The drive from Kathgodam till Nauuchitaal is awesome and if you are lucky clouds would play hide-n-seek with you on the way. Don't worry, if you don't experience that on the way because Naukuchitaal would offer many such surprises to you. One big reason for anyone to visit this town is the greenery. While it is pretty almost the entire year, in the monsoons it is heaven. If you love trees, shrubs, grass, and all things green, this is the place to be. Firdaus itself is very thoughtfully done up by Nandan and Smita. The little garden is full of surprises like this cute little toad you are likely to run into while taking a casual stroll. Plants have been carefully chosen and a mix of flowering and foliage plants have been used to create the right mood. Interiors are bright and colourful, so your holidays are sure to be a cheerful affair. Minimal, yet tastefully selected furniture helps take your mind off the clutter. Simple and cozy, it is comfortable in its skin and doesn't try to be anything else. Stay there if you are not too worried about luxury and are comfortable as long as your necessities are taken care of. And of course there is enough drama outside! Warm, comforting, and soothing - It feels like home. The space is ideal for artists and writers who wish to be away from the crowd and concentrate on their work. The cottage stands amidst breathtaking landscapes. Clouds are frequent visitors and in spite of being alone, you will never feel lonely. And the drama outside continues The proud owners, Nandan and Smita, with the caretaker of Firdaus, admiring the view of the lake. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay, away from all the touristy stuff, I would strongly recommend a visit to Firdaus. The place will charm you and make for a memorable stay. You will want to go back there again and again.

When Nandan (Ghumakkar) visited this region of Uttrakhand, he dreamt of having a nice home in these hills. He has visited SaatTal and Naukuchiatal many times. Over a period of time he found a piece of land around the lake. It took good amount of time to build this dream house. Nandan, Smita, and Pihu love to visit Firdaus at least every alternate weekend :). They drive from Delhi to Naukuchitaal. 

It's been more than 2 years that I visited Firdaus in Naukuchiatal  and now that summers are here, I am craving a visit to this beautiful place in the hills. Recently I have shared about some of the offbeat hill stations in North India  and in Kumaon region, I like Naukuchiatal the best. And Firdaus is one of the main reasons why I love this hill station so much. This Photo Journey shares more about the place and interesting things to do/explore around it. Thapalia Mehra Gaon (village) is located around the Lake and this cottage, a homestay called Firdaus, is beautifully located on a peaceful hill in this village. The homestay is very well maintained and is a great place to spend summers with family or friends. Naukuchitaal is a small town around a beautiful lake. You can enjoy boating & kayaking in this lake. There are some opportunities for hiking or paragliding around this place. The town has two beautiful resorts, which are usually preferred by folks in larger groups. When Nandan (Ghumakkar ) visited this region of Uttrakhand, he dreamt of having a nice home in these hills. He has visited SaatTal and Naukuchiatal many times. Over a period of time he found a piece of land around the lake. It took good amount of time to build this dream house. Nandan, Smita, and Pihu love to visit Firdaus at least every alternate weekend :). They drive from Delhi to Naukuchitaal. When I visited Firdaus, we started early in the morning(5:30am) and reached by 12:30pm. The drive from Kathgodam till Nauuchitaal is awesome and if you are lucky clouds would play hide-n-seek with you on the way. Don't worry, if you don't experience that on the way because Naukuchitaal would offer many such surprises to you. One big reason for anyone to visit this town is the greenery. While it is pretty almost the entire year, in the monsoons it is heaven. If you love trees, shrubs, grass, and all things green, this is the place to be. Firdaus itself is very thoughtfully done up by Nandan and Smita. The little garden is full of surprises like this cute little toad you are likely to run into while taking a casual stroll. Plants have been carefully chosen and a mix of flowering and foliage plants have been used to create the right mood. Interiors are bright and colourful, so your holidays are sure to be a cheerful affair. Minimal, yet tastefully selected furniture helps take your mind off the clutter. Simple and cozy, it is comfortable in its skin and doesn't try to be anything else. Stay there if you are not too worried about luxury and are comfortable as long as your necessities are taken care of. And of course there is enough drama outside! Warm, comforting, and soothing - It feels like home. The space is ideal for artists and writers who wish to be away from the crowd and concentrate on their work. The cottage stands amidst breathtaking landscapes. Clouds are frequent visitors and in spite of being alone, you will never feel lonely. And the drama outside continues The proud owners, Nandan and Smita, with the caretaker of Firdaus, admiring the view of the lake. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay, away from all the touristy stuff, I would strongly recommend a visit to Firdaus. The place will charm you and make for a memorable stay. You will want to go back there again and again.

When I visited Firdaus, we started early in the morning(5:30am) and reached by 12:30pm. The drive from Kathgodam till Nauuchitaal is awesome and if you are lucky clouds would play hide-n-seek with you on the way. Don't worry, if you don't experience that on the way because Naukuchitaal would offer many such surprises to you.

It's been more than 2 years that I visited Firdaus in Naukuchiatal  and now that summers are here, I am craving a visit to this beautiful place in the hills. Recently I have shared about some of the offbeat hill stations in North India  and in Kumaon region, I like Naukuchiatal the best. And Firdaus is one of the main reasons why I love this hill station so much. This Photo Journey shares more about the place and interesting things to do/explore around it. Thapalia Mehra Gaon (village) is located around the Lake and this cottage, a homestay called Firdaus, is beautifully located on a peaceful hill in this village. The homestay is very well maintained and is a great place to spend summers with family or friends. Naukuchitaal is a small town around a beautiful lake. You can enjoy boating & kayaking in this lake. There are some opportunities for hiking or paragliding around this place. The town has two beautiful resorts, which are usually preferred by folks in larger groups. When Nandan (Ghumakkar ) visited this region of Uttrakhand, he dreamt of having a nice home in these hills. He has visited SaatTal and Naukuchiatal many times. Over a period of time he found a piece of land around the lake. It took good amount of time to build this dream house. Nandan, Smita, and Pihu love to visit Firdaus at least every alternate weekend :). They drive from Delhi to Naukuchitaal. When I visited Firdaus, we started early in the morning(5:30am) and reached by 12:30pm. The drive from Kathgodam till Nauuchitaal is awesome and if you are lucky clouds would play hide-n-seek with you on the way. Don't worry, if you don't experience that on the way because Naukuchitaal would offer many such surprises to you. One big reason for anyone to visit this town is the greenery. While it is pretty almost the entire year, in the monsoons it is heaven. If you love trees, shrubs, grass, and all things green, this is the place to be. Firdaus itself is very thoughtfully done up by Nandan and Smita. The little garden is full of surprises like this cute little toad you are likely to run into while taking a casual stroll. Plants have been carefully chosen and a mix of flowering and foliage plants have been used to create the right mood. Interiors are bright and colourful, so your holidays are sure to be a cheerful affair. Minimal, yet tastefully selected furniture helps take your mind off the clutter. Simple and cozy, it is comfortable in its skin and doesn't try to be anything else. Stay there if you are not too worried about luxury and are comfortable as long as your necessities are taken care of. And of course there is enough drama outside! Warm, comforting, and soothing - It feels like home. The space is ideal for artists and writers who wish to be away from the crowd and concentrate on their work. The cottage stands amidst breathtaking landscapes. Clouds are frequent visitors and in spite of being alone, you will never feel lonely. And the drama outside continues The proud owners, Nandan and Smita, with the caretaker of Firdaus, admiring the view of the lake. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay, away from all the touristy stuff, I would strongly recommend a visit to Firdaus. The place will charm you and make for a memorable stay. You will want to go back there again and again.

One big reason for anyone to visit this town is the greenery. While it is pretty almost the entire year, in the monsoons it is heaven. If you love trees, shrubs, grass, and all things green, this is the place to be.

It's been more than 2 years that I visited Firdaus in Naukuchiatal  and now that summers are here, I am craving a visit to this beautiful place in the hills. Recently I have shared about some of the offbeat hill stations in North India  and in Kumaon region, I like Naukuchiatal the best. And Firdaus is one of the main reasons why I love this hill station so much. This Photo Journey shares more about the place and interesting things to do/explore around it. Thapalia Mehra Gaon (village) is located around the Lake and this cottage, a homestay called Firdaus, is beautifully located on a peaceful hill in this village. The homestay is very well maintained and is a great place to spend summers with family or friends. Naukuchitaal is a small town around a beautiful lake. You can enjoy boating & kayaking in this lake. There are some opportunities for hiking or paragliding around this place. The town has two beautiful resorts, which are usually preferred by folks in larger groups. When Nandan (Ghumakkar ) visited this region of Uttrakhand, he dreamt of having a nice home in these hills. He has visited SaatTal and Naukuchiatal many times. Over a period of time he found a piece of land around the lake. It took good amount of time to build this dream house. Nandan, Smita, and Pihu love to visit Firdaus at least every alternate weekend :). They drive from Delhi to Naukuchitaal. When I visited Firdaus, we started early in the morning(5:30am) and reached by 12:30pm. The drive from Kathgodam till Nauuchitaal is awesome and if you are lucky clouds would play hide-n-seek with you on the way. Don't worry, if you don't experience that on the way because Naukuchitaal would offer many such surprises to you. One big reason for anyone to visit this town is the greenery. While it is pretty almost the entire year, in the monsoons it is heaven. If you love trees, shrubs, grass, and all things green, this is the place to be. Firdaus itself is very thoughtfully done up by Nandan and Smita. The little garden is full of surprises like this cute little toad you are likely to run into while taking a casual stroll. Plants have been carefully chosen and a mix of flowering and foliage plants have been used to create the right mood. Interiors are bright and colourful, so your holidays are sure to be a cheerful affair. Minimal, yet tastefully selected furniture helps take your mind off the clutter. Simple and cozy, it is comfortable in its skin and doesn't try to be anything else. Stay there if you are not too worried about luxury and are comfortable as long as your necessities are taken care of. And of course there is enough drama outside! Warm, comforting, and soothing - It feels like home. The space is ideal for artists and writers who wish to be away from the crowd and concentrate on their work. The cottage stands amidst breathtaking landscapes. Clouds are frequent visitors and in spite of being alone, you will never feel lonely. And the drama outside continues The proud owners, Nandan and Smita, with the caretaker of Firdaus, admiring the view of the lake. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay, away from all the touristy stuff, I would strongly recommend a visit to Firdaus. The place will charm you and make for a memorable stay. You will want to go back there again and again.

Firdaus itself is very thoughtfully done up by Nandan and Smita. The little garden is full of surprises like this cute little toad you are likely to run into while taking a casual stroll.

It's been more than 2 years that I visited Firdaus in Naukuchiatal  and now that summers are here, I am craving a visit to this beautiful place in the hills. Recently I have shared about some of the offbeat hill stations in North India  and in Kumaon region, I like Naukuchiatal the best. And Firdaus is one of the main reasons why I love this hill station so much. This Photo Journey shares more about the place and interesting things to do/explore around it. Thapalia Mehra Gaon (village) is located around the Lake and this cottage, a homestay called Firdaus, is beautifully located on a peaceful hill in this village. The homestay is very well maintained and is a great place to spend summers with family or friends. Naukuchitaal is a small town around a beautiful lake. You can enjoy boating & kayaking in this lake. There are some opportunities for hiking or paragliding around this place. The town has two beautiful resorts, which are usually preferred by folks in larger groups. When Nandan (Ghumakkar ) visited this region of Uttrakhand, he dreamt of having a nice home in these hills. He has visited SaatTal and Naukuchiatal many times. Over a period of time he found a piece of land around the lake. It took good amount of time to build this dream house. Nandan, Smita, and Pihu love to visit Firdaus at least every alternate weekend :). They drive from Delhi to Naukuchitaal. When I visited Firdaus, we started early in the morning(5:30am) and reached by 12:30pm. The drive from Kathgodam till Nauuchitaal is awesome and if you are lucky clouds would play hide-n-seek with you on the way. Don't worry, if you don't experience that on the way because Naukuchitaal would offer many such surprises to you. One big reason for anyone to visit this town is the greenery. While it is pretty almost the entire year, in the monsoons it is heaven. If you love trees, shrubs, grass, and all things green, this is the place to be. Firdaus itself is very thoughtfully done up by Nandan and Smita. The little garden is full of surprises like this cute little toad you are likely to run into while taking a casual stroll. Plants have been carefully chosen and a mix of flowering and foliage plants have been used to create the right mood. Interiors are bright and colourful, so your holidays are sure to be a cheerful affair. Minimal, yet tastefully selected furniture helps take your mind off the clutter. Simple and cozy, it is comfortable in its skin and doesn't try to be anything else. Stay there if you are not too worried about luxury and are comfortable as long as your necessities are taken care of. And of course there is enough drama outside! Warm, comforting, and soothing - It feels like home. The space is ideal for artists and writers who wish to be away from the crowd and concentrate on their work. The cottage stands amidst breathtaking landscapes. Clouds are frequent visitors and in spite of being alone, you will never feel lonely. And the drama outside continues The proud owners, Nandan and Smita, with the caretaker of Firdaus, admiring the view of the lake. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay, away from all the touristy stuff, I would strongly recommend a visit to Firdaus. The place will charm you and make for a memorable stay. You will want to go back there again and again.

Plants have been carefully chosen and a mix of flowering and foliage plants have been used to create the right mood.

It's been more than 2 years that I visited Firdaus in Naukuchiatal  and now that summers are here, I am craving a visit to this beautiful place in the hills. Recently I have shared about some of the offbeat hill stations in North India  and in Kumaon region, I like Naukuchiatal the best. And Firdaus is one of the main reasons why I love this hill station so much. This Photo Journey shares more about the place and interesting things to do/explore around it. Thapalia Mehra Gaon (village) is located around the Lake and this cottage, a homestay called Firdaus, is beautifully located on a peaceful hill in this village. The homestay is very well maintained and is a great place to spend summers with family or friends. Naukuchitaal is a small town around a beautiful lake. You can enjoy boating & kayaking in this lake. There are some opportunities for hiking or paragliding around this place. The town has two beautiful resorts, which are usually preferred by folks in larger groups. When Nandan (Ghumakkar ) visited this region of Uttrakhand, he dreamt of having a nice home in these hills. He has visited SaatTal and Naukuchiatal many times. Over a period of time he found a piece of land around the lake. It took good amount of time to build this dream house. Nandan, Smita, and Pihu love to visit Firdaus at least every alternate weekend :). They drive from Delhi to Naukuchitaal. When I visited Firdaus, we started early in the morning(5:30am) and reached by 12:30pm. The drive from Kathgodam till Nauuchitaal is awesome and if you are lucky clouds would play hide-n-seek with you on the way. Don't worry, if you don't experience that on the way because Naukuchitaal would offer many such surprises to you. One big reason for anyone to visit this town is the greenery. While it is pretty almost the entire year, in the monsoons it is heaven. If you love trees, shrubs, grass, and all things green, this is the place to be. Firdaus itself is very thoughtfully done up by Nandan and Smita. The little garden is full of surprises like this cute little toad you are likely to run into while taking a casual stroll. Plants have been carefully chosen and a mix of flowering and foliage plants have been used to create the right mood. Interiors are bright and colourful, so your holidays are sure to be a cheerful affair. Minimal, yet tastefully selected furniture helps take your mind off the clutter. Simple and cozy, it is comfortable in its skin and doesn't try to be anything else. Stay there if you are not too worried about luxury and are comfortable as long as your necessities are taken care of. And of course there is enough drama outside! Warm, comforting, and soothing - It feels like home. The space is ideal for artists and writers who wish to be away from the crowd and concentrate on their work. The cottage stands amidst breathtaking landscapes. Clouds are frequent visitors and in spite of being alone, you will never feel lonely. And the drama outside continues The proud owners, Nandan and Smita, with the caretaker of Firdaus, admiring the view of the lake. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay, away from all the touristy stuff, I would strongly recommend a visit to Firdaus. The place will charm you and make for a memorable stay. You will want to go back there again and again.

Interiors are bright and colourful, so your holidays are sure to be a cheerful affair. Minimal, yet tastefully selected furniture helps take your mind off the clutter.

It's been more than 2 years that I visited Firdaus in Naukuchiatal  and now that summers are here, I am craving a visit to this beautiful place in the hills. Recently I have shared about some of the offbeat hill stations in North India  and in Kumaon region, I like Naukuchiatal the best. And Firdaus is one of the main reasons why I love this hill station so much. This Photo Journey shares more about the place and interesting things to do/explore around it. Thapalia Mehra Gaon (village) is located around the Lake and this cottage, a homestay called Firdaus, is beautifully located on a peaceful hill in this village. The homestay is very well maintained and is a great place to spend summers with family or friends. Naukuchitaal is a small town around a beautiful lake. You can enjoy boating & kayaking in this lake. There are some opportunities for hiking or paragliding around this place. The town has two beautiful resorts, which are usually preferred by folks in larger groups. When Nandan (Ghumakkar ) visited this region of Uttrakhand, he dreamt of having a nice home in these hills. He has visited SaatTal and Naukuchiatal many times. Over a period of time he found a piece of land around the lake. It took good amount of time to build this dream house. Nandan, Smita, and Pihu love to visit Firdaus at least every alternate weekend :). They drive from Delhi to Naukuchitaal. When I visited Firdaus, we started early in the morning(5:30am) and reached by 12:30pm. The drive from Kathgodam till Nauuchitaal is awesome and if you are lucky clouds would play hide-n-seek with you on the way. Don't worry, if you don't experience that on the way because Naukuchitaal would offer many such surprises to you. One big reason for anyone to visit this town is the greenery. While it is pretty almost the entire year, in the monsoons it is heaven. If you love trees, shrubs, grass, and all things green, this is the place to be. Firdaus itself is very thoughtfully done up by Nandan and Smita. The little garden is full of surprises like this cute little toad you are likely to run into while taking a casual stroll. Plants have been carefully chosen and a mix of flowering and foliage plants have been used to create the right mood. Interiors are bright and colourful, so your holidays are sure to be a cheerful affair. Minimal, yet tastefully selected furniture helps take your mind off the clutter. Simple and cozy, it is comfortable in its skin and doesn't try to be anything else. Stay there if you are not too worried about luxury and are comfortable as long as your necessities are taken care of. And of course there is enough drama outside! Warm, comforting, and soothing - It feels like home. The space is ideal for artists and writers who wish to be away from the crowd and concentrate on their work. The cottage stands amidst breathtaking landscapes. Clouds are frequent visitors and in spite of being alone, you will never feel lonely. And the drama outside continues The proud owners, Nandan and Smita, with the caretaker of Firdaus, admiring the view of the lake. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay, away from all the touristy stuff, I would strongly recommend a visit to Firdaus. The place will charm you and make for a memorable stay. You will want to go back there again and again.

It's been more than 2 years that I visited Firdaus in Naukuchiatal  and now that summers are here, I am craving a visit to this beautiful place in the hills. Recently I have shared about some of the offbeat hill stations in North India  and in Kumaon region, I like Naukuchiatal the best. And Firdaus is one of the main reasons why I love this hill station so much. This Photo Journey shares more about the place and interesting things to do/explore around it. Thapalia Mehra Gaon (village) is located around the Lake and this cottage, a homestay called Firdaus, is beautifully located on a peaceful hill in this village. The homestay is very well maintained and is a great place to spend summers with family or friends. Naukuchitaal is a small town around a beautiful lake. You can enjoy boating & kayaking in this lake. There are some opportunities for hiking or paragliding around this place. The town has two beautiful resorts, which are usually preferred by folks in larger groups. When Nandan (Ghumakkar ) visited this region of Uttrakhand, he dreamt of having a nice home in these hills. He has visited SaatTal and Naukuchiatal many times. Over a period of time he found a piece of land around the lake. It took good amount of time to build this dream house. Nandan, Smita, and Pihu love to visit Firdaus at least every alternate weekend :). They drive from Delhi to Naukuchitaal. When I visited Firdaus, we started early in the morning(5:30am) and reached by 12:30pm. The drive from Kathgodam till Nauuchitaal is awesome and if you are lucky clouds would play hide-n-seek with you on the way. Don't worry, if you don't experience that on the way because Naukuchitaal would offer many such surprises to you. One big reason for anyone to visit this town is the greenery. While it is pretty almost the entire year, in the monsoons it is heaven. If you love trees, shrubs, grass, and all things green, this is the place to be. Firdaus itself is very thoughtfully done up by Nandan and Smita. The little garden is full of surprises like this cute little toad you are likely to run into while taking a casual stroll. Plants have been carefully chosen and a mix of flowering and foliage plants have been used to create the right mood. Interiors are bright and colourful, so your holidays are sure to be a cheerful affair. Minimal, yet tastefully selected furniture helps take your mind off the clutter. Simple and cozy, it is comfortable in its skin and doesn't try to be anything else. Stay there if you are not too worried about luxury and are comfortable as long as your necessities are taken care of. And of course there is enough drama outside! Warm, comforting, and soothing - It feels like home. The space is ideal for artists and writers who wish to be away from the crowd and concentrate on their work. The cottage stands amidst breathtaking landscapes. Clouds are frequent visitors and in spite of being alone, you will never feel lonely. And the drama outside continues The proud owners, Nandan and Smita, with the caretaker of Firdaus, admiring the view of the lake. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay, away from all the touristy stuff, I would strongly recommend a visit to Firdaus. The place will charm you and make for a memorable stay. You will want to go back there again and again.

Simple and cozy, it is comfortable in its skin and doesn't try to be anything else. Stay there if you are not too worried about luxury and are comfortable as long as your necessities are taken care of.

It's been more than 2 years that I visited Firdaus in Naukuchiatal  and now that summers are here, I am craving a visit to this beautiful place in the hills. Recently I have shared about some of the offbeat hill stations in North India  and in Kumaon region, I like Naukuchiatal the best. And Firdaus is one of the main reasons why I love this hill station so much. This Photo Journey shares more about the place and interesting things to do/explore around it. Thapalia Mehra Gaon (village) is located around the Lake and this cottage, a homestay called Firdaus, is beautifully located on a peaceful hill in this village. The homestay is very well maintained and is a great place to spend summers with family or friends. Naukuchitaal is a small town around a beautiful lake. You can enjoy boating & kayaking in this lake. There are some opportunities for hiking or paragliding around this place. The town has two beautiful resorts, which are usually preferred by folks in larger groups. When Nandan (Ghumakkar ) visited this region of Uttrakhand, he dreamt of having a nice home in these hills. He has visited SaatTal and Naukuchiatal many times. Over a period of time he found a piece of land around the lake. It took good amount of time to build this dream house. Nandan, Smita, and Pihu love to visit Firdaus at least every alternate weekend :). They drive from Delhi to Naukuchitaal. When I visited Firdaus, we started early in the morning(5:30am) and reached by 12:30pm. The drive from Kathgodam till Nauuchitaal is awesome and if you are lucky clouds would play hide-n-seek with you on the way. Don't worry, if you don't experience that on the way because Naukuchitaal would offer many such surprises to you. One big reason for anyone to visit this town is the greenery. While it is pretty almost the entire year, in the monsoons it is heaven. If you love trees, shrubs, grass, and all things green, this is the place to be. Firdaus itself is very thoughtfully done up by Nandan and Smita. The little garden is full of surprises like this cute little toad you are likely to run into while taking a casual stroll. Plants have been carefully chosen and a mix of flowering and foliage plants have been used to create the right mood. Interiors are bright and colourful, so your holidays are sure to be a cheerful affair. Minimal, yet tastefully selected furniture helps take your mind off the clutter. Simple and cozy, it is comfortable in its skin and doesn't try to be anything else. Stay there if you are not too worried about luxury and are comfortable as long as your necessities are taken care of. And of course there is enough drama outside! Warm, comforting, and soothing - It feels like home. The space is ideal for artists and writers who wish to be away from the crowd and concentrate on their work. The cottage stands amidst breathtaking landscapes. Clouds are frequent visitors and in spite of being alone, you will never feel lonely. And the drama outside continues The proud owners, Nandan and Smita, with the caretaker of Firdaus, admiring the view of the lake. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay, away from all the touristy stuff, I would strongly recommend a visit to Firdaus. The place will charm you and make for a memorable stay. You will want to go back there again and again.

And of course there is enough drama outside!

It's been more than 2 years that I visited Firdaus in Naukuchiatal  and now that summers are here, I am craving a visit to this beautiful place in the hills. Recently I have shared about some of the offbeat hill stations in North India  and in Kumaon region, I like Naukuchiatal the best. And Firdaus is one of the main reasons why I love this hill station so much. This Photo Journey shares more about the place and interesting things to do/explore around it. Thapalia Mehra Gaon (village) is located around the Lake and this cottage, a homestay called Firdaus, is beautifully located on a peaceful hill in this village. The homestay is very well maintained and is a great place to spend summers with family or friends. Naukuchitaal is a small town around a beautiful lake. You can enjoy boating & kayaking in this lake. There are some opportunities for hiking or paragliding around this place. The town has two beautiful resorts, which are usually preferred by folks in larger groups. When Nandan (Ghumakkar ) visited this region of Uttrakhand, he dreamt of having a nice home in these hills. He has visited SaatTal and Naukuchiatal many times. Over a period of time he found a piece of land around the lake. It took good amount of time to build this dream house. Nandan, Smita, and Pihu love to visit Firdaus at least every alternate weekend :). They drive from Delhi to Naukuchitaal. When I visited Firdaus, we started early in the morning(5:30am) and reached by 12:30pm. The drive from Kathgodam till Nauuchitaal is awesome and if you are lucky clouds would play hide-n-seek with you on the way. Don't worry, if you don't experience that on the way because Naukuchitaal would offer many such surprises to you. One big reason for anyone to visit this town is the greenery. While it is pretty almost the entire year, in the monsoons it is heaven. If you love trees, shrubs, grass, and all things green, this is the place to be. Firdaus itself is very thoughtfully done up by Nandan and Smita. The little garden is full of surprises like this cute little toad you are likely to run into while taking a casual stroll. Plants have been carefully chosen and a mix of flowering and foliage plants have been used to create the right mood. Interiors are bright and colourful, so your holidays are sure to be a cheerful affair. Minimal, yet tastefully selected furniture helps take your mind off the clutter. Simple and cozy, it is comfortable in its skin and doesn't try to be anything else. Stay there if you are not too worried about luxury and are comfortable as long as your necessities are taken care of. And of course there is enough drama outside! Warm, comforting, and soothing - It feels like home. The space is ideal for artists and writers who wish to be away from the crowd and concentrate on their work. The cottage stands amidst breathtaking landscapes. Clouds are frequent visitors and in spite of being alone, you will never feel lonely. And the drama outside continues The proud owners, Nandan and Smita, with the caretaker of Firdaus, admiring the view of the lake. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay, away from all the touristy stuff, I would strongly recommend a visit to Firdaus. The place will charm you and make for a memorable stay. You will want to go back there again and again.

Warm, comforting, and soothing - It feels like home. The space is ideal for artists and writers who wish to be away from the crowd and concentrate on their work. 

It's been more than 2 years that I visited Firdaus in Naukuchiatal  and now that summers are here, I am craving a visit to this beautiful place in the hills. Recently I have shared about some of the offbeat hill stations in North India  and in Kumaon region, I like Naukuchiatal the best. And Firdaus is one of the main reasons why I love this hill station so much. This Photo Journey shares more about the place and interesting things to do/explore around it. Thapalia Mehra Gaon (village) is located around the Lake and this cottage, a homestay called Firdaus, is beautifully located on a peaceful hill in this village. The homestay is very well maintained and is a great place to spend summers with family or friends. Naukuchitaal is a small town around a beautiful lake. You can enjoy boating & kayaking in this lake. There are some opportunities for hiking or paragliding around this place. The town has two beautiful resorts, which are usually preferred by folks in larger groups. When Nandan (Ghumakkar ) visited this region of Uttrakhand, he dreamt of having a nice home in these hills. He has visited SaatTal and Naukuchiatal many times. Over a period of time he found a piece of land around the lake. It took good amount of time to build this dream house. Nandan, Smita, and Pihu love to visit Firdaus at least every alternate weekend :). They drive from Delhi to Naukuchitaal. When I visited Firdaus, we started early in the morning(5:30am) and reached by 12:30pm. The drive from Kathgodam till Nauuchitaal is awesome and if you are lucky clouds would play hide-n-seek with you on the way. Don't worry, if you don't experience that on the way because Naukuchitaal would offer many such surprises to you. One big reason for anyone to visit this town is the greenery. While it is pretty almost the entire year, in the monsoons it is heaven. If you love trees, shrubs, grass, and all things green, this is the place to be. Firdaus itself is very thoughtfully done up by Nandan and Smita. The little garden is full of surprises like this cute little toad you are likely to run into while taking a casual stroll. Plants have been carefully chosen and a mix of flowering and foliage plants have been used to create the right mood. Interiors are bright and colourful, so your holidays are sure to be a cheerful affair. Minimal, yet tastefully selected furniture helps take your mind off the clutter. Simple and cozy, it is comfortable in its skin and doesn't try to be anything else. Stay there if you are not too worried about luxury and are comfortable as long as your necessities are taken care of. And of course there is enough drama outside! Warm, comforting, and soothing - It feels like home. The space is ideal for artists and writers who wish to be away from the crowd and concentrate on their work. The cottage stands amidst breathtaking landscapes. Clouds are frequent visitors and in spite of being alone, you will never feel lonely. And the drama outside continues The proud owners, Nandan and Smita, with the caretaker of Firdaus, admiring the view of the lake. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay, away from all the touristy stuff, I would strongly recommend a visit to Firdaus. The place will charm you and make for a memorable stay. You will want to go back there again and again.

It's been more than 2 years that I visited Firdaus in Naukuchiatal  and now that summers are here, I am craving a visit to this beautiful place in the hills. Recently I have shared about some of the offbeat hill stations in North India  and in Kumaon region, I like Naukuchiatal the best. And Firdaus is one of the main reasons why I love this hill station so much. This Photo Journey shares more about the place and interesting things to do/explore around it. Thapalia Mehra Gaon (village) is located around the Lake and this cottage, a homestay called Firdaus, is beautifully located on a peaceful hill in this village. The homestay is very well maintained and is a great place to spend summers with family or friends. Naukuchitaal is a small town around a beautiful lake. You can enjoy boating & kayaking in this lake. There are some opportunities for hiking or paragliding around this place. The town has two beautiful resorts, which are usually preferred by folks in larger groups. When Nandan (Ghumakkar ) visited this region of Uttrakhand, he dreamt of having a nice home in these hills. He has visited SaatTal and Naukuchiatal many times. Over a period of time he found a piece of land around the lake. It took good amount of time to build this dream house. Nandan, Smita, and Pihu love to visit Firdaus at least every alternate weekend :). They drive from Delhi to Naukuchitaal. When I visited Firdaus, we started early in the morning(5:30am) and reached by 12:30pm. The drive from Kathgodam till Nauuchitaal is awesome and if you are lucky clouds would play hide-n-seek with you on the way. Don't worry, if you don't experience that on the way because Naukuchitaal would offer many such surprises to you. One big reason for anyone to visit this town is the greenery. While it is pretty almost the entire year, in the monsoons it is heaven. If you love trees, shrubs, grass, and all things green, this is the place to be. Firdaus itself is very thoughtfully done up by Nandan and Smita. The little garden is full of surprises like this cute little toad you are likely to run into while taking a casual stroll. Plants have been carefully chosen and a mix of flowering and foliage plants have been used to create the right mood. Interiors are bright and colourful, so your holidays are sure to be a cheerful affair. Minimal, yet tastefully selected furniture helps take your mind off the clutter. Simple and cozy, it is comfortable in its skin and doesn't try to be anything else. Stay there if you are not too worried about luxury and are comfortable as long as your necessities are taken care of. And of course there is enough drama outside! Warm, comforting, and soothing - It feels like home. The space is ideal for artists and writers who wish to be away from the crowd and concentrate on their work. The cottage stands amidst breathtaking landscapes. Clouds are frequent visitors and in spite of being alone, you will never feel lonely. And the drama outside continues The proud owners, Nandan and Smita, with the caretaker of Firdaus, admiring the view of the lake. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay, away from all the touristy stuff, I would strongly recommend a visit to Firdaus. The place will charm you and make for a memorable stay. You will want to go back there again and again.

The cottage stands amidst breathtaking landscapes. Clouds are frequent visitors and in spite of being alone, you will never feel lonely.

It's been more than 2 years that I visited Firdaus in Naukuchiatal  and now that summers are here, I am craving a visit to this beautiful place in the hills. Recently I have shared about some of the offbeat hill stations in North India  and in Kumaon region, I like Naukuchiatal the best. And Firdaus is one of the main reasons why I love this hill station so much. This Photo Journey shares more about the place and interesting things to do/explore around it. Thapalia Mehra Gaon (village) is located around the Lake and this cottage, a homestay called Firdaus, is beautifully located on a peaceful hill in this village. The homestay is very well maintained and is a great place to spend summers with family or friends. Naukuchitaal is a small town around a beautiful lake. You can enjoy boating & kayaking in this lake. There are some opportunities for hiking or paragliding around this place. The town has two beautiful resorts, which are usually preferred by folks in larger groups. When Nandan (Ghumakkar ) visited this region of Uttrakhand, he dreamt of having a nice home in these hills. He has visited SaatTal and Naukuchiatal many times. Over a period of time he found a piece of land around the lake. It took good amount of time to build this dream house. Nandan, Smita, and Pihu love to visit Firdaus at least every alternate weekend :). They drive from Delhi to Naukuchitaal. When I visited Firdaus, we started early in the morning(5:30am) and reached by 12:30pm. The drive from Kathgodam till Nauuchitaal is awesome and if you are lucky clouds would play hide-n-seek with you on the way. Don't worry, if you don't experience that on the way because Naukuchitaal would offer many such surprises to you. One big reason for anyone to visit this town is the greenery. While it is pretty almost the entire year, in the monsoons it is heaven. If you love trees, shrubs, grass, and all things green, this is the place to be. Firdaus itself is very thoughtfully done up by Nandan and Smita. The little garden is full of surprises like this cute little toad you are likely to run into while taking a casual stroll. Plants have been carefully chosen and a mix of flowering and foliage plants have been used to create the right mood. Interiors are bright and colourful, so your holidays are sure to be a cheerful affair. Minimal, yet tastefully selected furniture helps take your mind off the clutter. Simple and cozy, it is comfortable in its skin and doesn't try to be anything else. Stay there if you are not too worried about luxury and are comfortable as long as your necessities are taken care of. And of course there is enough drama outside! Warm, comforting, and soothing - It feels like home. The space is ideal for artists and writers who wish to be away from the crowd and concentrate on their work. The cottage stands amidst breathtaking landscapes. Clouds are frequent visitors and in spite of being alone, you will never feel lonely. And the drama outside continues The proud owners, Nandan and Smita, with the caretaker of Firdaus, admiring the view of the lake. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay, away from all the touristy stuff, I would strongly recommend a visit to Firdaus. The place will charm you and make for a memorable stay. You will want to go back there again and again.

It's been more than 2 years that I visited Firdaus in Naukuchiatal  and now that summers are here, I am craving a visit to this beautiful place in the hills. Recently I have shared about some of the offbeat hill stations in North India  and in Kumaon region, I like Naukuchiatal the best. And Firdaus is one of the main reasons why I love this hill station so much. This Photo Journey shares more about the place and interesting things to do/explore around it. Thapalia Mehra Gaon (village) is located around the Lake and this cottage, a homestay called Firdaus, is beautifully located on a peaceful hill in this village. The homestay is very well maintained and is a great place to spend summers with family or friends. Naukuchitaal is a small town around a beautiful lake. You can enjoy boating & kayaking in this lake. There are some opportunities for hiking or paragliding around this place. The town has two beautiful resorts, which are usually preferred by folks in larger groups. When Nandan (Ghumakkar ) visited this region of Uttrakhand, he dreamt of having a nice home in these hills. He has visited SaatTal and Naukuchiatal many times. Over a period of time he found a piece of land around the lake. It took good amount of time to build this dream house. Nandan, Smita, and Pihu love to visit Firdaus at least every alternate weekend :). They drive from Delhi to Naukuchitaal. When I visited Firdaus, we started early in the morning(5:30am) and reached by 12:30pm. The drive from Kathgodam till Nauuchitaal is awesome and if you are lucky clouds would play hide-n-seek with you on the way. Don't worry, if you don't experience that on the way because Naukuchitaal would offer many such surprises to you. One big reason for anyone to visit this town is the greenery. While it is pretty almost the entire year, in the monsoons it is heaven. If you love trees, shrubs, grass, and all things green, this is the place to be. Firdaus itself is very thoughtfully done up by Nandan and Smita. The little garden is full of surprises like this cute little toad you are likely to run into while taking a casual stroll. Plants have been carefully chosen and a mix of flowering and foliage plants have been used to create the right mood. Interiors are bright and colourful, so your holidays are sure to be a cheerful affair. Minimal, yet tastefully selected furniture helps take your mind off the clutter. Simple and cozy, it is comfortable in its skin and doesn't try to be anything else. Stay there if you are not too worried about luxury and are comfortable as long as your necessities are taken care of. And of course there is enough drama outside! Warm, comforting, and soothing - It feels like home. The space is ideal for artists and writers who wish to be away from the crowd and concentrate on their work. The cottage stands amidst breathtaking landscapes. Clouds are frequent visitors and in spite of being alone, you will never feel lonely. And the drama outside continues The proud owners, Nandan and Smita, with the caretaker of Firdaus, admiring the view of the lake. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay, away from all the touristy stuff, I would strongly recommend a visit to Firdaus. The place will charm you and make for a memorable stay. You will want to go back there again and again.

And the drama outside continues

It's been more than 2 years that I visited Firdaus in Naukuchiatal  and now that summers are here, I am craving a visit to this beautiful place in the hills. Recently I have shared about some of the offbeat hill stations in North India  and in Kumaon region, I like Naukuchiatal the best. And Firdaus is one of the main reasons why I love this hill station so much. This Photo Journey shares more about the place and interesting things to do/explore around it. Thapalia Mehra Gaon (village) is located around the Lake and this cottage, a homestay called Firdaus, is beautifully located on a peaceful hill in this village. The homestay is very well maintained and is a great place to spend summers with family or friends. Naukuchitaal is a small town around a beautiful lake. You can enjoy boating & kayaking in this lake. There are some opportunities for hiking or paragliding around this place. The town has two beautiful resorts, which are usually preferred by folks in larger groups. When Nandan (Ghumakkar ) visited this region of Uttrakhand, he dreamt of having a nice home in these hills. He has visited SaatTal and Naukuchiatal many times. Over a period of time he found a piece of land around the lake. It took good amount of time to build this dream house. Nandan, Smita, and Pihu love to visit Firdaus at least every alternate weekend :). They drive from Delhi to Naukuchitaal. When I visited Firdaus, we started early in the morning(5:30am) and reached by 12:30pm. The drive from Kathgodam till Nauuchitaal is awesome and if you are lucky clouds would play hide-n-seek with you on the way. Don't worry, if you don't experience that on the way because Naukuchitaal would offer many such surprises to you. One big reason for anyone to visit this town is the greenery. While it is pretty almost the entire year, in the monsoons it is heaven. If you love trees, shrubs, grass, and all things green, this is the place to be. Firdaus itself is very thoughtfully done up by Nandan and Smita. The little garden is full of surprises like this cute little toad you are likely to run into while taking a casual stroll. Plants have been carefully chosen and a mix of flowering and foliage plants have been used to create the right mood. Interiors are bright and colourful, so your holidays are sure to be a cheerful affair. Minimal, yet tastefully selected furniture helps take your mind off the clutter. Simple and cozy, it is comfortable in its skin and doesn't try to be anything else. Stay there if you are not too worried about luxury and are comfortable as long as your necessities are taken care of. And of course there is enough drama outside! Warm, comforting, and soothing - It feels like home. The space is ideal for artists and writers who wish to be away from the crowd and concentrate on their work. The cottage stands amidst breathtaking landscapes. Clouds are frequent visitors and in spite of being alone, you will never feel lonely. And the drama outside continues The proud owners, Nandan and Smita, with the caretaker of Firdaus, admiring the view of the lake. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay, away from all the touristy stuff, I would strongly recommend a visit to Firdaus. The place will charm you and make for a memorable stay. You will want to go back there again and again.

It's been more than 2 years that I visited Firdaus in Naukuchiatal  and now that summers are here, I am craving a visit to this beautiful place in the hills. Recently I have shared about some of the offbeat hill stations in North India  and in Kumaon region, I like Naukuchiatal the best. And Firdaus is one of the main reasons why I love this hill station so much. This Photo Journey shares more about the place and interesting things to do/explore around it. Thapalia Mehra Gaon (village) is located around the Lake and this cottage, a homestay called Firdaus, is beautifully located on a peaceful hill in this village. The homestay is very well maintained and is a great place to spend summers with family or friends. Naukuchitaal is a small town around a beautiful lake. You can enjoy boating & kayaking in this lake. There are some opportunities for hiking or paragliding around this place. The town has two beautiful resorts, which are usually preferred by folks in larger groups. When Nandan (Ghumakkar ) visited this region of Uttrakhand, he dreamt of having a nice home in these hills. He has visited SaatTal and Naukuchiatal many times. Over a period of time he found a piece of land around the lake. It took good amount of time to build this dream house. Nandan, Smita, and Pihu love to visit Firdaus at least every alternate weekend :). They drive from Delhi to Naukuchitaal. When I visited Firdaus, we started early in the morning(5:30am) and reached by 12:30pm. The drive from Kathgodam till Nauuchitaal is awesome and if you are lucky clouds would play hide-n-seek with you on the way. Don't worry, if you don't experience that on the way because Naukuchitaal would offer many such surprises to you. One big reason for anyone to visit this town is the greenery. While it is pretty almost the entire year, in the monsoons it is heaven. If you love trees, shrubs, grass, and all things green, this is the place to be. Firdaus itself is very thoughtfully done up by Nandan and Smita. The little garden is full of surprises like this cute little toad you are likely to run into while taking a casual stroll. Plants have been carefully chosen and a mix of flowering and foliage plants have been used to create the right mood. Interiors are bright and colourful, so your holidays are sure to be a cheerful affair. Minimal, yet tastefully selected furniture helps take your mind off the clutter. Simple and cozy, it is comfortable in its skin and doesn't try to be anything else. Stay there if you are not too worried about luxury and are comfortable as long as your necessities are taken care of. And of course there is enough drama outside! Warm, comforting, and soothing - It feels like home. The space is ideal for artists and writers who wish to be away from the crowd and concentrate on their work. The cottage stands amidst breathtaking landscapes. Clouds are frequent visitors and in spite of being alone, you will never feel lonely. And the drama outside continues The proud owners, Nandan and Smita, with the caretaker of Firdaus, admiring the view of the lake. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay, away from all the touristy stuff, I would strongly recommend a visit to Firdaus. The place will charm you and make for a memorable stay. You will want to go back there again and again.

The proud owners, Nandan and Smita, with the caretaker of Firdaus, admiring the view of the lake.

It's been more than 2 years that I visited Firdaus in Naukuchiatal  and now that summers are here, I am craving a visit to this beautiful place in the hills. Recently I have shared about some of the offbeat hill stations in North India  and in Kumaon region, I like Naukuchiatal the best. And Firdaus is one of the main reasons why I love this hill station so much. This Photo Journey shares more about the place and interesting things to do/explore around it. Thapalia Mehra Gaon (village) is located around the Lake and this cottage, a homestay called Firdaus, is beautifully located on a peaceful hill in this village. The homestay is very well maintained and is a great place to spend summers with family or friends. Naukuchitaal is a small town around a beautiful lake. You can enjoy boating & kayaking in this lake. There are some opportunities for hiking or paragliding around this place. The town has two beautiful resorts, which are usually preferred by folks in larger groups. When Nandan (Ghumakkar ) visited this region of Uttrakhand, he dreamt of having a nice home in these hills. He has visited SaatTal and Naukuchiatal many times. Over a period of time he found a piece of land around the lake. It took good amount of time to build this dream house. Nandan, Smita, and Pihu love to visit Firdaus at least every alternate weekend :). They drive from Delhi to Naukuchitaal. When I visited Firdaus, we started early in the morning(5:30am) and reached by 12:30pm. The drive from Kathgodam till Nauuchitaal is awesome and if you are lucky clouds would play hide-n-seek with you on the way. Don't worry, if you don't experience that on the way because Naukuchitaal would offer many such surprises to you. One big reason for anyone to visit this town is the greenery. While it is pretty almost the entire year, in the monsoons it is heaven. If you love trees, shrubs, grass, and all things green, this is the place to be. Firdaus itself is very thoughtfully done up by Nandan and Smita. The little garden is full of surprises like this cute little toad you are likely to run into while taking a casual stroll. Plants have been carefully chosen and a mix of flowering and foliage plants have been used to create the right mood. Interiors are bright and colourful, so your holidays are sure to be a cheerful affair. Minimal, yet tastefully selected furniture helps take your mind off the clutter. Simple and cozy, it is comfortable in its skin and doesn't try to be anything else. Stay there if you are not too worried about luxury and are comfortable as long as your necessities are taken care of. And of course there is enough drama outside! Warm, comforting, and soothing - It feels like home. The space is ideal for artists and writers who wish to be away from the crowd and concentrate on their work. The cottage stands amidst breathtaking landscapes. Clouds are frequent visitors and in spite of being alone, you will never feel lonely. And the drama outside continues The proud owners, Nandan and Smita, with the caretaker of Firdaus, admiring the view of the lake. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay, away from all the touristy stuff, I would strongly recommend a visit to Firdaus. The place will charm you and make for a memorable stay. You will want to go back there again and again.

It's been more than 2 years that I visited Firdaus in Naukuchiatal  and now that summers are here, I am craving a visit to this beautiful place in the hills. Recently I have shared about some of the offbeat hill stations in North India  and in Kumaon region, I like Naukuchiatal the best. And Firdaus is one of the main reasons why I love this hill station so much. This Photo Journey shares more about the place and interesting things to do/explore around it. Thapalia Mehra Gaon (village) is located around the Lake and this cottage, a homestay called Firdaus, is beautifully located on a peaceful hill in this village. The homestay is very well maintained and is a great place to spend summers with family or friends. Naukuchitaal is a small town around a beautiful lake. You can enjoy boating & kayaking in this lake. There are some opportunities for hiking or paragliding around this place. The town has two beautiful resorts, which are usually preferred by folks in larger groups. When Nandan (Ghumakkar ) visited this region of Uttrakhand, he dreamt of having a nice home in these hills. He has visited SaatTal and Naukuchiatal many times. Over a period of time he found a piece of land around the lake. It took good amount of time to build this dream house. Nandan, Smita, and Pihu love to visit Firdaus at least every alternate weekend :). They drive from Delhi to Naukuchitaal. When I visited Firdaus, we started early in the morning(5:30am) and reached by 12:30pm. The drive from Kathgodam till Nauuchitaal is awesome and if you are lucky clouds would play hide-n-seek with you on the way. Don't worry, if you don't experience that on the way because Naukuchitaal would offer many such surprises to you. One big reason for anyone to visit this town is the greenery. While it is pretty almost the entire year, in the monsoons it is heaven. If you love trees, shrubs, grass, and all things green, this is the place to be. Firdaus itself is very thoughtfully done up by Nandan and Smita. The little garden is full of surprises like this cute little toad you are likely to run into while taking a casual stroll. Plants have been carefully chosen and a mix of flowering and foliage plants have been used to create the right mood. Interiors are bright and colourful, so your holidays are sure to be a cheerful affair. Minimal, yet tastefully selected furniture helps take your mind off the clutter. Simple and cozy, it is comfortable in its skin and doesn't try to be anything else. Stay there if you are not too worried about luxury and are comfortable as long as your necessities are taken care of. And of course there is enough drama outside! Warm, comforting, and soothing - It feels like home. The space is ideal for artists and writers who wish to be away from the crowd and concentrate on their work. The cottage stands amidst breathtaking landscapes. Clouds are frequent visitors and in spite of being alone, you will never feel lonely. And the drama outside continues The proud owners, Nandan and Smita, with the caretaker of Firdaus, admiring the view of the lake. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay, away from all the touristy stuff, I would strongly recommend a visit to Firdaus. The place will charm you and make for a memorable stay. You will want to go back there again and again.

It's been more than 2 years that I visited Firdaus in Naukuchiatal  and now that summers are here, I am craving a visit to this beautiful place in the hills. Recently I have shared about some of the offbeat hill stations in North India  and in Kumaon region, I like Naukuchiatal the best. And Firdaus is one of the main reasons why I love this hill station so much. This Photo Journey shares more about the place and interesting things to do/explore around it. Thapalia Mehra Gaon (village) is located around the Lake and this cottage, a homestay called Firdaus, is beautifully located on a peaceful hill in this village. The homestay is very well maintained and is a great place to spend summers with family or friends. Naukuchitaal is a small town around a beautiful lake. You can enjoy boating & kayaking in this lake. There are some opportunities for hiking or paragliding around this place. The town has two beautiful resorts, which are usually preferred by folks in larger groups. When Nandan (Ghumakkar ) visited this region of Uttrakhand, he dreamt of having a nice home in these hills. He has visited SaatTal and Naukuchiatal many times. Over a period of time he found a piece of land around the lake. It took good amount of time to build this dream house. Nandan, Smita, and Pihu love to visit Firdaus at least every alternate weekend :). They drive from Delhi to Naukuchitaal. When I visited Firdaus, we started early in the morning(5:30am) and reached by 12:30pm. The drive from Kathgodam till Nauuchitaal is awesome and if you are lucky clouds would play hide-n-seek with you on the way. Don't worry, if you don't experience that on the way because Naukuchitaal would offer many such surprises to you. One big reason for anyone to visit this town is the greenery. While it is pretty almost the entire year, in the monsoons it is heaven. If you love trees, shrubs, grass, and all things green, this is the place to be. Firdaus itself is very thoughtfully done up by Nandan and Smita. The little garden is full of surprises like this cute little toad you are likely to run into while taking a casual stroll. Plants have been carefully chosen and a mix of flowering and foliage plants have been used to create the right mood. Interiors are bright and colourful, so your holidays are sure to be a cheerful affair. Minimal, yet tastefully selected furniture helps take your mind off the clutter. Simple and cozy, it is comfortable in its skin and doesn't try to be anything else. Stay there if you are not too worried about luxury and are comfortable as long as your necessities are taken care of. And of course there is enough drama outside! Warm, comforting, and soothing - It feels like home. The space is ideal for artists and writers who wish to be away from the crowd and concentrate on their work. The cottage stands amidst breathtaking landscapes. Clouds are frequent visitors and in spite of being alone, you will never feel lonely. And the drama outside continues The proud owners, Nandan and Smita, with the caretaker of Firdaus, admiring the view of the lake. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay, away from all the touristy stuff, I would strongly recommend a visit to Firdaus. The place will charm you and make for a memorable stay. You will want to go back there again and again.

If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay, away from all the touristy stuff, I would strongly recommend a visit to Firdaus. The place will charm you and make for a memorable stay. You will want to go back there again and again.

12 comments:

Restless Traveler said...

Lovely pics

Ami@thrillingtravel.blogspot.in

Amit Agarwal said...

Thank you Vijay!
Looks like a place of my choice:)

VJ Sharma said...

Thanks RT !

Amit - I can understand Amit and I would recommend this place, if you ever plan to visit Kamaun region, especially Bhimtaal, Naukuchiataal.

Saru Singhal said...

I want to go there and never return. Looks like heaven.

Saru Singhal said...

I want to go there and never return. Looks like heaven.

Saru Singhal said...

I want to go there and never return. Looks like heaven.

VJ Sharma said...

Saru, I feel the same way. It's a sad state when you have to pack the bags to get back from hills :(

Nandan Jha said...

July/Aug is the best time to visit. By then the regular summer-vacation-crowd is back to their worlds, rains are in full swing, everything is washed and clean and you can almost disappear in the clouds. Take a 2.5 slow and relaxed drive to Mukteshwar and just get lost :-)

Thank you VJ.

How about a trip this monsoons, we would also update the photos. Now the plants are all big :-)

Pratishtha Khan said...

Is this for real? What a stunning place! It's picture perfect! Thank you so much for sharing this. The hills are calling!!!

VJ Sharma said...

Pratishtha - Yes, it's real :) ... And as Nandan mentioned, the place looks greens during monsoons and there is high probability of cloud play.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

nice pictures. Had been to Naukuchiatal once

Saru Singhal said...

@VJ - Being a Himachali myself, I know the feeling.

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