Nature Walks & Hikes

There are several beautiful walks & treks that start from Soulitude’s door.

Temple Trails

Explore the religious heritage of the Kumaon Dev Bhoomi.

India’s Lake District

Soulitude is ideally located to explore the Kumaon region. Several lakes, including Nainital, Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal & Sattal are within 1 hour driving distance.

Just Be

Wake up to spectacular Himalayan views, breathe fresh mountain air, go on long walks, read that book, watch the sunset & just gaze at the stars.

Enjoy Snow

Appreciate the beauty of a snowflake or simply take in the magnificent views of the Himalayas freshly clad in snow


When I go for a walk and appreciate the birds I see, I’m a birdwatcher. When I veer off the path and chase them into the woods, I’m a birder.

Scenic Drives

Explore the religious heritage of the Kumaoni folks by visiting temples in and around Gagar.

Golf Course

Unique golfing experiences at Raj Bhawan Golf Course, Nainital and Upat Golf Course, Ranikhet

Children in Nature

Get your children to roll up their sleeves and connect with Nature.

Indoor Activitites

There are several indoor board games for children, a library and a TV in the lounge but we find that most kids are very happy outdoors.

Alfresco Dining & Picnics

Dine outdoors within the retreat and in surrounding areas.

Learn Dhaba Style Cooking

Learn how to make a perfect cup of Masala chai . Experiment with flavouring this brand of cooked tea with whole spices and herbs freshly picked from the farm, to add that extra bit of warmth to each sip.

Kumaoni Village Life

Visit traditional Kumaoni homes in nearby Umagarh or hike to Reti Khan, a remote village without connectivity.

A Day Visit to Soulitude in the Himalayas

Experience the Kalsa river with its emerald green rock pools and waterfalls while enjoying lunch in a pristine remote setting.

A Day Visit to Soulitude by the Riverside

A day visit to Soulitude by the Riverside is an exceptional experience. It is a 25 km (45 min) drive, followed by a 30 min guided trek through rustic countryside along a river.


Soulitude is very popular with guests celebrating their special occasions.

Local Excursion

Explore Mukteshwar or spend a day with the family in Nainital.

Local Festival & Events

Observe the unique game of Bagwal on Raksha Bandhan at Devidhura or attend the Kainchi Dham Mela (mid-June).

By the Kalsa River

The Kalsa river, a beautiful glacial stream, flows alongside the entire property.

Britisher’s Nainital (Colonial Kumaon)

Explore the legacy that the British left behind. Visit Gurney House, abode of Jim Corbett and enjoy lunch at the Boat Club.

Further Afield

Ranikhet, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Bageshwar and Jageshwar are approximately 3 hours away and day excursions are possible with an early morning departure.

Your Home in the Hills

Book the entire Retreat for Family Reunions or the 3 bedroom Cottage for a more private experience. Long stay options available.


Soulitude’s altitude of 7,100 feet and clear skies invite astronomy enthusiasts to nights of uninterrupted star gazing.