Our Holiday Home - Madhuban (Hartola)
Located in the tranquil to the mythological village of Kumaon " Hartola " , surrounded by graceful deodar and oak forest, overlooking the Himalayan glaciers as it meanders into the distance. Madhuban is the spiritual pathway to the ultimate, discovered through the union of body, mind and soul.

It is not just a place to retreat that will leave you breathless with the enchantment of its surroundings, but assists in redefining lifestyles to include the well-known traditional Indian wellness regimes of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta.

Check IN Time 12noon (if previous night is occupied) Can check-in early if previous night was unoccupied.
Check OUT Time from bed-room is 11AM (if that day has booking). Can check out late (upto 2PM) if that day is unoccupied.
For waiting before/after check-in/check-out, you may use Living Room and upstairs Lounging Balcony.
Meals include: Breakfast (between 8-10AM), Lunch (1-2PM) and Dinner (8-9PM); Bed Tea and Afternoon Tea/Snacks included.
If driver stays in Hartola we can arrange for lodging and fooding @Rs.1,000/driver/day.
Drinking water provided is spring water.

Rs. 6000 for a couple (2 person) for a night which includes all your meals like breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks also includes one non-vegetarian meal in the evening. Extra person in each room will be charged Rs. 1500 extra.

- Guests are advised to keep the cottage/bungalows clean and tidy and to take care of items/equipments.
- Guests are requested to be thoughtful about use of water and electricity (Conservation and low environmental impact is our goal). There is water crisis in the Hills.
- STRICTLY NO SMOKING inside the cottage/bungalows and be very careful with open flames and lighters outside too because of wooden interiors.
- Guests are requested to be extra sensitive to the environment and in dealing with waste materials.
- Please be careful about undue wastage of any resources. Most provisions have to be brought from the plains.

Have a GREAT Stay….

NEARBY PLACES TO VISIT Trekking/Walking in Hartola (close to 8,000 ft) - relatively easy walk/trek - Great views of Nanda Devi/Trishul Peaks in the middle, all the way to Chowkhamba (to the West) to Panchuli Peaks (East, Nepal Border) - to Devi Top, Devi Temple and grand views of valleys and peaks - to village down below & laid back village life - orchards and how farmers grow fruit, the annual cycle and harvest/processing

Next to Hartola (within 1-2 km). Recommended with guide, not without local guide: May be a bit tough. - Maheskhan Reserve Forest of Pines and Deodhars (between Nathuakhana and Hartola, closest point from Hartola is ~1km) - Bird watchers paradise

Mukteshwar - Mukteshwar Shiva Temple - Chauli ka Jali, a viewing and mythological spot - Inspection Bungalow, has a grand view of the Kumaon Himalayas (also visible from Hartola itself, but - IVRI Reserve Forest, one of the best preserved Deodhar and Pine Forests in the Himalayas

Almora Town with many attractions (2.5hrs)/Binsar - a beautiful meadowed high-alt village with grand views (3hrs, via Almora) and

Nainital Town with many attractions (2hrs)

Ranikhet Town with many attractions (2.5) and

Kausani Town with many attractions (3.5hrs)

All the other Taals - Bhimtal, Saat Taal, Naukuchiya Taal (variable distance of 1.5 to 2 hrs)
How to Reach - Hartola?
Hartola is not well connected from many destinations, the reason being intentionally we bought this land at a place where a handful of people can reach, those who believe in peace, can admire, enjoy and maintain natural beauty. We would be happy to answer your query related to our cottage. Please write to us at: info@thesimplynatural.com