Sitting at a height of 1850m above sea level, Ganghet village house is situated in a picturesque hamlet of Ganghet from where it gets its name. Built on the fringe of the village, the house is surrounded by oak, pine and rhododendron trees with the views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks.
This is an old traditional Kumaoni house and we have restored it without compromising its original character or design. The peaceful and rejuvenating environment, enchanting views, and abundance of native flora and fauna make Ganghet an ideal location for a relaxing holiday with family or friends.
The house offers two tastefully furnished bedrooms, each with attached bathroom, a living room/dining area and a fully equipped traditional kitchen. A cook and a service staff is on site at all times. Meals are prepared fresh using locally available ingredients.
Jageshwar: Just 25 minutes drive away from Ganghet are Jageshwar Temples. The drive is through the omnipresent pines, oaks and rhododendrons and the moment you reach in the vicinity of the temples, you enter the amazing world of deodar trees.
Jageshwar comprises a group of about 124 stone temples dating between the 9th and 13th century AD. Jageshwar is believed to be the site of one of the twelve ‘Jyotirlings’ and hence occupies a prominent position on Hindu pilgrimage.
Chitai Temple: At an hour's drive away from Ganghet is another famous temple of the region, the Chitai Temple, dedicated to Golu Devta, who is considered to be the God of Justice. As one approaches the temple, the first thing that strikes you is hundreds of bells hanging at the entrance.
People come to the temple to make a wish to Golu Devta; those who are not able to personally visit the temple, write letters to Him seeking justice. Once a wish is fulfilled people come and hang a brass bell on any of the temple walls, and hence the sea of bells all over the temple.
Almora:Almora is located at a distance of about an hour and 15 minutes from Ganghet. The cobbled stone streets of Almora bazaar are a delight to walk through. Houses and shops align the narrow streets that bustle with activity throughout the day. The traditional architecture is very much in evidence here as one spots carved doors and windows.
Ganghet is located in the remote, unspoilt region of Kumaon Himalayas near the town of Almora.
From Delhi, Ganghet is about 385 km / 10 hours. Routing is shown in the given map.
The nearest rail station is Kathgodam (about 4 hours drive) which has regular train service from Delhi:
Ranikhet Express: Overnight, Daily
Delhi – Kathgodam: 2240 / 0510
Kathgodam – Delhi: 2040 / 0355
Anand Vihar–Kathgodam Shatabdi: Daily except Thursdays
Delhi – Kathgodam: 0615 / 1150
Kathgodam – Delhi: 1545 / 2115
Pantnagar, near Kathgodam, is the closest airport (135 kms). However, currently there are no scheduled flights to Pantnagar.
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