Jhaltola near Chaukori
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Misty Mountains is our retreat in Jhaltola: an offbeat locale in the Kumaon Himalayas, close to Berinag and about a one hour drive from Chaukori. Set at an altitude of 2200 M amidst 1000 acres of dense and totally undisturbed forests, this estate epitomizes serenity and tranquility.

Awe inspiring panoramic views of Himalayan peaks – at sunrise and sunset on clear days the colours are ethereal; innumerable hikes and strolls in forests teeming with Himalayan fauna & flora; a cozy stay experience in suites and cottages; the warm hospitality and endearing company of the host family - Madhur, Ambika and little Suroohi: all this and much more await the traveler at this place.


The property has 9 accommodation units including Rosevilla Suites, Oak Suites, Family Cottages and a Rosebank Cottage. All have ensuite facilities.

Rosevilla Suite

Oak Suite

Rosebank Cottage

Family Cottage

How to Reach

By ROAD: It is about a 450 km / 11 hr drive from Delhi via Kathgodam, Bhimtal, Bhowali and Almora. From our mountain lodge in Corbett it is a 7.5 hrs drive and from our Binsar Forest Retreat about 4 hrs.
By TRAIN: reach Kathgodam – KGM early in the morning by overnight train from Delhi or mid-morning by the Shatabdi and then drive about 180 km / 6 hrs.
By AIR: reach Pantnagar Airport – PGH (connected with Delhi by flights on Wed, Fri, Sat, and Sun) followed by a drive of about 210 km / 7 hrs.

Things to see & do

Forest Hikes

Misty Mountains is set in an estate encompassing 1000 acres of virgin forest; one can spend weeks exploring it! There are many walks within the estate from easy walks to brow-sweating hikes.

In fair weather, we organize a beautiful Sunset Walk with High Tea in the forest.

For the more adventurous, we can organize a night-forest-walk: a unique, only @misty experience.


Reetha Waterfall – an alluring spot with a small waterfall that entails a drive of about 1 ½ hrs and half an hour’s walk.

Patal Bhuvaneshwar – an hours’ drive will bring you to this ancient and fascinating limestone cave temple of Lord Shiva and numerous demigods. It is quite an experience as you need to climb down into a cave that is 300 ft below and is a must-see.

Baans Pathan – an enchanting rivulet that is about an hour's distance from Misty Mountains. There is cool, refreshing knee deep water that you can splash around in. Even kids can enjoy the place and it is safe for them with just enough water to have fun. It is also a good birding place for water birds.

Forest Picnics

We have some earmarked spaces that are easily accessible; 15-20 minutes on foot. We can pack a nice picnic for you and you can enjoy the beautiful forests at Jhaltola with your loved ones.


The forest around Misty Mountains is a Birder’s Paradise: we have catalogued more than 150 species over the years. Prominent amongst the resident birds are - Khalij Pheasant, Black Francolin, Hill Partridge, Grey WInged Blackbirds, Rusty Cheeked and Streak Breasted Scimitar Babbler, Black Lored, Green Backed and Black Throated Tits, Stripe Throated and Whiskered Yuhina, Bar Throated Siva and Blue Winged Siva, Shikra, Collared Owlet, Black Eagle, Chestnut Crowned Laughing Thrush, Grey Headed and Scaly Bellied Woodpecker, Mountain Bulbul etc..

Unwind at Kalrav

Kalrav is our 3000 sq ft activity centre. You can play badminton, table tennis, carrom, chess or any of the many board games and just unwind with your loved one. It is a hub of activity and our guests love to hangout here.