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Surreal holiday destinations and experiences at Hills of Uttarakhand

World, Asia, India, Nathuakhan

Availability inquiry to Sameer

    cooking, eco projects, farming, guided tours, meditation, rock climbing/hiking...
  • private cottage, private room, shared cottage, shared room, tent
  • all-inclusive
us$ 62

Number of travelers

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Preferred stay dates

us$ 0
25°C, 19:05

About the experience

We can host up to 11 travelers

Experience a holiday with a difference – steal time away from ring tones and email alerts, instead reconnect with peace and calm that your tired body and mind desperately need. Snooze on the jade expanses, fall asleep with the caress of the sun, and ‘listen to the silence’ of the mountains. Are you desperate to throw off the cloak of office etiquette and chaos, turn in to a relaxed traveler, and reach surreal holiday destinations? We at The Happy Dervish – meaning one who is consistently joyful and peaceful within - enable you to conquer high peaks or submerge yourself in the tranquility of the ocean. Make time to nestle in the arms of nature and feel a sense of calm and hush that would be both thrilling and inexplicable. Our resorts and the hospitality at these destinations will leave you grateful for the wonders of nature and its inhabitants. Do not take our word for it, pack your bags and be ready to go on a ‘real’ vacation that will leave you tranquil, positive and yet restless for more.
A boutique mountain property that will allow you to breathe easy and experience the crisp, cool air filling your senses along with the other tiny chatters of nature. Come with us if you want to leave Wi-Fi and the ‘idiot box’ behind and are not one to fuss over five star amenities. The place is for those who dare to have fun while surrounded by nature. While the rooms do not have intercom, and it takes time for the water to heat up at that altitude, we assure you that the beauty of the rooms will astound you and your palate will tingle with the aromatic homemade food we serve. Of course, do not take our word for it, come experience the freedom for yourself!

About the host

Sameer (45)

Host since



English, Hindi

Last seen online

3 Months ago

Hello Fellow Travelers, It is a joy to host you in these beauteous Locations. The vision inspiring us is expressed by our logo. The Happy Dervish Time for a vacation – time that makes you do a ‘happy’ dance! Well, that is what The Happy Dervish is all about – let us explain Dervish means one who is at peace – someone who is joyful and merry from the inside out The merging hands in the letter H in the logo represent association and connection with our guests The alphabet Y holds a glass of wine – symbolizing fun, leisure, and a time to simply lay back and enjoy The tiny heart as the dot over the ‘I’ symbolizes the passion and care we put in to serving our guests. We love what we do, and it shows in our property, service, food, and the surroundings Our Happy Dervish – The person, who is dancing, does not only symbolize enjoyment, but also tranquility and an actual inner calm that allows him to be genuinely happy. When you vacation with us, you too will feel energized, rejuvenated, and peaceful – symbolized in the locket of the happy dervish. May love and light be your guardians.

Experience dates

Open year-round, contact us for availability

Type of experience offered

  • Cooking
  • Eco projects
  • Farming
  • Guided tours
  • Meditation
  • Rock climbing/hiking
  • Yoga retreats

What's included?

experience or class hours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 5 days a week


  • private cottage, private room, shared cottage, shared room, tent

The Happy Dervish, Nathuakhan, is a scenic hilltop resort with 12 rooms and is wrapped in the warm embrace of an abundance of orchards. Treat your senses to 180 degrees view of the sun kissed glistening white hills of the Himalayas. The resort is brimming with the charm of nature. Fruit blossoms and fruits add splashes of color that standout against the ivory snow-capped Himalayan hills. On a moonlit night, the hills sparkle with what seem like fragments of broken glass. Time stands still as the view from the peak takes your breath away.

Relax amongst serene mist caressed mountains, sparkling waters, luscious and colored fruit and the warm smiles of the locals. A place to unwind, resuscitate and energize – The Happy Dervish is a getaway for corporates, adventure seekers, and ‘doing nothing’ seekers alike – so attainable, you can come over right now.

The Happy Dervish, Nathuakhan a Holiday & Boutique destination, is situated in a hamlet called NathuaKhan at an altitude of 1940 meters, in the midst of the lake district of Nainital. It is one of the gateway’s into the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand and like Ramgarh, 9 km away (the chosen destination of the famous Nobel Prize winning poet Shri Rabindranath Tagore and the Hindi poetess Mahadevi Verma) it was better known as a health destination during the pre-independence era due to its salubrious climate and rejuvenating environs.

about meals

  • all-inclusive

The cuisine from the picturesque hills of Kumaon, as unique as its impressive culture and vibrant traditions, is quintessentially straightforward, rustic and robust. The food of Kumaon beautifully showcases the region's indigenous produce and uses a host of unusual herbs and warm spices. Kumaoni food is very simple but very nutritious. It completely suits the hard environment of the Himalayas. The traditional cuisine of Uttarakhand is highly nutritious, simple to prepare and at the same time app