Satvik Resort, Bhimtal

I visited The Satvik Resort, Bhimtal with my family and my in-laws during 29 Sep – 1 Oct 2007. We traveled from Delhi to Rampur through train and from there on we hired a cab. The road from Rampur to Rudrapur is pretty bad – full of potholes especially around Bilaspur. But after that, it is quite smooth. We got stuck in a traffic jam due to mud slide just after Haldwani (and eventually covered Rampur – Bhimtal distance in 7 hours), it was a respite to reach Satvik Resort and be greeted with herbal tea and warm home cooked food.

The Satvik Resort is a no-fuss, no-frill resort founded by Yoga Guru Pulak Ranjan Shukla. The USP is ‘experience of Satvik lifestyle’. It offers complete peace as it is half-a-kilometer before Bhimtal. The rooms are airy, well maintained, simple-yet-elegant and clean. We were pretty happy to find our rooms very clean and the bathrooms spacious plus clean. This is one thing which I personally like a lot in a hotel/resort.

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Sitting area in front of our room

Never have I thought that food can be so tempting even when it has no garlic, onion and no meat. Yes, as per their Satvik experience, the cooking staff does not serves foods containing “tamsik” elements. The sitting in their restaurant is on low height chairs and food is served on low height tables as well. Food is served on “pattals” and copper bowl/glasses. And it is always served hot. They did a special lunch for us with focus on Kumaoni food during our stay.

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Food being served in traditional Indian way

All the rooms face East direction, so we could see sunrise each day. On the first day, there were clouds and hence sunrise was not that spectacular but on next day it was pretty clear and I got several shots of sun rising from between of two mountains. It was much like how I used to draw it during my childhood. Our rooms were on 5th floor and there is a big balcony in front of rooms where we used to sit and have our morning or evening tea enjoying the views. The resort faces a valley and then mountains so it gives a feeling of openness.

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Sunrise as seen from our rooms

There are several excursion around like Naukuchiatal, Sattal, Nainital and others but we just visited the Bhimtal Lake and Naukuchiatal.

Go there for
– Relaxation
– Different living experience
– Tasty vegetarian food
– Beautiful sunrise

Do not go there if
– You cannot live a single day without meat or liquor
– You need to watch TV every night

8 Comments

  • nandanjha says:

    Welcome aboard Akshaya. Thanks for sharing about Satvik, I really wonder that places like these exist and are doing well. Good.

    On a sidenote, the pics are taking a while to load, not sure whether they are high res or a weak internet connection at my place.

    Hang around.

  • Kostubh says:

    Hi Akshaya,I m Kostubh from a very near place of Bhimtal…..I m from Corbett City Ramnagar and very much glad to see such type of resort in our area……..I also visit this place soon……and will also add this in my travel package for my clints……Thanx for this complete article.

  • Kostubh says:

    Can you plz send me Phone Nos for this Resort. My email ID is thejungleguide@gmail.com

  • Manish khamesra says:

    Thanks Akshaya for sharing information about this beautiful resort. Being so near to Delhi, it can among the resorts we would like to go. It seems a very beautiful place to spend a couple of days.

  • akshaya says:

    Nandan,

    Thanks for inviting me to write here. It has grown up hugely – all the efforts are paying off.
    Satvik-type places do exist but they are somewhat struggling to keep up with other places – as usually happens with such efforts.

    Manish,

    Thanks for the appreciation. I have read some of your posts here and they are wonderful, detailed and engaging.

  • ela jain says:

    Hi
    I want to tell you that i hadbeen there twice with my husband & friends.First time we were ver y much impressed.But second tim very much depressed.We were cheated my the owner Mr.Pulak Ranjan Sharma.I can only say that as he has taken advantage of our over confidence in him and cheated a retired,helpless,old parents of a sick daughter,God will punish him.He should not forget that he also has a daughter.Our all bad wishes are with him.
    Ela

  • Sohbet says:

    My Name is Emel
    Thanks you posted :D

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