The Luxury Himalayan Home ‘Iris Cottage’ Is The Ultimate Getaway

Nestled amidst the dense oak forest overlooking the beautiful valley of the Kumaon region of the Himalayas, this luxury cottage has to be your next accommodation. Located in Mukteshwar, it's a quaint and peaceful cottage with rustic vibes, taking you into a whole different era. The cosy and comfortable stay at Iris Cottage will make you feel at home, just with a fantastic view!

Cottage Highlights

The cottage is equipped with all necessary essentials such as linen and toiletries. The mornings at this accommodation welcome you with the most stunning sunrises you will ever witness! Sipping Chai in the balcony while soaking some vitamin D and bird-watching are some of the most-loved relaxing things to do by guests here. 

Stay Options - Rooms & Amenities 

Iris Cottage, Mukteshwar

Bed Rooms
The homestay is a total of 3 levels with a well-lit a bedroom on each floor. With all east-facing rooms housed in this cottage, the entire cottage offers mesmerising views of Kumaon Valley.

Ground floor
Private bedroom with a double bed and an attached bathroom with all essential amenities.

First Floor
The first level has an open bedroom right below the painter's studio on the top floor. It also has an access to the painter's studio.

Second Floor 
This floor comes with a living room with an attached bathroom, a kitchen, a double-bedded painting studio and a balcony with a garden view.

There are two bathrooms, out of which one is attached to the ground floor private bedroom, and the other is common for the second and top level. Amenities like geysers, towels and basic toiletries are provided in both bathrooms.

Kitchen & Meals
There are two kitchens. One is the central kitchen, and the other is an open kitchen. The central kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator and a microwave with crockery and cutlery, which can accommodate six people at a time. Guests can either cook their own meals or relish food the chef prepares. You can also order from nearby restaurants.

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Activities At The Stay - Correct! Indoor Games!

Winters at Iris Cottage, Mukteshwar

Here are a list of indoor games and activities the cottage would provide. 
  • Carrom 
  • Pictionary 
  • Scrabble 
  • Chess
  • Darts
  • Board games
  • Movie time

Accessible Amenities

  • Power backup
  • TV
  • Wardrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • washing machine
  • Torch
  • Iron
  • Medical kit
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Barbecue grill
  • Indoor Games

Nearby Attractions

1. Mukteshwar


1. Visit The Mukteshwar Temple
The Mukteshwar Temple is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva built on a hilltop. Constructed with a white marble Shiva Linga and a copper yoni idols of Brahma, Vishnu, Parvati, Hanuman, Ganesh and Nandi all found in the temple vicinity. 

2. Trekking
You can trek up to Sitla which is another hill station known for its beautiful colonial-style bungalows. This viewpoint provides impressive panoramic views of the valley. 

3. Enjoy Breathtaking Nanda Devi
Nanda Devi is the 2nd highest mountain peak in India and the highest entirely located within the country. This peak offers clearer views of Mukteshwar. 

4. Indulge in the Local Cuisine
While sightseeing, you can engage in mouth-watering Kumaoni Cuisine, which is readily available as the majority of eateries here serve this authentic diet. Try the Sisunak Saag, Rus, Bhaang ki khatai or Kappa!

5. Get Adventurous
Try paragliding in Mukteshwar which would not only give you a massive adrenaline rush but a bird's eye view of the encompassing panorama as well!

2. Chauli ki Jali

Next to the Mukteshwar temple is a believed war-zone between a demon and a goddess according to the Hindu myth. Thus shaping the structure into an outline of a sword, a shield and an elephant's trunk. 

Where Is the Iris Cottage?

Iris Cottage, Mukteshwar

Mukteshwar, South Gola Range, Nainital 
Accommodative Capacity: 6 People 
Rooms and Facilities: 3 Bedroom, 4 Bed and  Bathroom 
Cost Per Night: INR 6,000
Highlights: Kumaon Valley, Accommodation, Location, Fireplace, Peaceful

How To Reach

By Train
To reach this beautiful cottage, the nearest railway station is Kathgodam which is 70 km away. There are many cabs and buses that leave for Mukteshwar after that.

By Air
There are two airports you can opt to reach the hill station. Dehradun Airport which is only 183 km from Mukteshwar and Delhi International Airport which is 353 km from Mukteshwar. You could either take a bus or a cab from the station directly to Mukteshwar. 

By Road
Mukteshwar is well connected to all the major cities and towns and is easily accessible. Iris Cottage is very close to Mukteshwar road heading to iBhatelia.

Have you been to this lovely cottage in Himachal? Did you like the place? Do you plan on visiting soon? Let us know in the comments below!

This post was published by Mugdha Songire

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