Naikana, near Jageshwar, Uttarakhand


04 Rooms

Up to 12 Guests

All Meals




15 Minutes Walk to the Property



Great for

Bird Watching


"The voice of the Great Spirit is heard in the twittering of birds, the rippling of mighty waters, and the sweet breathing of flowers."


Perched at 1940 meters in the midst of pristine forest of oak, rhododendron, pine and Deodar, Kot Naikana is a painstakingly renovated traditional Kumaoni house converted into a boutique Homestay.


While the exteriors reflect an old-world charm with stone walls and slated roof, yet its rooms are comfortable, homely with spacious en-suite bathrooms.

A little extra for Hushstays Guests

Tea with the Locals

Set conveniently in a Kumaoni village, Kot Naikana offers you an immersive insight into the mountain way of life. We take you on a slow placed walk through the village experiencing it from the close quarters; interact with locals, learn the traditional farming techniques, visit a home and sip tea while sharing stories.



Soak in the crisp and fresh atmosphere, enjoy the delectable local cuisine, explore the forests on a walk, spot the ample birds, learn the rural way of life on a leisurely walk to the nearby village, capture the alluring views of snow-capped peaks or just do nothing and immerse in the serenity.


Situated in a beautiful setting of a little hamlet called Naikana, Hushstay x Kot Naikana offers everything a nature lover would yearn for. 



All rooms overlook the valley leading to snow-covered white peaks in the distance and are made tastefully while their decor blends in perfectly with the surroundings. Expect rustic interiors, fresh white linen, 9-inch mattresses and cozy comfortable beddings in each room. The washrooms are en- suite with stone walls, fresh towels and quality toiletries.



Fenced Private Land
Private Washrooms​
Comfortable Beddings
All Meals Included
In-house Chef / Caretaker
Add-on Experiences
Entire Home
Tea / Coffee Maker
Pet-friendly stay
Secret Location
Towels and Toiletries
Farm-to-table Meals


At Hushstays, we have partnered with extra-ordinary stays that offer our guests something unique. 


Each HushStay has a local touch, something unique about itself and a personal character that reflects the hosts. From a traditional cozy Stone Cottage in the Himalayas to a bungalow surrounded by Apple Orchards, all HushStays are as welcoming as they are beautiful.

A HUSHSTAYS SELECT PROPERTY is managed and marketed exclusively by Hushstays and we make sure that we select only the most amazing stays after a thorough inspection. 

Unique Hand-picked Stays at Peaceful Locations

In-house Chef and Verified Amenities

24/7 on-call assistance

Complimentary Add-on Experiences

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  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Evening Snacks are included in your booking. 

  • At Kot Naikana, our in-house chef prepares farm-to-table meals made up of local kumaoni cuisine. Most of the raw materials are sourced from nearby farms and the vegetables are plucked fresh. While you are here, delight your taste buds with delectable local cuisine served with a view.

  • A menu is shared upon booking confirmation. We request all our guests to inform the staff about their meal preferences well in advance.

Getting There:

  • Kot Naikana is about 9 – 10hrsdrive from Delhi. Nearest Railway Station – Kathgodam at a distance of 119 Km. Nearest Airport – Pantnagar is at a distance of around 153 Km. We can organize a cab for a pick-up and drop from Kathgodam railway station or Pantnagar airport at an additional cost.

  • If you are driving – it is important that you have experience in hill driving as the last 03 Km to the house is a dirt road.

  • From the parking to the house, there is a beautiful walk of about 15 mins through a rhododendron forest. 

House Rules:

  • Check-in time: 01:00 PM

  • Check-out time: 10:00 AM

  • Slow and soft music is okay, but please do not play loud music. You are in the middle of nature.

  • Services of the staff are available until 10:00 PM

  • We are pet-friendly. If you are coming with your pet, make sure they are well-mannered and that nothing is damaged.​

  • Bonfire and bar-be-que are available at the homestay on a chargeable basis. Please inform the caretaker well in advance as the wood and the raw materials have to be sourced accordingly.

Wifi and Connectivity:​​

  • Being at an offbeat location, we do not have a Wifi and the phone networks are weak. Vodafone and BSNL work best here.


  • This place is offered exclusively to only one group at a time, the price varies depending on the number of guests. Please select the exact number of guests while booking.

  • Rooms are offered on double occupancy up until 08 guests and other rooms are locked. We will offer extra beds in the rooms if you are a group of more than 08 guests.

  • Please note that like any other home in the mountains, we do not have an air conditioner at the property. The thick stone walls keep the place warm in winters and cool in summers.​

Cancellation Policy:

  • Date of booking - 31 days before arrival  : 25 % cancellation fee on the total booking amount

  • 30 Days - 15 Days  : 50 % cancellation fee on the total booking amount

  • Within 14 days from date of arrival  : No refunds

Need more information about this place? 

Call us on +91 8826915266 between 9 am and 6 pm

or simply click on the button below to leave us a message.

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Since Hushstay x Kot Naikana is situated in a beautiful little hamlet, it is surrounded by natural beauty on all sides. If you are the adventurous kind, there are plenty of walks and hikes around the property: Undertake a 45 mins hike down to Jageshwar Dham, explore the Naikana village on foot, trek up to the sunset hill to experience a magical sky.

You can also head out to Patal Bhuvaneshwar, Almora, Lakhudiyar & Chitai Bell Temple or drive down to the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Relatively unexplored, Kot Naikana is a paradise for wide varieties of migratory birds and butterflies. Step out of your room and spend the day exploring the area for Red-billed blue magpie, kingfishers, blue-throated and brown-headed barbets babblers, jungle Owlet, eagle, woodpecker, flycatchers, Eurasian jay, Blue-fronted Redstart and many more.

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“My stay at your homestay was extremely comfortable and enriching. The staff members Dhansingh ji and Gopal ji took extremely good care of my stay and food. I visited your resort for shooting birds and landscapes, and needless to say, found them in plenty all around your resort. The nights were as calm as they could be. The rooms cozy, warm and extremely comfortable. I really look forward to coming to your homestay again and would definitely recommend it to anyone who prefers to visit a place of calm, solitude and definitely the Himalayas. ”

- Praveen Purohit, Nature and Wildlife Photographer

“We loved the beautiful time we spent in complete serenity. Courteous staff, WOW Food, lovely rooms, that old world charm. warm sunlight and a view of the divine mountains. What more can one ask for?”

- Vikas and Family, New Delhi

“One of the best holiday experiences for us. You made Christmas so special for the kids with your gestures. The food, the services, the ambiance are all par excellence. Thanks for everything and we hope to come back soon. ”

- Mr. Indranil Chakravarty and Family