BY JULIE MARION LAKIANG
19 Jan 2024
Aarish, which literally means "The First Rays of the Sun", is an exclusive 04 bedroom Paradise in Guniyalekh (Kumaon), perched on a ridge at 6900 ft, offering breath-taking vistas of the majestic snow-capped mountains and an opportunity to connect with nature. This humble mountain abode stands as a testament to the dedication and aspirations brought to life by the hosts, Dev and Deepika.
Immerse yourself in the beauty that surrounds Hushstay x Aarish Kumaon, where the great outdoors becomes your personal playground. Embark on a journey of adventure with our handpicked activities.
Five Hill Hike:
Unleash your inner adventurer with a 2.5-hour journey along a scenic ridge, conquering not one, not two, but five glorious hills. Reach the summit, kick back and bask in the sunshine while the views take your breath away.
Dive into a 3-hour cultural escapade! Stroll through nearby villages, mingle with the locals, and unlock the secrets of their daily lives and traditions. It's not just a walk; it's a journey into the heart of local living.
Oak Forest Walk:
Embark on a 2.5 to 3-hour round-trip through a whimsical pine and oak forest. Let curiosity guide your steps as you experience the enchantment of the forest that surrounds us. And yes, be enthralled by the symphony of nature.
Sunset / Sunrise Trail:
Capture magic in just 5-20 minutes! Set out on brisk hikes to witness spellbinding sunrises or sunsets. Take a moment to embrace the serenity around you.
Riverside Picnic Lunch:
In just a short 15 minute drive and a 5-minute walk, indulge in a delightful riverside feast! Our team crafts a scrumptious picnic, creating the perfect blend of nature's beauty and a delicious culinary escape.
Activities at Hushstay x Aarish:
Explore Numerous Hiking Spots: Discover the most beautiful hiking spots with guidance from our knowledgeable hosts.
Indoor Relaxation: Enjoy a quiet day indoors with our eclectic book collection and a selection of board and card games.
Culinary Delights: Pluck your own vegetables, gather raw materials, and let our chef teach you how to prepare delectable Kumaoni dishes.
Homemade Delicacies: Indulge in mouth-watering homemade biscuits, bread, cakes and muesli.
Bonfire and Barbecue Evenings: Conclude your day with a cozy bonfire and delightful barbecue under the star-studded sky.
Drive 1.5 hrs to Devsthal Temple through a dense forest, adjacent to the Aries Observatory which can be seen on the opposite hill from Aarish.
Tourist Attractions in the Vicinity:
Aquarium Island Cafe by The Lake Hill / I heart Cafe / Cafe by the Lake
Naukuchia Tal Lake
Butterfly Research Centre
Golu Devta Temple (Temple of Bells), Gorakhal
At Aarish, the outdoors is not just an escape. It's an invitation to create cherished memories in the lap of nature.