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10 New Holiday Homes in North India – From Family Cottages to Mountain Retreats

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As we embrace our new identity, from Vista Rooms to StayVista, we continue to welcome handpicked luxe holiday homes and cosy cottages in mesmerising locations, including North India. North India houses breathtaking hill stations, that make for ideal escapes from the rapid urbanisation that continues to tide over rapidly, now more than ever. Gorgeous landscapes, plunging valleys and lush verdure are synonymous with mountains and hills. 

Be it an intimate getaway with your family or a reunion with your friends, we got you covered. Take a look at our curated selection of mountainside retreats. 

Chirping Woods, Bhimtal

Like its name, Chirping wood promises sweet soundscapes and plenty of greenery. Located amidst the dense forest, enveloped in the refreshing breeze and overlooking the breathtaking landscapes of the mountains and lakes. The indoor spaces are delicately furnished with comfortable and aesthetic furnishings, whilst the outdoor spaces are adorned with snug seating arrangements. Ticking off all the boxes for an ideal break from the city, this dreamy wooden cottage has everything you would need and more! 

No. of Bedrooms – 4

Ideal for – 12 guests

What we love about this home:

  • British-style country cottage 
  • Modern interiors with a plethora of amenities 
  • Overlooks mesmerizing views 
  • The indoor library
  • TV lounge with a home theatre system and JBL party box 
  • Amenities like barbecue can be availed at an additional cost 
  • Offering quietude yet easy accessibility 
  • Proximity to nearby hikes and trails 

How to reach there?

  • Distance from Pantnagar Airport – 55 km.
  • Distance from Kathgodam Railway Station – 21 km.
  • Distance from Bus Stand – 30 km.
  • Distance from Bhimtal Market – 500 metres

Heidi Cottage 

Swathed amidst lush greenery, rising mountains and valleys, Heidi Cottage certainly offers a unique experience. It not only promises a much-needed break from the rapid urbanisation but also ensures you relax to the fullest. The green exteriors echo the vivacity this holiday home offers. Enjoy a hot cup of cocoa as the sun fades out, and end the day right under the blanket of starry skies that are bound to leave you mesmerised. 

No. of Bedrooms – 4

Ideal for – 12 guests 

What we love about this home:

  • Beautiful gardens for a lazy stroll
  • Offering views of bewitching sunsets 
  • Modern and elegant interiors 
  • Proximity to Kasauli’s tourist attractions
  • Stocked bookshelves 

How to reach there?

  • Distance from Chandigarh International Airport – 65 km.
  • Distance from Dharampur Railway Station – 4 km.
  • Distance from Solan Bus Stand – 10 km.
  • Distance from Kumarhatti Market – 1.5 km.

Nau Nabh Cottage, Shimla

The bright green picket fence starkly contrasts the plunging valleys and the clear blue skies, however, it sets the tone for a getaway unlike any other. Nau Nabh Cottage promises a vivid yet soothing holiday. Enveloped in gorgeous landscapes, and placed amidst lush greenery, this holiday home is bound to leave you in awe. The sprawling lawns are ideal for scenic strolls and the bookshelves are stocked with a handpicked selection of reads. The epitome of an idyllic getaway, this getaway has it all. 

No. of Bedrooms – 7

Ideal for – 16 guests 

What we love about this home:

  • The unique structure 
  • Stocked bookshelves and games room 
  • A melange of modern and cosy interiors 
  • Distinct gables and vibrant facade 
  • 2000 sq. ft. lawn
  • Bonfire can be availed at an additional cost 

How to reach there?

  • Distance from Chandigarh Airport – 120 km.
  • Distance from Kalka Railway Station – 90 km.
  • Distance from Lakkar Bazaar Bus Stand – 1 km.
  • Distance from Mall Road – 150 m.

Viva La Vida, Bhimtal 

Charming, quaint and aesthetic, Viva La Vida is all of those things wrapped in one. Wake up to the panoramic views of the famed Bhimtal Valleys. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the private jacuzzi that comes with built-in speakers, and devour the otherworldly landscapes. Disconnect with the outside world in this beautiful cottage in Bhimtal, as you reconnect with nature and yourself. 

No. of Bedrooms – 4 

Ideal for – 10 guests 

What we love about this home:

  • Perched on the magnificent mountains 
  • Traditional Bukhari 
  • Pleasant and cosy interiors 
  • 360-degree views of the valleys and the Bhimtal city 
  • Private jacuzzi with in-built speakers 

How to reach there?

  • Distance from Pant Nagar Airport – 58 km.
  • Distance from Kathgodam Railway Station – 30 km.
  • Distance from Kathgodam Bus Stand – 25 km.
  • Distance from Bhimtal market – 1.5 km.

Pear Tree Cottage, Kasauli

Featuring vibrant green gable roofs, pretty bay windows and sprawling lawns, Pear Tree Cottage, much like its name, houses ample pear trees. A cosy and quaint cottage in Kasauli, it boasts an in-house library, a beautiful garden, perfect for a picnic and regal interiors. Savour the refreshing breeze and the verdant views of the valleys that are a far cry from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

No. of Bedrooms – 2 

Ideal for – 7 guests 

What we love about this home:

  • Vivid exteriors and striking facade 
  • Regal interiors with modern amenities 
  • Large bay windows and cosy nooks 
  • A curated collection of reads 
  • Proximity to almost all Kasauli’s tourist attractions

How to reach there?

  • Distance from Chandigarh International Airport – 63 km.
  • Distance from Dharampur Railway Station – 1.5 km.
  • Distance from Dharampur Bus Stand – 1.5 km.
  • Distance from Dharampur Market – 1.5 km.

Vida Verde, Chandigarh 

Vida Verde, literally translates to the green life, and that is exactly what this holiday home promises – unending manicured lawns, towering trees and ample open spaces. The traditional interiors echo a tinge of regality that make it the ideal home away from home. Relax and unwind in this beautiful villa in Chandigarh that features a private swimming pool along with awe-inspiring views of the surrounding farmlands.

No. of Bedrooms – 3

Ideal for – 9 guests 

What we love about this home:

  • Regal interiors that transport you back in time 
  • Experience the farm life 
  • Private swimming pool 
  • Serene location that ensures solace 
  • Landscaped lawns with a gazebo & swing
  • In-house library

How to reach there?

  • Distance from Chandigarh Airport – 42 km.
  • Distance from Chandigarh Railway Station – 28 km.
  • Distance from Sector 17 Bus Stand – 24 km.
  • Distance from Abhipur Market – 1 km.

Banjara Dreams, Mussoorie 

Evenloped in the majestic views of the alps and splattered in soothing hues of whites and browns, Banjara Dreams is certainly almost a paradise-like home in the mountains. This cottage in Mussorie is all things you would want and more. We can’t quite choose a favourite, is it the untouched location, or the spacious outdoor patio or simply the stunning landscapes? We suggest you experience this home and decide for yourself!

No. of Bedrooms – 5

Ideal for – 14 guests

What we love about this home:

  • Spread across 700 square yards 
  • Scenic outdoor patio overlooking the blissful mountainscapes
  • Mix of modern-contemporary interiors with wooden furnishings
  • Expansive courtyards 
  • Stunning Himalayan landscapes 

How to reach there?

  • Distance from Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun – 60 km.
  • Distance from Dehradun Railway Station – 36 km.
  • Distance from Library Bus Stand – 2.1 km.
  • Distance from Mall Road – 400 metres.

The Walnut Lodge, Rajgarh

A sanctuary in itself, The Walnut Lodge is a breathtaking holiday home in Rajgarh. Positioned amidst lush green surroundings and rising mountainscapes, the home features a plethora of lavish amenities. The modern interiors echo a hint of traditional furnishings, along with spacious verandahs and snug nooks. However, the cherry on top is the idyllic location as the home is perched on a hilltop. 

No. of Bedrooms – 3

Ideal for – 9 guests

What we love about this home:

  • Cosy and snug nooks 
  • Stocked bookshelves 
  • Private splash pool
  • Overlooks the beautiful views of the valleys and mountains 

How to reach there?

  • Distance from Chandigarh Airport – 120 km.
  • Distance from Solan Railway Station – 43 km.
  • Distance from Rajgarh Bus Stand – 3 km.
  • Distance from Rajgarh Market – 2 km.

Jasmine Cottage, Kasauli

Spread across a sprawling terrain, Jasmine Cottage is home to scattered pockets of hangout spots, swings, hammocks and walking trails. The epitome of a mountainside getaway, this cottage in Kasauli has it all. A refuge from the outside world, the abundance of pine trees, refreshing air and its proximity to the treks and trails make this home a rejuvenating getaway. 

No. of Bedrooms – 4

Ideal for – 10 guests

What we love about this home:

  • Abundant recreational spaces 
  • Towering pine trees and lush foliage 
  • Private jacuzzi along with loungers 
  • A fully-equipped gym and stocked bookshelves 
  • Transcendent views of the mountains 

How to reach there?

  • Distance from Chandigarh Airport – 40 km.
  • Distance from Chandigarh Railway Station – 40 km.
  • Distance from Gharkal Bus Stand – 5 km.
  • Distance from Gharkal Market – 5 km.

Nivriti, Kasauli

A sprawling holiday home in Kasauli, Nivriti is an opulent retreat in the mountains. The elegant yet rustic interiors are aesthetically embellished with comfortable furnishings, whilst, the exteriors are an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. The outdoor deck overlooks the rising mountains whilst the sprawling lawns make for ideal hangout spots. 

No. of Bedrooms – 3 

Ideal for – 9 guests 

What we love about this home:

  • Sprawling lawns with a swing 
  • Spacious indoor spaces 
  • Modern interiors with luxe amenities 
  • Private outdoor deck 

How to reach there?

  • Distance from Chandigarh Airport – 60 km.
  • Distance from Chandigarh Railway Station – 50 km.
  • Distance from Jagjeet Nagar Bus Stand – 1.5 km.
  • Distance from Jagjeet Nagar Market – 1.5 km.

From Mussoorie, to Shimla to Manali, North India is home to some of the most scenic holiday homes in India. You can have a look at the full collection of villas here.

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