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Trip to Dhanachuli & Jageshwar

Trip to Dhanachuli & Jageshwar

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Te Aroha,​
Almora, Uttaranchal
Meeting Time 11/21/2014 5:00:00 AM
Meeting Point Anand Vihar Railway Station (Delhi)
Nearest Metro New Delhi
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 Charges 14000
 Type Heritage Trip
 Speaker Sumant Batra
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Nov 21

Trip to Dhanachuli & Jageshwar Te Aroha
When: 05:00 AM

11/21/2014 5:00:00 AM 11/23/2014 9:00:00 PM 68 Trip to Dhanachuli & Jageshwar A luxury trip to Heritage rich Almora, stay in the finest boutique colonial hotel & visit to Painted Rock Shelter, Temple Complexes and a forgotten village Te Aroha Youth for Heritage Foundation false DD/MM/YYYY

About the Event


Dhanachuli is an enchanting little village located a few miles from Mukteshwar, a popular hill station in Uttarakhand. Blessed with pleasant weather, breathtaking views of the Himalayas, lush forests, enticing apple orchards and charming people, Dhanachuli is perhaps one of the most beautiful weekend getaways from Delhi.

Heritage Sites

Jageshwar: One of the main attractions of this trip is a visit to the Jageshwar Temple complex, which contains 124 Shiva Temples, built between 9th-13th century. Jageshwar is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva.
Dandeshwar: Few Kms to south-west of Jageshwar is Dandeshwar Temple Complex, with huge Shiva temples situated in lush green slopes of Himalyas
Lakhudiyar Cave: Pre-Historic Painted Rock Shelter in Ladhudiyar is a major attraction in the region.
Historic Village: A historic village, abandoned and lost with time lies orphaned near Dhanachuli. This will be a good opportunity to explore its beautiful architecture.

Stay – Te Aroha

Dreamt, conceptualised, designed and created by Sumant, Te Aroha is a colonial-style summer house converted into a boutique luxury hotel. The property is a harmonious blend of traditional architecture and contemporary comforts. The original structure of the family summer house that once stood on the property has been successfully preserved to retain its original charm. Huge decks and terraces, antique furniture, massive glass windows with breathtaking views of the landscape and the high ceilinged lobby replete with carefully selected furniture by Sumant which can transport guests through time to the bygone elegance of the colonial era.
We will have 2 nights of pure bliss, without the noise of television or our mobile phones bothering us.


21st November, 2014: Day 1 – Start early morning from Delhi via Shatabdi Train. Reach Kathgodam and reach Dhanachuli via cabs. Reach Hotel, check-in, relax. By evening, gather for a poetry/singing sessions before dinner.
22nd November, 2014: Day 2 – Head to Jageshwar, Dandeshwar and Lakhudiyar. If time permits, advance to Patal Bhubneshwar Complex. Return to hotel by night
23rd November, 2014: Day 3 – Take cab to an ancient hidden village. Finish exploring this abandoned marvel and head to Kathgodam. Catch Shatabdi back to Delhi.

Plan B

In case we are not able to get confirmed reservation for train, we will opt for travel via Tempo Traveller. In that case, we will leave on 20th Night from Delhi and reach Dhanachuli by morning. We will start back for Delhi on 3rd day by 12 noon and reach back by 9pm.

Reservation & Charges

Cost for entire trip will be INR 14,000. This includes Travel, Stay and Food cost. This does not include:
  • Any personal expenses done by travellers
  • Any extra services rendered at Hotel, other than what is included in the package
  • Any extra food/beverage, other than what has been arranged for entire group
There are limited seats for this trip. Please mail us at to confirm your seats. Don’t forget to mention your phone number.

About the Speaker

Sumant is a corporate and policy lawyer of global eminence; writer, poet and columnist; has authored various papers; and contributes articles to a number of publications including newspapers. His other initiatives include setting up of creative enterprises which include a boutique hotel and a museum. He is senior international consultant to IMF, World Bank Group and OECD, has worked extensively on policy matters in Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East and South Asia. Rated as India's No. 1 insolvency lawyer by Legal 500, his contributions to reforms in Indian insolvency system are well-recognised. He is an avid collector of retro-curious. He has also set up a private museum of rare and vintage Indian graphic art.

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