Charekh- A Hill Station Near Lansdowne

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A New Destination for Delhiites for Weekend Trip


Mountains are the escape for most of us to break the monotony of daily routine, and the unexplored places slide up on the top of the list. One such unexplored hill station is Charekh, near Lansdowne in Uttarakhand. It is located at 5330ft from sea level and only 225kms from Delhi, being the nearest hill station for Delhiites for a quick weekend trip. One can reach Charekh in just 5 hours from Delhi.


Charekh Food and Forest, a resort located in the Pauri Garhwal region, welcomes tourists to the beautiful world of Charekh. The resort is beautifully covered on an area of 5 acres. According to Mr. Naveen, the founder of Charekh Resort, “Charkeh is an unexplored hill station, especially for Delhi tourists. Very close to Lansdowne, Charekh is a place that provides access to all the scenic aspirations a tourist has from a hill station stay. As there is no pollution, no traffic, one feels themselves in the heaven of nature”. 


Snow-capped mountains in the distant, clear blue sky with bright morning sunlight hitting your windows and the calmness of the setting sun with stars taking over, surrounded with pine and deodar trees and lush greenery are the characteristic features that accentuate the beauty of your stay at Charekh Resort. 


At Charekh Resort, one can experience a beautiful sunrise and sunset. There are thousands of flowers at the resort & Silver oak Trees that make the resort look more beautiful. One can also experience the bird-chirping sound of more than 200 birds that regularly visit the resort apart from naturally medicated mineral water available at the resort, adds Mr. Naveen.  


The soothing fragrance of Chrysanthemum, Gazania, Indian Rose, Dahlia Genda, Rajnigandha, Raat ki Rani, Mogra, and many other exotic flowers welcome you to the Charekh property and follow you around throughout. With the accommodation of 50 people, the resort has two varieties of stay accommodation; one- the basic room that is comfortable and spacious and the other are the Swiss cottages for a more private experience. 


The resort provides freshly prepared food at the restaurant from vegetables grown at their organic farm by specialist chefs to ensure a homely vibe with no drinking and drugs facility on the property.

The resort offers entertainment packages for the adventurous & nature lover, including trekking, horse riding, outdoor and indoor games, bird watching, and nature walks to provide a fun stay to its customers. For fitness enthusiasts, the facility of yoga and meditation is also available. 


With the provision of a 24/7 Wi-Fi facility, one can spend his time Instagramming the views or farming interest. The resort offers farming and village life experience at their farm. Apart from the comfortable rooms and delicious food at Charekh food and forest, other amenities include a conference hall, gazebos, hammocks, playrooms, live snacks counters, and polyhouse for self-production and consumption of vegetables


Within the bracket of 20 km, the tourist can visit nearby tourist spots. One can see Rajaji National Park, which is just 20kms from Charekh, and the tourists can experience a 12km forest drive and might find elephants, deers, leopards, rabbits, or tigers if lucky enough. To make the trip more interesting and exciting, a visit to Danda of Rishi Charekh and Sidhbali mandir is a must-try. Other tourist spots near the resort are Tarkeshwar Dham, Jim Corbett, Lansdowne, Shoonya Shikhar ashram, and Gumkhal,dwarikhal.


Further, Mr. Naveen of Charekh resort said “that the government has collaborated with Ayush Vibhag and is planning to invest 200 crores in establishing an International Ayurveda Research Center just 3kms away from the resort. This initiative will act as another attractor point of the area.”

The place is a must-visit to indulge in some adventure, relax and enjoy and the Charekh Food and Forest ensure each of these comfortably.


Charekh Food & Forest 

Charekh Ramri Road, Village Ramri, 

Kotdwar, Uttarakhand 

Image Credits: Charekh Food & Forest Resort

Written by Aastha Trivedi

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