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It took Smriti Bhatia and her husband Ankur fifteen years to fully realise the potential of their property in the foothills of Rishikesh’s Garhwal Himalayas, but this bucolic resort framed by wooded hills and the ravishing Ganges was worth the wait.

A trained architect herself, Bhatia worked with New Delhi-based Studio Organon on the design and interiors of the 16 cottages, striking an almost monastic modernist mood that parses the hard surfaces of Arabescato marble and shimmering Bisazza tiles with drop pendant lamps and the warm hues of oak furniture.

Alongside the obligatory yoga and meditation, the resort rolls out river rafting, temple visits, and excursions to Rajaji National Wildlife Park and the ashram made famous by the Beatles in 1968.

Chef Chetan Rana, meanwhile, plunders the produce of the Uttarakhand region for grains, millets, and artisanal cheeses to serve up regional Garhwal and Kumaon classics on thalis, or traditional platters.

A view of the guest from a different angle with a peak of the window

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An image of the hotels open-air restaurant with views of the mountain

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An image of the guest communal outdoor pool

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Outside view of the hotel with trees and a view of the mountain in the background

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Village Timli Kalthri
Rishikesh Badrinath Road
Shivpuri, Distt. Tehri Garhwal


Daven Wu is the Singapore Editor at Wallpaper*. A former corporate lawyer, he has been covering Singapore and the neighbouring South-East Asian region since 1999, writing extensively about architecture, design, and travel for both the magazine and website. He is also the City Editor for the Phaidon Wallpaper* City Guide to Singapore.