Dehradun Masuri Sonapani trip help!

#1 Jan 25th, 2009, 12:14
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Hi people!

I'm planning my honeymoon trip in Uttarakhand. Right now its Delhi-Dehradun-Masuri-Nainital-Sonapani(Himalayan Villege) in early March 09

Will it be a rush period around March there?
Will I need to book hotels from here or should I book in advance? What about local travel?

I am aware of the fact that there are many other places to see, but i don't want to make it too hectic a schedule

Any pointers would be really healpful

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March is low season, so there will be plenty of accom available. I wud check with Himalayan Village a little in advance though, since you want to stay there specifically.
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Harsh do mention the number of days you have in your hand for this trip.

Based on my recently acquired knowledge, Nainital & (Dehradun/ Mussori/ sonapani) fall under 2 different regions within uttaranchal. Considering your timelines, you may want to stick to 1 set of places within the region. Otherwise there will be atleast 1 long joutney to cross over from gadhwal to Kumaon.
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Thanks Dilliwala and PG for the quick replies!

The number of days in hand are around 8.

Another thought running through my mind is chucking this option altogether and going to Simla.

We are looking for a colder weather and a possibility of snow. Simla seems to be an option then.

How hot will Uttaranchal be in March?
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Originally Posted by Puneet View Post Considering your timelines, you may want to stick to 1 set of places within the region. Otherwise there will be atleast 1 long joutney to cross over from gadhwal to Kumaon.
Which is not a problem, becos there's a luxury bus from Dehradun to Nainital.

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Originally Posted by harshey View Post Another thought running through my mind is chucking this option altogether and going to Simla.

We are looking for a colder weather and a possibility of snow. Simla seems to be an option then.

How hot will Uttaranchal be in March?
Shimla is a dump! Nor will it be colder or more snowy than anywhere in UA, so stick with your plan.

UA will still be cold in March but not so much during the day. If you're thinking of snow on the ground, forget it - even in Shimla.
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Hey DW, Last two years most of the snow has fallen in Feb and early March, so if Harsh is lucky, he just might see some this year too. Have no reason to believe it may not yet be the case. January has been mainly dry and it is great weather here, warm sunny days and chilly nights. If the weather holds, March should be very pleasant. And if the weather turns, then there is snow on the ground
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Liveinhimalayas, thanks for the reality bite!
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Would go with Dilliwalla's reco of sticking to Uttarakhand over Shimla. I would urge you to chose Kumaon or Gharwal, given you are on honeymoon probably would recommend kumaon - Nainital Binsar , Sonapani
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Thanks!
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I want to know if staying at Ramgadh would be a good option. It is 25km from Nainital, so we would be able to go to Nainital and come back in a day. The Cedar Lodge at Ramgadh looks good. Any experiences of that place?

I've done some research on hotels in Nainital. The Alka Lakeside guy told me that since it holy around 9th/10th march, they won't be able to provide much service...a strange fact, so I've decided to skip this place

Other places which look good in Nainital are the Shervani Hilltop and Chevron

Any advice on these issues would be greatly helpful!
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Yes, nothing wrong with Ramgarh. Don't know that particular place though.

Shervani and Chevron are the upscale places in Nainital, if you want to spend that kind of cash. The KMVNs are quite adequate though.
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Used to stay at Royal Hotel in Nainital, belongs to old family friends, haven't been there in a long time. But liked its old world ambiance

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