Young family looking to shift & settle in Uttranchal - seek your advice

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#1396 Nov 18th, 2017, 16:30
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Originally Posted by RRAWAT View Post Hi all,
No activity for a long time.!!

Well, my purchase in Mohanri didn't go through successfully. Apparently, some dispute arose between the owner brothers and one refused to sell. However, I got my advance back without any headache.

Recently I came through this really nice property very near(4kms) from Padampuri town. It has everything we require. Height is more than 1850 mtrs, perineal stream close by, piped water, road, electricity and a few shops and just 16 kms from Bhimtal. Rate is about 2.5 L per nali for smaller plots, which is lower than going rates.

Anyone interested may PM me freely.
Dear RRawat sir, my husband and I have been looking for a place in this area and have done multiple rounds through the year. I came across this thread and agree with your intent of pooling together resources to buy land with multiple mutual advantages the chief of which is having like minded people nearby

We would be very interested in joining in with you. Since I registered today, I would not be able to PM you immediately. Let me contribute our experience as well in line with the conversations so far
#1397 Nov 18th, 2017, 16:37
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Originally Posted by nandadevieast View Post A bit on my land search till now, in Kumaun.
I have seen numerous properties in the last one year. Have been to Kumaun thrice in last 2 months just for this. Have seen land in most places in Nainital district.

My search started with lot of romanticism. Which is basically, “great view and location minus practicalities”. So land on top of a ridge, next to a river, inside a forest etc.
Slowly and steadily, i mellowed down and started looking at the practical side. So yes, 1) availability of water and then electricity 2) Road 3) weather, not freezing cold not very hot (so Mukteshwar is out for example) 4. One and half hours max from plains/railhead/airport 5. Flat land preferably 6. Direction of land, north facing No 7. Bottomed out valley No 8. Top of a ridge with 360 degree view No
And other things Mr. Rawat has pointed out before.

I have been able to see some good stuff. The land I am considering is 1800+ meters, everything else a tick box too. Only problem is it’s bang on the road, though not a state highway, which is preferable to some in the family and not to the others.
We had also looked at Sharna at the fag end of our search last year and had liked both the area, the location and the drive . The land that we looked at was significantly huge so in that respect became both expensive as well as unmanageable.

How big is the land that you have shortlisted? And the price in that region today?
#1398 Nov 19th, 2017, 21:29
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Originally Posted by ankythepanky View Post We had also looked at Sharna at the fag end of our search last year and had liked both the area, the location and the drive . The land that we looked at was significantly huge so in that respect became both expensive as well as unmanageable.

How big is the land that you have shortlisted? And the price in that region today?
Hi, Ankythpanky
The land size was 24.5 nalis. But it seems that the owner has increased the rates to 3L +, so it is slightly expensive now.

I am researching a relatively lesser known area - Harish Tal, in Nainital. It is cheaper and has Himalaya view also. Lets see what becomes of this.
I am not perfect !!! So bear with me. I will get quite bearable with time !!
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Originally Posted by RRAWAT View Post Hi, Ankythpanky
The land size was 24.5 nalis. But it seems that the owner has increased the rates to 3L +, so it is slightly expensive now.

I am researching a relatively lesser known area - Harish Tal, in Nainital. It is cheaper and has Himalaya view also. Lets see what becomes of this.
Sure. My husband would be travelling to UK in the coming week. In case we chance upon something, we would surely connect with you.
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Sharna as a region to invest in

Dear all, seeking your views on the Sharna region to invest in. It is prisitine but am wondering why there is not much action there. Any feedback would help as that is one area we are exploring seriously
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could you please share some photographs and details of this place sharna?
[i am not an investor but end user.]
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Originally Posted by rajatchakraborty View Post could you please share some photographs and details of this place sharna?
[i am not an investor but end user.]
Oh I used the word "invest" in casually. We are also end users. If we find something that we like, we would like to move in

We were not able to spend extensive time in Sharna as it was at the very fag end of our trip but had like the overall feel of the place. Could not take any worthwhile pics of the surroundings. Have no idea about the weather or water situation either? The brokers would say all that you would want to hear so not reliable.

My husband is planning to go there this winter to see and experience the place himself. Will certainly post more info and pics on his return.
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Originally Posted by Paleface View Post Yes mate, more than shocked but effin' shocked, it's going to be square miles of little boxes like a Moscow 'burb.

However, on same road is the truly excellent Max Hospital - to which cardiology unit I am ever indebted.. so I have to balance the bitching with thanks at being alive enough to bitch. You are right of course, Dehradun is stuffed now, sad but inexorable... therefore deeper into the hills the better i'd say.

Children or no children. What better can one do for one's children than to surround them in what little there is of forest, stream and wildlife that is left.
Dear Paleface, I am happy to know you had such a positive experience with Max hospital. I work with Max group in Delhi and also look after all our businesses in Dehradun. I am close to retirement next year and have decided to leave Delhi and move to Dehradun. I am looking for land somewhere around Bhagwantpur (2.5 kms away from Mussorie road) after having crossed Malsi deer park.

I want to grow my own vegetables, have a cow if possible and try to lead a healthy enriched life. I may need your inputs on a regular basis once I have finalized the land. Your knowledge and wisdom has impressed me a lot. Thank you in advance.
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Originally Posted by ankythepanky View Post Oh I used the word "invest" in casually. We are also end users. If we find something that we like, we would like to move in

We were not able to spend extensive time in Sharna as it was at the very fag end of our trip but had like the overall feel of the place. Could not take any worthwhile pics of the surroundings. Have no idea about the weather or water situation either? The brokers would say all that you would want to hear so not reliable.

My husband is planning to go there this winter to see and experience the place himself. Will certainly post more info and pics on his return.
Hi ankythepanky

How was your husband'so trip.? Have you guys made any progress ? Anything to share ?

Thanks
#1405 Dec 2nd, 2017, 11:22
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Originally Posted by PROPHOBBY View Post what a lovely thread !! one that i have been searching for for many months.. if not years!!

Hi ALL,
I was born in Nainital and me and my 2 brothers spent our entire childhood summers in our Naanis place in Nainital... that lovely memory grew into a strong desire to head back to the hills as and whenever possible and the burning wish to finally settle there..

To cut a LONG STORY SHORT (WHICH I WOULD LOVE TO SHARE WITH YOU ALL ..) i ULTIMATELY BOUGHT LAND in BHIMTAL DISTRICT AND HAVE ALMOST FINISHED CONSTRUCTING MY SUMMER RETREAT--RETIREMENT HOME-- RETIREMENT NURSING HOME (being a doctor )..

I have gone through the whole grind of scouting for land -- getting permissions--choosing contractor-- selecting home design-- etc etc . Activities that are simultaneously very tiring and immensely satisfying..

Constructing the cottage/home has been like bringing up a child and i am sure some of you would be interested in knowing the details and tips , of which i can give many !!

Also i am VERRY interested in starting a farming project in the nearby areas , for which i would love to interact with you all !!
Hi, I am in the process of seeking permission from DM Dehradun to be able to buy a big piece of land in single name. I intend to start the construction within a month or two. So any and all tips are more than welcome.

I too intend to start a farming project, more like cooperative in nature. Your inputs will earn my gratitude.
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Originally Posted by archanapandey View Post I am close to retirement next year and have decided to leave Delhi and move to Dehradun. I am looking for land somewhere around Bhagwantpur (2.5 kms away from Mussorie road) after having crossed Malsi deer park.

I want to grow my own vegetables, have a cow if possible and try to lead a healthy enriched life. I may need your inputs on a regular basis once I have finalized the land. Your knowledge and wisdom has impressed me a lot. Thank you in advance.
Namaste. I cannot really offer you any input about land around that area, except I think that the road up to the Mussoorie road is going to be a sort of he'll when all those high rises are completed. It wasn't long back when that road was a quiet tree lined avenue before those colleges came up.

Anyhow if that's where you are looking and are satisfied with it then good. Otherwise anything else, just post here and we'll see if any input can be offered. Are you building from scratch, or buying a place? OM.
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Originally Posted by Paleface View Post Namaste. I cannot really offer you any input about land around that area, except I think that the road up to the Mussoorie road is going to be a sort of he'll when all those high rises are completed. It wasn't long back when that road was a quiet tree lined avenue before those colleges came up.

Anyhow if that's where you are looking and are satisfied with it then good. Otherwise anything else, just post here and we'll see if any input can be offered. Are you building from scratch, or buying a place? OM.

You are right about the location being far from the dream destination. But I am going to live there permanently so not romanticizing the hill living given my situation. I am planning to buy 3 bighas (2700 sq yards) land, construct a small house and the rest will be for fruits, flowers and vegetation. I am in talks with the seller and Insha Allah the deal should be closed soon.

I will need your inputs for designing and construction. I do not wish to spend too much on construction.
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Originally Posted by archanapandey View Post I am planning to buy 3 bighas (2700 sq yards) land, construct a small house and the rest will be for fruits, flowers and vegetation.

I will need your inputs for designing and construction. I do not wish to spend too much on construction.
I understand your intentions. Clearly the first thing to do is your plan for the house footprint, sq footage on those 3 bighas. You may or may not decide upon an architect, its not vital, especially if you are envisaging a bungalow, = 1 storey? If so then it's SO much easier and obviously cheaper.

What materials to use? There is little local usable matetial like rocks which we find in abundance up here. Therefore you have to go with other materials. A plan, room dimensions etc, over which you have agonised for some time, makes a hell of a difference in cost estimation and construction time... meaning bulk buying you moreorless can exactly estimate the quantity of materials required.

Consider blocks such as Magicrete, or Kansal company, manufactured AAC Blocks (Autoclaved Aerated Concrete). Their plant is located in Paonta Sahib Distt. Sirmour Himachal Pradesh which is well connected with cities like Dehradun at approx. 45km... meaning transportation costs can be finely calculated, and cement and thus labour in this method is minimal. So just a few ideas for you to research in the process of narrowing down your materials choice. Time is seldom wasted in reconnaissance! 😄
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Namaste, I am a young kid from one of the metro cities. I am currently looking for a job in Himachal or UK.(Preferably HP). This is my dream to settle in Himalayas. I am not looking for any lucrative positions or anything. Enough wage to survive and afford a place and little bit of walking (read trekking) here and there.

I would be highly indebted if anyone can provide some contacts or help me out. I have tried almost everything from Naukri to other online sources. But nothing fruitful came up. Every year goes by and it makes me a little bit restless that I am moving away from my dream.

Thanks.
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Dodoindia, what are your skillsets?
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