Established in the year 2017, The Happy Dervish came into existence with a vision to create a joyful space where people can enjoy nature in its undisturbed form. Surrounded by pine trees, lush green grasses, herbs, flowers and alike, the property gives a magnificent mountain view.
Aloof the hustle and bustle of the city, Dervish gave us an amazing experience with its peaceful environment and positive vibes. It makes a perfect vacation spot for friends and families alike, owing to its exotic location, breathtaking views and hospitable staff.
It takes around 5-6 hours from Delhi to reach Nainital and about 1.5 hours from Nainital to Nathuakhan. Since we were a bunch of travellers, we planned to book our tempo traveller, but I would suggest the train route from Delhi to Nainital and then taxi to Nathuakhan for families.
The Happy Dervish has 12 spacious rooms which can easily accommodate upto 35 people and makes it a perfect spot for destination weddings. All the chalets have been named beautifully after the herbs and fruits grown in the property – Rosemary Chalet, Thyme Chalet and Kaafal Chalet. These cottages have an ethnic English appeal and have been built keeping comfort in mind. All the rooms are surrounded by greenery and have herbs like rosemary, thyme, lavender, oregano, mint leaves, coriander and geranium. There are some beautiful patches of fruits as well which has a variety of kaafals, plums, peaches, pears and walnuts.
Every room has a television. A few rooms have refrigerators and bath tubs as well. All the other amenities like availability of hot water, clean towels etc have been taken care of. The property has a gated boundary for security purposes and has ample space for parking. Other services like doctor on call and pick up/drop from Nainital or Haldwani are available on request.
The balconies give a beautiful panoramic views and makes a beautiful spot for bird watching during sunrise. The sunsets at Dervish are equally beautiful. For bigger groups, you can request a bonfire in the Ghazebo, whereas, smaller groups can accommodate themselves on the swing located next to the ghazebo with a breathtaking view.
The property also has a beautiful and cozy cafe which offers multi-cuisines and specialises in Kumaoni Cuisines. I absolutely loved the local cuisines served for the lunch and dinner. I am craving yet again while writing, with special mentions to their Handi Dal.
The staff at Dervish is quite hospitable and proactive. One such jolly guy is Mr Shambhu, who has numerous tales to tell. The kitchen staff makes some lipsmacking Kumaoni Cuisines and cannot be missed when around.
To sum up, here are some interesting facts about The Happy Dervish Boutique Hotel, Nathuakhan:
1.) Tariffs: Rs. 4500/- on twin Sharing with all the meals (Total Rooms: 12)
2.) Distance from Delhi: 350kms
Distance from Nainital: 45kms
3.) Major attractions (tourist spots) nearby: Mukteshwar, Jageshwar, Ranikhet, Bhinsar, Kasauni, Nainital
4.) Some Fun activities in the vicinity: Karaoke, Rappelling, Obstacle course, Commando net, Mountain stream trek, Badminton, Target Shooting, Archery, Pool Table, Bonfire, Barbecue, Make your own pizza in outdoor Stone oven, Board Games like Chess, Scrabble etc, Night Trek, Jungle Trek, Haunted Tour and Village Walk
5.) For dog lovers, there’s a good news: The property also provides shelter to three adorable fur babies – Zara, Zoru and Don, who are very friendly.
Amusing Facts about the property:
1.) It is said in the medieval times that the iron ore found here was used to make weapons and you can still find it in the property.
2.) You can see the famous Mukteshwar Temple from the property which is 18 kms away because the Location of the property is unique with 360 degree view.