The best thing to do here is to, yes, relax – not in front of the television though. From the comforts of your bed, you will find it hard to take your eyes off the mountains at a distance. Or else, you can curl up with the book you have been, for so long, trying to read in peace.
When you step outside, you can either do nothing. And love it. Or you can:
Walk downhill to the stream, or uphill to the village temple. Or hike through the orchards to the hamlet. You can even walk to Mukteshwar and back in one day. Trek guided by a local person also arranged on extra charges.
There are many scenic treks around our village, Nathuakhan. And once you have hit the steep dirt path, you will recognise the rewards that come with each bend. Weight loss, if any, will be just incidental.
Enjoy the spread on one of the terraces outside the cottage, or take a picnic basket along
Warm up around the bonfire and grill your snacks on the flames lit right outside your room.
Take a close look at the way of living of the local people. Visit their houses, watch them milk cows, sow or harvest the seasonal crops, and taste local delicacies like Madwe ki roti and Bhatt ki dal. Remnants of many ‘forgotten’ practices can still be seen here, like the ‘pan chakki’ (a grinding machine that runs on river current) nearby.
Visit the neighbouring tourist spots, including Mukteshwar (18 km), Nainital (45 km), Bhimtal (50 km), the paragliding centre at Naukuchiatal (45 km), Almora (40 km), Binsar (60 km), and Jageshwar (80 km).
* Trips to these places are organized on request.