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how to reach
there are two options for reaching himalayan village sonapani.

the first option is to take a train to kathgodam, the railhead of this region. the train running between kathgodam and delhi is called ranikhet express.

the train no for delhi-kathgodam is 5013 while kathgodam-delhi is 5014. the options available are 2nd ac sleeper, 3rd ac sleeper and 2nd class sleeper.

the train leaves the old delhi railway station at 10.45 pm (normally from platform no. 3) and reaches kathgodam at 6.10 am next morning.

the other option is to reach kathgodam by road. from delhi, kathgodam is approximately 275 kms. to reach kathgodam, one has to go via hapur, moradabad, rampur, bilaspur, rudrapur and haldwani.

kathgodam is at the foothills and from here we begin our hill journey. one has to cover 69 kms of these winding roads, driving through bhimtal, bhowali, ramgarh and nathuakhan to reach village satoli. 

at village satoli we park our vehicle at mr. govind ram's house and walk for about half an hour through the village road flanked by orchards, fields and village houses. it is a pleasant and almost a flat walk. and please do not worry about your luggage (though we would prefer that you travel light).  and if your kids canít walk that long, we have our own transport company to carry them along - a fleet of ponies!.

please click here to download a pdf file on how to reach sonapani.
the document contains all the necessary details to ensure that you reach the destination with ease. instead of opening the file online, you could also 'save target as' the file and then fire a print from your computer.
crisp view, clean air, good food and Uttaranchali hospitality awaits your arrival
the finer details of travel
if you are driving on your own or your driver is on this route for the first time, here are some points of consideration.

bypass the crowds
if driving from delhi, please ensure that you necessarily take the hapur and moradabad bypasses. if, by mistake, you enter these cities, be sure of loosing at least an hour at both the places.

left from rampur
once you reach rampur from delhi please watch out for a left turn to nainital. at times one may miss out on this turn and reach barielly instead. similarly people coming form lucknow and barielly have to watch out for this right turn.

bhimtal to the right
after crossing kathgodam and ranibagh, there is major bifurcation of the road. the left one goes to nainital and the right one to bhimtal. you have to take the right one!

confusing bhowali
a u-shaped turn welcomes you to bhowali. some 100 meters ahead is a non-descript turn towards the right. this is the road that you have to now drive on.

don't go to mukteshwar
there's just one more choice left to be made. after ramgarh, there is a bifurcation. the road on the right going upwards is for mukteshwar. please take the road on the left, going downhill.
for more details and bookings, please contact
ashish | ashish@himalayanvillage.com | (+91) 8006300100

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