Perched on an imposing promontory in the glorious hills of northern Kumaon, Shakti 360° is a hotel with a difference. There is nowhere quite like it on earth and after a few days resting, walking and feasting here in their ‘erie-like’ lodge, you will wonder how you ever survived in the city! Set in a breathtakingly romantic mountain wilderness area at 8,000ft, 360° Leti is a place where you can take time to reflect, and allow the space, peace and astonishing landscape to work its magic on you.
The first and only place of its kind in the Himalaya, it combines age-old building techniques and local materials with innovative contemporary design – ensuring only the lightest footprint on its surroundings. Reached either by foot or by jeep, four stone, wood and glass ‘villas’ await you. Each looks out over a different view – either deep valley, snow-capped peaks, or fields and farmland – and each is the height of comfort and sophistication and wonderfully spacious. A vast bed, replete with pashmina blankets and sumptuous fluffy duvet and pillows tempt you not to rise and each is very private with its own verandah. Rugs and wood-burners keep them warm and cosy and the bathrooms are a pleasure to spend time in being predominantly clad in wood and brass.
An inviting central lodge is home to a wonderfully comfortable sitting room and dining room and guests may choose to eat wherever they want. With an onsite, immaculate vegetable garden and a loyal and innovative Tibetan, ex-Buddhist monk chef who’s food is sublime, dining here is always a treat. Spend your days out on mountain walks with private guides and enjoying scrumptious picnics and fabulous views; or relax, admire the views, doze and read in a planters’ chair in the sun or in a deep armchair by a fire. It’s all perfect.
For reservations please contact your tour operator, your local travel agent, or the hotel direct.
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Open: October to Mid of May