The ‘miss’ is what i experienced in Nainital. I thought I was going to like it since friends, colleagues, uncles and aunts of acquaintances seemed thoroughly pleased and highly recommended it. Apart from the pleasing cold, this famous hill station seems to be choking. It appears to be struggling to find its personality amidst the crowds and being dirty in some places. The path that surrounds the lake is strewn with objects and lined with vendors shoving the souvenirs at you. Agreed they are trying to make a living and can do so only when the floodgates open in season. Still not my thing And don’t even get me started at the sordid state of the main attraction – the lake. The rickety boats take you across from one end to the other, only to be hit by more shops and eating joints. Nainital seems over-endowed in the ‘put me off’ section leaving me with no option than to revisit my view that it is a great place for nature seeking obsessive compulsive Commentator.
Digging around, I came upon Sattal, a location tucked away on a hill-top, and V Resorts there. Of course, I was first apprehensive given my rather sad experience in Nainital. When I reached Sattal, it was a mind-boggling array of nature’s finery – flora, birds, fish and even the crystal waters of the lakes – engulfed every last portion of my psyche. And as clichéd as it may sound it was a euphoric experience just being there Even for a nature freak, this location and resort are wrapped in bliss.
These emotions are not brought about just because of the panoramic views but everything about the V Resorts in Sattal. There is no combat between man and nature – each one is content occupying their space. The migratory birds seem happy to be here as fish and water are in abundance. They express their gratefulness to this place by being visible and singing their sweetest songs. V Resorts had done a stellar job at describing themselves and the place that pulled me right into the midst of this unblemished part of the country. My happy face scale was an at all time high
Don’t let the calm serene environs fool you into thinking that you won’t be able to indulge in adventure – they have treks, kayaking, snorkeling, angling, river crossing – phew You can sit back and relax too or play with your pet. Not surprising for the friendly V Resorts who welcome these faithful companions. They are free to move around the V Resorts world in Sattal while you keep a watchful eye on them.
Warning for all the lovers of grating and discordant sounds – this is not the place for you. It is the wow and pinnacle of nature’s splendor and a haven for all things organic and natural. Words don’t do justice – do yourself a favor and visit this place if you are among the nature elite. The view, location and ambient sounds are unblemished and serve as the quintessential example of what a holiday away from the madding crowd should be.