Experience Villa in the Woods at RAAS Devānya

Villa in the Woods

RAAS Devānya is getting ready to welcome you in 2023/24. But you can get a taste of our hospitality in Kumaon, Uttarakhand.

The Villa in the Woods at RAAS Devānya, is a three-bedroom homestay situated on a hill slope between the towns of Bhimtal and Mukteshwar. Built as part of the larger sustainably engineered, eco-conscious Devānya, the villa gives you the opportunity to go off the grid, and yet have access to the luxuries you’re used to. The fully staffed villa will serve a mix of international, Kumaoni, and Rajasthani home-cooked delicacies featuring seasonal organic produce and grain that’s either grown on Devānya’s own organic farms or sourced from local farmers.

Tariff (per night)

GROUP of 6

INR 20,000  per person plus taxes

GROUP of 4

INR 25,000 per person plus taxes


INR 37,500 per person plus taxes

The tariff includes all meals and exclusive use of Villa in all cases.

Winter tariff is applicable from 01st October 2023.

  • 2 hour 15 min drive from Pantnagar airport
  • 75 mins drive from Kathgodam train station
  • 3 well appointed rooms
  • Check-in : 1400 hrs
  • Check-out : 1200 hrs
  • Wifi
  • Dining
  • Free Parking
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Photography : Noughts & Crosses | André J Fanthome

In and Around

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, is home to leopards, Indian red foxes, Himalayan black bear, and over 200 species of birds. If you prefer to stick close to the villa, take your pick from numerous hiking trails along rivers and waterfall spots in the surrounding hills. For the spiritually inclined, the ancient shrines and cave sites of Kasar Devi, Jageshwar, and Gananath are within driving distance. As also are Mukteshwar Temple, Bhimashankar Temple, Kainchi Dham (Neem Karoli Baba’s Ashram).

Transport to any or all of these can be organised on request.  


Nature Trails

Enjoy 4 nature trails around the villa, with a leisurely mid day walk. Or a brisk one with a packed breakfast / high tea.


Around the villa itself, there is ample bird life unique to Kumaon region at the given elevation.

Nursery Tour

Our extensive nursery of flowering plants, with unique species sourced from Himachal and North East is a delightful tour in itself

Conscious Development

A guided tour to discover various sustainable engineering and eco-conscious measures taken at Devānya.

The Living Space

Drawing from the Kumaoni-style koti-banal architecture, the villa has been built using local timber and stone. Built on stilts and across three levels, it evokes the childhood feeling of hiding away in a treehouse — an extremely luxurious one at that. Think heated floors made from Himalayan slate, custom furniture by Mangrove Collective, opulent rugs from the eponymous Jaipur Rugs, an Ellementry and FCML bar, and high-speed internet. Large windows, some extending from floor to ceiling, and transparent skylights, bridge the distance between the indoors and the outdoors.

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The uppermost level houses two bedrooms, including the master. While the lowermost level has the third bedroom (ideal for children). The living and dining areas are on the middle level. The north-facing deck and the south-facing terrace of this level and the bedrooms on the upper level open out to panoramic views of the surrounding hillside. Of the large hill that Devānya occupies, fruit orchards make up over 20 acres and another 20 acres is virgin forest, where endemic species of flora, such as ringal bamboo, Himalayan raspberry and Indian willow, have been preserved. So, you can look forward to picturesque views that will translate into Insta envy! All areas of the villa are wheelchair accessible thanks to an internal lift.

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Reaching Villa in the Woods

The villa is a 75 minute drive from Kathgodam, the nearest railway station, and 2.5 hours from the Pantnagar airport, which is serviced daily by Indigo from New Delhi. Alternately, you could fly to Bareilly airport directly from Mumbai and Bangalore. The Villa can arrange for transfers from the nearest airport or railway station. If you are driving from Delhi, it takes 6.5 hours to reach Devānya. Plus: Devānya’s helipad is available to guests for use.

RAAS Devānya
Matial Uttrakhand, 263136

To book: 

Call + 91 82399 26000 or email: stay@raashotels.com 

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