Simply Natural Resort in Hartola, Kumaon Himalaya Photo journal

Hartola is part of an organic orchard belt in Kumaon Himalaya, India.

Simply Natural resort which faces Trishul glacier may not be easy to reach, but that is part of the charm of this Himalayan destination in Kumaon Himalaya. Hartola is situated at a height of 8,000 feet in an orchard belt in the state of Uttarakhand in India.

Trishul Glacier

Trishul Glacier, Kumaon Himalaya, India 

Hilltop of Simply Natural premises, facing Trishul glacier

Oaks, pines and deodars in the Himalayas, Hartola

Foggy summer in Hartola

Oaks, pines and deodars in the Himalayas

Hartola is foggy even in summer. You'll hardly see bright sunny weather here, because of the height and proximity of glaciers.

A forest reserve in Hartola, populated by oak, deodar and pine trees

Oaks, pines and deodars in the Himalayas 

A track in the forest

Oaks, pines and deodars in the Himalayas

Real mineral water from a natural source in the rocks

Mineral water from mountain spring in Hartola forest reserve

A natural source of water directly coming from the roots of oak and deodar trees. Real mineral water, this one :-)

Hartola village: Green grass everywhere…

Hartola Village, Uttarakhand

Wild Flowers

Wild Himalayan flower

Wild Himalayan flowers

Wild strawberries growing in Hartola

Wild strawberries growing in the Himalayas

Strawberries growing, without being cultivated!

Apple orchards in Hartola

Organic apples at Hartola orchards, Himalaya, India

Hartola has some of the finest varieties of organic apples and plums.

Ready to eat organic plums

Organic plums at Hartola orchards, Himalaya, India

A tent inside Simply Natural resort premises

Simply Natural resort, Hartola, Himalaya, Uttarakhand, India

Our Cottage from Inside

Simply Natural resort, Hartola, Himalaya, Uttarakhand, India 

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Travel facts: Hartola


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Railway station: Kathgodam is 72 km from Hartola

Airport: Hartola is 342 km from Delhi

Road: NH24 from Delhi brings one to Hartola via Moradabad, Rampur, Rudrapur, Haldwani, Kathgodam, Bhimtal and Ramgarh.

Route map Hartola Delhi Nainital Almora Ranikhet Bageshwar

Road map: New Delhi to Hartola

Road Map Hartola Ramgarh Bhimtal Kathgodam Haldwani Rampur Moradabad Delhi

Distance from Hartola

Nainital: 54 km
Delhi: 342 km
Kathgodam: 72 km
Bhowali: 43 km
Ranikhet: 95km

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Photo credits: Ashu Singh and Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma
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hi, ashu and rohit :-) lovely pics from hartola!

anisha on Friday, May 15, 2009

beautiful place! superb snaps!

swati sharma on Friday, May 15, 2009

i like uttarakhand

vickyrawat on Friday, May 22, 2009

Please send me details of your cottage ie costs per night and exact location. thanks Arjun

arjun bhagat on Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Hi Arjun, The tarriff per couple per day is Rs.3000 INR (including food). For more details, please log on to We would be happy and delighted to welcome you. Regards, Rohit

Rohit Sharma on Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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