TGV Hideout, Saur Village


This 100-year-old Hideout getaway is located in the Saur village in the Kumaon region and Naina Devi Himalayan Bird Conservation Reserve that serves as a home to more than 500 bird species.
TGV Hideout, Saur is owned by Bisht Ji who loves gardening & won’t mind chatting with you about the Kumaoni culture & his life experiences. Been a century-old property, this hideout is a perfect example of how natural resources were used to build a strong structure. The small entrances with detailed engravings depict the love for art from ancient times. The Hideout has two rooms with two beds and a kitchen.



The space

The hideout has an open patio, kitchen, toilet, and a bathroom. Other than 2 rooms, the house has another room with a temple and is allowed to be visited with the host’s permission. The hideout is equipped with basic lights and power outlets for charging devices. Hot water is available on request.


Surroundings

TGV Hideout, Saur is located in the Naina Devi Himalayan Bird Conservation Reserve. This is a wildlife reserve with several birding trails and forest patches consisting of temperate broad-leaf forests to alpine grasslands to rhododendron shrubberies. The wide altitudinal variation supports a very large segment of avian fauna to inhibit in this forest range. You can find species like the hill partridge, chukar partridge, koklass pheasant, kalij pheasant, goldcrest, rufous sibia, red-billed leiothrix, black- chinned babbler, chestnut-bellied nuthatch, black-throated tit, rock bunting, green-tailed sunbird and yellow-breasted greenfinch along with some endangered birds like the bearded vulture and Himalayan griffon.
The common mammals that can be found in this area are barking deer, yellow-throated marten, stoat, mountain weasel, yellow-bellied weasel, several types of bats and Royle's pika of the family Ochotonidae.


Guest Interaction:

Bisht Ji can stay at the Hideout (bed in the kitchen area) or you can simply reach him on the phone when needed. He won’t mind helping you out with everything or just leaving you on your own.


Tariffs:



The accommodation is a mix of cottages (private rooms), condominiums (shared rooms for groups & budget travellers) and Tents with following standard tariffs per night applicable till 30th September, 2019:

Pax per Cottage TGV, Nagtibba TGV Dayara Bugyal TGV Escape Kanatal TGV Escape, Pangot TGV HideOut, Freedom Village, Bastadi TGV HideOut, Saur Village
Plan AP EP EP EP EP EP
Himalayan Veg Meals Included* On Actuals PWYL PWYL PWYL PWYL
Single 4500 3000 2500 3500 1000 1000
Double 7000 3000 3000 4000 1500 1500
Extra Person 2000 1000 1000 1000 500 500
Shared Condominium Per Person 2500 Per Person 1500 Per Person NA NA NA NA
Tent Per Person NA 1000 (Own Tent) 1000 (Own Tent) 2500 NA NA


Child Rates:
0-5 years: Complimentary
6-12 years: INR 1500 per person

Inclusions at The Goat Village, Nagtibba: Accommodation, pre Planned Dining Experiences during B/Fast, Lunch, Evening Tea & Dinner time, perennial/ filtered drinking water and hot water in buckets (we don’t have electric geysers but buckets from a renewable source).


Excluding: 5% GST on final billing amount.

Non-veg meals: INR 750 Per KG of Chicken (we’d need a little prior notification on this)

Travel assistance for pick & drop: As per actual cost.

Any out-house service/ experience: As per actual cost.



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How to Reach?

The Hideout is located in Saur village in the Naina Devi Himalayan Bird Conservation Reserve and is around 9 km from Pangot, Nainital. You need to hike around 600 meters to reach the place.
By Air: Nearest Airport is Pantnagar (located approx. 100 km from the property). Flights for Pantnagar fly from Delhi & Dehradun as of now. You can hire a private cab/taxi outside the airport to reach Saur village or contact us to connect you with a local driver.
By Railway: Nearest Rail Station is Kathgodam (located approx. 70 km from the property). To reach Saur village, you can either hire a private taxi or take a shared taxi from Kathgodam to Nainital and then from Nainital to Saur village. Local transports are only available till 2 PM.
By Bus: You can take a bus to Nainital from your city. To reach Saur village, you can either hire a private taxi or take a shared taxi from Kathgodam to Nainital and then from Nainital to Saur village. Local transports are only available till 2 PM.
Self-Drive: You can self-drive by following the Google Map location (Nainital – Pangot – Ghuggu Kham – Saur village in Kumaon region). Do not get confused with the Saur village of Garhwal region. The roads are in good condition with some rough patches from Ghuggu Kham to Saur. During heavy snowfall, the roads get blocked and we suggest you to check with us before planning your trip during a snowfall (Jan-Feb).


PACKING TIPS:

1) Clothing: April to Dec: Cottons with light woollens; Dec to March: Heavy woollens. If you want to enjoy the snowfall, we suggest you to pack a windcheater and snow boots.

2) As you may need to hike a bit, we suggest you to pack light.

3) Carry your own towels, soaps and other toiletries.
4) Please carry a handy flashlight/torch with extra batteries as there is no power back-up.

5) You’ll be amidst wilderness while hiking or exploring around. Do carry insect-repellent ointments, oils or creams to stay protected from seasonal bugs.

6) Trekking shoes, water bottles.

We look forward to having you with us in the lost lands of the Himalayas. Please write to thegoatvillages@gmail.com for any reservation related queries or call +91 9560399005.



DISCLAIMER:
We are operating without electricity and we don't serve gourmet meals. We do provide candles and solar torches for your comfort though. We live and promote the philosophy of 'smart minimalism' and we are an 'absolute no', if you are seeking conventional hospitality.

We coexist with nature and these areas are prone to wild mammals, insects and snakes so one needs to be careful and one is responsible for one’s own safety.


Contact Us


  • The Goat Village Nagtibba,
    Pantwadi Village, Nag Tibba, Garhwal 249186, India
  • Contact Number: +91-9560399005
  • For Reservations: bookings@grppl.in

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