Van Serai - A Himalayan Spiritual Lodge

Nestled in the serene town of Jageshwar, Van Serai is a charming ecolodge offering a boutique experience amidst the verdant Himalayan range. Surrounded by lush forests, it provides a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, blending spirituality, wildlife, culture, and wellness into a harmonious retreat.

Every aspect of Van Serai is meticulously crafted to seamlessly integrate with its natural surroundings, ensuring unparalleled quality and comfort for our guests. With a dedication to detail, we strive to create an enriching and comfortable stay for all who visit.

Years of dedication have gone into creating Van Serai, drawing inspiration from the traditional Kumaoni architectural style. Designed to evoke a sense of local charm, each room and communal area reflects the lodge's commitment to authenticity. Expansive verandas offer guests the opportunity to bask in the beauty of nature and soak up the warmth of the sun.

Van Serai embodies a commitment to sustainability, embracing practices of reuse, reduction, and recycling to preserve the natural paradise that surrounds it. Regular yoga and meditation retreats, including the transformative Shiva Walks, provide guests with opportunities for spiritual rejuvenation amidst the tranquility of nature.

Discover a range of modern amenities at Van Serai, including a 24-hour front desk, spacious rooms, and delicious Satvik cuisine from our Kumaoni Kitchen. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the surrounding deodar jungle, participate in outdoor activities such as nature walks, birdwatching, and temple visits, or delve into the rich culture of traditional Kumaoni village life.

Conveniently located near the historic Jageshwar Temples, Van Serai is the ideal choice for pilgrims and Himalayan adventurers alike. Explore nearby attractions such as the ancient Himalayan Shiva temple or embark on a scenic journey to Abbott Mount, a must-visit destination for anglers seeking Mahseer fishing adventures.

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life with a weekend getaway to Van Serai, your premier accommodation choice among Jageshwar Dham hotels. Experience the beauty and tranquility of the Himalayas in the heart of Uttarakhand's breathtaking landscapes. 

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During the winter season beginning from November to February end necessary to carry warm clothing, jackets, gloves, mufflers etc as the morning open jeep safari drives can be freezing cold.

During the summer months – from April to June the weather is hot therefore loose light colored cotton clothing is recommended Light clothing is recommended for the months of October and March as the days tend to be warm.

Bright colors can disturb the animals therefore clothes should ideally be in muted jungle shades of beige, brown, green etc, preferably neutral and earthly colors.

You may also carry a shawl/stole while heading for the safari as the temperature inside the park is always lower as compared to outside.

Things to carry

  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Sun cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Water

Dos & Don’ts

  • Keep seated in your vehicle at any point in the park it is dangerous to get down. This is for your own safety and the safety of wildlife.
  • Do not wear bright-colored clothes as it distracts the animal.
  • Do not instigate the animal.
  • Do not eat inside/litter the park.
  • Drive slowly in the Park so that you can observe and enjoy without disturbing the wildlife.
  • Do not smoke inside the park.
  • Follow the instructions given by your safari guide.
  • Do not offer anything to the animals.

General Information on the park

Bandhavgarh National Park consists of mixed vegetation ranging from tall grasslands to thick Sal forest and the varied topography provides numerous opportunities to spot the majestic Indian tiger, some rarely seen animals like leopard and sloth bear, and a variety of birds. Due to high wildlife sightings, it is becoming popular amongst tourists visiting India.

  • Area: 1161 sq. km.
  • Core Zone: 624 sq kms.
  • Buffer Zone: 537 sq. km.
  • Longitude: 80 47’15” to 81 11′ 45 E
  • Latitude: 23 30′ 12 to 23 45′ 45 N
  • Altitude: 440 mts to 810 mts above sea level.
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