Having travelled to Mukteshwar quite frequently, somehow, we’d missed out on nearby places like Nathuakhan, and so on. But since we couldn’t get a last-minute booking in Mukteshwar, the long Holi weekend saw us taking a left turn from Ramgarh instead of the usual straight route to Sargakhet.
We were headed towards Nuthuakhan—Calm Cottages, to be exact. Not quite sure what to expect, a little over half an hour later we suddenly saw the signboard to our right declaring we’d reached our destination. We were met almost immediately ever so warmly by the caretaker, Dinesh. Earlier, the owner, Sandeep, had very helpfully given us directions and other details about the place.