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Contest: Win 2 Nights at Te Aroha, Dhanachuli!

Te Aroha Dhanachuli

Two weeks ago, I rekindled my love affair with Kumaon. From my attic at Te Aroha (Read: Te Aroha: Under The Yellow Rooftops), in the charming little village of Dhanachuli, I witnessed the majesty of the Himalayas. And so did some of you, through my blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You said you couldn’t wait to stay here yourself, so I managed to score it for you! Here’s your chance to win a stay at Te Aroha, and experience its poetic love in person.

Update (Aug 21): The results are out! Mini drumroll please…. The winner is Renuka Singh (@renns20). Congrats Renuka, hope you love your stay at Te Aroha as much as I did. Everyone else, thank you for your overwhelming response to this contest. Stay tuned for more giveaways in the near future!


A 3 days – 2 nights stay for two, in a room of your choice at Te Aroha in Dhanachuli, Uttarakhand. The prize is inclusive of breakfast, subject to availability, and must be claimed before 30th November, 2013.

Te Aroha Dhanachuli, Te Aroha, hill stations near Delhi

That’s the bathroom at the Long House, imagine the room itself!

Te Aroha Dhanachuli, Uttarakhand resorts, hill stations near Delhi

Antique furniture and little touches in the rooms.

Te Aroha hotel, Te Aroha Dhanachuli, Kumaon Himalayas

The view from The Attic, where I stayed, at dusk.


To enter the contest, you must do three things:

  1. Leave a comment on this post, describing in 15 words or less, what you imagine the Te Aroha experience to be like.
  2. “Like” the Te Aroha Facebook page.
  3. “Like” The Shooting Star Facebook page.

Simple, right?

[Update: This contest is now closed and only entries before 11:59 pm on August 17th will be entered into the lucky draw.]


My last contest excluded people who weren’t bloggers and writers. And I promised that won’t happen again.

So all eligible participants (who describe what they think the experience will be like in the comments, and are fans of both Facebook pages) will be entered into a lucky draw, and the winner will be picked at random. Pray to the Excel gods!

Te Aroha Dhanachuli, Kumaon Himalayas, hill stations near Delhi, Kumaon hills

High tea at Te Aroha, literally!


The contest starts on Saturday, August 3rd and ends on Saturday, August 17th.

The winner will be announced by August 20th 21st.


As always, it’ll be great if you share this contest on your social networks, and with your friends and family. That will not only increase your chances of winning, but also help me source such awesome contests for you in the future!

Kumaon village, Kumaon hills, Kumaon himalayas, hill stations near Delhi, Dhanachuli

A taste of village life at Dhanachuli.


  1. The winner must be at least 18 years old and a resident of any country.
  2. Only one entry per person is allowed. Participants with multiple entries will be disqualified.
  3. Participants who have liked both Facebook pages and submitted their answer in the comments section of this blog post will be shortlisted into a lucky draw, and one winner will randomly be picked. No disputes will be entertained.
  4. The prize includes a two nights stay for 2 people, in a room of the winner’s choice at Te Aroha, Dhanachuli, Uttarakhand, on twin-sharing basis and inclusive of breakfast. Please note that taxes on the breakfast are payable by the winner.
  5. The validity of the booking voucher will be until 30th November 2013 and bookings will be subject to availability.
  6. Reservation requests must be sent to, in advance of the winner’s travel.
  7. All meals (including tax on the breakfast), activities, travel to and from Te Aroha, and other personal expenses are the responsibility of the winner.
  8. The winner absolves Te Aroha, The Shooting Star, and Shivya Nath of any and all liability regarding accidents, mishaps, issues with reservations, bookings and the hotel, and any unforeseen circumstances before, during or after the trip.
  9. The contest deadline may be extended at the sole discretion of The Shooting Star and Te Aroha.

Good luck, get cracking!


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Any contributions to my travel fund (in kind or otherwise) will be highly appreciated!


This post was written by Shivya Nath and originally published on The Shooting Star travel blog.


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  1. While reading through your original posts & pics of Te Aroha on FB/Twitter/Blog…..i had this thought continuously playing thru my head! And that i guess can best describe what an exp at Te Aroha could be….so here goes “Te Aroha promises a comfy cradle amidst the clouds to curl-up & shut out the world!”

    August 3, 2013
  2. Te Aroha experience would be like “A snowy igloo to shut out the warmer but darker world”.

    August 3, 2013
  3. Ajay #

    Here’s my entry:
    “Nestled in verdant hills, reaching for Azure skies, Te Aloha is Shangri La.”

    August 3, 2013
  4. Ajay #

    Here’s my entry:
    “Nestled in verdant hills, reaching for Azure skies, Te Aroha is Shangri La”

    I’m sorry about the mistake in the other comment. My spell check is on steroids. :)

    August 3, 2013
  5. Te-Aroha experiecne would be like ” Nature is going to hug you with open arms “

    August 3, 2013
  6. Te Aroha to be will be “reminder to the beauty of the world, experienced amidst love in the lap of Himalayas”

    August 3, 2013
  7. gauravdaftary #

    Sorry for the error, the last comment was meant to be:

    Te Aroha to me will be “reminder to the beauty of the world, experienced amidst love in the lap of Himalayas”

    August 3, 2013
  8. Te Aroha to me would be a place to explore one’s solitude, to mingle with the ice capped Himalayan mountains and speak with the winds.

    August 3, 2013
  9. Kapil #

    Te Aroha is a hidden gem in North India. One of the must visit places of Love by Mr. Sumant Batra!

    August 3, 2013
  10. Geetanjali #

    hey Shivya,
    A feeling of staying amidst the clouds, like being nestled away in a more peaceful world.

    August 4, 2013
  11. Geetanjali #

    hey, have already liked ur page on fb

    August 4, 2013
  12. “Therefore I wish to be forever lost in the sylvan charm of mountains and meadows”

    August 4, 2013
  13. Throwing my hat in the ring as well! I have been dreaming about Te Aroha since reading your last post and to me the experience will be “an inspiration to write, while looking out at the mighty yet serene Himalayas.”

    August 4, 2013
  14. Te Aroha looks like the place where I’d like to give love a fair chance.

    August 4, 2013
  15. Trying my luck as well!

    Te Aroha would be the perfect place to start my travel aspirations! What an hidden gem in India. Your post on your travel to Te Aroha brought me there with you – the pictures literally spoke a thousand words. Ideal place to cast all the worries of the world and enjoy the beauty of creation.

    August 4, 2013
  16. @te aroha,without seat belt,take flight above cloud nine!!!

    August 4, 2013
  17. Te Aroha experience will help me ‘look deep into nature, and then I hope I will understand everything better.’

    August 4, 2013
  18. Anand Prasad #

    “I want to lose myself in the mountains, to truly find myself”

    August 4, 2013
  19. It will definitely be a Rejuvenating & tranquilizing trip. Think if your pics are so awesome, how it will be to really be there.

    August 4, 2013
  20. Pallavi Chandhok #

    A little faith, a little trust and a little pixie dust to make my trip to Te Aroha a MUST !!!

    August 4, 2013
  21. Heaven on earth, the warmth of coffee and mesmerizing divinity in front of your eyes.

    August 4, 2013
  22. Richa Tyagi #

    I am a Mountain child, born and brought up in the mountains. For me, there is nothing more calming than sitting in the balcony staring into the oblivion with a cup of tea in my hands. Te Aroha looks like the perfect place to do that. The snow capped mountains, The deafening silence, The Mighty Himalayas and the humble cup of ‘chai’ beckons me to the mountains… It’s almost addictive, this need for being pampered by the bliss that Te Aroha provides to the soul :)

    August 4, 2013
  23. “If life were a Videogame, Te Aroha would be a Super Bonus-level that has 5 extra lives for you to collect!”

    I’m pretty sure that the view and the lovely property would give anybody who stays there a boost of energy, just seeing those pictures was enough for me to charge through a normal busy day, I bet staying there for those 3 days would give anyone sufficient energy to last a year or two! ☺

    August 4, 2013
  24. Hills are where the heart is.
    “Lub Dub, Lub Dub, Lub Dub”, I will press my ears against the windows of the attic, and hear nature resonate with my heart. Lub Dub, Lub Dub, Lub Dub.

    August 4, 2013
  25. To reconnnect with nature as God intended

    August 4, 2013
  26. A cradle, laying amidst snow-clad mountains in a cool breezy setup. A Fairy Tale!

    August 4, 2013
  27. Chandral #

    “All the birds have flown up and gone;
    A lonely cloud floats leisurely by.
    We never tire of looking at each other-
    Only the mountain and I.”
    – Li Po

    This is what I would experience at Te Aroha. (wish I could post this with one of the photos you clicked, it describes exactly what you captured in them)

    August 4, 2013
  28. I imagined Te Aroha experience to be dreamlike, almost nestling into the lap of clouds!

    August 4, 2013
  29. Writing, sipping tea, beautiful mountains, great memories and a warm welcome from Te Aroha. :)

    August 4, 2013
  30. vivea #

    Days dipped in beauty outside and nights soaked in beauty of Te Aroha, Magnificent!

    August 4, 2013
  31. veeni #

    Away from all the noise and crowd would love to experience the magic of nature.

    August 4, 2013
  32. Nikita #

    Te aroha is an old love affair. Being there will be nirvana, moksha, salvation, life!

    August 4, 2013
  33. “Te Aroha: Forbidden heaven on earth, but everyone is allowed here.”

    August 4, 2013
  34. Sonal #

    Here is my entry Shivya – Staying at Te Aroha would be like “Floating on cotton candy clouds over beautiful, rich peaks from the cosy Attic”

    Fingers Crossed:)……

    August 4, 2013
  35. A sense of something sublime- the mind of a man and the hills beyond the blue sky-the ethereal Te Aroha.

    August 4, 2013
  36. richa pandey #

    i imagine my Te Aroha experience would be like ” exploring the splendid beauty of the Himalayas and experiencing the breathtaking beauty of the nature.”

    August 4, 2013
  37. The Te Aroha experience would be like, “Your sacred space where you would want to find yourself over and over again.”

    August 5, 2013
  38. Ruchi Kaushal #

    For a travelholic like me who loves to visit offbeat places…which are not commercialized…unexplored but yet very beautiful…mesmerizing…it would be a dream which any traveler wold love to live….:) :)

    August 5, 2013
  39. I would like to travel solo and the The Te Aroha experience would be like,”It never makes you feel the loneliness, it makes you smile,think,adore its beauty and what not”.

    August 5, 2013
  40. Bakul #

    A walk in the clouds and a surprise of a lifetime.

    August 5, 2013
  41. I think the Te Aroha experience will be like : “Brilliant spectrum of blooming colors with views so comely and the sound of lush shrubs and trees in gentle breeze”

    August 5, 2013
  42. “A sunrise that I’d call my own, a moon that’d shine just for me…” This is what I’d feel if I win this contest! :)

    August 6, 2013
  43. I’d stare out my Te Aroha window – in awe of the view every day.

    August 6, 2013
  44. T – herapeutic
    E – thereal

    A – lluring
    R – efreshing
    O – ffbeat
    H – eavenly
    A – musing

    is how I believe a holiday at Te Aroha will be.

    Already like your page on Facebook, and liked Te Aroha page too.
    FB name – Pragya Garg (Sharma)

    August 6, 2013
  45. Sudhakar Gupta #

    Te Aroha – A perfect example of head in the clouds with feet on the ground.

    August 6, 2013
  46. Colorfully created to separate your body from the soul as you unleash the nature.

    August 6, 2013
  47. Te Aroha Experience: Beginning of a love affair with nature…

    August 6, 2013
  48. Aloha! Te Aroha,
    A fresh breath of life, away from the mundane strife
    Aloha! Te Aroha

    August 6, 2013
  49. Nature therapy in Te Aroha

    August 7, 2013
  50. I imagine a home in the clouds, with the smell of sweet apples and poetry.

    August 7, 2013
  51. At Te Aroha would be looking my wife’s dream turning into reality…

    August 7, 2013
  52. Shashank #

    Stay at Te Aroha will be like a home in the clouds..a place to unwind…

    August 7, 2013
  53. Dr Shivprasad Date #

    Stay at Te Aroha will be ” Beyond imagination, total relaxation and and my soul’s emancipation”

    August 7, 2013
  54. Kavitha Reddy #

    Am sure my experience at Te Aroha will be like taking whispering steps on to the candy clouds ,soul rich ,body rejuvenated .

    August 7, 2013
  55. Menaka ramanan #

    I expect visiting Te Aroha to be “precious time well spent capturing a slice of all the beauty and peace in the world”

    August 7, 2013
  56. So many entries already? Gee! Here’s my tuppence too –
    “Te Aroha will be my first step towards freedom, towards being a travel writer”

    @Shivya – been reading your blog for a few days whenever I get the opportunity. Great stories!

    August 7, 2013
  57. Payal #

    Te Aroha – Absolute quaintness and peace! Either solo or with company, it sure will be fun :)

    August 7, 2013
  58. Like living in a sacred cloud infused with spirit of Shiva.

    August 7, 2013
  59. aarti deshpande #

    te aroha- like music will be food for the soul

    August 7, 2013
  60. Silly me, I posted this on the other post you have about Te Aroha –

    Icy whites, verdant greens
    Rustling pages, steaming tea
    Where the Himalayas meet a happy me

    August 8, 2013
  61. Rishikesh Shah #

    Empty ypur mental baggage and get lost in you at te aroha!

    August 8, 2013
  62. Looking out of my window straight into the sky and cloud,
    Just a beautiful picture and not a single thing loud,
    The air so clean, the trees so green,
    That’s how Te Aroha would be for me…simple, calm and serene.

    August 8, 2013
  63. Ahhh… Te Aroha looks so wonderful! Just like, I would say…
    ‘Floating amidst the clouds’ :):)

    August 8, 2013
  64. had to take part

    so here goes :-

    Te Aroha ~ A tease with the clouds, aroma of fresh air and absolute peace

    Already liek both you and Te Aroha

    August 9, 2013
  65. As far as the picture tells Te Aroha will be nothing less than this poetic pursue,
    Uncertainty wrapped in a guiseof hope.
    Two worlds held together by few letters of that name.
    A string to hold on,
    A walk backwards and moment cocooned in the warmth of dubiety.
    (Unknown Poet)

    All pages liked. Avid fan of this blog-Not for brownie point*pinky swear*

    August 9, 2013
  66. sumit kumar #

    Agar dunia mein zannat kahin hai, toh yahin hai, yahin hai, yahin hai..

    August 9, 2013
  67. Aks #

    Needless to say that it is amazingly gorgeous sight. Okay, well, I imagine Te Aroha experience to be like ~ ” Being nester among clouds, surrounded by serenity & Eden; one of a kind soulful retreat “

    August 9, 2013
  68. Divya #

    Te Aroha this is for you ‘ “I have found a dream of beauty at which one might look all life and sigh.”

    August 9, 2013
  69. Gaurav #

    “Pure bliss which one should not miss”

    August 9, 2013
  70. Anant #

    Hailing from the hills and having lived on the plains most of my life, I see Te Aroha almost as a refuge and homecoming with exquisite beauty and quality hospitality.

    August 9, 2013
  71. We found love celebrating 5th anniversary there. Amidst bliss, we want to go beyond love.

    August 9, 2013
  72. Experience of a lifetime! A magical retreat for the ones who love peace, wilderness, romance & the peaks!!

    August 9, 2013
  73. I’ll take my mom here..I want her to see these things atleast once and understand my world. ‘ve never been able to explain the crave for travelling and hiking.. This might.

    August 9, 2013
  74. Mumal #

    “Those who travel to mountain-tops are half in love with themselves, and half in love with oblivion.”

    August 9, 2013
  75. Manan Dhuldhoya #

    For sights to make my heart sing, for solitude and all that it brings.

    August 10, 2013
  76. Anuj Nigam #

    “Te aroha:: A living pleasure in the middle of mountains covered with clouds”

    August 10, 2013
  77. A warm and cozy abode nesteled in greenry and snow!

    August 11, 2013
  78. A cozy ,romantic luxurious abode with some exhilarating sight ,warm hospitality and an overall grandiose experience :) :)

    August 11, 2013
  79. They’d all be there, the usual suspects
    The mountain and it’s accouterments
    And temperature and humidity,
    Perfected to a decimal place

    And another extreme experience it would be
    Assorted nature, served for free
    A cocktail of drugs for the senses
    Fed through the eyes, as I see

    But observant and alert, I will be
    Oh Brahma’s Maya, the hypnotist
    As never from the outside to be had, you see
    Was true bliss made to be

    So though not the ultimate freedom
    But a reminder none-the-less, it would be
    MS-Excel, you better don’t mess
    Te Arohi, is the place to be

    – Naman.

    August 11, 2013
    • Naman #

      ‘#Te Aroha’ in the last line.

      August 19, 2013
  80. Oh Dear! Did not read the 15 word rule, and spent 2 hrs writing that above comment (but worth it, I say). Here I go again :
    Visiting Te Aroha would be “A reminder towards the extreme possibilities that existence offers”.

    August 11, 2013
  81. Neera Dhawan #

    I am longing to be at this dreamy place nestled away in heaven.

    August 11, 2013
  82. Abhinav Arora #

    A magnificent heaven of a resort, amidst the picture postcard backdrops of the glorious Mukhteshwar.

    August 11, 2013
  83. kashish #

    Te Aroha, mountain of love in true sense. It exudes passion, love and serenity! Come fall in love.

    August 12, 2013
  84. Piyush #

    Te Aroha experience is like “being a bird in the clouds”

    August 12, 2013
  85. Brian Mubiana #

    An exciting,educative and nonforgetable rare wonderful experience.

    August 13, 2013
  86. Nitin #

    Te Aroha is like a heavenly experience away from this metro where we die each day…….

    August 13, 2013
  87. “It would be like cuddling in the lap of the mountains, living the childhood once again”

    August 13, 2013
  88. Sujoyta Ghosh #

    “Te Aroha promises to bring to life, a surreal celebration of the clouds and the magic of the mountains”

    August 13, 2013
  89. Srinivas #

    If outdoor of Kumaon are serene and pristine with nature, staying inside Te Aroha is equally serene, charming and pristine. Te Aroha adds to the beauty of Kumaon and makes one stay in Kumaon pleasant

    August 13, 2013
  90. “A meet with the existence ,so divine so serene, to feel the oneness of this whole Universe”

    August 13, 2013
  91. “An abode atop the clouds that lets one marvel at the wondrous world below.”

    August 13, 2013
  92. I am not going to describe a Te Aroha experience like how I want it to be. The person I want to go with or hope to win this for, I’m sure they’ll love it. My person is a mountain lover, leaving for places like Ladakh or Kasol he wants. My person saw this post in passing and I want to win it for them. Now comes the 15 word future experience : “I’m hoping to wake up to fresh air and garam chai with someone I want to”

    August 13, 2013
  93. Hi Shivya, I am a blogger, but I don’t have a Facebook page for my blog. So, unable to like your page as well as the Te Aroha page on Facebook. Can I still enter the contest? Do let me know.

    August 13, 2013
    • Do you have a personal Facebook profile? Like the pages with that, that works :)

      August 13, 2013
      • Great! I do have a personal Facebook profile. I already like your page on Facebook, and now I have liked the Te Aroha page, too.

        As for how I imagine the Te Aroha experience to be like, here is my entry:

        A retreat amidst the clouds, in the place of love.
        Therapy for the mind and soul.

        August 13, 2013
  94. That’s a cool contest, superb idea Shivya :) Sharing this contest on my facebook page as well…this August we are all just raring to escape, what with so many God-gifted holidays! The folks on my page would love to try this too.

    And here’s my own entry, fingers crossed:
    ‘Living in a dream. Waking up among the clouds. Drinking the fresh mountain air. Paradise!’

    August 13, 2013
  95. Sia #

    Shivya – Liking both pages from my personal facebook ID although I am blogger..

    Staying in Te Aroha would mean :

    nesting amidst clouds and mountains, breathing the fresh air and unwind in the lap of nature.

    August 14, 2013
  96. It will be a journey towards inner me…

    August 14, 2013
  97. Sadaf #

    A quaint picturesque little place that will warm up the soul.with its breathtaking views, great hospitality & divine food (have heard rave reviews about the food here)

    August 14, 2013

    Thank you so much for posting the pictures.
    This place looks so devine. I believe, I will be forced to use the following lines to sum up Te Aroha experience

    “Mano jaise sirf sans chal rahi thi abb tak, jina toh abb shuru kiya hai”

    August 14, 2013
  99. SACHIN #

    A stress free place near to nature where we can relax and refresh.

    August 14, 2013
  100. Staying in Te Aroha would mean : a luxurious natural retreat offering Spectacular views of the towering mountains. Unforgettable, surreal and Liberating experience of a lifetime.

    August 14, 2013
  101. Jacobien #

    A place to fall even more in love with India! Greetings from Holland

    August 14, 2013
  102. after looking at the phtotos: “a place where i want to send my parents for a well deserved weekend break” ( and if i get selected, I WILL be pushing my parents only to go!) :)

    August 14, 2013
  103. Azmat #

    I’d imagine Te Aroha to be a place “to dream of melancholic things, fall in love and write into the sunsets”.

    August 14, 2013
  104. Upasana Mukherjee #

    Here’s my entry “Te Aroha: Where the clouds will sing you the mellowed song of dusk “

    August 14, 2013
  105. ” Give me some mountains, give me some rain, take me to Dhanachauli I wanna be a child once again”

    August 15, 2013
  106. A Place where I can just sit, relax, enjoy the view and have a coffee

    August 15, 2013
  107. Priyanka Singh #

    “it’s like to experience heaven on earth, amidst clouds, playing beautiful song on angelic harp.”

    August 16, 2013
  108. Aashi Rawat #

    “A lone peak of high point is a natural focal point in the landscape, something by which both travelers and local orient themselves. In the continuum of landscape, mountains are discontinuity — culminating in high points, natural barriers, unearthly earth.” … Te Aroha is the place!

    August 16, 2013
  109. Amiya #

    “Lost to the world, alive within.”

    Thank you for the lovely contest, Shivya and Te Aroha! :-)

    August 16, 2013
  110. The still, magnificent landscapes and the immensity of peace & quiet will be therapeutic to say the very least. More importantly – inspiration to write will flow uninhibited!

    August 16, 2013
  111. Gulshan Sharma #

    Te Aroha, you would be my cosy clumsy blanket in this bone chilling life! Let me inside you.

    August 17, 2013
  112. Te Aroha will be making sense of life when nothing else makes sense in life.

    August 17, 2013
  113. Te Aroha would be my house of clouds, away from the crowds.

    August 17, 2013
  114. I have yet to travel to a place where I get to enjoy a resort like feel and to be amongst the nature and the clouds. A break from the urban life will be a great treat to my mind, soul and body.

    August 17, 2013
  115. Te Aroha will be a soulful delight – charming, cozy and an awesome view !

    August 17, 2013
  116. Rishi Arya #

    My experience in Te Aroha would be like ” A tranquil stay in the lap of the nature with time to introspect. Breathe in the crisp fresh air, walk in the woods and eat soulful food.”

    August 17, 2013
  117. Mallika Patney #

    In the times when man has left no stone unturned to plunder the nature, Te Aroha gives me hope and the powerful belief that all is not lost! With its beautiful and tranquil sorrounds, it makes it possible to aspire, that if there is paradise, it is here!

    August 17, 2013
  118. At play in the fields of the Lord…there’s no place like here!

    August 17, 2013
  119. Dhruv Ahuja #

    Disconnect to reconnect with yourself, Te Aroha is a journey within a journey!

    August 17, 2013
  120. Meghana Hassan #

    Away from the world, would love to relive at Te Aroha, enjoying beauty of Himalaya..

    August 17, 2013
  121. Experience heaven on earth amidst the mountains and clouds at Te Aroha.

    August 17, 2013

    Gar firdaus bar-rue zamin ast, hami asto, hamin asto, hamin ast.” “If there is a heaven on earth, it’s here, it’s here, it’s here.” Mughal Emperor Jehangir while visiting kashmir. if he would have visited te aroha then these words would have been said for tearoha instead of kashmir…

    August 17, 2013
  123. I imagine it to be an experience similar to camping in the open Himalayas.

    August 17, 2013
  124. Veena #

    Meditate, Relax , enjoy and become one with nature. Heaven is real at Te Aroha.

    August 17, 2013
  125. Born in Nainital, a stay in Te Aroha would be a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

    August 17, 2013
  126. Reema #

    Te Aroha, my Tabula Rasa where I scribble my life’s story amidst its true beauty!

    August 17, 2013
  127. Rajat Agrawal #

    “A soothing place for taking the most important journey..the journey inward..connect with yourself!”

    August 17, 2013
  128. Nishant Chiplunkar #

    Serene, peaceful & exquisite. Te Aroha, Justifying its Maori meaning!

    August 17, 2013
  129. Experience to connect with yourself, flying with dreams to conquer the sky!

    August 17, 2013
  130. Abode of the clouds, serene and overlooking the tiny miniscule world below…

    August 17, 2013
  131. “…That is the true smell of the Himalayas, and if once it creeps into the blood of a man, that man will at the last, forgetting all else, return to the hills to die”. I do not know what had brought these words to Kipling’s mind… But had he not written these words I would have become famous for writing them about my anticipated experience at Te Aroha. It does seem like a place which will leave such a mark on my senses that I shall return to die there!

    August 17, 2013
  132. Rajat Chanana #

    “Te Aroha : To experience heaven without actually going there “

    August 17, 2013
  133. Raji #

    neele gagan ke tale….., dharti ka pyar pale
    aise hi jag me, aati hai subah…

    August 17, 2013
  134. raginipuri #

    Here I go too! Would love to win a chance to stay at Te Aroha!

    I imagine my Te Aroha experience to be like –

    An escape from the energy-sapping drudgery of city life, a solitary self-indulgent sojourn amidst nature.


    Now, with the 15 words done with, let me admire the beautiful pics you have shared Shivya. They are very inviting indeed! I have never been to this part of Uttarakhand, so it would really be exciting to win a stay here and indulge in not just the beauty of the landscape, but also the charm of this lovely resort.

    I blog at

    August 17, 2013
  135. kennethdelrosario22 #

    It would be like living your most beautiful dream–brief but sweet to the taste.

    August 17, 2013
  136. Te Aroha will be our home with the beautiful Kumaon as its backyard. for words can only so much.

    August 17, 2013
  137. Te Aroha is Prayer meeting Soul. Some places just meet eyes, it is etched in my creation.

    August 17, 2013
  138. one thing i have imagine a placed full of wonders and dream come true

    August 17, 2013
  139. Starrie #

    Te Aroha will be a the-road-less-travelled experience for this Manila girl!

    August 17, 2013
  140. Trees, birds, clouds, hot tea and a dove,
    Te Aroha our very own mountain of love…

    August 18, 2013
  141. Priyanka Mitra #

    The Blue abode providing for introspection and epiphany. That color of mountain, sky, waking dreams!

    August 18, 2013
  142. Marizen Villamora #

    I think my Te Aroha experience would be like serenity above thousands of feet of Earth yet still be reminded that I am a human given the opportunity of admiring God’s creations.

    August 19, 2013

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