Featured on CNT’s 2013 Hot List when it opened, Atali Ganga is built on a hillside just outside Rishikesh, offering comfy cottages that overlook the Ganga valley.
Safe as Hills: Social distancing comes easy at the well-spaced out cottages of Atali Ganga, an ‘activotel’ above Rishikesh writes Amit Dixit from Outlook Traveller from his experience at Atali post our reopening.
Work From Holiday: Radhika Tandon travels to an Uttarakhand resort with her kids as state borders open up. Atali Ganga not only defines the new normal for hospitality in a post-COVID world, but also paves the way for an alternative lifestyle where work, online schooling, and holidaying go hand in hand.
I was cold and wet, my heart beating a mile a minute, and seconds later I would be caught in the Crossfire. And boy, was I looking forward to it! Living up to its name, the rapid Crossfire pushed the raft to a side, almost slapping its four occupants against the rocks. But we survived—with huge smiles plastered on our faces.
The minute I heard the emerald waters of the Ganga gurgle beneath and the mountains stare me in the eye, I knew I was in love. At Atali Ganga, you don’t look out for nature. You’re with it all along. A casual yet carefully laid out patio with a bonfire and conversation tables greets you with earnest. I say conversation tables because well, with a stunning view you can sit here all day and talk about anything under the sun. Or the starry night sky that lights up, a la fairy lights. Bet Van Gogh would make art out of this one.
Let’s face it, 40 is just a number, if a somewhat big number. Which means you can’t justify taking a whole lot of time off from work and you’re left looking for vacation ideas in India. We’ve scanned the country, weather-wise, and picked the places to visit, stay at and things to do there. Go on, enter your 40s like it’s the new 20s. You know you want to:
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Atali Ganga is a one stop shop for people who want to have a memorable and active vacation, but without the qualms of planning and waiting in lines. The resort has plenty of facilities from adventure sports, such as rafting, kayaking, zip-lining, to active exploration of the property through hiking and organised picnics.
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Rishikesh has no shortage of hotels offering outdoor activities but there are none quite like Atali, Ganga. The property, an activotel, is the first of its kind in India and offers an enormous array of adventures under expert supervision
Our property is an oasis surrounded by Reserved Forest, and it is a thorough privilege to be so close to nature. If you book, come with the purpose of living in the valley of India’s holiest life force, the Ganga, for the call of the barking deer, or the midnight roar of the leopard ; and for that lovely dull ache after a busy day in the great outdoors. 80% of the property is built on a hillside, and you will have to walk a series of steps to reach your cottage. If your group includes infants, small kids and infirm elders, do request for cottages closer to the Cafe´.
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