The Retreat


- Bhimtal, Uttarakhand, India

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Phone #: +91 81 71031968

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Getting Here


From Delhi


By Road - If coming by car or taxi

The road from Delhi to Bhimtal is excellent with the driving time being 6 - 8 hours depending upon traffic and the weather. You need to take NH 24 upto Rampur where you turn left onto NH 87 which takes you past Kathgodam till the turn off for Bhimtal

The route from Nizammuddin Bridge in Delhi to Kathgodam will be Nizamuddin Bridge(NH-24) - Ghaziabad(NH-24) - Hapur Bypass(NH-24) - Gajraula(NH-24) - Moradabad Bypass(NH-24) - Rampur(NH-87) - Bilaspur(NH-87) - Rudrapur(NH-87) - Haldwani(NH-87) - Kathgodam.

Kathgodam to Bhimtal

About 4 kilometers after passing Kathgodam railway station heading towards Nainital there comes a fork in the road. Take the Right Hand side road which will bring you to Bhimtal.

Once you enter Bhimtal drive along the lake, which will be on your right, till almost the very end where you will see a U-turn (you can follow the signs showing the way to The Mountain Club Resort").

Take the U-turn and start the climb. The road is rather rough so do drive very carefully for about 2 kilometers. You can follow the signs for Mountain Club Resort. After 2 kilometers you will come to a set of large gate posts saying Fredy's Place. Drive through the gateposts and follow the signs saying "The Retreat" till you come to the old cheese factory where the road comes to an end. Come up the stairs on the left and you have arrived at "The Retreat".

By Road - If coming by bus

Buses run regularly from the Anand Vihar ISBT to Haldwani. Uttaranchal Roadways run Volvo (twice a day) / AC / Ordinary buses throughout the day to Haldwani.

Once you reach Haldwani you can take a taxi to Bhimtal. Follow the instructions given above once you enter Bhimtal to get to "The Retreat".

By Rail


The nearest railhead is Kathgodam which is approximately 21 kilometers from Bhimtal.

We would suggest getting off the train at Haldwani which is approximately 8 kilometers short of Kathgodam as trains take almost 45 minutes to travel the short distance from Haldwani to Kathgodam.

From either railway station taxi's are available to bring you to The Retreat. If you give us suitable notice we can arrange for you to be picked up from either Haldwani or Kathgodam in a private taxi.

The trains that come from Delhi to Kathgodam are given below. Please do check the current train timings, etc. for any changes in timings, days of running, etc.


Train # Train Name Departing From Departure   Arrival Days
12040 Anand Vihar Teminal - Kathgodam Shatabdi Anand Vihar Terminal 06:15   11:50 All days except Thursday
15035 Utr. Sampark Kranti Express Delhi 16:00   22:40 All Days
15013 Ranikhet Express Delhi 21:10   05:05 All Days