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The Foundation for the Contemplation of Nature
The Vrikshalaya Himalayan Centre
District Almora, PIN 263 652,
+ 91 5966 240223
+ 91 975 872 7196
We have trusted partners in Delhi who can organize all your travel.
You can be met at Indira Gandhi International airport and come by minibus or chauffeured car directly here, or after a stopover in Delhi.
Our closest airport is Pantnagar Airport, 3,5 hours drive away.
From Delhi By Train: Delhi is well connected to Haldwani and Kathgodam by train.
The best option is to take the overnight Ranikhet Express to Kathgodam from Old Delhi Railway Station.
There is a very convenient day train, called Shatabdi, that leaves from New Delhi Railway Station at 6 am every morning and gets to Kathgodam by 11.15 a.m.
There is another slower train that arrives late at night at Haldwani and Kathgodam.
Be sure to book your accommodation in advance in Haldwani or Kathgodam.
We can also meet you at the station.
From Delhi By Car: Majkhali village is approx. 390 kms from Delhi and can be reached in approx. 8-10 hours by car.
From Haldwani – Kathgodam:
Haldwani and Kathgodam both have stations.
Haldwani is the main city.
It is about a 2 hour drive from Haldwani or Kathgodam Station to Majkhali Village.
A shared taxi costs about INR 500 and a private taxi is INR 2500.
Shared and private taxis are also easily available at the hill station Ranikhet.
Ranikhet is about 12 km from Majkhali Village.
A shared taxi is about INR 30, and a private taxi is about INR 500.
We can help arrange a taxi pick up at the station for you.
Kausani is a small town and popular destination 50 km away.
The price of a private taxi from Kausani to Majkhali is roughly INR 1500.
Location of Majkhali village:
The Vrikshalaya Himalayan Centre is in Majkhali village, about 12 kms from Ranikhet Hill Station.
The Center is located on the far end of Majkhali, past the Ranikhet Golf Course, where the forest starts.
Look for the sign on the main road to turn off onto a dirt road that can take cars.
Location of the Vrikshalaya Himalayan Center in Majkhali:
At Majkhali, turn on a side road that goes towards Sundarkhal village, go for a kilometer and stop by the bridge.
Turn right before the bridge into the car park.
Walk across another small bridge on the stream and enter the gate.
A short uphill walk of 5 minutes through the fields and forests and you will arrive at the center!
Please call Ajay ahead of time on the day of your arrival so we can prepare your accommodation and welcome you with a meal.
We will send someone to look out for you at the beginning of the dirt road to help with your luggage.
For information on room tariffs at our center, please see Our Center page. For more information on activities and homestays please contact Ajay Rastogi.