कRishma | Yoga Retreat at Sitla


3 bedrooms | up to 5 guests

Mindfully curated over 2 years, कRishma at Sitla is a home designed for rest, reconnection, and rejuvenation. With the mystical and mighty Trishul, Nanda Devi and Panchachuli peaks watching over it on one side and the protected forests of IVRI cradling it on the other, Mini Shastri’s home in the hills is truly a miracle that cannot be captured in words.

The mesmerizing energy of a pristine forest, the imposing presence of Kumaon’s gentle giants on the horizon, and Mini’s meticulous attention to detail come together to create the perfect retreat to take pause, slow down, and rejuvenate.

The space
3 well-appointed, spacious bedrooms, two cozy living rooms with an eclectic selection of curios and art pieces, an open-plan kitchen, flowery lawns and a tree-canopied platform for writing, reflection, meditation and soaking in the sounds and smells of nature. All the ingredients you need for a languid break from hectic city life. Guests are given the option to reserve the entire cottage as a group or individual rooms for solo retreats.

All rooms come with large king-sized beds, ensuite or detached bathrooms, access to the kitchen, resident help, running hot water (no bathtub), space heaters and fresh towels.


Customized packages available on request

Food and beverage
The kitchen at कRishma is managed by Sunil, a creative and enterprising young cook from Almora. In his short but exciting career, with a little help from Mini, he’s learnt how to put together simple and sumptuous Kumaoni, north Indian, Thai and Italian meals. For his latest adventure, he’s got his heart set on mastering home-made pizzas & papdi chaats!

Additional meals are priced at INR 550 per person per meal and need to be planned/pre-ordered 24 hours in advance. All meals are prepared with fresh produce, sourced locally and responsibly from local suppliers.

While the space and setting itself is enough to fill up your days, there’s a lot more to see and do at and around Sitla. Whether it’s nature, wellness or cafe hopping, there’s something for everyone.

  • Guided Forest & Village Walks- plenty of guided forest and village walks conducted by experienced locals at a nominal cost.
  • Yoga & wellness retreats- seasonal yoga and wellness retreats with guides and teachers from across the country.
  • Meal experience at a neighboring farmstay- a lovingly operated experiential farm is situated at a short walk/drive away. On special request, the hosts will arrange a unique food and beverage experience for our guests.
  • Cafes of Sitla & Mukteshwar- a short walk/drive from the homestay is the lively food & beverage scene around Sitla & Mukteshwar.
  • Yoga vacations- on prior request, experienced yoga teachers can be arranged for solo/group yoga vacations.

How to reach

Sitla is located 12 kms from the picturesque, jewel in the Kumaoni crown town of Mukteshwar. The cottage is easily accessible by road from all major cities.

Details on nearest connections below.

Nearest train station: Kathgodam (59 km)
Nearest airport: Pantnagar (93 km)
Local bus stop: Chatola (3 km)
Taxi stand: Bhatelia (4 km)

Booking with us

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