Could one ask for more?
Such a question does not arise when one is a mountain person. It does not, for me at least.
I'm a believer of the fact that opportunity never knocks twice, and so I was quick enough to seize it the moment it came to me.
Led by the premise of International Yoga Day, I had been invited over by the gracious folks at Namah, for #TheRoyalRejuvenation. It has been a month to the day I returned home, yet the heart longs to go back to relive the entirety of the experience.
The weekend of 19-22 June 2016 was attributed to a relaxing, refreshing and rejuvenating getaway to Namah Resort, Uttarakhand.
Must I admit that it was a wise decision to agree to be a part of the 'Blogger's Contingent' as it gifted me memories that would last a lifetime. Add to it the scenic landscapes which were a visual treat. :)
After a seven-hour long journey that included a stopover for lunch at Bikanervala, on the highway and encompassed the areas of Hapur, Gajraula and Amroha to name a few, with scenic views of Ramganga and Garhmukhteshwar, we had reached the expanse of Corbett, with Namah Resort being our calling.
The Caravan had begun on the way itself, with the lush green expanse of the countryside, so to say but it was the musical welcome upon entering the premises of Namah, that set the tone for a weekend brimming with good times.
The Tilak from a Thal comprising of a Dia and the invigorating scent of Champa flowers, lent a traditional feel.
An amazing fact that was revealed to us was regarding the Welcome Drink served to all guests at Namah. While most of us were guessing it to be a spin-off on Strawberries or Roohafza, it turned out that it had been prepared using Rhododendron! (which is also interestingly, the state tree of Uttarakhand)
Each element at Namah is an experience in itself. The vast expanse of the aesthetically developed and maintained Resort has given way to the in-house carts that are meant for ferrying guests all over the property. Such is the paradox of being vast, yet concise, appreciating the beauty of whatever one is able to witness first hand.
Needless to say, their Premium Room was a delight to stay in!
Have a look for yourselves and experience some envy... :)
Apart from 16 Premium Rooms, Namah also boasts of 28 Superior Rooms and 4 Suites.
Good thing was, we bloggers too, were invited to try our amateur selves at the traditional dance form in the midst of glistening moonlight from a serene full moon and a gentle breeze.
|The Resplendent Full Moon Welcomes! :)|
What came next was an invigorating hour long session of Yoga - conjunction of the mind and body - as detailed by our instructor, Mr. Tarun, at Namah's banquet - Kosi (partitioned into Halls 1 & 2).
The breakfast spread at Pratha seemed all the more welcoming once we were done with the Yoga session for the day! :)
|One of the many elements of the Buffet Spread.|
Besides some social media frenzies for Likes and Re-tweets with an ongoing poolside activity in the afternoon, there was also scheduled, a talk by renowned naturalist, Mr. Imran Khan on the fauna of Corbett at Namah's amphitheater in the evening, post Hi-Tea.
Mr. Khan was there to brief us about the importance of tigers in the ecosystem, whilst also informing us that if one comes to Corbett solely for the sake of Tigers, it would be a disrespect to the other unique fauna inhabiting the forest.
|The Amphitheater visible from a distance.|
He also quoted Vidura from Mahabharata: