This was my second visit to Atali and it turned out to be even more thrilling than the first one because we chose to opt for a 24 km rafting experience offered by the hotel as part of the package. The instructors Vikas and Sunita made it a memorable and comfortable experience. Whether it was kayaking, wall climbing or the customized yoga class, the organization and skills were excellent. The food offered here is very special because it is not the greasy run of the mill fare offered at most hotels but wholesome, fresh, imaginatively planned and delicious. It is not an ostentatious place shouting luxury but the little touches like the excellent mattresses, the stainless steel kettle (not plastic) and service offered with a smile that make it stand apart. The hosts Mr Sharma, Vaibhav, Manoj and Shivani made all the guests feel at home. Only people who have a problem climbing steep steps up the hilly slope might find it challenging but that is mentioned in their mails. For anyone with average fitness levels and also for those doing an adventure activity for the first time as well as those seeking adventure, it is highly recommended.
The view, from the rooms and the verandah, and the birdsong, alone makes it worth travelling further up from Rishikesh for the serenity and beauty. And then there is the view of the bend in the river silhouetted against the green slopes (seen from the cafe and the entrance)...totally worth it.
Atali in Swedish means, "PURE"! Whoever named this place, takes the crown for "perfect nomenclature"!
This place is about an 90 min drive from Dehradun's Jolly Grant Airport.
Incase you have a direct flight to Jolly Grant Airport, that's the most apt way to get to Rishikesh.
I had gone in Feb-2017 to spend 3 nights there with a group of 17 colleagues.
The property aptly described by Manoj, who manages the place as a Vertical Property is an intriguing property. Each room is well equipped for a couple is tastefully furnished and has a lovely view.
If you are fit, you would enjoy the walk from the room to the restaurant and back for each meal, as they don't provide Room Service. All that you can get is a cup of tea/coffee that you can make with the provisions in the room.
The activities are brilliant and one must spend at least two days of activities and a day at the Ganges to witness the grand Aarti in the evening.
The cost of activities like kayaking and white water rafting is usually inclusive in the package; however best checked with the Hotel while booking.
They serve sumptuous and carefully selected buffet for each meal at the Restaurant! You could request for a barbecue by the Bon Fire and they do a good job at that.
Great place to be in, unless you need a physically challenged friendly property!
I'd keep Atali Ganga in the Must Visit category.
Our travel agent chose Atali Ganga resort for our two day trip to Rishikesh & I am so glad we went along with his choice. The resort is 30 or so kms away from the holy city & built on a hillside, overlooking the river Ganges. It's a beautiful resort, quiet & peaceful. If you're looking to get away from hectic city life & relax amidst nature, then Atali is the right choice. The rooms are individual bungalows with attached baths, tastefully decorated with all the amenities minus televisions! Loved that part. The only caution I'd add here is that there are lots of steps to get to the bungalows/rooms. We got a good workout getting to ours! There is no room service but the restaurant is located in the middle of the resort & buffet breakfast. lunch & dinner is served everyday- delicious variety of food & the staff is happy to hand out snacks if you get hungry between meals. The place is well run & offers all sorts of activities ( included in the package) like river rafting, hiking, nature walks, & many more. We were very pleased with our stay at this resort & highly recommend it to travelers looking for some R&R in the beautiful state of Uttarakhand.
This was my 2nd visit to this resort and we were a group of 16-18 people. The resort is located ahead of shivpuri and is just 2 kms before baisi. From Delhi it takes about 6-8 hours driving to this place.
The resort has just everything that you can ask for and is very well maintained. It has approx 22 cottages and all these are located at different levels. You can have amazing views of the mountains as well as the river from the resort. The resort has a swimming pool, some challenges like High ropes challenge, giant swing, giant ladder, rock climbing etc.
The cafe is just amazing and believe me the food and the variety they have is simply superb. You can expect anything more from a resort which is located at such a place. One can sit back and relax, read a magazine or simply enjoy the majestic views that this white water cafe has to offer.
In terms of service, nothing can beat this place. Each and every employee is so seriously dedicated towards his job, and it looks as if everything is on an auto mode.
Our package included all 3 meals, 2 activities per day and evening snacks. The snacks were served piping hot, our table was arranged giving us enough privacy, bon fire was lit, drinks table was laid properly. Everything is impeccable.
The rafting that they organize is good and is approx 24 kms with a safety kayak and the staff is well trained. Even the kayaking activity that we did in the evening was just good. They also organised for tea/coffee at the beach.
Hats of to the entire team !!
Thanks Shivani and Manoj for running this place in an absolutely stunning way !!
This place is near the banks of Holy Ganga and is very peaceful.
The Hotel is built cleverly using the natural resources available.
Hats off to the Designer..!! Good place of photography..!!!
I loved this place..!!!