There is lots to do in and around The Birdcage, here are a few activities that you can indulge in when you stay with us:
Rise and Shine
There is something magical about watching the sun rise in the hills. The good news is that you do not have to drag yourself out of bed and drive to some far flung point to watch this utopic sight. You can devour it from your room’s balcony at The Birdcage.
Connect with Nature
Now, that you have energized your senses with a view of the most gorgeous sunrise, put on those jogging shoes and run through the thick oak forests that surround us. Quietude that is only interrupted by the chirping of birds and the rustle of leaves beneath your shoes is sure to make you come alive.
While you are in the forest, rest your heels and engage in some birdwatching. Some of the most beautiful species will catch your attention, so, do make sure that you have a camera handy.
These off beat trails promise great adventure & birding opportunities and are a must do when you stay with us.
The Countryside Beckons
The morning run will surely work up your appetite. Come back and treat yourself to a hearty breakfast at The Birdcage and prepare for an exciting 3 hour hike to Gehna Village and back. This hike takes you through the thick oak forest and allows you to explore the beautiful Kumaon countryside and also get familiar with our culture through the people in the villages.
Fall in Love!
You can make the day special with a trip to the the Bhalu Gaad Falls. Ripe with tropical fervour, it harbours a promise of grand adventure, sure to make you fall in love with your surroundings. The trip involves a 9 km drive followed by a 1.5 km trek one way, which is both invigorating and extremely rewarding. The activity poses great opportunities for birding too.
If you thirst for some more adventure, you can hop on to a mountain bike post lunch and ride to the serene Mukteshwar Temple, located about 6 kms away. It is the perfect way to end the day, as you can feast your eyes on the most remarkable sunset at Chauli-ki-Jali.
Prefer Driving? Drive to the IVRI Forest.
If mountain biking is not up your alley, you could choose to drive to IVRI forest and enjoy a peaceful picnic in beautiful spot of your choice in the forest. We would be delighted to pack a delectable picnic basket for you.
The nearby lake towns of Naukuchiatal and Sattal make for some exciting times. If sailing the skies is your passion, Naukuchiatal offers some great paragliding options. Sattal is a great place to visit if you are a birding enthusiast.
At The Birdcage, we invite you to have the holiday you are seeking. From rejuvenating your energies with some energy to calming your mind with some relaxation, there is plenty of opportunity for what you are looking for in and around.