Dwarika's Himalayan Shangri-la, Dhulikhel
Dwarika's Himalayan Shangri-La at Dhulikhel is designed and built to depict the ethnic "Newari" and "Gurung" building styles of Nepal. The resort currently has 36 rooms with all modern amenities of which 16 are housed in 4 traditional Newari architectural style units with 4 rooms each per unit, and 5 units built in traditional Gurung architectural style with 4 units of 4 rooms each and 2 single storey units with 2 rooms each.
Pathways wind up between bushes and trees that lead to the various types of accommodations. The rooms are uncluttered and stylish with traditional soft furnishings and wooden flooring with throw rugs. Each room has its own garden space with hammocks and lounge chairs. The bathrooms have 'outdoor-feeling' showers and have large windows offering fantastic views. Each room has tea/coffee making facilities with a choice of normal and herbal teas and coffee. There are no televisions, as this is a place to 'get away from it all'.
Located in the central block, the Himalayan Restaurant (left) is open all day and offers multi cuisine as well as specialised set menus. Picnic baskets, box breakfasts and box lunches can also be provided. The restaurant has its own fireplace and terrace.
Located also in the central block below the restaurant, the bar opens mid-morning and offers a full service bar with a very wide choice of cocktails, beers, wines and soft beverages. Barbecues are offered every day during the winter months with bonfires on the terrace. Live traditional folk music is provided every night. An extensive collection of photographs, books, journals and periodicals are also on offer here.
A wide range of massages is offered well trained in-house masseurs.
A host of activities is on offer like hiking, mountain biking, white water rafting and kayaking in the Bhote Koshi River, bungy jumping, bird watching trips and visits to the old Newari town of Dhulikhel and religious centres in and around the town. The sunrise and sunset view point is located within the Village Resort and is just a short walk from the guest accommodations.