Where is Muskotia Retreat?

Beyond the Neighbourhood
of Nainital

Just 14km away from the charismatic hill station Nainital, lies Kilbury forest. Popularly known as Kilbury it is lined by lush oak, pine and rhododendron forests and with panoramic views of majestic snow-capped peaks in the distance. Kilbury is located at an altitude of 2500m, at a distance of 3 Km from Ghughukhan and is accessible by a motorable road. It is an ideal place to spend a day or two, away from the bustling city streets. It is a place to experience the joy of solitude and rediscover yourself.

Kilbury is also hailed as a popular birdwatching sanctuary, with many Himalayan Birds being sighted in the area. And just a few kilometres from Ghughukhan, is the little village of Pangot, where a variety of Himalayan species reside, such as the lammergeyer, Himalayan Griffon, Blue wingedminia, spotted and slaty backed forktail etc. Besides, there are numerous perennial and seasonal creeks which are home to an amazing variety of flora and fauna including leopard, yellow throated Himalayan martins. Embark upon one of the numerous walks through the terrace fields into thickly wooded oak forest and you will find it extremely rewarding.

About Muskotia Retreat

If Nainital, Kilbury and Pangot excite you then majestic Muskotia has a lot more to offer. Amidst a majestic background of the Himalayas and the dense deodar foliage of Ghughukhan, is a peak called Muskotia. The Muskotia Peak is the highlight of our location, and has a unique charm of its own. Away from the hustle-bustle of popular hill stations in India, this is a perfect destination for those looking for a calm and peaceful holiday. This is the abode you have been dreaming for- set in the lap of nature, yet close enough to the city.
Muskotia Retreat is surrounded by a beautiful red Rhododendron and thick Deodar forest, overlooking the peaceful and mighty snow clad Himalayas, presenting beautiful panoramic views. It is indeed nature's paradise, ever changing and wearing a new avatar with each season. Muskotia has something new to offer all the time.


Muskotia is located at 29°23′N 79°27′E /29.38°N 79.45°E.[2] It has an average elevation of 2,200 metres (7200 feet).
It has temperate summers, maximum temperature 27 °C (81 °F); minimum temperature 7 °C (45 °F). In the winter it receives snowfall between December and February with the temperatures varying between a maximum of 15 °C (59 °F) and a minimum of −3 °C (27 °F)

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