Van Serai Forest Lodge- A Labour of Love!

Your Take Away

  • Great weekend Himalayan Holiday
  • Less than a kilometre from the ‘2500-year old’ Himalayan Shiva temple
  • Serene Ambience - Available Yoga, Meditation & Wellness facilities & programs
  • Temple visits, Treks, Birdwatching, Family Picnics, Serene Nature walks & Village visits
  • Explore Kumaon's village life & the Himalayan hospitality

Welcome to Van Serai Wellness Lodge - A Labour of Love

A cosy cottage just 1km Away from the ancient Jageshwar Temple. Van Serai was built over a period of two years and inspired by the charming local Kumaoni architecture. Every detail of the lodge has been handpicked and selected keeping in mind the local style of home structure. The Lodge has 6 rooms with open verandahs, overlooking the greenery of the hills and each room gives a feel of Kumaon.

Van Serai is an Eco lodge, created using sustainable resources and the Kumaoni style of design, allowing maximum airflow making this Exo lodge energy efficient. The Lodge has multi-dimensional aspects of wildlife, cultures and wellness and is a pleasure to a wildlife enthusiast. The Lodge regularly conducts Hatha Yoga & Meditation Retreats.

Vanserai is an Eco lodge, created using sustainable resources and the Kumaoni style of architecture, allowing maximum airflow.

Why Van Serai Eco Lodge, Jageshwar

  • The Lodge is 1km away from '2500-year old' Himalayan Shiva temple
  • Surrounded by beautiful deodar jungle
  • 24 Hours Front Desk facility.
  • Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Shiva Walks Programs in serene ambience
  • Activities - Nature walks, Bird Watching, Treks, Temple Visits, Architecture Appreciation
  • Take a village visit explore traditional Kumaoni village life & hospitality
  • Savor Satvik traditional Indian food from our Kumaoni Kitchen
  • A great weekend getaway from Delhi
  • Van Serai Lodge is the best accommodation amongst all the hotels in Jageshwar. The other options of hotels in Almora which is 40 km away.
  • Van Serai offers great stay options to travelers on a pilgrimage tour, a Himalayan Safari or just on a break.
  • Pithoragarh is about 110 km away and Abbott Mount is 90 km from here. Abbott Mount falls in our Kumaon Himalayan tour and is a recommended halt for anglers who wish to go to Pancheshwar for Mahseer fishing.
  • Join Popular day treks are: Binsar to Jageshwar & Vriddha Jageshwar to Jageshwar


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What our guests have to say

  • Bhaskar Ghosh 2017

    For those who want peace of mind and peace the obvious choice is to spend the night at Van Serai, the ideal eco resort just one kilometre away of the Jageswar Temple complex. You should go for the room on the first floor, which opens to a long verandah in front of the room overlooking the deodar trees. post-sunset the surroundings gradually becomes totally silent allowing you to feel the pulse of the forest. The Lodge is made of wooden structure with ornamental doors and beds. There is also a lovely meditation room for those who are interested. The staff of the resort is there to help you in all respect. The dining room is another lovely feature. The cafe Swayambhu serves only veg food is served but preparation is awesome in respect of all the items. Charges for accommodation and food are reasonable. Rooms and toilet are spacious. It is a good option for those who love serenity.

  • Vishal 2018

    From the moment you reach Jageshwar which is set amidst the Deodar trees and besides a little stream flowing nearby, you feel a sense of calm and serenity. You are welcomed by courteous staff who are ever helpful to fulfil all your requirements. The rooms are extremely cosy and nice. The food is absolutely sumptuous and flavourful (I recommend one try the pakodas in the evening.. but leave space for dinner!). I would love to come back here again and would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Jageshwar.

  • Shivani Sharma on behalf of Sharma family June 2018

    “Magical Stay coupled with Divine Experience”, We stayed at Van Serai for two nights and three days and what we experienced was truly divine. As soon as we took the road to Jageshwar from Aartola, the climate changed dramatically. The deodar trees, gurgling Dudh Ganga river and freshness in the air made us feel that we have entered a different world altogether.

    As promised, on behalf of my family I am sharing our experience of staying at Van Sarai, Jageshwar (June 22-24).
    Our family (my in-laws, husband and our daughter) are frequent travelers when it comes to brief vacation/ weekend trips. Staying at Van Sarai has been one of our best short trips in recent times. From the ambiance at the property to hospitality showered by the staff- everything was par excellence.
    The minute details that have been taken care of while making the property- rooms, dining area, meditation room is fantabulous. It seems the inspiration is from the Isha Foundation at Coimbatore, which in itself is heavenly. We were at ease and enjoyed the beauty of the place beside nature!
    The staff at Van Sarai is extremely humble. They truly understand how to provide comfort to the guests. From the way they interact ( so respectfully) to the individual attention they give to each family, is beyond comparison. The food served by them was fresh and of very good quality… something which travelers usually miss!
    I appreciate how we were warned, warned and warned about the steep entrance to the property by Ms. Indira. As she was aware that we were traveling with our parents, she reiterated to me a couple of times and simultaneously made me at ease that there will be staff to help us while entering and leaving the place. She knew the number of steps leading to the dining room further to our room… I truly believe she is doing a great job as I come from a service-oriented background and understand that sharing minute details with the customer beforehand makes a lot of difference! Kindly pass on our compliment to her.
    The only thing which we felt was not necessary was paying for the driver. Though it was a nominal amount, drivers’ stay is usually complimentary.
    Overall it was a great experience and we all have been referring Van Sarai to our family and friends.
    We look forward to visiting other Asian Adventure properties as referred by you.
    It was great meeting you and spending quality time with you. Hope you do well in your endeavors.
    Good luck to you. Good luck to Asian Adventures!
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