Van Serai Forest Lodge- A Labour of Love!


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.
Vishal 2018


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.
Bhaskar Ghosh 2017


What an absolutely Beautiful place! We were so well taken care of by everyone here. Wonderful Hospitality, lovely food, incredible ambience and of course it was so wonderful being sandwiched between the temples.
Thank you for taking such good care
Sunakshi 17/08/2016


Excellent ambience in natural surroundings. Kindly maintain it as close to natural surroundings as possible with a flair of local way of living and eating.
The staff are very polite and cooperative and provided us with the best hospitality experiences. A special mention about the local cuisines they prepared. Wishing many years of excellent hospitality and service. Best of luck.
Sushil Shrivastav 18/08/16


Staying here for two nights was amazing!
The Jageshwar Temples had a magic we had never witnessed before.
The View from Van Serai Hotel and the sound of the river was so relaxing, simple sitting in the balcony was such a pleasure. The hospitality and food was great. Will surely come back
Dorma 15/08/2016

It has been such a joy to stay at Van Serai in the sacred Dham of Jageshwar. We were here for the International Yoga Festival and look forward to coming back next year.
Sadhu Bhagwati
Parmath Niketan


We returned to Van Serai in less than a month. It was the ambience and hospitality which got us back. We loved the food and hospitality of Pratap and his team. The Rooms, mediation room are amazing.
Will visit soon
Dr. Vikram Jain


I loved my stay at Van Serai Lodge. It is very peaceful and quiet. The staff including the manager Mr. Pratap were extremely polite and accommodating. They have a great cook I truly enjoyed the meals here.

Jageshwar is a lovely place where one can be with nature. At Van Serial Lodge The rooms are comfortable and warm. The staff are extremely warm, helpful. The Food is is excellent, just like home! I will come again.


“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.

Shalini Mani - 10/09/2016

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