Dyo – The Organic Village Resort, Mukteshwar

I recently took off on a long-weekend road trip with Aman because the heat was frankly quite prematurely unbearable here in Delhi and the hills seemed like the right way to go. We had been graciously invited by Dyo – The Organic Village Resort in Mukteshwar and since neither of us had ever visited Mukteshwar, we packed our bags and sprung outta town!
DYO The Organic Village Resort | Akanksha Redhu | striped dress

Since we left early morning, we beat the Delhi traffic and reached Dyo in exactly 6 hours which included a small piss-break. On our drive to Mukteshwar we got extremely lucky with some really good weather because of snowfall up north – it was cloudy in Delhi and we caught up with rain on the way with gorgeously moody skies. Unfortunately that also meant that we were stuck with that weather all through our stay at Dyo as well – we even witnessed a hail storm one night and the next morning. Because of the sun being mostly absent, it got really chilly in the hills. But that also meant lush green mountains around us and beautiful skies and just general romance in the air.
DYO The Organic Village Resort | Akanksha Redhu | resort square

Dyo – The Organic Village Resort, as its name suggests has established its own little village on a hill-top with its very own agriculture spaces around the resort that you can spend hours exploring. And the resort follows a farm-to-table concept where they serve up the lovely organic produce from their vast and fertile gardens in numerous cuisines so you never have to get bored or roll your eyes when the word ‘organic’ comes to mind. They have the Dyo Cafe on the 1st floor where all the meals are served – right from Mexican to Italian to Thai to Indian and especially the local Kumaoni cuisine that you must not miss at any cost. The Kumaoni Thali gives you a taste of authentic local cuisine which is very different from what I have ever tasted in North India.
The Kumaoni Thali
DYO The Organic Village Resort | Akanksha Redhu | Kumaoni thali

The resort has a total of 5 cottages on the ground floor with a huge garden out front that has views of the Kumaoni mountain range dotted with a few houses here and there and some terrace farming. You also have the option of taking a pleasant walk upto the sunset-view point to see the sun retire for the day behind the mountains. We unfortunately could not walk up to it because of the weather.

Another speciality that you must try is the teas that are served at Dyo. My favorite was the green-tea infused with lemongrass (yes the lemongrass is also their own). Lorri, the resident doggo will follow you everywhere you go (as long as you have food in your hand) but has some aversion to posing for photos (what can I say, he’s not an urban doggo and probably hasn’t yet discovered selfies). I had to spend a good 20 minutes laying in the grass with him till he finally agreed for a photo.
DYO The Organic Village Resort | Akanksha Redhu | doggo

Needless to say, our stay at Dyo whizzed past real quick and it was such a treat to meet with Kanika, one of the 2 sisters who run the resort. We spent many meals talking about literally everything. She also made this really local dish called ‘Nimbu San Key’. It’s primarily made with the giant organic lemons from their gardens mixed with a few more things like banana, yogurt, etc (yes a weird combination but it tastes surprisingly fun). The dish is consumed by the locals during the winters when the sun comes out as an appetizer all by itself.

I’m leaving you with photographs of the resort as I always do. Hope you enjoy them and yes Dyo is highly recommended for a long weekend away from the city.
That’s Dyo, right in the middle.
DYO The Organic Village Resort | Akanksha Redhu | resort from far

DYO The Organic Village Resort | Akanksha Redhu | signage

DYO The Organic Village Resort | Akanksha Redhu | direction boards
[ Dress: The Jodi Life ]
DYO The Organic Village Resort | Akanksha Redhu | full front jodi life

DYO The Organic Village Resort | Akanksha Redhu | chairs garden resort

The Dyo Cafe
DYO The Organic Village Resort | Akanksha Redhu | menus

DYO The Organic Village Resort | Akanksha Redhu | cafe phone

DYO The Organic Village Resort | Akanksha Redhu | cafe terrace

DYO The Organic Village Resort | Akanksha Redhu | cafe camera

DYO The Organic Village Resort | Akanksha Redhu | breakfast

DYO The Organic Village Resort | Akanksha Redhu | full cafe phone

Our cozy bedroom
DYO The Organic Village Resort | Akanksha Redhu | bedroom

DYO The Organic Village Resort | Akanksha Redhu | half front faballey
Clearly, you can see, I clicked the crap out of these pretty apple blossom trees just outside out room.
DYO The Organic Village Resort | Akanksha Redhu | apple blossoms

DYO The Organic Village Resort | Akanksha Redhu | mountains from garden

DYO The Organic Village Resort | Akanksha Redhu | best memories board

DYO The Organic Village Resort | Akanksha Redhu | kitchen garden
[ Dress: FabAlley ]
DYO The Organic Village Resort | Akanksha Redhu | faballey full front
The night sky, lit up with lightning while it was hailing (see the white stuff on the grass, and some streaks of the hail falling)
DYO The Organic Village Resort | Akanksha Redhu | lightning sky hail

Of-course, when it was our time to head back, the weather had ironically cleared up and it was bright and sunny. We were also able to spot some snow peaks in the distance while we were driving out of Mukteshwar.
DYO The Organic Village Resort | Akanksha Redhu | snow peaks
The haze of the foothills visible from our drive.
DYO The Organic Village Resort | Akanksha Redhu | mountains haze while leaving

Location: Dyo – The Organic Village Resort
Photographs of me courtesy Aman Godara

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15 Comments

  • Reply April 17, 2017

    Saloni Sharma

    The pictures are extremely relaxing akanksha. Can’t wait to feel the place soon.

    • Reply April 17, 2017

      admin

      Yayie! Thank you so much! 🙂

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  • Reply April 18, 2017

    Sandy

    This resort seems amazing. I love to visit there ASAP.

    • Reply April 19, 2017

      admin

      It is really nice! You must 🙂

  • Reply April 18, 2017

    Deepak lahoriya

    love your pictures..they are so intense ,thanks for inspiring me.

    • Reply April 19, 2017

      admin

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment!

  • Reply April 19, 2017

    Autism Duniya

    Gorgeous place. I love your travel descriptions, they are so indicative of a chill traveler willing to be charmed.

    • Reply April 19, 2017

      admin

      That is such a lovely comment! Made my day 🙂 Thank you so so much!

  • Reply April 19, 2017

    Hetal

    Was checking your insta-stories during your visit to Mukteshwar and I have already added this place to my Travel List 🙂

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    Hugs!

    • Reply April 19, 2017

      admin

      Aww that’s so sweet of you to say! I’m so glad you liked my stories 🙂 Thank you so much for such a special comment!
      Hugs & love!

  • Reply April 20, 2017

    Crazy Wanderer

    Nice pictures I really loved them. Seeing the pics I felt like straight away to this place.

    • Reply April 22, 2017

      admin

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment 🙂

  • Reply May 7, 2017

    Shania

    O waoooo.. beautiful blog…just love this

    • Reply May 9, 2017

      admin

      Thank you!!!

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