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Dunagiri Retreat offers freedom from the madness and pressures of modern life. We offer a space where reflection and refreshment of the soul take place as people leave their busy routines behind. Meant for nature lovers and spiritual seekers who value peace, and appreciate the natural grandeur of their surroundings, your stay with us will leave you refreshed, renewed, and uplifted.


Inspired by the idea that it’s love and not money that makes the world go around, Piyush Kumar founded Dunagiri Retreat in 2005 after leaving a lucrative career at the World Bank. He wanted to create a different kind of resort—one that benefits the ecology and the local population as much as it does the visitor. As a result, Dunagiri Retreat is entirely served by the villagers of this area; everyone working here is a farmer and a resident of the three villages that surround us. And together—visitor and villager alike—we attempt to realize the four guiding principles that form the heart of Dunagiri Retreat:


  • To generate sustainable livelihoods with dignity for residents;

  • To supplement educational resources of the area;

  • To provide primary and preventive healthcare to residents and;

  • To examine how - from stones to insects to plants, humans, and birds – how can we all joyously coexist together as we believe it is possible.


During your stay here, we pray you will discover all of the reasons that make Dunagiri Retreat such a special place—from its ancient and sacred history to its pristine natural beauty, and the positive influence of your visit on the local population. You will arrive as a guest, but leave as family having discovered “the road less traveled," as Robert Frost expressed, has made all the difference.

Reconnect with your body, mind, and soul.

"You ask me why I dwell in the green mountain;
I smile and make no reply for my heart is free to care.
As the peach blossom flows down the stream and into the unknown,
I have a world apart that is among no one."

The Retreat

Dunagiri Retreat offers a "rustic-deluxe" experience—modern facilities within very remote and rural surroundings in the Himalayan wilderness. While maintaining a close relationship with nature, your comfort is our utmost concern. Our hospitality is genuine and refined—yet down to earth. Pure deshi. Right down to the fresh cow’s milk, naturally sweet from its diet of mountain herbs. 

Organic Farm-Fresh Meals

Fireside Dining & Conversations

Inspiring Walks & Hikes

Natural Spring Drinking Water

Modern Bath Facilities

Hot Showers

Meet Our Founder
Piyush Kumar

Guided by the philosophy that love transcends monetary value, Piyush Kumar, a former World Bank professional, established Dunagiri Retreat in 2005. His vision was to create a retreat that harmonizes with nature and nurtures the local community, fostering a unique synergy between guests and villagers under the retreat's guiding principles.

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Contact Us

Dunagiri Retreat, Village Chari, Near Mahavatar Babaji's Cave, Block, Dwarahat, Uttarakhand 263653 India

+91 98102 67719 

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