There are times when we seek the refuge of nature on our vacations. Stressed out by the busy schedule of our urban lives, we seek a quiet place to relax, rejuvenate and restore balance to our souls. The Kumaon region is a distinct part of Uttarakhand and is frequented by bird watchers, trekkers and nature lovers. It is characterised by rolling hills, expansive forests and salubrious climate. The rustic nature of Kumaon, and the simplicity of the village folk in this region allows one to wind down and experience the local flavours.