Garlanded by lush green fields and a forest reserve for wildlife, Dyo is much more than a luxury resort. Perched amidst the picturesque hills of Uttarakhand in Mukteshwar, on the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, is Dyo—The Organic Village Resort. Led by two young sisters, Kanika and Kushika Sharma, this luxury resort embodies a unique experience indeed.
Located about 350 kms away from the capital city Delhi, Dyo presents an opportunity for everyone to experience the joy and bliss of organic and natural farming. The name Dyo is derived from Sanskrit term that translates to ‘heaven’, and perfectly sums up the idyllic ambience of the resort that stands proud on the hill top of Amravati Estate, surrounded by apple, peach, plum, pear, apricot, walnut trees, local berries and various other vegetables’ plantation with spectacular views of the Greater Himalayan peaks like Nandadevi, Trishul and Panchchuli for company.
Apart from a vast variety of organic fruits and vegetables and a delectable farm to table menu, Dyo also offers vacationers luxury rooms which have been designed to lend themselves to countryside feel, but arrive with state-of-the-art amenities in place.
The rooms are named after five universal elements—Urvi (Earth), Ira (Water), Viha (Air), Ark (Fire) and Vyoman (Ether). One can opt for luxury rooms or luxury suites; both designed using elegant country décor. With average space of 300 square feet, the rooms come with a sprawling comfortable bed, an en-suite bathroom and luxurious interiors. The space is perfect for experiencing the imposing mountains and the gorgeous valleys outside.
Homemade pastries, breads and cookies are baked fresh daily and served along with yogurt, jam and marmalade at Dyo’s house café. Taste the blooming freshness of the farm produce at their contemporary a’ la carte menu brings forth intense flavours that delight with their intrinsic simplicity. The Dyo café prioritizes the concept of farm to table where the in-house garden ensures a steady supply of a large variety of fruits and berries, organic vegetables and herbs to the kitchen.
There’s plenty to indulge in for the avid nature enthusiast at the Dyo Resort. One can go for immensely soothing morning walks and bicycling in the farms and nearby region or just simply sit back and sip a cup of tea while taking in the captivating view of the Himalayan range. Bonfires are arranged for the guests in the evening.
It is an exhilirating experience to take in the cool fresh breeze that completely rejuvenates one’s senses.
The farm also offers an opportunity to the visitors to witness the act of sowing and other organic farming techniques, which are considered distinctively therapeutic and help reduce stress and increase concentration.
Guests here can also learn methods of water and energy conservation and recycling techniques.
Other nearby attractions worth a visit includes places like the Mukteshwar Temple, an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Chauthi Jali and the striking Nanda Devi peak.
The Sharma sisters not only wanted to share the stunning experience of natural beauty through the Dyo, but also help uplift the locals. By choosing to take under their wings school drop-outs, whom they have taught hospitality skills, the dynamic duo have turned their initiative into an avenue that provides employment and helps reduce hill migration.
The tourists can enjoy the rich local heritage and ambience without having to compromise on comfort.
Whether you choose to spend the day reading your favourite book and gazing the Himalayan peaks or get more active enjoy bicycling, you are sure to fall in love with the Dyo Organic Resort.