It is a stand-alone cottage with no one to disturb you!

Getting There


The Magpie Cottage is an ideal destination for individuals or small groups looking for a wellness retreat, or simply those individuals looking for a relaxing break with some yoga,meditation and wellness programs. The Magpie Cottage’s location is in a serene and calm environment amidst nature, making it ideal for quiet sit-outs and connecting with one’sinner self.

Guests can focus on their Yoga postures (asanas) with our experienced Yoga teacher, practice meditation, breathing exercises (pranayama), and take advantage of the stunning natural setting of the jungle and a beautiful stream.

Guests can enjoy treks to the jungle, explore the villages, enjoy solitude in this pristine environment, enjoy home cooked Satvik food or bring in your own provisions and use the kitchen as per your choice.



You will feel the energy flowing through as soon as you arrive at the Magpie cottage. Located in the outskirts of Sonanadi Sanctuary, the cottage consist of cozy lounge with a dining table, an open terrace opening on to the Forest and the stream in a distance.

The Magpie Cottage has with 3 cozy rooms with all modern facilities and baths with running hot water.

With the Dining room and kitchen are on the ground floor. Guest are encouraged to bring their own provisions if they wish to prepare home style food, with our helpers ever ready to assist.

The place is perfect for weekend get always, families or individuals looking for a quiet break or for family, small CEO level corporate retreats and get-togethers.

The Cottage is surrounded with a jungle feel atmosphere, tranquility of the wild, chatter of birds, away from the humdrum of city life making it a perfect home for writers, creative artists, and birdwatchersor nature lovers.



The area near the Sonanadi sanctuary has a mix deciduous forest.

Developed as a natural habitat of wild animals it is blessed with beautiful Flora and Fauna and undisturbed wild life. Some species are listed below

  • Sal
  • Sheesham
  • Semal
  • Haladu
  • Kusum
  • Rohini
  • Amla
  • Jamun
  • Kanthber
  • Fig
  • Bamboo
  • Bakli


  • Short Nature Treks
  • Birdwatching
  • Wildlife Photography
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Boating


The Sonanadi Sanctuary situated at the edge of the Corbett Tiger Reserve, with Rajaji National Park on the other side. The Sanctuary gets its name from The Sona River. This Northern Indian tropical forests, is home to a mix of tree species of Sal, Sheesham, Semul, Bakli, Amla, Jamun, Fig, and Bamboo.

The Sonanadi Sanctuary attracts over 500 species of birds making it ideal birdwatching destination. Listed below are a few of the Birds and Wild life found


  • Pheasants
  • flycatchers
  • Kingfishers
  • Falcons
  • Vultures
  • Hornbills


  • Asiatic Elephant
  • Tiger
  • Leopard
  • Sloth Bear
  • Cheetal
  • Sambar
  • Hog Deer
  • Ghariyal
  • King cobra
  • Phython
  • Monitor lizard
  • Turtle


  • A visit to Lansdowne, an army hill town
  • Amazing sightings of birds, amazing birdwatching
  • Spend the sunny morning soaking the stream nearby
  • Go for a safari to Halduparao for wildlife viewing and nature photography
  • Go for trek with picnic lunch
  • Read a book by the river
  • Cook a meal or bar-be-que in the open


This region has a mix for Garhwali and Kumaon architecture. One can also get a glimpse of British Rest House elements in the local architecture. Slates, mud & stone walls, local technology that exists keeps the houses warm in winter and cool in summer.


There are a huge variety of birds and wildlife spotted in the SONANADI SANCTUARY, such as the Asiatic Elephant, Tigers, and various Himalayan wild animals in their natural habitat, with over 600 species of birds making it an ideal spot for birdwatchers and wildlife photographers


Named after the then Viceroy of India Lord lansdowne, this hill station named Lansdowne is situated at an altitude of 5700 feet above sea level. The once recruiting center for the Garhwal Riffles, Landsdowne is a quiet hill station in India, today ideal for rejuvenation and relaxing in the midst this birdwatchers paradise.


  • Trekking
  • Birdwatching
  • Wildlife Photography
  • Yoga and Meditation


Feeling drained and exhausted or simply need a break to explore and restore. The Yoga and mediation session at The Magpie cottage with our experienced yoga instructor might be your answer to getting recharged.

Try some YogAsanas and Pranayam in the lap of nature at the Magpie cottage, which is ideal for Yoga enthusiast or a beginner looking for a healthier approach to life.

The Beautiful location of the Magpie cottage encourages trekking and village visits, excursions and the numerous species of birds, and wildlife inspires photography, birdwatching or simply find pleasure in solitude and serenity.

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