High Kumaon is one of the few Himalayan regions that teems with pretty lodges with pretty views. But which of them can boast of a swimming pool? Three-year-old Two Chimneys in Gethia village near Nainital, a restored former colonial bungalow, can do just that. In an earlier era it used to be a sanatorium, and its attributes as a curative space continue to charm and invigorate visitors. While away your time in the little nooks or the reading room, sun-bathe or swim up a generous appetite and enjoy delicious home-cooked spreads. Accommodation is in dissimilar, ridiculously charming rooms and cottages. What’s not to like? Contact twochimneysgethia.com