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So you want to buy some land and build your own farm house?

So you want to buy some land and build your own farm house?

At some point during our life, we all toy with the idea of buying some land and building our own small farm house. As urban educated Indians in well paid jobs, we tend to feel that after we’ve paid up our mortgages that this would be a nice way to invest some money and also build something that we could use in our retirement. Ever since I’ve started TripVillas.com a … Read the rest “So you want to buy some land and build your own farm house?”

Buying land versus buying in a gated community

Buying land versus buying in a gated community


A question we keep getting asked by prospective second home buyers is whether we would recommend buying land or buying a home in a gated community. I’ve personally thought extensively about this question and while I would like to give a single answer, my recommendation would depend on the personal circumstances and desires. First, let me summarize what I feel are the advantages and disadvantages of each type of investment:-
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Holiday Home Projects in North India (Holiday Homes Near Delhi)

Holiday Home Projects in North India (Holiday Homes Near Delhi)

The holiday home market in North India, especially around Delhi, is mainly dominated by buyers from cities like Delhi, Gurgaon, Chandigarh, etc. who are looking to invest in a vacation home. With the mountainous states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand just a couple of hours drive from these cities, these two destinations have emerged as major holiday home investment destinations. It is perhaps safe to say that most North India Read the rest “Holiday Home Projects in North India (Holiday Homes Near Delhi)”

Buying land in Uttarakhand – Restrictions and Certain Land Law amendments

Buying land in Uttarakhand – Restrictions and Certain Land Law amendments

Can one buy land in Uttarakhand? What are the restrictions? Certain amendments had been made to the land laws of the State, but what are they? If these are the questions, the answers of which you are seeking, then read on…

For long we have been receiving queries surrounding land laws of Uttarakhand. So we decided to meet a couple of people who are in the real estate segment to Read the rest “Buying land in Uttarakhand – Restrictions and Certain Land Law amendments”

Esmeralda – Villas, Row Houses and

Laxmi Enclave, HaridwarIn our earlier articles we had reviewed some of the best holiday home properties in Haridwar. The city with is about four hours drive from Delhi and is well connected by both road and rail has been a leading holiday home destination in the north of the country, owing to its significance in the Hindu pilgrimage circuit and also its proximity to its twin city of Rishikesh, which apart Read the rest “Esmeralda – Villas, Row Houses and”

Scarlet Studio Suites by Rebekka Realty Pvt. Ltd. in Nainital

Scarlet Studio Suites, Nainital Bhowali near Nainital despite not being a perfect location for a holiday home has seen a flurry of holiday home constructions by some good developers over the years. Perched at an altitude of 1750 meters, what makes Bhowali a premium holiday home destination is its strategic location – very close to the tourist destinations of Nainital, Bhimtal, Ranikhet, Ramgarh, etc. While the area today resembles a concrete jungle with constructions Read the rest “Scarlet Studio Suites by Rebekka Realty Pvt. Ltd. in Nainital”

Muskotia Retreat – 1, 2BHK Duplex Villas in Nainital

Muskotia Retreat, Nainital The adjoining areas of Nainital like Bhowali, Sataal, Bhimtal, Ramgarh, Mukteshwar, etc. have been witnessing the launch of several projects by developers – both small and big. This is owing to the fact that while Nainital is close by, these locations are well connected by both road and rail. And add to it the scenic beauty that one can still enjoy compared to Nainital which has been rendered an absolute Read the rest “Muskotia Retreat – 1, 2BHK Duplex Villas in Nainital”

Krishna Nakshatra Homes – Krishna Infracon’s Apartment and Villa Project in Haridwar

Krishna Nakshatra Homes HaridwarKrishna Infracon, a known name in the residential property circuit, last year launched low rise apartment and villas named Krishna Nakshatra Homes near Gurukul Kangadi University in Haridwar, a prime location in the city. To be completed in stages with the entire development scheduled to be completed in another two years.

Approved by the Haridwar Development Authority (HAD) is also a perfect combination of religious and modern lifestyle with all Read the rest “Krishna Nakshatra Homes – Krishna Infracon’s Apartment and Villa Project in Haridwar”

Overview of SIDCUL in Haridwar and Two Developments in the Area

State Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand (SIDCUL) in Haridwar is a massive industrial area, spread over 2034 Acres, developed by State Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand (SIDCUL). About 3 kilometers away from the Delhi-Hardwar National Highway, SIDCUL is also home to some of the big enterprises like Hindustan Unilever Limited, Dabur, Mahindra & Mahindra, Havells, Kirby, etc.

Apart from the tens of thousands of pilgrims that Haridwar see each month, Read the rest “Overview of SIDCUL in Haridwar and Two Developments in the Area”

Whispering Valley – Apartments and cottages in Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand

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With Nainital getting more and more crowded and travelers looking for relatively quieter locales around it, Mukteshwar which is about 54 kilometers from Nainital has over the years gained popularity, not only as a tourist destination, but also as a prime location for vacation home buyers.

Just a 50-minute drive on the Bhowali road, Mukteshwar today is witness to dozen of developments from both small and big developers. While Read the rest “Whispering Valley – Apartments and cottages in Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand”

Aryavan – Gharonda Infra Project Pvt. Ltd’s Villa Project in Rishikesh

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The twin cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh have always been in the radar of holiday home buyers in the northern part of India. Both the cities are part of the Hindu pilgrimage route and see a huge floating population every month. Situated on the banks of the river Ganges, both the cities provide an unhindered view of the greenery that surrounds them.

Apart from being the religious seats of Read the rest “Aryavan – Gharonda Infra Project Pvt. Ltd’s Villa Project in Rishikesh”

Himalayan Estate – Furnished Apartments and Villa Project in Ramgarh, Uttarakhand

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Earthcon Constructions Private Limited, a familiar name in Delhi-NCR for its residential and commercial projects in the region is also forayed into the holiday home space with a couple of its projects already completed and a couple other in various stages of constructions. All its holiday home projects are located in Uttarakhand on the Bhowali-Ramgarh stretch towards Mukteshwar which is close to two touristy destinations – Ranikhet and Nainital.Read the rest “Himalayan Estate – Furnished Apartments and Villa Project in Ramgarh, Uttarakhand”

A firsthand review of Group Shikar’s Project in Bhimtal-Sattal Road, Uttarakhand

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Like the earlier articles we have featured over the last few weeks, to ensure that whatever we recommend to our readers looking to buy a holiday home are actually worth investing in, we also visited another project about which we had written months back – Shikhar Group’s villa project – Nirvana at Sunny Lake.

As is our endeavor to give our readers an eyewitness account of the project Read the rest “A firsthand review of Group Shikar’s Project in Bhimtal-Sattal Road, Uttarakhand”

Trinayan Group’s Cottage Project – Vimokhsa Valley Extension in Ranikhet

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We had earlier written about the launch of the first two phases of Vimokhsa Valley, so we thought we should do a ground zero review of these phases before we recommend our readers about the Trinayan Homes Pvt. Ltd’s new phase of development – Vimokska Valley Extension in Ranikhet’s Majkhali area.

To say the least, we were very happy to see the progress of the first two phases of Read the rest “Trinayan Group’s Cottage Project – Vimokhsa Valley Extension in Ranikhet”

Mridul Buildtech’s Pine Oak Paradise – Villas, Cottages and Apartments in Bhowali

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Right at Bhowali, 11 kilometers from Nainital, is Mridul Buildtech Pvt. Ltd’s mini township comprising villas, cottages and apartments. The project named Pine Oak Paradise which has been built in phases have already completed and sold the villas and cottages and are now building and marketing its apartment blocks.

These fully-furnished units in the gated community have seen a wide range of buyers from neighboring cities including those from Read the rest “Mridul Buildtech’s Pine Oak Paradise – Villas, Cottages and Apartments in Bhowali”

Vikuj Developers’ Royal Pine Apartments and Land Plots in Ranikhet

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On the road going towards Chaukhoni is Vikuj Developers Pvt. Ltd’s latest development – Royal Pine Apartments and Land Plots. The development features 52 residential apartments and limited plots for villas. The site which will have four towers of apartment blocks when completed is surrounded by greenery and gives the feeling of a relaxed life.

Going by what the developer has to say about the project, “Royal Pine has Read the rest “Vikuj Developers’ Royal Pine Apartments and Land Plots in Ranikhet”

Property Destination Guide – Where to Buy Your Holiday Home in Nainital

For long I have been hearing that like Ranikhet another touristy destination in Uttarakhand – Nainital – was also abuzz with real estate developments, particularly for those looking for second homes or vacation homes. However when I reached there, it was actually a couple of other adjoining locations near Nainital that were actually teeming with real estate activity. Of these, three locations had more inventories:

(i) Bhowali

(ii) Ramgarh

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Guide to Buying a Holiday Home in Ranikhet, Uttarakhand

Raniketh developmentsMany of our readers have of late been asking about the various developments in Ranikhet, so I decided to visit the place to get a firsthand  account of the state of activity of the real estate market there, which otherwise is predominantly a cantonment area in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. I have been in Ranikhet a couple of times as a traveler, but this time my visit was primarily Read the rest “Guide to Buying a Holiday Home in Ranikhet, Uttarakhand”

Shikhar Group’s villa project – Nirvana at Sunny Lake near Nainital in Uttarakhand

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Owing to the surge in tourist numbers visiting Uttarakhand and its importance as a major pilgrimage destination for both Hindus and Buddhists, the state has witnessed a major boom in the real estate market, particularly in the residential segment. The numerous quaint hill-stations across the state, like Bhimtal, Nainital, Raniketh, Almora, Haridwar, Rishikesh, etc. are home to some of the latest residential projects catering particularly to second home and Read the rest “Shikhar Group’s villa project – Nirvana at Sunny Lake near Nainital in Uttarakhand”

Row house, apartment, farm house or a beach house – what’s your pick for a holiday home?

Row house, apartment, farm house or a beach house – what’s your pick for a holiday home?

Holiday home optionsRising disposable income and the desire to get away from the frenetic pace of city life is opening up new windows of growth for the holiday home segment. India’s many tourist destinations have seen a mix of young people looking for vacation homes in places where one can either have an occasional vacation with friends and family or to start a holiday home rental business or even to spend one’s Read the rest “Row house, apartment, farm house or a beach house – what’s your pick for a holiday home?”