The Indian Hotels Company’s Seleqtions brand has opened a new property in Haridwar in Uttarakhand. 

Set on the banks of the sacred river Ganges, at the foothills of the Shivalik mountains, the Pilibhit House is an aristocratic mansion that features 35  guestrooms and suites.

The F&B venue, Dining Room serves vegetarian food with a range of international and local delicacies, including some recipes from the home kitchen of the ancestral family. There is also the open-air Lobby Lounge for guests to unwind with finger foods.

Guests can enjoy Ganga Aarti at the hotel’s own private bathing ghat or perform Yoga at the Ganges Deck.

Wellness activities include Jiva Spa offering relaxing and meditation sessions with expert instructors. 

Guests can also participate in curated experiences such as an offbeat holy tour, a trip to ashrams, a forest riverbed picnic, and a wetland tour of the Chiriyapur Forest Range. 

Taljinder Singh, senior vice president – South Mumbai and SeleQtions, IHCL said: 

“With its spellbinding landscapes ringed by the lofty Himalayas, Uttarakhand is not only a nature lover’s delight but also known for its many pilgrimage sites. With Pilibhit House, IHCL steps into the holy city of Haridwar located on the banks of the river Ganga.

“The addition of this destination in IHCL’s portfolio will help create new circuits in the state with Rishikesh, Corbett and Haridwar, for both domestic and international travellers.”

Amit Kumar, general manager, Pilibhit House – IHCL SeleQtions hotels said:

“Pilibhit House, located close to the famous Har Ki Pauri, offers an authentic flavour of the legendary city of Haridwar. We look forward to welcoming guests as they explore Haridwar’s rich history, which goes back thousands of years, through the lens of the curated and immersive experiences that we have to offer.”