The idea of Urvashi’s Retreat was envisioned by Urvashi’s family earlier in 2014. After two decades of savouring the Himalayan delight as tourists, they envisioned paying the Devbhumi a homage of their own, but this time, as hosts. Nestled in the Bipasha valley, this vision of their materialised in the form of a boutique estate, wherein they fused local rusticity with luxurious living to craft a soul-lifting getaway. And thus, Urvashi’s Retreat was born.
Classified today by the prestigious ITC WelcomHeritage group as one of their Nature Resorts, Urvashi’s retreat is a personally-run enterprise by Urvashi Singh and her multifunctional team. Set in a homely style with state of the art facilities, it is a luxury-centric and personally-crafted attempt at synthesising nature with premium hospitality.
Setting our logo in the particular colour scheme holds as much symbolism as it does aesthetic beauty. Green- dark viridescent in particular, primarily symbolises the natural abundance that has been bestowed upon the Himalayan Devbhumi. In addition, it is the colour of balance, harmony, renewal and tranquility. Embellished upon this viridescence is our logo in gold- the colour of perfection, luxury, quality and abundance- both, material as well as spiritual.
A crown above, and a set of keys below the centre jointly connote the supremacy of the Retreat in terms of its hospitality, quality and service as a boutique hotel. More specifically, golden keys are known to symbolise emotional warmth and contentment, which we believe are delivered through exemplary service. Dominating our logo, at its centre, is our mascot- the rather stylish and wellgroomed butler- Magenta.
A French Bulldog by breed, Magenta’s quirkiness, hospitable nature, and a general dislike towards the heat and everything mundane, highlights a great deal about the collective ethos of Urvashi’s Retreat. Small yet substantial, exhilarating yet relaxed, Magenta indicates a unique appeal offered by the Retreat to all its forthcoming visitors, and promises you a memorable experience.
Drinking Water Quality and Analysis Assessment
UR Organics & Sustainable Initiatives
EV Charging Station
Urvashi’s Retreat is proud to count as Manali’s first-ever hotel enterprise to open its gates to an exclusive Electronic Vehicle (EV) Charging Station. In adapting to the increasing need for sustainable transport, we at Urvashi’s Retreat join hands with all forthcoming visitors who are committed to decreasing their carbon footprint.
Sustainable Luxury with KAMA Ayurveda
Urvashi’s Retreat is very proud to uphold ITC’s values of sustainable luxury through multifold conservatory and eco-friendly initiatives, out of which the idea of minimal house keeping waste is one.
Every year, hotels churn out astounding amounts of waste as a by-product of their bath amenities that are usually packaged in disposable plastic bottles. Not only does this amount to a wastage of bath amenities in the form of half-used bottles that are bound to be disposed, but also a very large amount of non-degradable plastic.
At Urvashi’s Retreat, we are honoured to partner with KAMA Ayurveda in an initiative that bottles genuine KAMA Ayurveda bath and beauty products in indigenously-made and environmentally-friendly terracotta dispensers. This newly devised method ensures minimal wastage and a drastic reduction in plastic use. As for our soaps, all leftovers are sanitised and donated to people in the nearby villages, who are also happy to indulge in a little bath luxury.