Dhanachuli is off the mainstream tourist map. It has a decent resort of its own, but other than that, you'd be hard pressed to find anything lay claim to this sleepy hamlet in the Kumaon region of India's state of Uttarakhand.
Fortunately, that is exactly what a close friend and I were looking for; a serene calm, spectacular Himalayan views, a proper taste of the winter in the north and some down time. We were helped by our friend graciously offering his luxurious holiday villa to us and very thankful for it at the end of a 9 hour drive from Delhi.
Accompanied with the larger share of a department store's food provisions and some good spirit, we made a bee line for the void.