Set in a very picturesque location
In a great location in the foothills of the Himalayas, Fredy's Bungalow is a peaceful colonial house. Start here on one of the many walking routes to the in the area.
Fredy’s Bungalow is a cosy colonial style house on a hillside near the lake of Bhimtal in Kumaon, a green and picturesque region of the Himalayan foothills. This peaceful haven is in a forest with good mountain views, just a short drive up a track from the lake.
The original owner, a German named Fredy Smetacek Jr, was an avid butterfly collector, and much of his collection is in the bungalow itself, with more samples in the nearby Butterfly Museum.
Fredy’s Bungalow is the start of a great walking route in these hills, on which you can stay at several other village houses along the way. While you are staying at Fredy’s go for a boat ride on nearby Bhimtal lake, wander the surroundings or simply put your feet up with a good book.
Not sure where to begin planning your trip?
Let one of our experts help you create an unforgettable experience
Plan with an Expert
Have a look at our original holiday experiences and then contact us with your brief, or call 0203 111 1215.
A detailed itinerary in 24hrs
Our experts will send you a detailed holiday itinerary within 24 hours. It's our service promise to you.
Tailor-made doesn't mean expensive! Read our price promise and book with financial security.
The Far & Wild Community...
We think that the best people to talk about an experience are those directly linked to it. Our website and brochures let the ‘real experts’ show their stuff… local experts, travellers & industry insiders. Look out for the coloured markers all around the site... they mean that you are reading something contributed directly by a person from one of these different parts of the community we are part of.
The best memories aren’t simply places and hotels, they are made up of experiences and people… that’s why our focus is on using our community to make your holiday COME TO LIFE.
You talk to someone who's been there
We listen first. Our expertise, but always your holiday.
Quick. A holiday plan tailored to you in 24 hours.
Safe. Licensed and regulated by the CAA.
Simple. These best rates and the best routes delivered in a clear and simple way.
Personal. From the start you'll only ever deal with one consultant.
Our service charter explains what you can expect from us
We keep the focus on your holiday. In fact it's the sole objective of everything we do at Far & Wild.
Delivering you an outstanding and original holiday experience means...
..location connections, expert guides, hand-picked experiences and creating the space for magic to happen.
Book with Confidence
Transparent. Prices, information – we'll break it down anyway you like.
Financial Security. Our Civil Aviation Authority's ATOL bonding consumer protection scheme.
24/7 emergency support on the ground wherever you travel.
A detailed itinerary in 24 hours
Start planning your original holiday to Freddy's Bungalow by contacting one of our experts
Call an expert on
01768 603 715