Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Mussoorie Hotels Claridges Nabha
4 star hotel of Mussoorie Claridges Nabha, with family. I have never been too fond of Mussoorie because of too much commercialisation and concretisation of this hill
station. Lots of construction and deforestation had left the hill station, the Queen of Hills as a barren lot. The last few years has seen a sea change in this place with a bar on all new construction leading to a revival in greenery and better weather and rains to Mussoorie. This Monsoon the city had an excellent downpour and it had turned wonderfully green as we reached it in mid October of '09. Even the highway route to Mussoorie via Merrut, Khatauli, Muzzafarnagar, Roorkee and Dehradun is on improving as four laning is going on at most of the places along the highway. Once complete I think this will lead to decrease in time take to reach Mussoorie (presently 7-8hrs).
We were staying at the Claridges Nabha, Mussoorie, the only Claridges hotel outside the NCR region. Claridges Nabha is a heritage hotel of Mussoorie and the old residence of Mahraja of Nabha about 4 km from Mall Road, Mussoorie. The place is a heaven when you compare it to the hulla-gulla of the Mall Road, Mussoorie as it is surrounded by dense Cedar forests and immaculate gardens. Nabha Mussoorie is a small place with 21 rooms, a mixture of deluxe and Duplex rooms. It was just wonderful to stroll in the dense forest area around the place with a nice and cool breeze just about feeling the chill. The deluxe rooms are with a sitout area and some of them face the jungle. The Duplex rooms are for a family of 2 adults and 2 children with a master bed and two single beds in the attic. The radiation warmer keeps you warm in the winter as the temperature turns freezing outside. The hotel provides free transfers to the Mall and it becomes convenient as you do not have to search for parking around the Mall Mussoorie, so we took this facility and visited the Mall in the afternoon.
There are various hotels on the Mall road Mussoorie like Hotel Silver Rock, Shiva, Green Castle etc along with a lot of places to eat like the wonderful confectionary shops, Dominoes, Cafe Coffee Day, Barista and some good Chinese/Tibetan outlets with authentic Chinese & Tibetan food like Kasrang etc.We also tried the trolly which takes you to the Gun Hill which affords wonderful views of the surrounding area along with snow capped peaks of Himalayas. The peaks view was blocked by the clouds but still the surrounding view was worth the visit. One can also see the snow capped view from the Camels back road or the Himalaya facing rooms of Silver Rock or Shiva. You can also take other walks around Mussoorie. In the evening the view of the Doon Valley with thousands of shimmering lights is just superb. Around Mussoorie one can also visit Kempty falls, Dhanolti and Yamuna bridge beyond Kempty. I am sure you too will experience the change for the better in Mussoorie on your next visit.
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