From the moment you enter this guest house, it takes over your senses with its beautiful decor and the aroma of delicious Tibetan Cuisine. Ideal for solo wanderers, the USP of this place is its charming decor, delicious food and warm hospitality.
Located in Landour, a small town at a short distance from the famous hill station of Mussoorie, this guest house nestled amidst a quaint village, is a quick, pocket-friendly getaway from Delhi.
ABOUT THE STAY
The guest house is a small, cozy and charming space with hand-painted walls and ceilings that make you feel like you've entered a mystical land. All the paintings are done by local artists who specialise in Tibetan art and the guesthouse is full of intricate hand painted tankhas and mandalas that capture the essence of the Tibetan Culture.
The location of the house is excellent, offering its travellers views of the Dehradun Valley below, stunning skies above and the quaint, charming village houses of Landour.
The rooms, each with a different Tibetan theme, are super cozy and comfortable with amazing views of the Dehradun Valley below and the blue skies above. Each room is individually hand painted with Tibetan Motifs that make for a meditative and peaceful ambiance during your stay.
Some of the rooms are located on the first floor and those offer beautiful views. The other rooms are on the ground floor and although they don't have much of a view, the rooms themselves have enough charm and beauty to keep you happy.
The guest house is run by locals who specialise in great service and hospitality. Their hospitality doesn't end with your departure because when you leave the guesthouse, the staff gifts all its travellers a Tibetan scarf, which is a blessing for your well being and safety through out your life.
In addition to the small nuances that will make your stay a memorable one, the staff in the kitchen deserves an applaud for the delicious and authentic Tibetan cuisine they prepare. Don't forget to try out the momos that they are famous for!
THINGS TO KNOW
Zen House is located near Mussoorie, in Uttarakhand.
7 hours from Delhi.
Nearest station is in Dehradun, 1 hour away.
Nearest airport is in Dehradun, 2 hours away.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Spring and Summer are the best seasons to visit Landour.
BEST SUITED FOR
Solo women travellers, couples and small group of friends.
The rooms are priced differently, from Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 3,500
inclusive of breakfast for 2 adults.
The Zen House is an ideal place for slow travellers as well as adventure junkies and activity seekers.
For travellers who like to stay in and relax, this is a great place to read and write. The various, cozy indoor nooks and the charming outdoor spaces act as lovely reading corners and the delicious tea and coffee served at the restaurant is just what you need!
There are various nature trails that one can embark on to explore the surroundings. A ten minute walk down from the guest house, and you reach St. Paul's Church, Lal Tibba and Char Dukan, famous touristy spots of Landour.
For travellers seeking more activity, you could go to the famous hill station of Mussoorie or make your way to the Tibetan Monastery located in Dehradun, 1 hour away.
INSPIRED TO WANDER?
TO PLAN YOUR JOURNEY TO THE ZEN HOUSE IN LANDOUR OR ANYWHERE ELSE IN UTTARAKHAND, CONTACT ME AT KRITIKA@WANDERBUG.IN
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