In May, this year, I made a quick trip to the lush hills of Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh. Located an easy six hours from Delhi by road, I borrowed my sisters car one morning and off I went to the mountains to explore this hidden gem I knew of - a luxury, boutique resort located amidst the pine forests of Kasauli.
ABOUT THE STAY
Set amidst beautiful pine forests of the Kasauli Hills, this resort is a gorgeous mountain hideaway ideal for those who love luxury and nature. The resort is located 20 minutes from the main town of Kasauli, ideally situated away from the main tourist hub where travellers can enjoy a few days of mountain serenity and peace.
Originally built as a summer house to designer Nila Mehta and family from Delhi, the owners slowly realised that they would like to share the beauty of their home and the Kasauli Hills with travellers from all over the world. With this intention in mind, the owner along with her family came up with the idea of opening up their estate and their home to discerning travellers.
Today, they have 12 beautiful designed rooms that welcome luxury travellers to enjoy a few days of magic and comfort in the mountains. There is a tv lounge, a reading room, indoor and outdoor dining areas, lawns for you to sit around and gaze at the beautiful hills and private balconies with each room.
There are 12 rooms at the property spread over three buildings. Three rooms in the main house, five rooms in one wing and four in the adjacent wing. While the main house is the oldest building with a castle like structure, the other two wings are newly built. All 12 rooms are elegantly designed with wooden floors, comfortable beds, large glass windows overlooking the forests, private sit-outs and vibrant upholstery. There is tv lounge at the resort where guests can watch what they like along with a reading lounge full of interesting books to keep you occupied.
There are five crew members you'll find at the resort at all time. While Karan manages guest relations, Prem, the head chef dedicates his time to cook up the most delicious meals for you. Be it Indian, continental, Italian or Chinese, Prem is an excellent cook who has learnt his skills thanks to years of experience and his culinarily trails around the world.
Mohan, Pawan and Chaman help your with anything you need at the resort and leave no stone intruded to ensure you have everything you need during your stay. The crew is accompanied by three absolute gems - aaloo, bhindi and lauki who are ever ready to play with you and ensure your safety and comfort by keeping wild monkeys away :)
An amazing space for big groups of friends and families (10-15 people) looking for a quick getaway from Delhi and Chandigarh. Absolutely love the tasteful decor and the charming green spaces surrounding the house. The sit-out's and the outdoor breakfast set-up is magical!