Mussorie

Mussorie

Mussorie

Description

The Claridges Nabha Residence is situated in the lush green valley of Mussoorie, seated atop a picturesque hill. Once the summer residence of the erstwhile Maharaja of Nabha, this 5 star heritage property is surrounded by 13.5 acres of cedar forest and still reflects the spirit of the colonial era. Offering the best place for a worthwhile holiday retreat, the property evokes a distinct Victorian feel, capturing the serenity and unforgettable reminiscence of the Mussoorie of that bygone era. The hotel offers well appointed rooms equipped with amenities like satellite television, telephone and hot and cold water.

Inclusions:

  • Volvo Bus/Train Tickets from Chandigarh or Delhi
  • Accommodation for 2 Nights 3 Days              in a deluxe room in respective hotel.
  • Welcome drink (non-alcoholic) on arrival.
  • Cookies once in the room during stay
  • Daily Bed Tea /Coffee
  • 10% discount on additional food bills.
  • Pick-up & Drop to resort
  • One day Local Sightseeing

 

 

Mussoorie

Known as the Queen of the Hills, Mussoorie is one of the most visited and best known hill stations in India. Enjoying a rich colonial heritage, Mussoorie is delightful place, with beautiful old buildings, scenic valley and mountain views, numerous nearby attractions, fabulous year-round weather, a skating rink, great food and friendly people. The town, surrounded by wooded slopes of deodar, rhododendron and oak trees, was founded as a summer holiday resort for the British by Captain Young in 1827. The main promenade in Mussoorie is known as the Mall, as in other hill stations, and it stretches from the Picture Palace to the Public Library, with the famous ropeway located near the Picture Palace end.

Places to See

There are no shortages of sights in Mussoorie, and popular attractions include: Lal Tibba, the highest point in Mussoorie, located about 5 km from the Picture Palace;Kempty Falls, located about 15 km from Mussoorie, it is a beautiful and popular tourist destination; Happy Valley, located about 2 km from the Library, it is a large Tibetan settlement and a beautiful spot; Gun Hill, the second highest point in Mussoorie, offering the best view of the valley below; Municipal Garden, about 3 km from Mussoorie, it is a beautiful picnic spot with a lake; Camel’s Back Road, a meandering road that stretches from Kulri Bazaar near the Rink Hall to Library Bazaar, showing delightful valley and mountain views; Nag Devta Temple, located about 7 km from Mussoorie, this is an ancient temple that also offers a beautiful view of the Doon Valley; Van Chetna Kendra, and animal reserve located 4 km away with such species as the Ghural, Kanakar, Himalayan Peacock, and Monal; Jwalaji Temple, is located about 9 km from Mussoorie, and is a temple is on top of the Benog Hill; and Cloud’s End, located about 18 km away from Mussoorie, it is a heritage building in a scenic location that has now been converted into a hotel.

Things to Do

A must-experience in Mussoorie is a horse-back ride on Camel’s Back Road, admiring the beautiful scenery. Horse rides are also great ways to traverse the mall when you are not feeling like walking or taking a cycle rickshaw. Another must experience is theropeway ride from the Mall to Gun Hill, the second highest point in Mussoorie. The view on the ride is as spectacular as the ride itself, and a must do. Lal Tibba, the highest point in Mussoorie, is of course another must visit place, which promises some tantalizing views of the surrounding hills and valleys. Taking walks along the Mall is also a good idea, and the best way to explore the culture of the hill station. Boating in the Municipal Garden’s lake is a fun activity for the family, as is enjoying a picnic there.Parasailing, rock-climbing, hiking/trekking, and other adventure sports facilities are also available.

Shopping

The Mall of Mussoorie is packed with shops that cater to all your souvenir, clothing, antique, jewellery, and handicraft shopping needs. Also visit Landour Bazaar, about 4 km away, which offers excellent clothing and tailoring shops, as well as other products. The market is unique in being nearly completely cloaked in silence, and it has signs to this effect nailed onto trees. Mussoorie also has a variety of branded stores on the Mall, such as PlanetM, Wingsfield, Reebok, Liberty, Koutons and many more. The Ropeways shopping centre and the Tibetan Market, a great place to buy woollens is The Himalayan Weavers shop, located about 8 km away on the Mussoorie-Dhanaulti Road, is a local cooperative that produces hand-woven shawls, stoles, scarves, and silk.

One of Mussoorie’s hidden treasures is Sister’s Bazaar at Top of the Hill. At the highest point of Mussoorie, near TV Tower and Lal Tibba, Sister’s Bazaar has a couple of shops owned by the Prakash’s – an old family from Mussoorie. The shop with the green door, known as Prakash’s sells homemade jams, jellies, chutneys, cookies and cheese amongst other goodies. All made and bottled by the family, this small but well stocked grocery store is simply delightful. Not to miss is the peanut butter! A few doors down, the family has a store selling clothes, silver jewelry and trinkets typical of the “hills”. Here, you can find a lot of Tibetan handicrafts as well

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