Recently I got married at the starting of Summer, after the wedding I was searching for the place where I can go for the Honeymoon. Unfortunately, summer is not a good time for beaches, there is offseason in South East Asia countries including Goa & Sri Lanka. So now the only places left is the Northside in the Himalayas. The Places like Shimla, Manali, Kashmir are too common places and very touristy in summers so I decided to go somewhere deep in the Uttarakhand region. I’m an adventurer in travel style so I decided to go on a road trip. Road Trip has its own charm in the Mountains, I think the road trip is the best way to explore the Mountains. However, for my wife, it’s the first time for her to go on such a long trip and that’s too in the Mountains. We decided to go Jhaltola village near Chaukori in Uttarakhand and for that, we chose The Misty Mountains Resort which is Forest Retreat Resort in the Himalayas.
The Entire Resort Ambience is based on Wooden style, the resort perfectly blends the wooden style with Himalayas forest. There are lots of green space, trees, flowers in and around the resort.
The entire Ambience is warm, subtle and spacious. The place is built for both couples and families. Every room ambience is different from each other. Every section has its own charm however wooden style can be seen in every structure.
There are four types of Rooms are available at The Misty Mountains:
The Oak Suites is the newest building in the entire resort and this is where we stayed in. There are 2 rooms available in Oak Suites and is located at the highest point in the resort.
The room consists of the cozy master bedroom, changing room, separate bathroom, and toilet, kids room, small drawing room with beautiful view of the Himalayas and a wooden deck sit out where you can enjoy your morning and evening tea with the breathtaking view.
The Rosebank Cottage is also at the highest point in the resort near the Oak Suites, the cottage is in cylindrical in shape and very popular among the old guest.
The cottage has a master bedroom and one kid room on the top of it. The sit-in space is also given at the window to enjoy the view of the mountains. There is also a wooden deck sit out with the view of the rose garden and the mountains.
If you’re a couple and want some privacy then choose either from Oak Suites or Rosebank Cottage.
The suite will be perfect for the family with two kids. There is a big garden outside where you can kids safely play in it.
The garden also has a wooden bench to sit outside in Mountains sunshine. There are four such suites with kid bunk bedroom.
If you have got a big family or two families traveling together then Family Cottage is good for you. The Cottage has one big living room, 2 bedrooms each with an attached bath and a small bedroom for the kids. If you’ve old parents traveling with you then you must go to this as it’s very near to the dining area and your parents won’t have to walk on the rough terrain.
There is one open dining area with the facility of a buffet dinner where you can get the home cooked food with delicious mountains ingredients grown locally.
Breakfast: Healthy breakfast containing omelet,bread-butter, homemade fruit jams, and some desi menu of aalu paratha-dahi, poha, chocos, hot milk, tea, coffee.
Lunch: Delicious homemade food with home-grown ingredients such as daal makhani (personal favorite), lauki ka rayta,mix veg sabji, green chutni (that was made of pure home ingredients), salad, masala papad, plain rice and hot buttered chapaties.
Dinner: In dinner, there was the menu for both veg and nonveg people. In the veg menu, there were paneer masala, simple rice, bhindi masala, papad salad, daal tadka, buttered chapati. In the non-veg menu, there was chicken masala.
Snacks: You can ask for snacks too in the evening time. We are tea lovers so we ordered tea and pakodas as it was a rainy day and tea-pakoda is must during the rainy day.
The Misty Mountains has a lot more to offer to make your stay relaxing and full of activities. You can roam around the area in a walkway surrounded with beautiful flowers and gardens, go on hiking nearby where you can get a chance to witness the wildlife. There is also a big Indoor facility available near the dining area where you can play many indoor games, read books etc.
This place also provide perfect environment for the Birdwatcher.
Also Patal Bhuvaneshwar, Chaukori Tea Gardens is the major attraction near the Resort, if you’ve time you can go to these places in the daytime.
If you’re looking for an offbeat place to relax with your loved one or thinking to go on Road Trip then you must stay at The Misty Mountains – A Himalayan Retreat. The place does not only connect you to the Mountains but also bring closer to your friends. The entire property is very well constructed from the entire place to interior.