Mashobra (Shimla), Himachal Pradesh
Surrounded by tall cedar and pine trees, a cover of misty clouds and uninterrupted mountain views, Jaadooghar Mashobra makes for a perfect hill retreat with unrivalled views. Located in a dreamy spot called Chaklu in idyllic Mashobra in the Shimla District of Himachal Pradesh, this Jaadooghar property is quaintly located, well outside the hustle and bustle of Shimla but not far enough to be inaccessible.
The property itself is a 3-bedroom homestay, equipped with all modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay, a carefully curated menu along with ample activities and experiences for guests to engage in.
An extraordinary feeling of peace & serenity pervades the entire cottage while its proximity to white water rafting, paragliding, golfing, village tours and other such entertainment venues across Shimla makes Mashobra an ideal vacation spot.
Guided Hikes and Treks
Your host is a seasoned trekker and having lived in the area for a long time, is well aware of the nooks and crannies around including some undiscovered paths & off-the-beaten-edge trails. There is an other-worldly sunrise/sunset point close to the property which is easily trekkable. You can also take on the adventurous Shali Tibba trek (paid trek with local guide, packed lunch and cab service).
Jaadooghar Mashobra also provides a guided tour to the nearby villages to immerse in the local culture.
One could even sample some locally-made cheese on the property and trek to the cheese factory where these can be bought directly from the manufacturer. On your way, stop at the Horticulture Research Centre where you can learn a thing or two about the local flora and agriculture techniques.
Your host also organises a special Foliage Scavenger Hunt where you can trek through the local farms and wilderness and collect naturally growing ingredients such as herbs, veggies, fruits etc. These ingredients will then be used to prepare your dinner by the in-house chef.
Note: The length and difficulty of this trek can be customised as per your comfort levels. For longer treks, lunch can be organised at local spots in the village.
Barbecue and Bonfire
There is nothing more soothing on a cold mountain evening than an in-house barbecue and bonfire. Ask the host to set this up and soak in the mountain views as the fresh mountain breeze fills up your lungs. Immerse in the warmth of the fire while gazing at the starry night sky. This is a paid experience; payable at the property directly.
The Farm Experience
Immerse yourself in the simple pleasures of rural/small town life – engage in vegetable and fruit picking from the estate’s farms (best done during May-August), sample various edible plants like mint, sweet fennel, capsicum, brinjal, carrots, cauliflowers, herbs (depending upon season) or take the kids to see the in-house cowshed. Relish in the pure dairy products made from the estate’s own cows’ milk or the homemade jams and squashes.
For a soothing break, enjoy an in-house meditation session with the host in the property’s gardens or common rooms. You can even book yoga sessions with expert Yogacharya Manoj Thakur (paid sessions).
Prices start at: ₹4,245 per night (includes taxes and fees)
The bungalow has 3 independent rooms, each with ensuite washrooms and a cosy sitting space. The ground floor of the bungalow is occupied by the hosts while the first floor of the bungalow is reserved for guests where they can enjoy a spacious verandah, cosy living space and a dining space. The living room has large windows that enable guests to enjoy uninterrupted views of the mountains.
Located in the Chaklu village in Mashobra (District Shimla), the nearest airport to the property is in Chandigarh i.e. about 135 kms away from where one may take a car/taxi to get here. The nearest train station is Shimla which is only about 10 kms away from Mashobra. One could also take a Volvo from Delhi/Chandigarh to Shimla and from there get a local taxi/ local bus to Chaklu/Sadhora (nearest bus stops) to the property.
HOUSE RULES AND THINGS TO NOTE
The in-house chef prepares all meals (vegetarian only) from a curated menu including sumptuous Himachali delicacies like Siddu. Breakfast is included in the tariff while other meals may be ordered in advance. Kitchen is not accessible to guests; however they may use the kitchen fridge to store food items.
The property also has common living spaces for you to lounge in and indoor games to enjoy with your loved ones.
The property is the family home of the hosts and they reside on the ground floor while the first floor is let out to the guests. The property is appropriate for couples, friends, family looking for a quiet time together – loud music and noise is therefore not appreciated.
All rooms are similar to each other and room allocation is done basis availability.
CHECK-IN TIME: 1:00 PM
CHECK-OUT TIME: 12:00 PM
PETS NOT ALLOWED
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