Aamod at Dalhousie is undoubtedly the best property in Dalhousie by far. Adding on to all the luxury, it gives unobstructed panoramic views to the Pir Panjal Range of Himalayas. It is located 5km ahead of Dalhousie on the Dalhousie-Khajjiar Road. It is an ideal long-weekend getaway destination from Delhi. Dalhousie is 12 hours drive from Delhi, or it can be approached by train to Pathankot and 3 hours drive from there, or a flight to Dharmsala and 4 hours drive from there.
It is a standalone resort perched on a mountain amidst dense cedar forests, with no other construction around it. It is set in a serene environment and makes a splendid place to live close to nature and relax your mind, body and soul. The cedar trees are covered with snow in winters. It is a delightful experience to live in the resort in winters when everything around is covered with the white gold.
The eco cottages and rooms are luxuriously designed to give beautiful views of nature from every corner. Waking up to the chirping of the birds and views of forests on one side and the snow-clad mountains on the other side, with a black coffee (without sugar) in my hands, was an indulgence in itself. Yes, I sleep with my gadgets around me on my bed :) The rooms are huge with ample space to move around and the beds are imperiously cosy.
As much as I loved cozying up in the room, I wouldn't want to miss the early morning views of the Pir Panjal Himalayas. As the sun gradually rose up from the other side, the snow covered mountains revealed their beauty and vastness in the clear blue sky.
It is difficult to get enough of Himalayan view from Aamod at Dalhousie and it is very tempting to spend as much time as possible in the Alfresco restaurant. It was a pleasure to meet Gaurav Jain, the owner of the Aamod Resorts. He is a "been there, done that" person with distinguished experiences in varied dimensions. His humility, intellect, wisdom, goodness, values and choice of staff define the DNA of Aamod Resorts.
The food at Aamod Resorts is one of the most sought after experiences. The colonial restaurant is recognised as the best restaurant in Dalhousie. The restaurant has indoor sitting as well as Alfresco dining. The staff recommends to try out Himachali cuisine called Dham, at least for one meal and that is an offer no one should refuse. The chef also likes experimenting on creative dishes on the Indian and continental menus like the avocado salad in the picture below.
Bonfire with jamming sessions, is the best experience one can get when the life slows down in the Himalayas in the chilly evenings. Open bar and live grill under the stars is all that I could ask for to wind my day on a soothing note. Aamod Resorts give a good platform to local talent to perform. Aamod resorts give unique dining experiences of "you pick a spot and we set the table".
Namaste! I'm Medhavi Davda.
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