Beyond by Sula Resort, Nashik: An Honest Review

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Nashik in Maharashtra is an ancient city on the banks of river Godavari. Three hours away from Mumbai, it is best known for the vineyards that grow in abundance due to its temperate climate. On a recent trip to Maharashtra, we enjoyed a weekend getaway at Sula Vineyards, Nashik. We stayed at the Sky Villa at the Beyond by Sula Resort, and this is a dedicated review. The first post in the series was about things we did in the area.

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The stunning Sky Villa at Beyond by Sula Resort

Beyond By Sula Resort:

Perched on the bank of the Ganga Dhar Dam in the Godavari Reservoir, amidst the rolling Gangapur Hills; Beyond by Sula Resort had an unbeatable location. This lavish property was a five km rough-road drive from Sula Vineyards. There were seven lake-facing rooms, and a villa with three bedrooms. The property had an all-day dining hall, two pools, and lovely pathways that beg exploration. A quaint boat ride was also on offer.

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Fancy a walk along the manicured lawns of the resort?

We booked the luxurious Sky Villa for two nights. The three bedrooms with a couple extra beds were sufficient for eight adults and one child. The rooms were spacious and tastefully decorated. The entire property was beautiful with a minimalist, Scandinavian aesthetic. Manicured lawns added to the beauty.

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Spacious bedrooms

The infinity pool had a uniform depth of 4 feet and offered stunning views of the lake and hills in the distance. Mid-day was the best time to take a dip in the cold water. The pool-side deck was equipped with seating, hammock and swing, perfect for lazing and observing the stunning sunset.

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Gorgeous sunset from the poolside deck

The living area on the first floor was fully equipped for entertainment, with a pool table, carom board, and a good sound system. There was a kitchen and small living area downstairs. The Sky Villa offered a butler service.

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There was plenty of entertainment available

The villa was designed for a stay-in vacation, with an extensive wine list (most of which we went through) and fantastic amenities. However, the food offered on the premises was below average, and the service left much to be desired. We ate two lunches, two breakfasts and a dinner at the multi-cuisine café. The best thing was dal chawal (rice and lentils) made on special request as it wasn’t on the menu. The Italian and continental options were disappointing as were the Indian non-vegetarian tandoori dishes. The buffet style breakfasts were included in the tariff and were passable at best.

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An extensive wine list is offered to guests

The staff including butlers, wait staff at the restaurant, housekeeping etc. all had a sweet disposition and were very willing to fulfill demands. However, they seriously lacked the polish that is expected from a world-class luxury property. Despite the expensive price point, the service was rudimentary. It was noticeable in the small things. A specific order of penne pasta took 45 minutes to arrive and it contained spaghetti instead of penne. The turn-down service of the bedding wasn’t promptly done. Wine orders would have to be placed multiple times before arrival. These experiences may not bother many people, but having travelled extensively in India and abroad, they bothered me. The resort needs to pull up its socks to compete on the level of luxury they advertise for.

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Amazing scenery, but average food and lacklustre service!

There were no separate provisions for my baby’s nanny who was travelling with us, except for food from the staff kitchen. I’d expected bugs on the property due to the abundant greenery, but I was unhappy with the cockroaches in the bathrooms!

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Despite teething problems, the villa is ideal for family vacations as well as holidays with small groups of friends. It is pricey but very beautiful. By improving their culinary options and service, they will achieve greater renown.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Address: Gat 36/2, Govardhan, Gangapur-Savargaon Road, Nashik

Price (Sky Villa): Sunday- Thursday: INR 30,000 per night

                             Friday- Saturday: INR 35,000 per night

                             Prime Days: INR 45,000 per night

                             Christmas and New Year: INR 50,000 per night

                             Extra person: INR 2,500 per night

                             Extra person on prime days: INR 3,500 per night

Book by clicking here.

Sky Villa at Beyond by Sula Resort Rating: 4/5

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Nashik, Maharashtra in 48 Hours: Things to Do

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Nashik in Maharashtra is an ancient city on the banks of river Godavari. Three hours away from Mumbai, it is best known for the vineyards that grow in abundance due to its temperate climate. On a recent trip to Maharashtra, we enjoyed a weekend getaway at Sula Vineyards, Nashik. We stayed at the Sky Villa at the Beyond by Sula Resort. This post is dedicated to things we did in the area.

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The vineyards and wine dominated our experience!

Drive from Mumbai to Nashik- Food Hub:

Leave early in the day to avoid excessive traffic within Mumbai city limits. There are many fast food/ dhaba style stops along the way. We stopped at the Food Hub in Shahapur, which had many different options to choose from, apart from being generally hygienic.

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Address: National Highway 3, Shahapur

Boating Along the Ganga Dhar Dam, Godawari Reservoir:

The Sky Villa at the Beyond by Sula resort was located on the banks of the Ganga Dhar Dam, in the Godawari Reservoir. A quaint boat ride was offered, two minutes away from our villa. No lifejackets were available, but the slow pace of the ride and the still water ensured a safe ride. Half an hour cost around INR 500, for 7 people and 1 child. Boating is open to public, but our villa’s butler arranged for the fisherman to bring his boat to our doorstep.

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Quaint boat ride

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Gorgeous water-meets-sky moment captured from our boat

Address: Gat 36/2, Govardhan, Gangapur-Savargaon Road

Timings: Best done early morning or late afternoon

Buying Artisanal Cheese from Le Fromage:

This small farm makes organic artisanal cheeses at their premises. They encourage patrons to taste and choose their favourites before buying. Upon request, you can observe the procedure for making the delicious cheeses. My favourites were the Mozzarella, Gouda and Cheddar.

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Tasting all the artisanal cheeses

Some of the machines used to make the cheese

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Cheese is well-packaged and easy to travel with

Address: 16/3, Gangapur-Savargaon Road, Gangavhare

Wine Tour and Tasting at Sula Vineyard:

With an expertise of sixteen years, Sula has a repertoire of 23 Indian wines including red, white, sparkling and rose. They offer wine tours with an in-house guide where you are told about the history of Sula, as well as wine-making and wine-drinking in general. The tours end with a wine-tasting where you taste six wines under the guidance of their team. You are taught the five steps of wine-tasting.

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The Sula Vineyard flanked by grape plants

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Posing during the wine tour (it was freezing!)

The tour was quite crowded and a bit rushed. The tasting was a more intimate experience. The place allows babies and children but is not baby-friendly. My toddler threw a tantrum (as is usual at his age!) and I was asked to leave the room by the guide. Do keep that in mind if you plan to travel with children. The guide was a bit rude and circumspect, but the overall experience was interesting and informative. We were offered a 10% discount on most wines sold on the premises which I used by picking up my favourite sparkling brut.

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Five steps of wine-tasting. Step 1: Check the colour

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Step 2: Smell the wine

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Step 3: Swirl the wine

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Step 4: Sip the wine, and swirl on your palate

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Step 5: Swallow and enjoy!

Address: Gat 36/2, Govardhan Village, Off Gangapur-Savargaon Road

Timings: Tours and Tastings take place every day except dry days.

               Every hour from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Price: INR 375 per head

Dinner at Little Italy, Sula Vineyards:

The vineyard offers a couple different dining options, of which we chose Little Italy. The restaurant was baby friendly and the food was good. Each dish was helpfully paired with a signature wine, for those interested. We especially enjoyed the Aglio Olio E Pepperoncino and Alla Zingara pastas, and the pizza Alla Rucola. The sizzling chocolate walnut brownie and tiramisu were fantastic desserts. The menu offered only vegetarian options.

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Cute ambiance at Little Italy

A glimpse at the food

Address: Satpur Colony, Sula Vineyards

Timings: 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; 7:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. on most days

Check out more must-visit places in Nashik.

Our weekend turned out to be highly memorable! Stay tuned for the next post in the series on Nashik – a review of Beyond by Sula Resort.

How to Make the Most of Shimla’s Colonial Charm!

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Enjoying a hot cup of coffee at the Indian Coffee House, Shimla

Though summer vacations are coming to an end, a holiday destination that is popular year-round, is Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. This beautiful town was the summer capital of the British Empire when they governed India, and retains some of the colonial charm of that bygone era, till date. Many would have visited or read about Shimla earlier, so today I will tell you how to make the most of Shimla’s historic ‘British Raj’ allure, on your next visit.

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  1. STAY AT THE OBEROI CLARKES HOTEL

This grand heritage hotel is a boutique property dating back to 1898. Its location at the tip of the Mall Road and its old-world atmosphere enhance its appeal.

If you don’t mind splurging on some British–era hospitality, check out the Oberoi Cecil Hotel, located slightly outside of main Shimla town.

Read my review of the Oberoi Clarke’s Hotel here.

Book a stay in Shimla here.

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  1. STROLL THROUGH THE ICONIC MALL ROAD

Mall Road is the shopping street and hub of this town. It is a pedestrianised area and gets very crowded during tourist season. However, this hill-side market place with fantastic views of the valley, has an unbeatable charm.

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  1. TAKE PHOTOS AT THE LEGENDARY GAIETY THEATRE

This local club, located between the Mall and Ridge roads, was built in 1887. Its Gothic façade stands till today. Entry to the club is only for members and their guests, but it’s curlicued gates are a nice place to take a selfie.

The Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, however, is open to public and houses a museum, art gallery and the Victorian theatre where many great actors have performed in the past.

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Scandal Point, Shimla

  1. OBSERVE HUMANITY PASS YOU BY AT SCANDAL POINT

Scandal point marks the place where the Mall Road meets the Ridge. According to a romantic legend, the Maharaja of Patiala eloped with the Viceroy’s daughter, at this particular point. It’s a lovely place to take in Shimla’s vibrant life.

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  1. ENJOY A HOT CUPPA WITH SOME TRADITIONAL FARE AT INDIAN COFFEE HOUSE

This iconic coffee house opened in the 1950s, when Pandit Nehru sought to provide employment to workers from local communities. The Indian Coffee House on Shimla’s Mall Road is one of the only coffee houses to survive to this day and do well.

The delicious coffee, uniformed waiters, and 1960s atmosphere makes up for the dingy interiors.

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The Shimla Book Fair

  1. PERUSE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS AT MARIA BROTHERS SHOP IN MALL ROAD

This shop on Mall Road is mecca for those that enjoy perusing old leather-bound books. Shimla has always had a prominent reading culture. In fact, when I visited last month, I enjoyed a stop at their local book fair too.

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  1. VISIT ONE OF THE OLDEST AND GRANDEST BOARDING SCHOOLS OF INDIA- BISHOP COTTON SCHOOL

There are many boarding schools of note in Shimla, but the Bishop Cotton School is one of the oldest in Asia, dating back to 1859. It definitely merits a visit for its beautiful architecture, unbeatable legacy and rich historical past.

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  1. GORGE ON SOME DELICIOUS MITHAI

Walk down the Lower Bazaar on Mall Road and enjoy some lip-smackingly delicious Mithai at Shimla’s oldest Halwai shop, Mehru’s or Mehar Chand, as it is now known. The shop was established in 1902 and has been famous ever since, for good reason. Don’t miss the milk cake and laddoos sold here!

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A traditional soft-serve ice cream or softie

  1. BRAVE THE COLD AND ENJOY A TRADITIONAL SOFTIE ICE-CREAM

If you prefer ice-cream to traditional mithai, then Shimla Mall road is the best place to enjoy an old-school softie. The soft-serve ice-cream, or softie, was all the rage in the 1940s! Enjoying a softie in Shimla’s rains makes one feel thoroughly nostalgic.

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Ridge road in Shimla

  1. TAKE A HORSE-RIDE THROUGH THE RIDGE ROAD

Enjoy a horse-ride on the wide flat road known as the Ridge and feel transported back in time.

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Christ Church on Ridge road, Shimla

  1. VISIT THE BEAUTIFUL CHRIST CHURCH

Located on the Ridge, this beautiful church is the second oldest in India, dating back to 1859. It is a fine specimen of Gothic architecture and definitely merits a visit.

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While this is my list of places to visit in Shimla that have a colonial charm, Shimla also has many modern delights to offer. These include the cable-car/ gondola ride up to the Jakhu temple, the Johnnie’s Wax Museum, the Municipal park with many rides for children, a number of cafes and bars and even a local brewery.

What is your favourite part of Shimla? Tell me in the comments below!

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Top 15 Things to Do in Solan Himachal Pradesh

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Solan is a sprawling industrial town in the foothills of Himachal Pradesh. I first visited this place as a 9-year-old, when my grandfather was being lauded by his regiment for being the senior-most surviving officer. The convenient location, warm people and proximity to Dada Chellaramji’s Ashram, made my grandparents invest in land here. Over the years, my family constructed a cute cottage in Village Bassal, which has now become our regular holiday haunt.

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Here is my pick of what to do when you are in this part of the world. Please do give me any additions or suggestions in the comments below!

  1. ENJOY THE MOUNTAINS

Solan is a city surrounded by mountains, and has a charm of its own. Its proximity to Delhi makes it easier to reach than most other destinations in Himachal Pradesh.

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  1. HAVE A FABULOUS PICNIC AT DHARO-KI-DHAR

Solan is like any other tier-2 city of India, but the outskirts have some hidden gems. Dharo-ki-Dhar is a remote hillside point about an hour’s drive from Solan. Carry a picnic basket and enjoy some spectacular views as well as a glimpse of an ancient Gorkha fortress.

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  1. TRY YOUR HAND AT AWESOME ADVENTURE SPORTS

The Heaven’s Retreat Resort located at Dharo-ki-Dhar offers fabulous adventure sport packages. I personally have not stayed here but the accommodation seemed comfortable and the activities seemed inviting.

You can check out Heaven’s Retreat Resort on their website here.

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  1. TAKE LONG AND LEISURELY WALKS

The advantage of any hill-side holiday is living in the lap of nature. Solan, and village Bassal in particular, offer gorgeous and serene hill walks. Get your dose of exercise while breathing in the fresh air and enjoying the lovely atmosphere.

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  1. ENJOY A HOT CUPPA IN A STYLISH CAFÉ

Recently, many cafes and bakeries have opened to cater to a younger crowd. Café XoXo and the recently launched Café Lodge are prime examples. Enjoy a hot cuppa in the cute Coffee Lodge!

  1. WATCH THE LATEST MOVIES

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I review the latest movies on my IGTV show “The Weekly Verdict by The Lady Lawyer”. I was pleasantly surprised when the latest Hollywood blockbuster in 3D, released at the Sunder Ayaan cinema. The screen is darker than it should be but the seats are comfortable and clean.

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  1. TAKE IN THE LOCAL CULTURE DURING THE MAA SHOOLINI MELA

Every June, the local deity Maa Shoolini Devi takes over the town’s consciousness for three days. Work is suspended and an atmosphere of revelry prevails. Take a walk through the Chotta and Bada Bazaars to really experience the glory of this festival.

  1. INVEST IN SOME BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED JEWELLERY

Every town has a jeweller, but Verma Jewellers in Solan is special for me. I bought my wedding set from here ten years ago, and it has stood the test of time. Akshay Verma, the owner, sources his unique designs from across India and offers competitive prices on gold and silver pieces. You can check out their work on Instagram at vermajewellers_solan.

If, however, you prefer minimalist semi-precious contemporary offerings, I recommend the beautiful collection by Milly Ghumman, a local jewellery designer. You can check out her work on Instagram at Myo Designs.

L-R: Myo Designs (picture courtesy http://www.myodesigns.com), Verma Jewellers

  1. DISCOVER THE MANY FACETS OF THE HINDU RELIGION AT MOHAN SHAKTI HERITAGE PARK

This unique heritage park is the only one in the country that boasts multiple Hindu gods and goddesses in the same space. One can treat it as a temple, or simply visit it to take in the rich heritage of Hinduism.

  1. EAT DELICIOUS SAMOSAS AT RATANJEE’S

There are many eating joints in Solan known for their traditional Indian fare, but Ratanjee’s samosas really hit the spot! He has a little stall in the Bada Bazaar, and you shouldn’t miss it.

L-R: Ratanjee’s Samosas, Cream Puffs Bohra Eggless Bakery, Fresh Fruit at HPMC Outlets

  1. TAKE A TOUR OF INDIA’S OLDEST BREWERY- MOHAN MEAKIN

Going all the way back to the 19th century, this brewery is most famous for its local beer. A branch of the Mohan Meakin brewery makes the popular Old Monk Rum. Though the brewery is open to public for a limited time in the year, it is definitely worth a visit!

Check out their website here.

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  1. ENJOY A LUXURIOUS STAY

The options for luxurious stays were scarce in this area, until a couple of years ago. Deventure Hotels opened their doors in nearby Kandaghat, and recently the Fortune Select brand run by ITC Hotels has opened the lovely Forest Hills Resort in Barog. Both these options, offer luxury in the lap of nature, at reasonable price points.

Check out Deventure here and Fortune Select Forest Hills here.

L-R: The gorgeous view from Deventure Kandaghat, the infinity pool at Fortune Select Forest Hills

  1. DRIVE TO NEARBY HILL-STATIONS SHIMLA, KASAULI, CHAIL, BAROG AND DAGSHAI IN JUST AN HOUR

The biggest attraction of Solan is its location. It’s just an hour’s drive from many hill stations of Himachal Pradesh. If you want to explore the entire state, it is best to stay in Solan, and take day trips to Shimla, Kasauli, Chail, Barog, Dagshai and many others.

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Shimla Ridge in the rains

  1. TREK UP A MOUNTAIN

If you enjoy trekking or want to try it for the first time, the easily scalable peaks of Solan will not disappoint. Mount Karol and Kali Tibba are good destinations to trek to, as per my local blogger friend Manju Thakur Mann.

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  1. EXPLORE YOUR RELIGIOUS SIDE BY VISITING AN ASHRAM

My grandmother was particularly attracted to the simple philosophy of Dada Chellaramji Ashram. I personally don’t subscribe to it, but it is a peaceful and interesting place to include in your Solan itinerary.

The Saproon area has a Gurdwara which also merits a visit.

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The fresh fruit from our garden in Solan

This is my pick of things to do, see and eat in Solan, Himachal Pradesh, but it is not a definitive guide. If you have any suggestions, do let me know!

Whatever you do while in Solan, avoid visiting the so-called “Zoological Survey of India Taxidermy Museum”. My husband succinctly described our experience while reviewing it on Google, so quoting him here:

The place is terrible, and the staff is horrendous. We arrived at 2.30 and all the staff was ‘at lunch’. At 3.05 when no one had returned from lunch we called one of the numbers on the phone to complain- a Dr. Avtar Kaur Sidhu rudely asked us which government department we were from. She said the zoo museum was NOT open to the public and this was NOT a public place. She finally returned from lunch at 3.15 and refused to let us in. A waste of public funds if it isn’t open to the public. Finally, we returned home after not being allowed in on a Thursday afternoon.

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Where to Stop for Refreshment When Driving to Punjab and Himachal Pradesh

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Hi folks, welcome to my series on Solan, Himachal Pradesh. This town in the foothills is a fantastic base to explore different hill stations in Himachal Pradesh. My family has a home in Solan, and I’ve visited it many times. This series will be a definitive guide to this area. Today, I’ll list the various places you can stop at for refreshment, a good stretch and toilet breaks, if driving to Himachal.

If interested, you can read my travel series on London, Cambridge, Landour (Mussoorie), Amritsar, Mumbai and Nashik too.

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HOW TO REACH HIMACHAL PRADESH:

Most Indian cities offer direct flights to Chandigarh. From Chandigarh, taxis can be booked to your destination.

Delhi and Mumbai offer direct flights to Simla but these are often cancelled due to unpredictable weather conditions.

Trains are available from major Indian cities to Kalka railway station, which is a 2.5 hour drive from Simla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh.

There are many Volvo and low cost buses available for overnight journeys.

If you live in Delhi, driving to the hills is an absolute pleasure. I recommend leaving early in the morning (5 am from Delhi, 4 am from the hills), to avoid all traffic and enjoy a smooth drive.

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BEST PLACES TO STOP FOR A BREAK:

MURTHAL:

AMRIK SUKHDEV:

What started as a roadside dhaba, is now an enormous restaurant and hotel. Frequented by truck drivers that plied the Delhi- Himachal route, this dhaba is best known for its delectable and filling parathas.

The Sukhdev dhaba has spawned many other dhabas in the Murthal area but this one is my family’s firm favourite.

The toilets are hygienic and one can stop overnight at their Hotel Home-Inn.

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HAVELI:

Another tried and tested option is the Haveli Resort at Murthal. This is located on the other side of the road, ideal for your return journey to Delhi. The original Haveli resort, constructed like a Punjabi village home, is in Jalandhar Punjab. Its popularity led to many branches and many fakes. The ‘Haveli’ in Kurukshetra isn’t part of the original chain and should be avoided!

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SONIPAT:

CHOKHI DHANI:

This resort is inspired by a Rajasthani home and is a great place to stop for a meal, or overnight with family.

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KARNAL:

SAVOY GREENS:

Karnal is a hotspot for tourists. The Savoy Greens Food Court and Motel is a nice place if your family likes a variety of options. You can choose from Subway, KFC, McDonald’s, Sagar Ratna and more. Shopping outlets, a children’s play area, free parking and clean toilets are other attractions.

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HARYANA TOURISM KARNA LAKE COMPLEX:

This resort is included in my list for nostalgic reasons. Growing up, we always stopped here for a meal. The resort has a wonderful location beside Karna Lake, though its standard of service has gone down over the years.

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Picture courtesy: http://www.haryanatourism.gov.in

ZHILMIL DHABA:

If the urge for parathas hits you closer to Karnal, this is the place to visit!

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CHANDIGARH:

NAMASTE CHANDIGARH:

This food court located on the outskirts (Dera Bassi) of the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana, is the best midway stop. You can choose from Nik Bakers, Haldiram’s, Subway, Keventer’s and other popular eateries.

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PARWANOO:

TIMBER TRAIL:

This resort is conveniently located where the hills begin. Enjoy the fantastic view over a cup of tea. If you have time, take a cable car ride over the hillside.

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DHARAMPUR:

GIANI DA DHABA:

This dhaba is an icon from my growing years. The Dal Makhani and Naan’s served here were delicious. Though currently undergoing renovation, the dhaba should be up and running soon.

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COLONEL’S SHAAN-E-ANGAAR:

This lesser known eatery is most popular for its butter chicken!

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KANDAGHAT:

DEVENTURE HOTEL:

As you go further up the mountains, it becomes tougher to find good places to stop at. Deventure Hotel in Kandaghat is the first five-star hotel in this area, and is a lovely place to take a break.

Book rooms for Deventure Hotel on Booking.com by clicking here.

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This wraps up my post on places to stop on the way to Himachal Pradesh. Do leave your favorite places to stop at in the comments section.

Next up in this series will be places to eat, sights to see and things to shop in Solan, Himachal Pradesh. Follow my blog for regular updates!

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