If there’s one thing that staying at home through the past year has taught us, it is to appreciate the beauty of nature. As we realise the futility of our fast-paced lifestyles, a need to slow down and take more mindful breaks to untapped destinations is on the rise. Whether you’re looking to unwind with your loved ones or want to take a relaxing workcation, we’ve found the perfect destination for your getaway. Make your way through the misty hills of Uttarakhand to JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa.
Nestled in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range and overlooking the valley, the resort redefines leisure in the lap of luxury. A scenic 2-2.5 hour-drive away from the Dehradun railway station and airport, the hill station resort is also well-connected to New Delhi, Chandigarh, Ludhiana and Jalandhar by road. The hotel offers state-of-the-art accommodation (deluxe rooms, deluxe valley view rooms, studio suites, and executive suites) with panoramic views of the valley. In-room facilities include everything from 40-inch flat-screen televisions and four-fixture bathrooms with amenities by Forest Essentials to Bluetooth-enabled iHome docking stations, and high-speed wired and wireless internet. In addition, each room is also well-equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, a minibar, a laptop-compliant safe, telephones with voicemail and data port, and 24hr in-room dining.
Eat, Drink And Be Merry
One can dine in style at the resort, picking from a variety of cuisines served in the vibrant ambiance of its various restaurants. Explore a world of local and international dishes at their all-day dining JW Café; relish home-style pastas, wood-fired pizzas, and a curated selection of wines at Wisteria Deck, their rustic Trattoria; indulge in mouth-watering delicacies from Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisines at Teppan, the Asian speciality restaurant and soak in the spirit of the surrounding mountains with the resort’s primary bar, Trout House Grill And Bar. Looking for the perfect spot to curl up with a book over a cup of hot tea? Perch, the tea lounge in the lobby is the place for you. Lastly, The Botanical Café at the resort’s greenhouse offers a creative guest experience where one could reconnect with nature and refresh themselves with energising drinks.
Made To Order
Apart from this, the sprawling resort also has bespoke experiences to offer—for instance, wicker chairs and tables set up in a stream for breakfast, allowing you to dip your toes in the chilly water and listen to the jungle waking up around you while enjoying traditional Indian or continental dishes. To promote the practice of sustainable cooking and eating, lunch at the JW farms is an enriching countryside experience. You can also savour nutritious local food of Uttarakhand with a flavoursome Garhwali thali curated by the resort.
Vacations aside, the resort is perfect for destination weddings too. From tailor-made menus and magnificent views to flawless planning and seamless execution, the on-site events team is equipped with the expertise and resources to handle all wedding requirements. Other attractions of the resort include its luxury spa by renowned French wellness brand L’Occitane—a 12,000 sq ft entertainment space featuring a bowling alley, pool table, gaming consoles, board games, a heated indoor pool, and a fitness centre. Love the outdoors? The experience team at the resort can plan enjoyable treks, sightseeing activities and adventure sports like river-rafting for the entire family. You could also step out into the wide-open spaces of the property for calming yoga sessions, inspired art classes, adventurous bicycle rides and much more. Orchestrating a hotel experience where no detail is too small, the warm hospitality and carefully curated experiences make JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa a traveller’s paradise.
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