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Morning at Kasmanda was interesting, clouds all around and foggy. A cup of Green Tea in open was soothing body and the soul.
We planned to go to kempty falls from Mussourie. We had heard a lot about its bigness. We were badly struck with traffic as there was no traffic management and too crowded. People parked there vehicle on both sides …
Morning at Kasmanda was as amazing as the night view. Clouds all around, superb view of the valley and comforting climate. After breakfast we planned to do a half day sight seeing.
We planned to go to lal tibba, chaar dukan, christ church in the morning times and gun hill point in the evening times.
Lal tibba is 5 kms away from …
We left Kanatal after breakfast to our next destination, Mussourie, the queen of hill stations. The en route views were the bliss. valleys, devdar trees, pine trees, water falls and breeze. We stopped at so many points and fed the views to our memories.
Here we enter mussourie. It is a well developed hill station. Due to summer vacations, …
... the case, one has to arrange for a "coolie" (think human pack mule) to carry luggage up the hills to the destination.
When we reached Mussoorie it was nearing dark and the temp had dropped dramatically.
Our driver tried to find a spot for a bit of shelter, and just as he did so the skies opened up to a torrential downpour. Mean while our driver is striking ...
... of ME! My first thought was that it was thunder, but then I remembered that there was not a cloud in the sky. My next thought was that it might have been artillery from an Indian military exercise. Then I kind of forgot about it, came out of the bathroom, and, without looking out my window, put my camera batteries in the charger and plugged the charger in.
THEN I looked out the window, and the cause of the boom became immediately apparent: There it ...
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While our self driven road trip to Kanatal, we had good 3 nights stay at Kasmanda Palace in Mussourie. It is located at one of the highest points in Mussourie.
Best location, especially when Mussourie is flooded with people during summer vacation times, this is a great respite to enjoy the queen of hill stations. We had our best time at the open air cafe which was giving awesome view of Mussourie and Dehradun valley. Ambiance was perfect for a royale experience. Kids were amazed by the hunter's trophies (animal heads and skins by expert taxidermist). It has gorgeous interiors, feels like a palace. It has a huge gardens with exotic plantations. We thoroughly enjoyed our times.
Food was just good and tickled out taste buds. Thanks to the Chef.
They offer good up-down car facility to reach the mall road as drive to the palace is a bit difficult and steep. Good service and good driver too.
The rooms are OK with very basic facilities. They can be better, especially televisions could be LCDs. Windows were not properly netted and were fixed by brown taps by the housekeeping guys to prevent mosquitoes. Mostly no charging points in the room and we were carrying 9 gadgets (mobile phones, laptops, camera, GPS, tablets and iPODs). We had to plan the charging and it was almost full time activity.
Things could be more professional too. We asked for laundry and the guy came with a hand written laundry price list on waste paper. There were no laundry bags. They asked for cash against laundry delivery, which could be done in better way.
Note: I don't know if I have to share this. Our 5 yr old kiddie was going to the open air cafe through the dining area through the connecting door which was followed by the stair case. While the child was going on the stair case, obviously was slow as steps were large, one man was walking behind him, who was probably in rush. He opened the door and did not care about the child and child almost fell down, he did not care and just walked away arrogantly. No sorry, not apologies to the mom of the child waiting for the child to come up. We thought that he must be some guest who did not care. We inquired and found that he was the owner himself. We were shocked for some time and so was the child. We expected some courtesy from him. Anyways, it happens and we have to move on.
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