The Board outside the gate to the estate says 'Nirvaana at Jacaranda Estate and Whispering Willows', and that is truly what we experienced. We were met at the gate by a smiling and friendly Kedar Singh (the Estate Manager) who showed us to our beautifully appointed room at the Whispering Willows cottage. My husband, teenaged daughter and I reached Jacaranda Estate at 10.30 pm after a grueling 16 hour journey from Sangla Valley in Kinnaur, and what kept us going during the journey was the warmth of Mrs. Rita Sawney's messages, and her obvious concern for our welfare and safety. What greeted us at the end of that journey was a luxurious four bedded wooden floored room, with wide windows and balconies overlooking the valley, and wonderful interiors.
Our room was only one of the many treasures that that the Estate has to offer. The lovely gardens, beautiful flowers, the many thoughtfully placed seaters, garden umbrellas and hammocks and the great food added to our experience.The staff at the estate is also extremely courteous and helpful. But what made all the difference was our interactions with Rita - the owner. We are deeply grateful to her for welcoming us into her home and sharing her love for the mountains. She is a woman of many talents - a photographer, travel writer and a charming and cultured hostess with a quirky sense of humour! She gave us terrific tips on what to do in the short time we were there, and we were lucky to be able to spend time with her.
Our stay there gave us much needed peace and serenity before we headed back to the hustle and bustle of Delhi. It really is a perfect getaway - the golf course is a short walk away and Shimla only a short drive away. We look forward to visiting again soon!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Strategically situated near the century old golf course, an hour from Shimla and an hour from the Satluj River and hot springs are the Jacaranda cottages set among an English garden and fruit tree orchards. The city lights of Shimla sparkle beyond in the distance, one can experience the coolness and verdant hills as one walk through the lush forests accompanied by the eternal sound of the birds.The cold winter is retreating... spring is approaching... You are welcome to taste the freshness for yourself... ... more less
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