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“Superb Location , view the Himalayan Range” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Misty Mountains
Ranked #1 of 1 Jhaltola B&B and Inns
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Superb Location , view the Himalayan Range”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

This place is nestled deep in the forest away from all the hum drum. It has something to offer for everyone.

If you are looking from adventure activities in a natural environment this is the place to be, easy to challenging treks, rapelling, valley crossing, Burma bridge.... handled by qualified professionals

If you are looking for a relaxed vacation just relax in the lawns or the activity center which has a good collection of books, mags , TT, carom , in door badminton etc..

The rooms are good, spacious, excellent garden with flowers in boom

Food is great and serve a variety, service is great!

Hosted by Madhur you will always find him around to check on your needs and comfort

Plan for 3 - 4 days if you are looking for doing the activities...

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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madhurchhabra, Owner at The Misty Mountains, responded to this review, 31 May 2014
Dear Ashwin,

It was great fun having you around. Thank you for taking time to review our place and services and the many ideas that you shared with us while you were here. We should be implementing some in the near future.

Look forward to seeing you here sometime soon again.

regards,

Madhur
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

Could not resist returning to The Misty Mountains again. Spent the last two weeks of February there with our hosts Madhur and Ambika. MAGICAL people, place, scenery, wildlife, birds and non stop divine meals. We hiked all the trails, nibbled on the Rhododendron blooms, read books, relaxed, sipped tea, chatted and laughed a lot, did yoga, snoozed in the Himalayan sun and gasped at the mountain views. Hard to express our thanks.

Room Tip: We like the small cottages.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dianne b
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madhurchhabra, Owner at The Misty Mountains, responded to this review, 31 May 2014
Dear Dianne,

Thank you for taking time to write this. It is truly rewarding to share the place with someone who enjoys being one with nature as much as we do and having you here was our pleasure.

Look forward to seeing you here again on your next visit to India.

regards,

Madhur
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

I'm going to begin this review by stating that the whole experience that is 'The Misty Mountains' will far surpass any and all your expectations. As a hardcore city girl, I wasn't sure how I was going to spend my time at Misty Mountains. Thankfully, I was traveling with a bunch of great friends and knew that they would keep me entertained. But let me tell you something, I enjoyed all the stolen moments spend alone just as much, because such is the magic of this gorgeous place.

It's an Eden encircled by lush green forests; the breathtaking views of snow capped mountains visible from every nook and corner of this humongous property are almost surreal. And I believe, almost addictive too. You WANT to sit outdoors with your cup of morning tea to soak up some sun and mentally capture that mesmerizing view.

We were there for 2 days and both the mornings were spent sitting outdoors with a cup of steaming hot tea, waiting for an uninterrupted view of the gorgeous mountains. No conversation; we simply wanted to feast our eyes on the natural beauty we were witnessing.

What adds to the whole beauty is the materials used for the construction of the cottages at Misty Mountains. Wood has been used extensively and intelligently to add a certain sense of warmth to the décor, literally blending the interiors with the exteriors. You almost feel like the outdoor spaces with all that green are an extension to the living spaces within. I personally loved the decking outside the cottages with their cozy sitting area!

Misty Mountains will uplift your spirits and do wonders for your figure too. You see, the pathways that connect the cottages, suites, community center and dining area within the resort are intelligently designed to give all us city folks a good workout! But while you walk up and down those meandering walkways, your gaze is inevitably drawn to the ethereal views all around and you'll find yourself looking for more excuses to stay outdoors and walk some more!
And that's not all, the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen grow everywhere around the property. Their fresh fragrance caught me by surprise a zillion times as I was enjoying the picturesque views. I have to say that adds an impactful punch to the whole experience of being at 'Misty Mountains'.

At Misty Mountains, the icing on the cake is the personalized service you get. The staff is ever smiling, ever helpful and very efficient. Madhur and his team go that extra mile to ensure your comfort and to meet your expectations as best as they can (and then some more). And this review wouldn't be complete without mentioning the food! It's homely but delicious and I found myself looking forward to meal times more than I would like to! (Or rather, my waistline would like me to)! Thankfully, you know at the back of your head that you can hog all you want because you will be burning away those calories simply by walking around. Just walking from your room to the common dining area and back can be quite a workout!

Unfortunately Ambika was traveling when we visited the resort, but the staff is so well trained that they can almost anticipate your needs - be it hot water for a refreshing shower or an extra cup of tea to take the edge off your tiredness after the long drive up! It's these people who make Misty Mountains the wonderful oasis it is.

If you want to spend a few days surrounded by nature in a quiet, peaceful, scenic location that is far, far away from the hustle bustle of the city life, nothing can be better than the Misty Mountains. There is a lot to do there – trekking, rappelling, outdoor picnics, bird watching and much more. The community center is well equipped too. We spent half a day playing table tennis and badminton; things you keep saying you want to do but never end up doing otherwise when you live in a big city.

Keep in mind, it's a tough ride to the resort but every bump on the way is well worth it! I highly recommend you visit Misty Mountains.

Maneera

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank ManeeraSaxena
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madhurchhabra, Owner at The Misty Mountains, responded to this review, 16 May 2014
Dear Maneera,

Thank you for taking time to write this most endearing review. This one is a tough one to live upto. But we welcome the challenge. :)

It is most gratifying when people who travel all this way say that it was worth it. It was fun having you all around. Look forward to hosting you here again this october.

cheers!

Madhur (with a proxy for ambika:) )
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

We spent some lovely days, in midst of the Himalyas, taking in the breathtaking views, sitting on the lawns and feel the time pass by. We have been to several offbeat places, but this stands as the best with lots of fond memories. The best bit of Misty Mountains is that they tend to under commit, but over-deliver, giving the guest loads of reasons to smile!

Misty was a treat to all senses - lovely chirping of birds, a feast for the eyes with the the eclectic range of plants/trees, definitely a treat for the stomach (the yum Kumaoni meal), the very warm and hospitable service of Madhur, Ambika, and every person in their small "family".

The rates are nothing in comparison to what one gets in return, we highly recommend every adventurous, and nature loving person to visit The Misty Mountains. One stay is clearly not enough, and hence will be regular guests/friends at Misty.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank sheenaa_amin
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madhurchhabra, Owner at The Misty Mountains, responded to this review, 5 April 2014
Dear Sheena,

It was great having you two around. Your enthusiasm and energy is infectious and left us elated. Thank you for taking time to write this. It gives as much needed motivation just before the busy tourist season.

See you around :)

Ambika and Madhur
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

It was a long haul to Jhaltola from Vanghat which is along the river Ramganga in Corbett. it did not help that our driver had not come here before. we left Vanghat at 9.30 am and reached Jhaltola at 8 pm!! Anil was swearing by the GPS for routing and Madhur who is the owner of the misty mountain was dismissive of the GPS map and gave us the lay of the land as he knew it. Once we reached a tiny hamlet called Rayi Agar, we were supposed to call him but we had no connectivity. Finally we reached Ram Mandir from where Madhur was supposed to pick us up for the last 3 kms. we transferred to his sedan from our innova and as we saw the steep climb on a dirt track i asked Madhur how much he spends on replacing axles!. He was good natured about my sarcasm and i must say he is an awesome driver.

it was pitch dark when we were ushered into our little suite. all we had on our minds was hot shower, hotter dinner and mind-numbing sleep!

at 5.45 am the next morning, Anil woke me up to watch the sunrise. that was our first view of the Nanda Devi range. and boy was it worth all the hardship we had gone through the previous day. Haathi Parbat, Nanda Ghunti, Trishul, Mrigathuni, Nanda Devi, Nanda Devii east, Nada Khot and Panchchuli, were literally at touching distance and the amazing thing is there is nothing, absolutely nothing that stands between our window and the magnificent Himalayas! we watched mesmerized as the sun played hide and seek, mountain by mountain till the whole horizon was beautifully framed in orange. nd to top it all on our right was a huge river of mist, so white, so pristine for a minute i thought is was fresh snow! this is what gives the property its name.Misty Mountains.no words to describe the feeling except to say it was a goose bumpy sight!

Madhur and his wife Ambika are passionate entrepreneurs, they have hung their heart on every tree and flower on the property!. the accomodation is just functional, the woodwork shoddy, but the bed is warm and they are an amazingly warm couple.lovely food, and Anil freaked out on Ambika's Kumaoni cuisine. i think by the end of our four-night stay Anil and I had adopted Ambika and Madhur as family!

this is a property which is all heart. leave your head behind, go there to find yours!

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Carma C
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madhurchhabra, Owner at The Misty Mountains, responded to this review, 5 April 2014
Dear Mam,

Thank you for writing a heart-warming review of our place. It was a pleasure hosting you here and we have taken your feedback on "little things" seriously. Hopefully, when you here next, you would find it even better.

Look forward to see you here again soon!

Madhur
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Munich, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

We spent 6 wonderful days at Misty Mountains almost a year ago (sorry for the delay). The place is remote, the nature around is beautiful, everybody is very friendly. The place is clean and very much suitable for non-Indian tourist (like myself). Just trust Madhur and his wife to provide a beautiful stay for you.

Room Tip: Rosebank Cottage is lovely.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Kathrin-x
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madhurchhabra, Owner at The Misty Mountains, responded to this review, 21 March 2014
Dear Kathrin,

It seems I have been as guilty of delaying my response to your review as you have been in writing it :)

It was great having you around and seeing our place through the eyes of a non-Indian. Indeed, there are very few places in our country with the solitude which we are blessed to have here.

Thank you for taking time to write this review and liking our services. Hopefully, we will see you again sometime soon.

Regards,

Ambika and Madhur
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

It was November 2012 i visited with my wife and mother. There was only two families along with us. After reaching the resort we were just AWE with its ambience and beauty of nature as viewed from the resort. Above all we felt very homely out there for the sweet couple owner of the resort Mr.Madhur and Mrs.Ambika. Room were very clean and spacious.Staffs were supportive and nice.Food is served in the dinning area and you could enjoy food all the families together. Above all you will stunned to get so fresh and delicious food cooked by the hotel staffs. You could also enjoying trekking and some extra curricular activities like playing caram,table tennis etc. We get to introduce with an ex-professor of Allahabad university doing birding and taking photographs of Deers.
I bet anyone that you should visit misty mountains resort without any doubt. It is an awesome place to remember and cheerish whole your lifetime.....

Room Tip: All rooms have a great view points.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank subhajitkol
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madhurchhabra, Owner at The Misty Mountains, responded to this review, 25 February 2014
Dear Subhajit,

Thank you for thinking of us even after more than a year of your stay with us. Good to know that your experience was that memorable.

Look forward to seeing you here again sometime.

regards,

Ambika and Madhur
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Property: The Misty Mountains
Address: Jhaltola Estate | Near Chaukori And Patal Bhuvaneshwar, Jhaltola 262534, India
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Region: India > Uttarakhand > Jhaltola
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Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Jhaltola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Misty Mountains is an Offbeat Destination in Kumaon (near Chaukori and Patal Bhuvaneshwar). It has a unique location and stunning himalayan views. Its surrounded by thousands of acres of untouched forests and the nearest neighbour is a kilometer away. Its owned and managed by my wife Ambika, and I. It should be your choice -1) If you are looking for an Offbeat Destination in Kumaon that is untouched by commercial tourism. Its a destination where you can spend quality time with your friends and family.2) If you are looking for an extended stay at a complete destination in itself. It offers great location, clean and comfortable stay, peace, activities and home like food.3) If you are looking to explore the remoter parts of offbeat kumaon like Munsyari Abbot Mount, Binsar, Chaukori or Kausani. It can be part of your kumaon tour.4) If you are looking for something like an extended homestay where you can be yourself and stay comfortably for 4-5 days. ... more   less 

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