Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Time Travel to Heritage!

It's a surreal experience- you find yourself in a 325 years old haveli amidst a super fast wifi; having just swerved off the main road into a bustling bazaar and swept off into the buland darwaza (notice the small letters) leading up to the sprawling, majestic boutique hotel-  Ramgarh Heritage! 
This was going to be my staycation! I said to my self and this is what I am talking about: Have a dekkho
Ramgarh Heritage, a luxury boutique heritage hotel and part of a living Haveli almost 325 years old with features reminiscent of the pre independence era.  
Exact coordinates: Panchkula, UTR, Union Territory Region (My own coinage) of Chandigarh!
If in punjab, GT Road is the answer to all destinations! 
Abutting the planned city of Chandigarh, Ramgarh Heritage offers a refreshing change from the brash modernity of city life in its genteel, old world charm environs. The hotel has every modern convenience set to international standards yet maintains its awe-inspiring heritage and historical background associated with the ruling families of yore.  Its elegant, luxurious interiors are interspersed with historic art and antiques, a legacy passed down from generation to generation.
The foundation of Ramgarh was laid 325 years ago. Eight generations down, the Chandail family, headed by Sardar Sahib Jagdeep Singh, has opened its home for discerning travelers.
The Insider Tour 
The cosy reading corner anyone?
Don't miss the reflection of stained glass detailing!

Each corner is tastefully painted- this is the doorway to the conference Hall
The Barotta Tree is 325 years old- The founders of Ramgarh camped under its leafy shade!

The modern Day Maharaja gets into the elevator! - Yes A plush lift!  
Love the finer touches in the room! 
Locked! - The old world charm of this latch!    
    

The property has been painstakingly restored and extensively refurbished. Great care has been taken to retain the old world charm and ambience and at the same time provide modern day comforts. Check!

If you're a family, a newly wed couple, a wedding party or a business traveller- this place has something for everyone! So here's what I found and did! There is a swimming pool- ok not an Olympic size one, but Hey! you aren't any Olympic swimmer yourself! There are talks of a Spa coming up and of course there's wifi and this one actually works in the back of beyond!

So the food is to die for! Remember you'll need crash dieting post the traditionally cooked kullarh Murg or the many vegetraian options that I didn't try! (Sorry my bad that I eat meats!)  Truth be told , there was an awful variety of greens and yellows and whites!
The Diwan Khana the restaurant eatery at Ramgarh Heritage has more than just the traditional fare - From continental to Chinese, take your pick! 
 Al Fresco option- depending upon the season! 
The coolest place to hang out is atop the saddles at the shikar bar. The real shikar with the trophies on the wall- stamped and sanctioned! Also the empty bullets shells a.k.a cartridges! Here:  



 

      
That's a melt in your mouth and on the sizzler plate- A sizzling Brownie with ice cream! 
Th other thing to do while you're there is take a tour down the village by lanes- but don't expect thatched roofs or kutccha roads. There are bits of the remnants of the village of yore still visible. Like this Dharamshala one of many owned by different communities, used to house the outstation guests.
This of course is the cauldron of the druids! Duh!
Round off the Village view with an authentic and fresh Chaach!

The Ramgarh Heritage is like an oasis in the middle of an urban jungle- with enough green patches to let your kids have a field day! Or Swim instead?


Ramgarh Heritage Haveli is a carefully preserved slice of history by loving descendants and retains its rustic charm. however it is also a charming, modern-to-its-gills, boutique hotel that offers a cocoon of caring and carefree holiday.  It flaunts loving family heirloom displays ranging from utensils to attire!   Plus it's just a click away - On all major travel sites! So next time you want to marry comfort and class with heritage and history- Come to Ramgarh Heritage! Enjoy your trip down nostalgia! Oh Yes! Have interesting travel buddies- I had Mridula 
(check out her blog) to give me company apart from my 10 year old of course!

A bird's Eye View

PS: I was part of the select blogger group to be invited at the hotel!