On a cold January morning we started from Delhi for The Pahadi. Much of the drive consisted of plains lined by wheat farms but as soon as we entered Ramnagar, a winding single lane track shadowed by the canopy of trees greeted us. You know you’re nearing the mountains when the air becomes cooler and the sun crisper, occasionally we were greeted with rivulets too. And after much contemplation we arrived at The Pahadi. The structure stands right on the road and is breathtaking-ly beautiful from a distance.
A warm smile greeted us at the reception and well we were lucky enough to meet the host, Mr. Chetan Rawat an alumni of NIFT Hyderabad but now a hotelier. A conversation with him is what one should look up to while at the hotel. He’d not only be glad to assist you personally throughout the stay but also will go out of his way to make it a comfortable one for you.
The entire property has been built from wood and stone. While the exterior of the ground floor is done with stone, the entrance is made up of wood and has been carved out by single-handedly by one of their craftsmen. Art lovers are in for a treat because the entire property is covered in carvings with great intricacies. The rooms too are completely done with wood. The bedroom comprises of a plush double bed, a neat and tidy bathroom that is separated by a frosted glass and comes equipped with toiletries and 24-hour hot water supply. For the digital nomads, they have free wifi facility, the room is equipped with a television set, a refrigerator and tea coffee maker and replenishment's that keep flowing in. a table for two graces a corner of the room for the one’s who do not wish to leave the comfort of their room for meals. Well my most favorite part of the room is the private balcony that overlooks the valley below and on clear days provides with unperturbed views of the mountains faraway.