With the onset of summers or as soon as summer vacations come close, I am sure 90% of Delhites start planning their escape from the infamous Delhi heat. As much as I love travelling to hills, I also dread the ever-growing crowd of tourists in cities like Shimla, which is quite approachable from Delhi.

I never visited Shimla for various reasons but after hearing about the rush & noise it has I decided to travel a bit up towards Mashobra which is hardly 35 mins beyond Shimla, untouched and uncrowded (mostly)

Mashobra is nestled in hills and green valleys. Oh I loved the ride and couldn’t stop myself from taking pictures as everything was so scenic. I was travelling with my 7 years old daughter and wife and the road trip from Kalka to Mashobra was quite pleasant.

The temperature there was a huge relief. We reached beautiful and newly opened property of Fortune Hotels India i.e. Fortune Select Cedar Trail Mashobra. It is situated on the corner of a peak and gives you most fabulous ariel view of valley!

Rooms are decently large and come with basic amenities like an LCD, Electric Kettle. Iron, safe etc. The Bed was very comfortable. Rooms have big balconies facing the valley and you get to watch sunrise everyday !

Kids play area has few games that will keep your kids busy. Oh and I how can I ignore the magnificent pool table right in front of the play area!

Hotel has all the modern amenities like Gym, Bar & lounge, Coffee shop etc. Rooms have big balconies that offer you break taking view of valley. Believe me all 3 morning were spent sipping on tea in that balcony enjoying the view without uttering a word. I felt so close to nature , everything was so calm and soothing. Such a big change from ever so noisy Delhi.

The hotel staff was really courteous and made the stay all the more comfortable. We drove in the cab provided by the hotel and visited Carignano National Park. Fruit Research Centre & Naldehra Golf Course. Hotel also arranges pick & drops to railway stations and nearest cities.

Now for me food plays an important part while rating my stay in a hotel, and I must add that the food at Fortune Select Cedar Trail Mashobra was lip smacking, especially A La Cart menu. Whatever we ate be it Italian or Indian or local cuisine, everything was made skillfully and tasted absolute delight. My daughter was a huge fan of thin crust pizzas and she ordered it both the days (dinner time).

Overall the trip to Mashobra became more fruitful because of the wonderful hospitality extended by the staff of Fortune Select Cedar Trail – Mashobra! If you are planning to go to the hills, do check out Mashobra and Fortune Select Cedar Trail if you decide to stay.

Fortune Select Cedar Trail, Mashobra, Shimla

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