This European Style 100-Year-Old Property In Himachal Pradesh Is Straight Out Of A Fairy Tale

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by Sanjana Shenoy
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Himachal Pradesh is home to a stunning 100-year-old heritage property that’s been restored to its former glory. Resembling a larger than life movie set or a European mansion from Agatha Christie’s novels, the Chateau Garli is a sight to behold. Nestled in the picturesque valley of Kangra it offers a refreshing breath of fresh air, away from the monotony of city life. Well, let’s tell you how.

100-Year-Old Chateau Garli Was Inspired By Different Architectural Styles

The Chateau Garli was built in 1921 by Lala Mela Ram Sud. The Suds were a well-travelled mercantile community that drew architectural inspiration for the mansion from Portuguese, Mughal, Colonial, Kangri and Rajasthani styles. Set in the village of Garli, this mansion fell into a state of despair for nearly 20 years, as it was left unvisited. But in 2012, Lala Mela Ram Sud’s great-grandson, Amish Sud and grandson, Yatish C. Sud restored the mansion. Today, it’s one of the only mansions that is restored to its former glory in Garli and also hosts visitors.

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It Features Belgian Chandeliers, Gramaphone, Colourful Glass Windows & Retro Furniture

The breathtaking Chateau Garli will remind you of a European mansion. From the vibrant blue and red Belgian chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, the large wooden radio in the living room to the majestic gramophone, you’d be transported back t the olden era. Chateau Garli features three beautiful suites, four premium rooms, eight deluxe rooms, three standard rooms and single room occupancy. The rooms are equipped with stunning wooden beds, a Rajasthani style wooden dressing table, cupboards, and even a cradle. With colourful glass windows and retro wooden furniture, you’d feel like a royal. Book yourself a regal room here from ₹5000 per night onwards.

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Feast On Authentic Himachali Cuisine & Splash Around In The Pool

Savour authentic Himachali cuisine at the royal kitchen of this estate. Apart from Himachali cuisine, you can also have simple Chinese, Continental and Italian flavours. Enjoy the food relished by the estate owners of a bygone era. There’s also a gorgeous swimming pool that glimmers in the night lights. You can splash in the pool or enjoy a glass of red wine at the in-house pool bar. Chateau Garli is one of the finest places to stay in Himachal Pradesh. While this is a tall claim, all we’ve to say is you’d have to stay here a night, to experience utter royalty.


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