“Going Green” is the latest sensation when it comes to anything and that involves travel too. Away from the city hustle, amidst the snow-covered peaks, in the shadow of the Apple Orchards, lies an eco-friendly resort in Shimla that has been awarded the Outlook Responsible Tourism Award 2018– The Meena Bagh Resorts, Ratnari. The resort is the best thing you can ever experience when it comes to the Himachali Decor and Styling while looking for the eternal peace and seclusion. There are a bunch of reasons why it has won the best boutique property award 2018 and we are here to enlighten them.
Seeking an escape from the overstressed working hours and unplugging from the “routine”, the resorts amidst the very famous Apple orchards is a welcoming bliss. It has been appreciated from a variety of media partners and has won plenty of awards and recognition from the visitors. The Meena Bagh Resorts exercise eco-friendly practices and have the resort built entirely according to that though, every modern facility still persists for your comfort. The aura of the place is simply phenomenal for the ones seeking a quiet place amidst the surreal nature. It is a perfect getaway location for those looking private parties, family gathering or even seclusion from the outside world.
Away from the madding crowd in the middle of the Apple Orchards, the Meena Bagh Resorts offers an exquisite stay that made it won the best boutique property award 2018. The place has 4 bedrooms with attached washrooms and can accommodate a bunch of other people in the adjoining living room on the first floor with a bunch of pretty beautiful settees for relaxing your heart out.
You can also take full advantage of the sun-room adjoining the kitchen that has magnificent skylights to induce you with that much-needed euphoria. Imagine sitting in front of the fireplace in the sunroom with a cup of hot cocoa and taking in a natural beauty or just strumming the guitar. What a bliss that would be!
The very famous Hatu Peak Trek is just 4 km away from the resort. You can even take up bird watching through the property’s telescope or just watch the night skies. The whole resort offers infinite things to enjoy for a perfect getaway. In order to preserve the local culture, the access to the apple orchards though is allowed, you are not supposed to tamper with them anyhow. Moreover, Ratnari near Shimla is a closed community so, disturbing the local citizens for photography or loud music is not appreciated.
The resort employs fully eco-friendly practices that include solar water heaters for bathrooms, furniture made from the “waste” wood, uses XPS insulant for the insulation against the cold weather and rainwater harvesting for recycling. The Apple Orchards belongs to the 65-year-old heritage of the place and essentially uses eco-friendly technology for the conservation and this being one of the vital reasons for it to win the best boutique property award 2018. The resort follows a “no plastic” policy and offers a purified spring water.
Coming to one of the major attraction of the resort, the and the food. The resort has a personal chef named Deshraj Sharma who specifically masters the art of “Pahadi Food” along with the Indian, Continental and Chinese. For the vegan guests, special vegan delicacies are also served. The owner of the resort is Sanjay Austa who is a journalist, a photographer, a hobby architect and a part-time orchardist who loves to travel and write while seeking inspiration for his own resort venture.
The Meena Bagh Resorts are in a literal sense a perfect getaway destination when it comes to disconnecting with the city chaos and find solace in seclusion or with a bunch of close buddies. A single visit to this ethereal place can make you understand the reason for winning the best boutique property award 2018.
Tariff for Meena Bagh Resort, Ratnari:
- Rs 27500 per night for 8 people.
- Extra people: Rs 2,850 per person.
- Tariff inclusive of three veg meals (non-veg and snacks can also be ordered).