5 reasons why to choose The Terraces, Kanatal as your next Staycation destination
Vacations in our country have a new definition now. Earlier in school, we used to have long vacations, summer and winter both, but the trend has changed now. With the increasing work-pressure and the demanding lives, we are looking for more weekend getaways now especially on extended weekends. Even the kids nowadays understand the meaning of a weekend and a short trip that comes with it. The more off-beat the location is, the better it is. To enhance your vacation experience the Terraces at Kanatal is giving us all things we can ask for in a stay-vacation or a staycation. This property is located around 80 kms away from Dehradun and is easily accessible via cab from the city. We went to the Terraces at Kanatal to celebrate our 3rd anniversary and couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay. The calmness in nature at the Terraces makes you fall in love with it instantly. Here are our 5 reasons why your next vacation should be a staycation at the Terraces, Kanatal.
1) The Location:
Located at a distance of around 80 kms from Dehradun, the Terraces is reached after crossing Mussoorie and Dhanaulti. While most of the crowd either stays at either Dehradun or Mussoorie, reaching Dhanaulti is the max for the tourists. Thus, Kanatal rakes in loads of peace, serenity and cleanliness when it comes to a place to stay. The Terraces, on the other hand, is a beautiful 5-star boutique property surrounded by lush green forests and the Himalayas on all sides. The 2 and a half hours drive from Dehradun is a beautiful journey through the Himalayas with snow covered mountains, especially in winters.
2) The Property:
The Terraces is definitely one of the best properties we have stayed at so far. While it offers all the facilities of a modern 5-star hotel, the beauty lies in the simplest of things present there. This property is built across 5 cottages each having a scenic view from the rooms. It also houses an in-house restaurant serving both buffet and a la carte. A bar, a discotheque, a conference hall, a movie hall and a recreation area are some of the other offerings at the terraces. The way the property has been designed shows the rich taste of the owner Mr. Ravi who wanted to make sure that you get the best of everything when you are at the Terraces. The architecture of the property displays the best use of all the areas with ample amount of open seating options. The rooms are spacious, have all the latest amenities and is comfortable to the core.
3) The Food:
Food is definitely one of the key points in choosing your place of stay. The Terraces is bound to amaze you with the variety, quality and taste of delicacies it serves. Right from an in-house Dhaba to Italian Cafe, Cafe Romano to a restaurant, Fire and Stone, this place has the best of all.
Fire and Stone:
The in-house restaurant at the terraces serves a wide variety of food. The breakfast and dinner served here both in ala-carte and buffet help you in choosing your gourmet from the list. Cheese-masala omelet in breakfast is definitely to look forward here.
Mohan da Dhaba:
Mohan da Dhaba is an in-house Dhaba set at the Terraces to give you that rustic feel during your stay. The different varieties of pakodas with a strong ginger tea sets your evenings right. Veg Maggie at Mohan-Da-Dhaba should definitely not be missed.
The in-house Italian Cafe at the Terraces serves some amazing Italian dishes. The cute cafe set in the backdrop of Himalayas offers the best of Pizzas, Pasta and Burgers to team up with cappuccino or iced-tea. Sipping a hot-coffee here while reading a book in the quaint silence is divine.
4) Activities and Excursions:
The number of indoor and outdoor activities at the Terraces keep you entertained throughout your stay. While you get to spend a lot of quality time with your friends and family here, there are a number of activities you can indulge in to rejuvenate yourself. The Terraces offers you Spa services, gymnasium, yoga, and a whole lot of sports to keep your spirits high. While sometimes you may want to spend some time alone at the Terrace Cafe, the evenings here are spent with soulful live musical performances by the musicians. The disc at the Terraces is definitely worth shaking a leg on some groovy numbers after a drink or two at the bar.
They also organize nearby excursions for its guests. You can spend a day at the Satyun Stream enjoying a hearty feast there set especially for you. They also organize a night safari in the jungle with a dinner setup at the barbeque. Both these experiences make you feel special, pampered and happy for choosing to stay at the Terraces. You may also go for small walks in the forest nearby or for a trek to the Surkanda Devi Temple which is closer to the Terraces.
P.S.: We were invited to this trip by The Terraces, Kanatal. However, the views expressed in the post are solely of the author and have not been influenced by the brand in any way.