The recently launched mountain resort by Welcomhotel from the ITC Hotels group is a blissful destination for those wishing to relax in the lap of nature
There is a new destination for those looking at holidaying in the hills this summer – a premier mountain resort at Chail by Welcomhotel from the ITC Hotels group. The former summer capital of the princely state of Patiala, Chail is a quaint hill station cocooned in a beautiful nook, 37 kilometers from Shimla in the snow-capped Shivalik region of Himachal Pradesh.
Spread across three hills – Rajgarh, Sadh Tiba and Pandewa – the Chail region overlooks the stunning valley of Sutlej, offering panoramic views of the countryside.
The newly-constructed Welcomhotel Tavleen Chail has 65 guest rooms including 18 cottages and a luxury suite. Each of the rooms has a private sit out offering panoramic views. The cottages are built amidst an oak forest and give you the feel of having your ‘very own cabin in the woods’. The suite is called the Mayfair Suite and is spread over 75 sq mt and offers stunning views from its private balcony.
After being locked up at home for months, guests can enjoy the outdoors at the property. Families can picnic at woods and meadows around the hotel or by the stream a short drive away. They can also explore trails with a guide. For those who prefer to lounge around the property, there is an in-house library, a temperature-controlled pool, and the K by Kaya Kalp spa – perfect for a de-stressing and rejuvenating experience. Keeping in mind people’s focus on health and wellness, the property also offers guided yoga sessions.
Kids have their own little haven in Ollie’s Corner that has a host of outdoor/indoor play areas specifically designed to keep them creatively engaged and entertained, providing parents a welcome break.
Located in close proximity to the hotel is the Chail Cricket Ground which is the highest cricket ground in the world. Other nearby attractions include the Chail Wildlife Sanctuary, Chail Bazaar, Sadhupul Lake, Kali Ka Tibba and Himalayan Nature Park.
The hotel also provides a wholesome yet contemporary local and authentic culinary experience. Helmed by chef Chinmaya Paranjpe who consistently explores opportunities to discover diverse cuisines from India and introduce it to his discerning customers, the WelcomCafe Monal, (named after the Himalayan `Monal’ bird) serves best of both global fare and regional Himachali cuisine. The traditional Welcomsthalika or thali serves an assortment of authentic regional dishes. These include chana madra (white peas cooked with yoghurt), saag chana (red chana cooked with local greens), Himachali rajma, chha gosht (Himachali style mutton curry), Dham ka Meetha (nuts soaked in local honey and saffron). All the ingredients are seasonal and locally sourced, supporting the farming community of the neighbourhood. For those looking forward to enjoying a drink in fresh mountain air, there is the Swizzle bar overlooking the pine trees that serves signature cocktails and an international wine menu.
Welcomhotel Tavleen Chail is an idyllic destination for the discerning traveller wishing to relax in the lap of nature.
The launch of Welcomhotel Tavleen Chail follows the inauguration of Welcomhotel Shimla about six months ago. The Welcomhotel brand currently boasts a portfolio of 19 properties across India. Brand Welcomhotel offers immersive and enriching experiences with a window to the city’s local culture. From curated experiences that enhance your leisure trip to those that maximise the efficiency of business stays, each Welcomhotel is designed to add value to the new-age traveller.
Speaking on the launch, Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC Ltd. said, “With the Indian tropical summer approaching, we believe it is the perfect time to launch another Welcomhotel outpost in Himachal Pradesh. For those who love to take the road less travelled, Chail makes for the perfect destination. With the new “work from anywhere” and the “workation” concept gaining popularity, Welcomhotel Tavleen Chail is the perfect leisure destination for work and pleasure. The heightened WeAssure hygiene and safety measures ensure travellers’ peace of mind as they enjoy the destination. Collaborating with like-minded partners who bring unique hospitality experiences has further strengthened ITC Hotels footprint across the length and breadth of the country.”