Nestled amidst the green oaks and deodars and the kidney shaped lake which reflects the green from the deep forested slopes of Nainital, is Ashdale, a mid nineteen century home built by the English as their summer residence. Nainital was the summer capital of the erstwhile 'United Provinces', now Uttar Pradesh. The summer capital used to shift to Nainital along with the secretariat, the governor, the Chief Minister and the legislatures in the days when the sweltering heat of the plains made it impossible to function without the Morden day facility of air conditioners
It was in the early twentieth century that the family of Sahaspur- Bilari decided to buy the cottage and the outhouse with its tennis court from its English owner who was leaving for England then, thus adding a third property to their two earlier estates in Nainital, namely, I Mall Road and Montrose. Ashdale was gifted to its present owner, Rajkumari Reena Kumari, by her mother Rani Indra Mohini as part of dowry.
The property has been renovated and refurbished to high standards and converted to a boutique hotel.
As a guest to this property you will enjoy the tranquillity and serenity of the surroundings. Wake up to the singing of the chirping birds, and enjoy the breath taking views of the highest peak' Cheena Peak', over a cup of tea in the garden. Enjoy the fresh air from the mountains as you step onto the balcony of the rooms. You will be simply transported to a by gone era, where gracious living was a part of culture.
Go for a Nature walk up to Dorothy Seat, Cheena Peak and Snow View or simply explore the mysterious hills, grave yards, old houses, go horse riding or sailing on the tranquil lake. Picnics are an option to Bhimtal, Saat Tal, Naukutchia tal and many other beautiful little towns, not far from Nainital.
Ashdale is an experience which one needs to explore…