7 Pines Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh), India

“Tucked away in Kasauli's tranquil hills this Himalayan homestay is a labour of love. Anglo-Indian in style the decor is English country house meets Indian chic. The food is far superior to that of an ordinary homestay with Indian and Western dishes on offer. Relax with a book in the fragrant garden.”

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“Whilst some might recoil at the word 'homestay' there is no doubt that they provide travellers with a far more intimate experience than any hotel chain. At 7 Pines you get all of the perks, with none of the cons; owner and fashion designer Nila's eye for detail does not miss a thing. Her creativity shines through in every corner, from the decor to the menu. The anglo-Indian vibe continues in the rooms decorated in green and pink hues with pop colour blinds of lotus and parrot print. All have huge bay windows overlooking either the garden or the surrounding hills and some rooms in the main cottage have private balconies. The top floor rooms have the best views and generally bigger bathrooms. Cottages can be rented out for exclusive use. The staff (and the three dogs!) are what really makes this property feel like a home, not a hotel. Prem, the chef, will look after your every dietary need. Freshly made ravioli, "healthy" chocolate cake and some innovative Indian dishes can be found on the menu. Whilst there is an emphasis on healthy eating and locally sourced ingredients, you will probably devour so much as to undo all his health-conscious measures! Better get your walking boots on and tackle some of those hills! ”

Written by  Megan Lambert

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Facilities

No pets
Cots available
Outdoor dining
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Fireplace
Communal Dining
Parking
Library
Sit-out Terrace
No restaurant
Discuss with the chef what meals you would like.
Child friendly
Garden
Sitting Room
Free wifi
Wifi
Four poster beds
Satellite / Cable TV
Private villas
Room service
Air conditioning

Activities

Yoga
The owner runs regular yoga and meditation workshops.
Other Activities
Take a day trip to busy Shimla and visit the spectacular Christ Church,
Trekking
Up Monkey Point, the highest point in Kasauli.
Cooking classes
Ask Prem, the head chef, to teach you some of his secrets!
Great walks
There are several walks right from the doorstep - take the dogs with you if you like!
Sights nearby
Kuthar Palace houses an impressive collection of artwork and antiques.

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8 rooms from $150 per night

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Recommended for

Total relaxation
Other than scenic walks and maybe a trip to Shimla, relaxation is the main priority here.

Activities

Yoga
The owner runs regular yoga and meditation workshops.
Other Activities
Take a day trip to busy Shimla and visit the spectacular Christ Church,
Trekking
Up Monkey Point, the highest point in Kasauli.
Cooking classes
Ask Prem, the head chef, to teach you some of his secrets!
Great walks
There are several walks right from the doorstep - take the dogs with you if you like!
Sights nearby
Kuthar Palace houses an impressive collection of artwork and antiques.

Other highlights

Rooms with balcony/terrace
Quiet
Owner managed
Secluded setting
Full of character
Sit-out Terrace
No restaurant
Discuss with the chef what meals you would like.
Organic food
Views
Stunning mountain views
Child friendly
Village
Antiques
Chic
Boutique
B+B
Artworks
Hills & mountains
Free wifi
Intimate
Four poster beds
Charming
Exclusive use
Wellbeing

Hotel size

8 rooms
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