A perfect place to reconnect with the nature.
The ever increasing tourist influx and the urge of modernisation have drastically changed some of our favourite hill stations into a messy cluttered concrete jungle where we can hardly breathe the pristine cool air of the mountains and soak into tranquility. So we need to venture further away from these places where our tired soul gets rejuvenated.
Once the most beautiful capital town of Shimla, made by the British with a grand regal touch is a busy polluted city now with luxury at its best but fails to satisfy the nature lovers who crave for the pure ethereal touch of the mother Earth. So as you leave the bustling city of Shimla and travel northwards through the NH-22 ( Kufri road) gradually the nature unveils its beauty. The distant Himalayan peaks catch your sight and the salubrious weather soothes your weary soul. The lush green mountains with deep forested gorges and mostly deserted hilly roads will add relief to your heart. After travelling about 45 kms bypassing Sanjauli, Wildflower Hall, Kufri, Fagu and Theog, just 16 kms from there at a height of 2400 mts(8000ft approx) above the sea level lies the small hilly town of Matiana(45 kms from Shimla). Matiana is also known as Kalinda in local Himachali language and people here belong to the Rajput community being ardent devotees of Ma Maheshwari (Durga).
This quaint little town has a fascinating landscape with apple orchards all around and the stunning Himalayas at the backdrop with a cool climate.
Where to stay
The only option to stay in Matiana is the Krish Rauni Resort – The Apple Orchard Inn, situated on the NH -22,amidst a vast apple orchard overlooking a valley surrounded by apple trees, lush green valleys of cash crops like potatoes, cauliflower, peas, cabbage etc.
Staying at Krish Rauni Resort is a different experience altogether. Being situated on the ridge one can enjoy the view of rising sun one side and the beauty of the setting sun on the other. There is a huge terrace in the resort over-looking the valley which is the perfect place to relax. One can enjoy the breakfast under the umbrella and spend couple of leisurely hours here. At night this terrace is the ideal place for star gazing while relishing on your exotic dinner palate. During full moon night the valley offers a mesmerising view under the magic spell of moon light. The different types of rooms in this resort are tastefully decorated with all modern facilities and it is run by a family who takes utmost care of the hospitality. You can spend a couple of days in this beautiful serene place while you trek to the hilly paths or take a leisurely stroll.
After a blissful stay in Matiana travel further ahead to your next Soul Safar destination to Narkanda,an ideal retreat for travellers who seek for seclusion and also a place for winter sports.
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