Book yourself a stay at the Sal Woods Forest Retreat & Spa, nestled in the gorgeous Doon Valley! Located amidst the misty valleys, it is one of the most gorgeous and offbeat hotels in Mussoorie (precisely Dehradun).
The sprawling oasis of exotically diverse flora and fauna, Sal Woods boasts of an atmosphere that is inimitably Asian. It is stunningly located beneath the canopy of Sal forests wherein you can immerse in the serenity of unbroken silence while enjoying the unbeatable Himalayan views.
A heartwarming Ganesha life-size idol greets visitors at the reception. The first thought to cross my mind was – so secluded – aah bliss!! There are Sal trees at every corner of the tastefully done retreat. All the wooden decks and terraces along the winding alleys look just perfect, complementing the aura of the resort set in harmony, offering unbeatable views of the queen of the hills – Mussoorie.
All the wooden decks and terraces along the winding alleys look just perfect, complementing the aura of the resort set in harmony, offering unbeatable views of the queen of the hills – Mussoorie.
Reception at The Sal Woods
Outside the gorgeous reception
Ganesha figurine at the reception
Hotel’s pathway leading to the rooms
Beautiful cottages amidst wilderness
Always happy staying at hotels that are so green
But that’s not all. The major highlight of The Sal Woods that sets it apart from other hotels in Mussoorie and Dehradun is the gorgeous gazebos, perfect for chilling with your friends or partners while admiring the beauty of majestic Himalayas.
We couldn’t resist the charming setup and found ourselves inside the gazebos every half an hour!
Clean gazebos perfect for sitting and dining
While chilling at the gazebo
Amazing moveable sitting chairs – our fav!
The rooms were pretty basic though they could have been spacious. Even the bathrooms were nothing extraordinary. What I liked about the rooms was its cute balcony overlooking the Himalayas – sheer beauty!
Meanwhile, The Sal Woods swimming pool is also amazing – large and overlooking the stunning valleys. You can indulge in an array of outdoor activities to unwind and make the most of your time. There’s plenty you can do – indulge in activities like tree climbing, mountain biking, crossing Burma bridge, rock climbing, archery, etc.
Swimming pool overlooking the beautiful valley views
Freestanding umbrella at the swimming pool deck
Indulge in an array of activities
The restaurant is as gorgeous as well
Staple Indian breakfasts – paranthas with curd
MORE ABOUT THE SAL WOODS
We highly recommend a stay in this retreat if you are planning a trip to Mussoorie or Dehradun as both are a short drive away. You won’t be disappointed!
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