About the resort
Imagine a place hugged by lush green undulating peaks and cotton clouds caressing them as they swim through lazily. That’s what staying at Club Mahindra Kandaghat resort in Shimla is like. The well-manicured lawn rolls out a green carpet for you as you enter Club Mahindra Kandaghat resort and the stunning gardens that host plenty of birds will sing to you. Evenings are even better when you can watch the sky change from orange to pink to golden yellow into a fiery sunset. What’s more, you can enjoy all this from the comfort of your room. At a mere 25 km from Shimla and 96 km from Chandigarh, Club Mahindra Kandaghat resort is easily accessible by train and road with excellent connectivity. Spread over 14 acres, the Kandaghat resort is surrounded by green lawns and a beautiful blooming garden. Accommodation is in elegantly done-up apartment blocks that open to beautiful views of verdant forests around the property.
You will never be bored with the colourful sunsets and walks around the herb garden while enjoying the state-of-the-art facilities at the Kandaghat resort. But in the off chance you want to explore the neighbourhood, do not forget to explore the hiking routes and catch a view of the mighty Karol Tibba of the Greater Himalayas. Get ready for a holiday where you do nothing but take in the spectacular views around you.
Rooms and Amenities
The Kandaghat resort comprises of 70 neatly furnished apartments in various categories, exquisitely decorated for your comfort with all modern amenities and facilities. Keep your children occupied at the activity zone or indulge in a game of TT or billiards in the indoor games area. The resort in Kandaghat also offers WiFi in the Funzone area so you don’t have to miss out on being in touch with the outside world. Furnished with all modern amenities, the rooms have coffee / tea maker, television, but no kitchenette, and an impeccably cosy bathroom with running hot/cold water that is supplied with clean towels and toiletries for your comfort. Keeping in mind with the winter weather, all rooms are also provided with room heaters. If it’s Indian / Chinese or continental you are in a mood of, the talented chefs at the Kandaghat resort have you covered. Enjoy scrumptious meals from the A-la-carte menu at the Blossom restaurant or just select from the hassle free, buffet dining.
Food in Kandaghat
Come and let the amazing rose groves greet you as you walk into Club Mahindra Kandaghat resort. Here, prepare to be transported to a paradise of manicured lawns and stunning gardens. As is typical of cuisine from the hills, Kandaghat’s cuisine is simple, natural and flavourful. While the meat dishes are mouthwateringly spicy, the vegetarian dishes are delicately flavoured. Needless to mention, everything is made with fresh ingredients produced and sourced locally. Don’t miss out on the regional fish specialties like fish curry made with fish caught from the neighbouring rivers. Try the layered flavours of Chicken Anaardana. Vegetarians can feast on local specialties like Sidu, a rich preparation with wheat and butter and Patande, a wheat pancake dish. Don’t miss out on the regional fish specialties like fish curry made with fish caught in the neighbouring rivers. A paratha is a flatbread that originated in the north of the Indian Subcontinent. It is still quite prevalent in the north of India, where wheat is grown and is the traditional staple of the area. Paratha is an amalgamation of the words parat and atta which literally means layers of cooked dough.
Festivals in Kandaghat
Three days in November are dedicated to the Bhoj Fair that is held in the little hill village of Guman. Celebrated to honor the deities of the hills, it is also a fair where you can enjoy the ‘natti’ dance performances by dancers who gather from the neighbouring villages. Holi in the hills is celebrated with much fervour and enthusiasm. Hills wear the colour of festivity during the holi celebrations complementing the colour of nature. If you find yourself in Kandaghat during holi (usually in February) do walk around the villages in the neighbourhood. It is a great photography experience. Baisakhi is when the hills thank nature for a good harvest. One of the important festivals of Himachal Pradesh, take part in the celebrations if you are visiting in the month of April.
If its spine-tingling adventure you and your family crave for, we’ve got you covered. Pick one of the adventure games at the resort – Zipline, Paintball, Commando net, Monkey crawling, Burma bridge or Rock climbing and have a frolicking time. Let your children try their hands at art and crafts while you holiday. A variety of programs to indulge your children is conducted at the Kandaghat resort, including painting, dancing and tattoo art. If you are visiting over the weekend, don’t forget to attend the Himachali dance performance held every Saturday at the resort. There is no better way to get your children and family acquainted to nature and the environment, than to take them on a nature walk. Join the restaurant’s naturalists and go on a walk around the property and identify the various trees, flowering plants and little birds and insects. Your children will love the experience. Show your children what it is to live in a village in the hills. Meet the friendly locals in the neighbouring villages of the resort. Take a walk along the streets of a mountain village in Kandaghat with the resort guide and experience the way of life in the hills. Plan a vacation with Club Mahindra to have a memorable family holiday. Don’t believe us? Go check out the Club Mahindra reviews by our happy members.
The beautiful hill town of Mashobra is hugged by thick forests and will offer numerous photography opportunities to you and your family. Record your holiday experiences and make it memorable for years to come. If you are up for it, take a little hike in the forests to the beautiful little village of Sipur. More spectacular views await you at Kufri, at a height of 2501 metres. It has the most wonderful ski slopes in all of India carpeted with white powdery snow during ski season. There is no dearth of picnic spots around Kandaghat replete with rolling meadows and beautiful sights. Head out on a picnic with packed lunch, Glen and Fagu that are often described as gorgeous picnic spots. Rest assured, you will not be disappointed. Enjoy breath taking views of Shimla at 2455 meters from the top of Jakhoo, Shimla’s highest peak. The trek up to Jakhoo Hill is itself an experience to savour. Also, don’t forget to seek blessings at the ancient Lord Hanuman temple. A fun trek inside the forest sanctuary is a fun way to learn and appreciate the environment. The stunning landscape of the sanctuary surrounded by the mountains will give your family the ultimate holiday experience. Also, you get to spot animals like musk deer roaming freely inside the sanctuary. Have a look at this Himachal tourism guide to know more about places to visit in Himachal Pradesh during family vacation.
Club Mahindra Kandaghat Resort Contact Details
Kalka Shimla Highway, Solan Dist. (HP),
Fax : 01792-256706
Club Mahindra Holidays Review: Member Speak
We visited here last year , it was amazing resort , with breathtaking views , its quite big property of club mahindra. We got a penthouse here , it was really nice and cozy stay in the resort . Food is also very good , as club mahindra had maintained