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The Amber Vermont Estate is a boutique retreat in the Himalayas. The structure was originally built in the latter half of the 19th century by a Britisher and is one of the oldest estates in the Himalayan town of Mussoorie. It has been refurbished to retain the atmosphere of a traditional English cottage with the addition of modern amenities. The property is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Mussoorie. The location, and the mix of modern comfort, old English charm and personalized service make The Amber Vermont Estate a treasure in Mussoorie.
Cuisine: Indian , Chinese and Continental
Summer – Min 20°C, Max 30°
Winter – Min 0°C, Max 20°C
Monsoon – High rainfall in July and low rainfall in September
By Air: Jolly Grant Airport (70 km, 2 ½ hrs)
By Rail: Dehradun Railway Station (35 km, 1 ½ hrs)
By Road: Delhi / Chandigarh (270-280 km, 5-6 hrs)
THINGS TO DO
Camel’s Back Road- This place offers a picturesque view of the sunset and a life like structure resembling a seated camel. One can also enjoy long walks and horse rides here.
Lake Mist- About 5 kms before Kempty Falls on the Mussoorie-Kempty road, is a lovely picnic spot with accommodation and boating facilities. With the Kempty river flowing through it, Lake Mist has many small but beautiful waterfalls. Nature in truly at its best here.
Gun Hill- One can enjoy a thrilling ropeway ride to Gun Hill, the second highest peak in Mussoorie (2,122 mts). This peak also offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges.
Mussoorie Lake- This lake offers a newly developed picnic spot situated on the Mussoorie-Dehradun road. The lake is situated on the Mussoorie-Dehradun road and offers paddle boating. There’s an enchanting view of Doon Valley and nearby villages. Notably the view at night is marvellous.
Vinog Mountain Quail Sanctuary- 11 kms to the south of Library Point lies an old sanctuary established in 1993 and covering an area of 339 hectares. It is famous for having been the home to extinct bird species like The Mountain Quail (Pahari Bater), which was last spotted in 1876.
Kempty Fall- 15 kms from Mussoorie, on the Yamunotri Road, lies the most fascinating Kempty Waterfall – the biggest in the beautiful valley of Mussoorie.
Dhanaulti – Dhanaulti is located 24 kms from Mussoorie and provides a breath-taking view of the valleys and the Himalayan peaks. The long wooded slopes, cool caressing breeze, lovely weather and fabulous view of snow covered mountains make it an ideal retreat for a relaxed holiday.
Surkanda Devi- Situated at an elevation of 3,030 meters above sea level, 33 kms from the village Kaddukhal, lies the temple of Surkanda Devi. One has to trek for about 2 kms in order to reach the temple. The temple is situated on the top of the mountain and is of great religious significance. A fair is held every year on “Ganga Dussehra” during May-June, during which thousands of people participate.
Lakha Mandal- Lakha Mandal is situated on the Yamunotri road, past Kempty Falls. The site is home to hundreds of idols of archaeological importance, which are preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India. According to a legend, the Kaurvas made a shellac house and conspired to burn the Pandavas alive here.
Bhadraj Temple- Bhadraj Temple is dedicated to Lord Bal Bhadra, brother of Lord Krishna. About 15 kms from Mussoorie, this is an ideal spot for trekking via Park Toll-Clouds End, Dudhi. Situated on the extreme western region of Mussoorie town, Bhadraj offers a commanding view of the Doon Valley. The Chakrata ranges and Jaunsar Bawar areas can be viewed from here.
Municipal Garden- A perfect picnic spot, the garden with its artificially created lake offers a paddle boating facility.
Yamuna Bridge- About 27 kms from Mussoorie on Chakrata-Barkot road, the Yamuna Bridge is an ideal spot for fishing.
George Everest House- The George Everest House is the estate of Sir George, once the surveyor General of India. The highest peak of Mount Everest is also named after him.
Jwalaji Temple- The Jwalaji Temple is situated on the top of Benog Hill and has an idol of Mata Durga. The temple is surrounded by thick forests and offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks, Doon valley and Yamuna valley
Bhatta Fall- Bhatta Fall is an ideal spot for bathing and picnics. It is located about 7 kms from Mussoorie on the Mussoorie-Dehradun road. The spot can be accessed by car or bus up to Balta village from where the fall is 3 kms away.
Jharipani Fall- This spot is located about 8.5 kms from Mussoorie on the Mussoorie- Jharipani Road. Visitors can go by bus or by car within 7 kms of Jharipani, from here the fall is 1.5 kms, by foot.