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The Misty Mountains Retreat –

The Misty Mountains Retreat is Destiny’s child. We chanced upon the location after actively looking for a project site for 3 years. There was no road, no electricity, no water when we first saw it. But then, there was a little piece of heaven, a little piece of a childhood fantasy, unparalleled solitude, nature’s bounty, and so much space! I still remember the first time we walked to the orchard where Misty now stands – we missed a live deer kill by a leopard by a matter of seconds! It was such a thrill.

Since then, it has almost been a decade of small victories and many struggles. We have built everything from scratch and it will take a lifetime or more of efforts to build upon that dream. It is a journey we thoroughly enjoy though!

My wife Ambika, and I, have now made this our home, and we run it like an extended homestay.

…But yield who will to their separation,
My object in living is to unite
My avocation and my vocation
As my two eyes make one in sight.
Only where love and need are one,
And the work is play for mortal stakes,
Is the deed ever really done
For Heaven and the future’s sakes.

– Robert Frost

The setup is informal, and the food simple and delicious. Everything is the way we would like it to be if we were on a holiday.

Ambika is the soul of The Misty Mountains. She is a gracious host, a loving gardener, and a fantastic cook (all of the food at misty is from her recipes and you would love the jams and pickles she personally makes for our guests). She loves animals and is a treasure trove of information about all and sundry. From the sublime to the silly. She likes learning new facts, enjoys meeting interesting people, and loves pampering her Dog (Rags).

I, on the other hand, am content with having an encyclopedia for a wife. I am a dreamer on 4 days of the week and a doer on the remaining 3. I like having people around, playing good cop/bad cop with my team, and being here.

The two of us, along with guest appearances from our family, an able and ever smiling team, our brat of a daughter, and an over friendly dog, love to share this place with people who appreciate offbeat holidaying.

Do spend sometime exploring our website. If you like it, write to me at madhur@themistymountains.in or call Kavita at +91 86 07 750974 anytime for planning a memorable experience for you and your loved ones.

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