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Shaheenbagh Boutique Resort
Dehra Dūn, India

18 Bigha Village Jamniwala, On Shighally School Road,
Dehra Dūn
Uttarakhand (State of Uttarakhand), India 
248003

Luxurious & leisure accommodation Dehradun taking you to the new experince from your hectic life

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Property type: Bed and breakfast     12 guest rooms/units   Year built: 2002, Renovated: 2008
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Overview

About Us
Situated just below the British hill station of Mussoorie, the elegant house, with an adjoining cottage, is located on a 7-acre estate verdant with fruit orchards, many species of exotic and rare plants and trees. The landscaped gardens, spread across five levels, are a visual delight with their watercourses, lily pools and picturesque pathways.

The House
The house and the adjacent cottage are designed in the style of a colonial country bungalow with sloping roofs, decorative 'monkey tops' and wide verandahs from where one can enjoy spectacular vistas of Mussoorie and the surrounding hills. Each room is individually designed, elegantly furnished with beautifully restored period furniture, and decorated with antique fittings and rare prints of flora and fauna. All rooms offer air-conditioning in summer and heating in winter.

The house has appeared in several national and international magazines, periodicals and books. All the seven bedrooms have attached baths, running hot and cold water, and are equipped with modern amenities. A formal sitting and dining room is available to the visitors. A separate private sitting room completes the setting.

The Garden
Considered one of the best private gardens in India, it is laid out over several terraces and boasts of many rare trees and plants from all over the world. It has close to half-a-million plants and is lovingly tended by five gardeners. Benches and sitting areas are dotted over the gardens on each level and make for perfect relaxation. Seasonal flowers are planted in the thousands, both during the winter and the summer months. Over 60 varieties of fruits grow on the premises and visitors are welcome to pluck them off the trees. Like Fig, Pomegranate, Apple, Orange, Mango, Plum, Papaya, Banana, Peach, Shatut, Walnut, Keanu, Cherry, etc.

The Verandah
The weather in this area is conducive to ‘verandah living”. The main house has a large, covered verandah with both a sitting and dining area. Breakfast, tea and lunch are served here on most days. An antique swing lulls you to a gentle sleep. Another verandah, open to the skies, with old planter’s chairs, invites you to sunbathe.

The cottage, too, has a covered verandah as well as an open- air one overlooking a private garden.

The Main Sitting Room
This is the largest room in the complex and has a double-heighted roof. The upper section contains a library in the “My Fair Lady” style and is accessible by an ancient spiral staircase. The library has several thousand volumes of books – fiction and non-fiction, And a three thousand five hundread collectin of DVD in which you have Hindi English & World Movies to see. Two fireplaces on either side of the room to keep it warm in winter. The formal dinning table, where supper is served every evening, takes up a separate niche within this room

Yoga
Shaheen Bagh is the perfect environment to learn and practice the ancient art of Yoga. The clean fresh air, the sounds of running water and chirping of birds add to the experience. Our in-house yoga guru Dr Meena Semwal give lessons between 8 and 9 every morning. These lessons come complimentary with your stay. Dr Meena Semwal is also an accomplished acupressurist.

Location & Transportation

Visitor Place
Dehradun, the city, headquarters of the district is visited by a large number of tourist every year, many of them en-route to Mussoorie. The climate of the city is temperate. Even during summer, it is not so warm at Dehra Dun as in the district south of it. The Forest Research Institute which is world famous for its research work in forestry and is the only institution of its kind in Asia is situated here. Besides, headquarters of the important establishment like the Oil and Natural Commission; Survey of India etc., the Military Academy are also located here. The Gurudwara built by Guru Ram Raj during the reign of Aurangzeb in the Dhamanwala locality o the town is a religious place of eminence. The other places of importance is the Robber's cave, situated at a distance of about 8 kms from Dehra Dun. The cave is a natural picnic spot surrounded by hills where water suddenly disappears from sight and goes underground only to reappear after a few yards in the form of a stream. The city has many beautiful rest houses and good hotels to provide accommodation to the tourist. For many years, it has been one of the best known educational centres in northern India. Dehra Dun is well linked by rail and road with Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Lucknow and Varanasi.

Asan Barrage Water Sports Resort
A water sports resort has been developed at the Asan Barrage by Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam in the year 1994. Asan Barrage was created in 1967 and it is popularly known as Dhalipur Lake. Situated 43 kms from Dehradun on Chandigarh-Shimla highway, the resort offers facilities like water skiing, boating, rowing, kayaking, canoeing etc. Wildlife lovers have an added bonus during the winter season as migratory birds can be seen in the vicinity

Bhagirathi Resort
An 18 Kms drive along the Chakrata road, Bhagirathi Resort at Selaqui, Dehradun lends a breath-taking spectacle of the Himalayan ranges. The resort lures the tourists with its tranquil swimming pool, water slides and fountains. Against the backdrop of the mountain ranges, the resort is an ideal tourist spot.

Dakpathar
45 Kms from Dehradun, Dakpathar is a beautiful tourist spot in the western Doon Valley, amidst the Shivalik range. Dakpathar has emerged a wonderful tourist spot under the Yamuna Hydel Scheme. The place is connected by a regular bus service from the Parade Ground and Highway Bus Stand near the Railway Station, Dehradun. Accommodation is available in a Tourist Rest House with swimming pool facilities.

Indian Military Academy
The Indian Military Academy became functional from 1st October 1932 with a course strength of 40 Gentlemen Cadets. Brigadier L. P. Collins, DSO, OBE was the first Commandant. The first course had on its rolls Sam Manekshaw, Smith Dun and Mohd Musa. All of them later became the Chiefs of the armies of their respective countries namely India, Burma and Pakistan. The course was christened as 'PIONEERS'. The government acquired the estate of the erstwhile Railway College at Dehradun, which had the appropriate buildings and a fairly extensive campus to meet the requirements of the Academy at its birth. The IMA building in Dehradun is known as Chetwode Building after the name of Field Marshal Sir Philip Chetwode, who was then the Commander-in-Chief of India. IMA is located at 8 kms on Dehradun-Chakrata road and 3 kms beyond F.R.I.

Lachhiwala
3 Kms from Doiwala and 22 Kms from Dehradun, on the Hardwar/Rishikesh road is Lachhiwala. The serene and blissful spot is famous for its picnic spots. The place also provides accommodation to tourists in the Forest Rest House nestled in the greenery.

Laxman Siddh
12 Kms. Away from Dehradun towards Hardwar/Rishikesh is a famous temple known as the Laxman Siddh. Legend has it that a sage underwent penance over here. Due to easy accessibility the temple is visited by a large number of people especially on Sundays.

Malsi Deer Park
10 Kms. From Dehradun, enroute Mussoorie is situated a beautifully developed tourist spot lying at the foot hills of the Shivalik range. Malsi Deer Park is a mini-zoological park comprising of a children’s park enveloped by beautiful, natural surroundings. Alongwith the attractive environs the availability of refreshments makes the place an ideal sight-seeing cum picnic spot.

Chandrabani Situated 7 Kms from Dehradun on the Dehradun-Delhi road is the famous temple of Chandrabani(Gautam Kund). According to the mythological beliefs, this spot was inhabited by Maharishi Gautam, his wife and daughter Anjani who are widely worshipped by the people.

It is believed that the daughter of heaven-Ganga had manifested herself on this spot which is now popularly known as the Gautam Kund. Every year devotes, in large numbers, take a dip in the holy Kund. 2 Kms away from the main road, located in the mdst of Shivalik hills, the place is a beautiful tourist spot.

Rajaji National Park
Rajaji National Park was founded in 1966 and spreads over an area of 820 the park with it’s magnificent ecosystem, is nestled in the lush valley of Shivalik ranges. It represents the flora of several zones of the forest, reverine, broad leaf mixed forest, chirpine forest, scrub land and grassy pasture lands. There are 23 species of mammals and 315 of avi-fauna here. The Rajaji National Park is named after Late Shri C.Rajgoplalachari, popularly known as Rajaji. Best Tourist season is between November to mid June.

Rishikesh and Haridwar, on the banks of the Ganga, are religious sites for Hindus. The Beatles came here in search of succour in the 1970s, Hindus come here in search of salvation and to immerse the ashes of their dead, tourists from the West flock here even today on a spiritual journey, to practice yoga and meditate at the many ashrams in these holy towns. Both places are no more than an hour and a half's drive from Dehradun.

Robber’s Cave (Guchhupani)
An ideal place for a picnic, Robber’s Cave is just 8 Kms away from the City Bus Stand. Local bus services are available upto Anarwala Village, from where it is just a Kilometre’s trek to the spot.

Sahastradhara
Sahasratra Dhara, laterally meaning, the 'thousand fold spring' is situated at a distance of 11 kms. from Dehra Dun. The place makes an ideal picnic spot and is of immense attraction to visitors. The Baldi river and the caves provide a breathtaking view.

The water here has a fall of about 9 metres and leaves an incrustation of lime of all its touches. Particles thus accumulating over the centuries have formed a projecting ledge, and a sort of cave, from the roof of which falls a perpetual shower. There is also a sulphur spring in which visitors often take bath. Its water is said to cure skin infections and possess other medicinal properties.

Sai Darbar
Situated 8 Kms along the Clock Tower on Rajpur Road, is the Sai Darbar Temple. This place holds a high cultural and spiritual value and is visited by tourists from across the country and foreigners as well.

Santala Devi Temple
About 15 Kms from Dehradun to reach the famous temple of Santaula Devi, one can utilize the bus facilities till Jaitunwala, then it is a 2 Kms drive to Punjabiwala by a jeep or any light vehicle and further it is a 2 kms trek to the temple. The temple stands as a symbol of the faith people have in the temple and has a great cultural and religious significance. Santla Devi, alongwith her brother, on realizing that they would not be able to face the Mughal Army , abandoned their weapons and began to pray. A light flickered and within moments they both were transformed into stone images. It is within the fort that the shrine was built and Saturdays marks the transformation of the Goddess into stone.

Tibetan Temple
Situated on Rajpur Road near the Sai Darbar Temple is a huge and colourful temple of Lord Buddha.

Tapkeshawar Temple
Tapkeshwar Shiv Temple is an ancient place of worship and is situated on the banks of a rivulet, in the Garhi Cantt. Area, 5.5 Kms from the city bus stand, the temple is well connected by road. It is named Tapkeshwar as water droplets, originating from a rock, fall on the Shivling placed in the shrine. People in large numbers participate in the fair organized on the occasion of Shivratri and pay their obeisance to the deity.

Tapowan
Approximately, 5 kms from the City Bus Stand on the Dehradun-Rajpur road, this place is situated in beautiful surroundings. Legend has it that Guru Dronacharya had done penance in this area.

  DirectionsLOCATION
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Shaheen Bagh is 20 minutes from Dehradun town, located on a hilly ridge on the town's outskirts. Shaheen bagh is 36 km. apx from Jolly Grand Airport, 13 km from railway stations, 10 km from Clock Tower. The hill station of Mussoorie is 45 minutes away.

By Train: A 5½ hour train journey from New Delhi on the morning Shatabdi as well as the afternoon Jan Shatabdi. The overnight Mussoorie Express leaves Delhi at night and arrives in Dehradun the next morning. An overnight train from the Nizamuddin Station in Delhi departs late evening and arrives at dawn in Dehradun. There are also direct trains from Mumbai, Kolkata and Allahabad.

By Road: A 5-hour car ride from Delhi via Roorkee or a 6-hour drive by the scenic Poanta Sahib route from Delhi.

Dehradun is also connected by daily flights from the Capital.

Pick-ups from the train station or the airport can be arranged on prior notice.


Road To Shaheen Bagh From New Delhi:


Take Humayun's Tomb (off Ring Road) exit past Sarai Kale Khan ISBT, under the flyover, towards Noida.
Pass Noida turnoff; pass Patparganj, till you hit Delhi Border Police Check after a fly-over. Then turn left immediately. Be careful, as there is a similar left turn earlier but no police check-post
Road will turn right naturally. Cross bridge over railway line till you hit a T-junction at Mohan Nagar. Turn right, continue and cross Hindon River Bridge.
At the first red light, turn left and this will take you on Meerut road. Continue till you cross Murad Nagar and Modi Nagar.
Just short of Meerut, you will meet the Meerut bye-pass, Turn left. This road takes you past Meerut. The turning is a bit deceptive, so keep a sharp look out. If you cross a flyover, then you have missed the turning. Turn back a few hundred yards.
About 16 km later you will meet the main road again at Modipuram. Keep going straight and you will come to the town of Khatauli.
Just after you pass Khatauli, stop at Cheetal Grand. Don't stop at Cheetal, which is just before it. Cheetal Grand has clean toilets and good cheese omelettes. Lovely gardens.
Join the road till you reach a round-about in the middle of the road, about 5 Km short of Muzzafarnagar. Turn right on the bye-pass. This is important, as Muzzafarnagar is a crowded town.
About 16 km later you will hit the main road again. This too has a round-about in the middle of the road. Turn right and you will be on the Roorkee road. Pass the town of Chappar, Purkazi and Mangalaur.
Just short of Roorkee you will cross a bridge over a railway track and hit a roundabout. Turn left here and you will be on the Roorkee bye-pass. Keep going after you cross a canal, pass the Gurudwara on the right. You have to turn left to Dehradun. Suggest you ask here, as it is a bit tricky.
Go straight, past Bhagwanpur, till you hit Chutmulpur (about 28 km.) Turn Right at T Junction. (The left turning will take you to Saharanpur). The road takes you through Biharigarh and the Rajaji National Park. At Mohand, the ghats (small hills) start for 22 Km. At the top of the ghats there is a tunnel and on descending you will hit the cantonment of Clement Town, the outskirts of Dehradun.
Keep going straight till you turn right at a T-junction. This will take you pass the railway station (on your right) till you come to a traffic light at Prince Hotel. Turn left (on Gandhi Road) and keep going till you hit another T-Junction. Bear left and go to a roundabout called Clock Tower. Turn right and you will be on Rajpur Road, Dehradun’s main road.
Keep going straight for about 8 km, past Ajanta Hotel on your left and then Great Value Hotel on your right, pass the town of Jhakhan.
At Krishan Pur Chungi you will see a police barrier. Turn left immediately. This is the Mussoorie diversion road.
Keep going for 3 km. Pass Doon Valley Combers and Magpie Café on your left till you come to Malsi Deer park on your right. Keep going straight till you come to a left turn with Cheetal restaurant in the left corner. The road will take you to down in the valley and up again till you come to a T Junction. Turn left here.
As you drive you will see a large stonewall of the Thapar Estate. Keep going for about a kilometer till you see some shops on a curve on the left of the road. This is Guniyal Gaon. Next to shops there is a cemented road going up on the right. Take it and follow it till you cross the River Tons on an iron Bridge. The road now climbs. Keep straight on it, ignoring a left turn and keep going towards Shigally School.
About 3 km later you will see a green-roofed house with big gates on the right of the road. Turn into the gate and drive into the parking area.
  TransportationLOCATION
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Shaheen Bagh is 20 minutes from Dehradun town, located on a hilly ridge on the town's outskirts. Shaheen bagh is 36 km. apx from Jolly Grand Airport, 13 km from railway stations, 10 km from Clock Tower. The hill station of Mussoorie is 45 minutes away.

By Train: A 5½ hour train journey from New Delhi on the morning Shatabdi as well as the afternoon Jan Shatabdi. The overnight Mussoorie Express leaves Delhi at night and arrives in Dehradun the next morning. An overnight train from the Nizamuddin Station in Delhi departs late evening and arrives at dawn in Dehradun. There are also direct trains from Mumbai, Kolkata and Allahabad.

By Road: A 5-hour car ride from Delhi via Roorkee or a 6-hour drive by the scenic Poanta Sahib route from Delhi.

Dehradun is also connected by daily flights from the Capital.

Pick-ups from the train station or the airport can be arranged on prior notice.
  AirportDehradun Jolly Grand Airport - 36kms

Amenities & Attractions

Other Facilities

This unique infinity pool is child friendly, and is constantly refreshed with the pristine waters of the River Tons, using a time-tested and eco-friendly system called the ‘Hydram.” This avoids the use of any chlorine. The waters have been tested and found to be of pure quality. Sunbathing decks are available.

More than 3500 English, Hindi & World Movies import from USA on DVD's to view in your room.

A vast library above the drawing room offers many opportunities for reading during your stay.

Shaheen Bagh and its surroundings are a haven for birdwatchers, visited by over 370 listed species. These include the Brown Dipper, three different forktails and the five species of sunbirds. Many of these can be seen in the walks around the house and at the river -- a 5-minute walk from the grounds. The recently discovered Nepal Wren-babbler breeds in the gardens. For the checklist see the birding section. A detailed account of birding hot spots in the area is also given.

  Local Attractions
Dakpathar45 Kms
Dakpathar is a beautiful tourist spot in the western Doon Valley,Indian Military Academy -
The Indian Military Academy became functional from 1st October 1932Laxman Siddh
12 Kms -Away from Dehradun towards Hardwar/Rishikesh is a famous templeKnown as the Laxman Siddh.
Malsi Deer Park - 10 Kms from dehraudnEnroute Mussoorie is situated a beautifully developed tourist spot lying at
The foot hills of the Shivalik range.
  Amenities
1 Indoor games: camerboard2. Sketching & Painting24-hr front desk
3. Wi-Fi Internet Connection4. Yoga & Acupressure By Dr. Meena Semwal5. Massage
6. HDMI Connection available for your play station7. Day trip to Dehradun/Mussorie & near by can be organised 89. Bonfire & Bar-B-Q.
Airport pickupAll inclusive planBBQ area
Bar/loungeBoat rentalBreakfast included
Car rentalChildren permittedCurrency exchange
Doctor on CallExpress checkoutFitness equipment
GameroomGardensHandicap access
Internet accessInternet wireless (free)Laundry/valet service
Linen includedLive musicLuggage carriers
Medical assistance on callMeeting facilitiesMovie rentals
Multi-lingual staffNewspapers/magazinesNo curfew
Open 24 HoursParking (free)Pets not allowed
Pool (outdoor)Religious group assistanceRestaurant on site
Room serviceSafe deposit boxSkiing
Smoking permittedSports/activitiesTaxi service
TennisTour/sightseeing assistanceVoltage converters
chessjhingaloto
pictionary etc.

Guest Room Amenities

The Master Suite This largest bedroom in the house is unique in many ways: it holds an exquisite traditional bed from South India, some rare ‘kilims’ from Afghanistan and a large wooden chest from Sri Lanka. The adjoining bathroom (voted ‘the best bathroom in India’ by a magazine) has a sunken bath that overlooks a private lily-pool and garden. Alfresco bathing is encouraged. The bathroom has a botanical theme with rare and original botanical prints and wall paper. Room has a LCD TV, and a DVD player HDMI Connection for your PS3 and Video Games. The Poolside Room This wonderful room is on the lower garden terrace, overlooking the pool. The interior style is done in red. It has several windows which look out on the gardens and allows the first rays of the sun to light up the room. A granite stairway leads you to the pool. Room has a LCD TV, and a DVD player HDMI Connection for your PS3 and Video Games. The Blue Room This room on the ground floor of the main house has a magnificent double bed adorned with glass paintings. The matching furniture makes this perhaps the most interesting room in the complex. Room has a LCD TV, and a DVD player HDMI Connection for your PS3 and Video Games. The Cottage Suite The upper suite in the cottages is a self-contained unit, consisting of a private verandah, a sitting room, a bedroom, a bathroom and a kitchen. It sleeps four and is ideal for a family. It has cable television and DVD facilities.

  Room Types
CottageDouble
Master Suite With EnsuiteQueen
SingleStandard
SuiteTriple
Twin
  Room Amenities
A/C climate controlBackpacker facilitiesBalconies
Coffee/tea makerEnsuiteFax service
Fireplace (wood burning)HairdryerHandicap facilities
Internet accessIron/ironing boardKitchenettes
LockersMaid service dailyMicrowave
Mini-barMountain view roomsMovie rental
Non-smoking roomsPrivate bathroomRefrigerator
Safe box in roomSmoking roomsTelephone
TelevisionTelevision (cable/satellite)Toiletries complimentary
VCR/DVDVoltage convertersWake-up calls
Whirlpool bath

Food & Restaurants

  On site Restaurants
ONSITEOUR OWN RESTAURANT WE ARE PROVING HOMELY FOOD ON REQUEST

Payment Information

Rate details: Children below 7 years would be complimentary on plan
Available discounts: Extra person Rs.1200/-
Taxes: 10.00% tax will be added to the quoted room rate at the time of payment.
Additional charges: A charge may be incurred for extra persons in a room.
Credit cards accepted on location: Visa  MasterCard  American Express 
Cancellation policy: Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.
Guest should send their cancellation before one day prior to arrival

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