BE PREPARED TO WELCOME WILD VISITORS TO YOUR COTTAGES AT AAMOD RETREAT
We were woken up by a loud thud on the wooden roof of our cottage at dawn as a gang of monkeys announced their arrival. Nature preens away at Aamod, Shoghi, with 20 cottages scattered all around untamed wilderness, the setting is perfect to unwind and recover from urban fatigue. Thirteen 3 kms short of Shimla, this little town is away from the usual touristy track. As we drove up to our cottage, we learn’t that no trees had been felled to make this resort and that explained the free flow spacing of the cottages. Our home in the wild was a wooden cottage with a view of the valley. We didn’t plan an itinerary at Aamod and went decided to go with the flow.
The first day was spent enjoying the stillness. The second day was all about action as the resort organised a mountain biking session for us. We came back surprisingly refreshed with the fresh mountain breeze and our stomachs ready for breakfast. There was more fun lined up at the activity area. It was hilarious to find ourselves struggling to climb a bamboo ladder and cross a rope bridge. But well, that’s the baggage from our city lives! Completely exhausted, and ready for a siesta followed by a hearty lunch. The evening unfolded with a session at the in- house spa managed by Tattva. The expert masseur worked kenaded away all the strain from our muscles.
As we made our way back to the room, we felt a nip in the air which made us crave an open- air dinner. And as all wishes are granted on a holiday, we ended our lovely weekend at Aamod with a candle- lit dinner under a star- lit sky.