Living as we do in a busy, noisy city, it was a pleasure to take a few days' break in the
sleepy little town of Bandipur. We found out about Mountain Ridge from a friend and booked
the Tibetan Room. The structure of Mountain Ridge is built in the Newari style with
beautiful old timber and carved windows, but the inside is tastefully modern with rustic
touches. Our room was very spacious with a large balcony (we had a fabulous panoramic view
of the Himalayas at sunset one evening, and one morning but they were hidden on the other
days due to cloud. Even so, the view was always good.
The Tibetan Room was beautifully furnished with Buddhist / Tibetan designs - lamp,
bedspread, decor - the theme was thoughtfully interpreted. The dressing area and bathroom
were also well laid out, and the mattress perfect for good night's sleep. Breakfast was
included in the price - we were so glad to get real coffee.
Mountain Ridge is only a 5 minute stroll from the main bazaar, so we had a couple of dinners
at other places during our stay. There are great oportunities for hiking around there - we
went to Siddha Cave and a tribal village (can't remember the name). Truly lovely area, and
above all, a wonderful homestay with kind, friendly people.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A friendly, well-appointed and comfortable homestay hotel, five minutes' walk from Bandipur's Main Bazaar, with incredible Himalayan views (in clear weather). All rooms are very spacious and en-suite, with balconies. The rooms can be double or twin. The beds have quality mattresses and duvets and all rooms are fitted with a fan, heater (in cold weather) and bedside lights. ... more less