Cloud Edn Forest Resort is in the Benog reserve area approximately 6 kms from Picture Palace Mussoorie. The drive to the resort is from the Company garden and IAS academy road. The drive is extremely scenic and the rhododendron tress surround you all through. The resort has ample parking space and they allow two types of visitors, Day visitors and resident visitors and areas have been marked for each to maintain privacy etc. Day visiting come at a charge.
The have recently ventured into providing adventure sports etc like fire fox, camping etc. Not sure if it;s a great idea or not. It works in contrast with the essence of the place.
The resort has lovely walks around it, peaceful, an echo point and a walnut tree. The rooms in the main heritage building are big with accomodations for 4-5 people. Bathrums are clean and have an old world charm about them.
We had lunch here and were happy with the simplicity of the food, nothing fancy but appealed to the palette.
The view from the resort is fantastic, since I went in March we saw the endless snow capped himalayas from here.
The Jwala devi temple is also visible from here.
In all I would recommend this place to nature lovers who enjoy peace and solitude. I would also suggest people not to some in with high hotel-like expectations of a flat tv, tea/coffee arrangement in room or matching bed linen and curtains etc.
Just come in to devour nature.