Dehradun, as many know, combines the best of both worlds. The valley city offers modern-day ameni­ties as well as abundant natural delights. Testifying to this is Shaheen Bagh, a colonial bungalow overlooking the Garhwal hills and situated right beside the Tons river. This boutique resort and spa with its sloping roofs, huge verandahs, wooden floors and colonial architecture oozes old-world charm and its mod cons (free wifi, huge pool, jacuzzi) make it a perfect getaway. Each of the eight spacious rooms with four-poster beds and a private seating area offer splendid views of lily pools and lush landscapes and are named after different birds (most of which can be spotted in the garden). The resort serves comfort food made with locally grown vegetables. Also to be enjoyed are Sparsha, the spa, and nature walks.

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