Love our hill stations but love the dowdy colonial homestays rather less? Here’s one for those who like their creature comforts smart: Mosaic Mussoorie. This 46-room boutique hotel, situated in the thick of the ‘action’ (read, Mall Road), offers a choice of chic accommodation: room categories are deluxe, suite and attic. And you can go now—yes, in winter—because the elegant wooden flooring in the rooms is heated. Warmth and comfort guaranteed, they say. Two restaurants, the rather arbitrarily named Random multi-cuisine diner and the rooftop Charcoal, promise a variety of happy-making holiday foods. Other facilities: indoor heated pool and spa, gym and kids’ play area. Possible activities, organised by the helpful hotel: nature walks, heritage walk, bird-watching, cycling, and, of course, trekking in the beautiful Garhwal hills.

Tariff: from 10,000, includes breakfast and wifi. Contact: 0135-2626200,