Review: Norwood Green, Palampur
Immaculately designed with a great deal of emphasis on detailing, the ever so plush cottages at Norwood Green lend an incredible amount of luxury to your stay here. Top that with the uninterrupted majesty of snow-tipped Dhauladhars across hillsides carpeted with tea plantation. Right from the word go, young Karan Grewal, your enthusiastic and delightfully-mannered host–he lives in the adjoining cottage–sets the tone as he personally walks you through your temporary home.
Soothing furnishings, dark-wood flooring, dim lighting, and soft music complement the all-pervasive lush outdoors. En suite bathrooms with state-of-the-art amenities, a laundry room, and private balconies are par for the course. The meals here are hearty, wholesome and come with a generous dose of Punjabiyat (read calories)! Guests are welcome to request a toning down of this ‘creamy’ generosity; the chef will readily agree.
Were you to launch yourself at any of the day-long activities Karan suggests you will be pleasantly surprised at a well-stocked picnic basket magically appearing in the boot of your car; which, by the way, has its own private parking space outside each cottage. Were you to set a more leisurely pace to your vacation, the spacious sit-outs overhanging (almost) the Bundla Tea Estate, is a great option to enjoy nature’s spectacle. Grab your choice of beverage or/and one of countless books scattered around the place, and you’re on a roll.