Hotel Highlands Park - Gulmarg / Jammu & Kashmir
Highlands Parkwas established in the early 1960s by Major Benjie Nedou, who hailed from a long line of hoteliers. The Hotel remains a family run concern and is managed by the Major’s granddaughter and husband. Major Nedou’s army influence can be seen in the décor of the hotel as well as the staff uniforms. The hotel has a lot of artwork such as golfing paraphernalia, animal skins and traditional Kashmiri wall hangings that take you back to the time when Gulmarg first became a thriving summer destination for the well heeled.
Presidents, Prime Ministers, visiting Royalty and Bollywood stars have all enjoyed the warm hospitality and old-world charm of this grand hotel. Highlands Park is a heritage property spread over eight acres of exquisite gardens in a majestic position on a spur in the center of Gulmarg. It is surrounded by the peaks of the Apharwat range and has sweeping views across the valley to the greater Himalayas.
The hotel consists of one central building and eight separate cottages that house the 35 character-filled rooms and suites. The grand central building which contains the reception, lounge and restaurant has uninterrupted views of the Gulmarg Golf course on one side and of Mt Apharwat on the other.
The hotel was fully refurbished in 2013 and the rooms, Dining hall and Lounge were totally renovated without losing any of the character and old world charm that Highlands Park is famous for.
The atmosphere is what really makes Highlands Park unique. The rooms are fantastic, the views awesome and the service exceptional
Dining & Lounge
The walls of our Dining hall are adorned with beautiful and unique Object’s d Art, animal skins and heads from days when hunting was allowed and unique artifacts that reflect the local character of Gulmarg.
Our cuisine focuses on freshly produced and locally sourced ingredients cooked to perfection as per age old Continental and Kashmiri recipes. We also offer Chinese and Mughlai food and use an old fashioned (clay oven) tandoor to give you that authentic flavor.
Our famous lounge has been completely restored to its original charm and remains one of the most lively and beautiful rooms in the valley. With its traditional ‘Khatambandh’ ceilings, paneled walls and sweeping views of Gulmarg and the Apharwat mountains it remains a room one has to experience.
The lounge features a separate card room with authentic walnut wood furniture and a sun deck to enjoy the views, all decorated with our collection of poster art
We offer our guests a choice of 26 double rooms spread over 7 cottages in a chalet style. All our rooms have been tastefully and carefully restored and decorated to ensure that our Old world charms remains intact and is reflected everywhere. Our rooms offer a unique blend of Old fashioned comfort with modern amenities and our unique brand of personalized service. Our refurbished bathrooms offer rain showers, full size tubs and luxury toiletries.
For our discerning guests we offer 9 luxuriously appointed suites. Focused on creating a sense of space and unmatched comfort our suites boast of a full size bedroom, a separate sitting room, dressing rooms and in some cases 2 separate bathrooms ensuring that your stay with us is unique
The “Bobby Hut” became famous after Rishi Kappor and Dimple Kapadia shot for the super hit song “hum tum ek kamre main band” in this suite.
Come relive the Bollywood history with us in the Bobby SuiteAddress: Near Church Road,Gulmarg 193403, Kashmir
Hotel Type: Resorts
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