The Gethia edition of Blue Book is a unique affair of the old and new. A 130-year-old colonial structure overlooking the gorgeous Jeolikote valley, it was built by Madame Durell – a British lady who chose to settle in this hamlet for life. The property with 12 rooms each looking out to a distinct view, has been turned into a tempting experience that makes one live the past and the present, both at once. Each of the 12 rooms feel like new canvases with new tales to be told. The choicest of global cuisines, the rarest of birds, the richest of greens, the brisk little walks amidst the feather white clouds, the boundless starry nights, it’s a spectacular life of 1890s with the comforts of this era. A common destination but an exclusive destiny. Book your chapter of Blue Book – a rare story.
legacy of the ever loved
A decade prior to our independence, precisely 1936, Indian independence activist and Pandit Nehru’s wife, Kamala Nehru was recovering at the Bhowali sanatorium where Gandhi ji paid her a visit. On his way back, Gandhi ji halted at this old building for tea. The village found its prominence and the bungalow added to its legacy.
Madame Durrell, the British lady who built this property under her watch was a good friend of the celebrated hunter and naturalist, Sir Jim Corbett. The man known to have tamed many a man-eating tiger as well leopards of Uttarakhand was a regular visitor to this property. No wonders the 4.5 acres of Blue Book still gets the spotted visitor on some starry nights.