Carlton's Plaisance
For further information and reservations contact:
Carlton's Plaisance Hotel, Happy Valley Road, Mussoorie, Uttaranchal, India
Tel: (0091) 135 2632800, (0091) 135 2631881
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Plaisance, Mussoorie, built as a chateau in the late 1800's, is a cosy family-run hotel for those looking for just the right atmosphere to recuperate and rejuvenate the self. 
  Plaisance is the only property in Mussoorie that offers
sprawling gardens, an orchard, and a breathtaking view of the snow-clad Himalayas from the comfort of one's bed and fireplace.
Carlton's Plaisance Hotel is a Victorian style construction set in 4 acres of orchard, hillside and garden, located a comfortable distance from the town centre. With day excursions to Everest House, Hathi Paon and  forest walks there is plenty to do.
  If you're looking for a holiday amidst
100-year-old pines in a "truly Victorian Ambience" then this is the place for you.
A holiday is not complete till it revitalises your soul...
Getting there:
By train: The Shatabdi leaves New Delhi at 7am and reaches Dehradun at 12:30pm. Taxis are readily available at the station for the one hour drive to Mussoorie. We can arrange transfers.
By car: 280km from New Delhi.
"A Truly Victorian Ambience"
Sir Edmund Hillary
- Ample free parking
- Smoking room
- Taxi service
- Horse riding
- Bonfire
- Basketball
- Table Tennis
- Trekking
- Excursions
Deluxe Rooms:
Rs 1500 per day
Rs 2500 per day
Deluxe Suites:
Rs 3000 per day
Located on the road to Municipal Gardens, Plaisance is
less than 2kms from the historic Mussoorie Library. It is sited 150 yards from the turnoff to Kempty Falls (Zero Point) and just before the IAS Academy.
When arriving from Dehradun,
enter Mussoorie from the Library side, not from Picture Palace (the turnoff is 3kms before Mussoorie at Kingscraig).
The Plaisance Hotel was originally a residence built and owned by
Mr Forbes of the East India Company. Following the First War of Indian Independence in 1857, the Nawab of Oudh was exiled with his family to an encampment in Bengal. Here Mr Forbes met and married Eileen, the Nawab's daughter from his French-Belgian wife. Mr Forbes set Eileen up at the Plaisance Estate in Mussoorie.
Eileen's French conection accounts for the fact that the estate has a French name while all other colonial properties in Mussoorie have English, Scottish or Welsh names.
Eileen Forbes continued to live at Plaisance long after her husband passed away. She was renowned in Mussoorie for her hectic social life, elaborate parties and love of the colour green. Shortly before her own demise in the 1930's, Eileen retired to England and sold the Plaisance estate fully decorated and furnished to Mr Ranjit Singh (O.B.E), whose family has steadfastly preserved the architectural and decorative integrity of the premises.
Plaisance is now run as a heritage hotel and your hosts are Ranjit Singh's grandson and his immediate family.
Prominent visitors to Plaisance include
Sir Edmund Hillary and the former Prime Minister of India, I.K.Gujral.