I have always been fascinated by the royal folklore and the tales of valour. So, when we were about to visit Panchkula's Heritage Haveli, I was more than ecstatic. At less than an hour drive from Chandigarh airport is a quaint town of Panchkula. It houses this larger than life yet earthly Heritage Haveli.
Surrounded by the old world charm of Panchkula, this haveli sings the stories that are more than 320 years old. Owned by the descendants of Chandail Rajputs of Madhya Pradesh, this haveli has become this boutique stay. It is loved by travellers and artists across the globe.
As an artist, I felt at home the minute I set feet there. The warmth there took me infold like a child in glee while listening to stories. And the stories so humbly shared by Mr Jaideep transported me to the durbars of his forefathers.
Most importantly, this haveli’s royal bric-a-brac of treasure chests, curios, wall paintings, engraved furniture spellbound me. For aeons, I felt like I walking through some royal tale.
Their eye for detail especially wins you over as well. Despite housing 25+ rooms, you feel that every room at this Haveli has a character and a unique vibe. You sleep with peace and joy here.
A soothing meal in their Diwan Khana by the side of talented local musicians makes you smile from ear to ear.
Like that was not enough, this Heritage Haveli also has its own Thakurdwara Temple. I woke up at 5 AM to experience aarti there and it felt very sublime. The idol of Lord Krishna and Radha housed there, smile at you. How rare is that! But, trust me, the best thing about this Haveli is its staff. Their hospitality and care for us, restored my faith in humanity. Right from serving us exceptional delicacies till running errands for us, the staff members did everything with a genuine smile.
For all of that and then some more Nimbu Pudine ka Sharbat - I will always heart this Heritage Haveli at Panchkula!