Crisp mountain air scented with cedar, pine and oak, an unending sea of ridges and views of snow capped Himalayas; it’s easy to see why the British chose this scenic nook as a place to recuperate. Nearly two centuries later, Landour retains much of its old world charm, best experienced at the 175-year-old Rokeby Manor.
Rokeby Manor is an awe-inspiring English-style Country Estatehotel nestled in the hills of Landour, Mussoorie. This heritage home has been restored to its original 19th Century décor. The character of the Estate can be found in its brick arches, alcoves, and intricately worked stonewalls. All of the wooden floors, ceiling beams, and fireplaces have been kept and restored throughout the property. In keeping with the old-world charm of Rokeby Manor, all of our rooms are decorated with rustic patchwork quilts and floral motifs. The Manor is surrounded by views of the Doon Valley, the Eternal Snows of the Himalayas, and Cedar and Oak forests. Nature walks to mountain biking, trekking and scenic drives – Mussoorie has a lot to offer. Inhale deeply and enjoy the tranquility of Rokeby Manor.
Services & Amenities
Beyond the old world façade, you will find all modern conveniences – flat screen TVs with cable, wi-fi access, 24-hour front desk service, in-room dining, even mountain bikes and scooters on hire to explore the surroundings.
Wilson’s Chamber is a versatile space that can easily adapt to small business meetings, intimate banquet events, and more. Named after the British adventurer, Frederick ‘Pahari’ Wilson, the venue breathes culture from days gone by with its floor-to-ceiling bookshelf, fireplace, and an overall feeling of warmth and congeniality.
Perched 7550 feet above sea level, Rokeby’s elevated outdoor patch ringed by pine trees is a versatile venue. Barbecues, parties, cocktail dinners or wedding functions, The Highlands is a great spot to watch the sunset or huddle around a bonfire under a starlit night.
The novelty of the open-air jacuzzis never ceases to awe Rokeby’s guests – relax in outdoor hot tubs after the day’s excursion and watch the sun sink beyond the horizon.
Views of snowy peaks, day picnics and early morning walks or sunset strolls, there’s plenty to do at Rokeby. Start with the customary chukkar, an old bridle trail circling the three summits of Landour ridge via an old cemetery, churches and Lal Tibba, the highest point. For longer excursions, hike to Jabarkhet Nature Reserve, Kulti village, scenic viewpoints or the nearby hills of Nag Tibba.
Rokeby was built in 1840 by Captain G.N. Cauthy and is one of the landmarks of Landour.
The heritage building is resplendent with character in its elaborate brick arches and niches, intricate stone walls, real wood floors and beams, and cosy fireplaces.