Staying in Abbott Mount
In order to preserve the tranquility and serenity that captivates this private hill station, there are only a handful of accommodations set up in Abbott Mount. Well, thirteen, to be precise. These 13 warm, secluded and comfortable cottages are peppered all over the hillside offered great views of the snow-capped Himalayan ranges. The tariff, however, is a reasonably expensive, given the location, cuisine, and the home-away-from feel these well-maintained cottages provide.
If cottages are not of your taste or they are a bit expensive for your budget, one can easily find accommodations that are plentiful in Lohaghat, just 7 kms from Abbott Mount.
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Abbott Mount Food Guide
Since the only accommodations available in Abbott Mount are the privately maintained cottages, there are no restaurants or cafes set up at Abbott Mount. Some cottages include food in the package deal they offer to customers while others request tourists to bring their food supplies with them. The kitchens are equipped with cooking and dining utensils while caretakers will help in cooking and housekeeping.
It would be best to inquire beforehand about the food arrangements at the cottage you book at Abbott Mount. As for the indigenous Pahadi cuisine, there are plenty of roadside eateries and restaurants at Lohaghat Bazaar, just a stone’s throw away (okay, 7km) from Abbott Mount.
History of Abbott Mount
The picturesque Abbott Mount was founded by an English businessman called John Harold Abbott in the 20th century. It is said that Mr. Abbott who wanted to make a European settlement, bought the Raikot Tea Estate from Rev. Bose that graciously sprawled over 1,000 acres of land. Though the tranquil place was discovered in the early 20th century, but even today one can spot the lavish European bungalows garnered with well-manicured gardens and orchards.