Every year his holidays are spent in Mussoorie only. After going here, Sachin often stays in a mansion, which is quite famous. Today is the birthday of Sachin Tendulkar. On this occasion, we are telling you about this secret gateway of Sachin Tendulkar. (All photos credit: rokebymanor.com)
Haveli is 1.50 years old
The mansion where Sachin often stays during his visit to Mussoorie is Rokbe Manor. It is said to be a 150-year-old mansion built on a ridge in Landour, Mysore. Basically it is a country estate hotel. Sachin Tendulkar comes here every year and also stays here.
Story behind the name of Rokeby
Why this hotel was named Rokeby, there is also an interesting story behind it. Actually, it is named after a castle in Britain. This hotel is inspired by Rokeby, a place in Britain. It was owned by Frederick Wilson. It was a British soldier who ruled his princely state on the Himalayas for many years.
Another special place of this hotel that will win your heart is the cafe here. Rokeby’s Cafe was named after the author Emily Eden. She was the sister of the Governor General, who spent a lot of time in Landour in the 1830s. He also wrote many memoirs during this period.
Will feel like Victorian England
You must stay here once while visiting Mussoorie. Rokeby’s stone walls, fireplaces and wooden floors will really take you back to Victorian England. Every room here is different and special. Interestingly, each room here has been given a name. Like Rose Room, Rhododendron Room. The rooms have been decorated according to their theme. Even better, there are rooms for families and single tourists as well. Basically whoever you are, you will find a place. You will also have amazing views of the Doon Valley from the windows of these rooms.
mountain bike fun
If you are wondering what else you can do while staying here, then let us tell you that there is a lot for tourists to do around this mansion. Here you can take a walk in the nearby oak and deodar forests. If you like adventure, then you can rent a mountain bike and take a tour of the mountains. Apart from this, you will also get a chance to enjoy a sip of tea in the beautiful tea garden.
Ruskin Bond’s association with Mussoorie
Apart from the weather and greenery, Mussoorie has another identity as well. He is English writer Ruskin Bond. In other words, Ruskin Bond’s literature also largely revolves around this hill town. If you are lucky, you may also bump into writers like Bill Aitken, Ganesh Salley, Stephen Alter, among others during your visit to Mussoorie. Please tell that Rokeby Manor is located at a distance of 1.8 km from the center of Mussoorie.