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Here's What Happened When We Landed Up For A Super Healthy Brunch @ The Lalit Mangar

Mangar is a forest grove located at the edge of the Aravalis, India’s oldest mountain range, which is considered to be the last stretch of unfragmented habitat for wildlife in this area. Mangar Bani valley is a verdant, breathtakingly beautiful forest land harbouring rich flora and fauna, and a captivating natural ambience. Come, follow us in!

Reaching The Property

Situated in the middle of a sacred forest that remains nestled peacefully in nature’s lap, a thin road beside the Mangar Bani Valley, leads to this property that spreads itself out towards the hills with its massive rooms opening up to balconies that overlook the trees unique to the Aravalli range.

Being among the first to use the rammed earth technology, the science for building walls, foundations and floors, using natural raw materials, this place is all about peace instilling the feeling of sheer tranquillity. The place enables its guests to be in sync with their minds, bodies and spirits owing to a perfect blend of magnificent views of the valley along with the comforts and warm hospitality of The Lalit. They also aim to provide a rare experience of gazing at a star studded sky and spotting your favourite constellations in their little observatory in a clear wide sky.

The ones who find fun outdoors can also indulge in invigorating exercise such as cycling, inhaling fresh air while paddling through the lush valley, enjoying some solitude or spending quality time with their loved ones. The hotel also houses yoga gurus, who, with their profound knowledge and discipline, can help stretch those lazy muscles into some incredible asanas!

The Experience

The place that appreciates silence and gives health the utmost importance recently introduced the nation’s first super healthy brunch in association with Origin Foods. The event unfolded with a light breakfast of amazing sandwiches and freshly made tea and a nature walk in and around the property followed by The Lalit Mangar video launch. 

The nature walk had us sauntering along the picturesque view around the property resuscitating our senses altogether. Before the super scrumptious lunch, we witnessed an interactive session by Dr S.M. Raheja, a Distinguished Service Awardee by DMA & Indian Association of Cardiology, on healthy lifestyle and healthy eating followed by an interesting interaction with Executive Director of Origin Superfood, Mr Siddharth Sawhney. Mr Keshav Suri, Executive Director of The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, took pains to arrange the presence of these esteemed personalities who gave us an insight on how to prolong our years on this planet. Dr Raheja was kind enough to teach and correct us in the way we were spending the precious minutes of our life. 

The crux of his session can be summed up in his closing words for the evening, “Keep a balance in everything, and soon you will realize that you have solved the mystery”. Mr Siddharth elucidated the vitality of superfoods and how inclusion of these can turn the graphs of our health upwards gradually. The session also saw the tie-up of Origin Superfood with The Lalit Group and the inclusion of products of Origin Superfoods while preparing a lip-smacking, healthy lunch served in the hotel.

Lunch Scenes

Those who feel that healthy food is not piquant, should try out the food served here! Our lunch saw enormous varieties of items that included freshly cut delectable fruits, flavoured milk and yogurt, multiple flavours of fox nuts, crunchy detox salads and organic alkaline salads, grilled prawns with organic quinoa tabbouleh, healthy murg biryani, kathal biryani, tofu ki bhurji, gluten free lalit signature pizza, sabudana kheer and assorted sweets. Each and every item laid out on the table was a perfect blend of healthy ingredients cooked beautifully to ensure the essential nutrients were intact without hindering the overall taste of the dish.

Post lunch, we were invited over for a pottery session where we all became students once again and learned how a potter makes his creations. Post the theoretical session, we did some pottery ourselves and ended up making some absurd yet beautiful miniature vases for ourselves. All in all, a wonderful experience and some time off from the busy cobwebs of the city life!

Our Verdict

Overall, one can experience limitless hospitality that is traditionally modern and subtly luxurious. The Lalit Mangar offers 34 luxurious suites, all with spectacular views of the valley. While being surrounded by the treasures of nature, one can also relish a gourmet dining experience at the restaurant, unwind at the tranquil spa, or swill back a drink or two at their well-stocked bar. Rustic, yet equipped with all the contemporary amenities and services, this place is the perfect weekend refuge!

Location | Camp Wild Road Near Mangar Police Chowki, Faridabad-Gurugram Road, Faridabad
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