I say, Kitchener had a point about the position of the property: Clouds rolling into the gardens, pine forests encircling, the paths to Mashobra and Kufri, what?
Nowadays, inside Wildflower Hall, which, alas and alack, we left this A.M. to return to our rosy cottage down below, is a spectacular property within. The Luytens room, homage to the urban architect whose audacity created modern Delhi, is precise. Billiards, card rooms, a terrific, old bar where classic recordings of jazz play. No harm done.
Then, tiring of having to behave, we opted for room service: A tandoori chicken dish and a southern paneer: Man, delicious.
Back at the ranch, Zia greeted us effusively. Soon it was another comfort food veg lunch, this time with stunningly delicious squash-potato dumplings in a light curry sauce.