The British established a cantonment in Kasauli (6322ft) in 1842. Located in the Solan district, it is 77kms away from Shimla and 70kms from Chandigarh. We set off at 9 in the morning from Shimla. We drove past Shogi (13 kms from the capital), a Shimla suburb on the Ambala-Shimla NH. The road to the Taradevi temple goes from here which is about 5kms.
As the gleaming Volvo touched the soils of Himachal Pradesh, I got a message alert on my Smartphone: “Welcome to the Land of Gods. Don’t venture into the water or go near the river for your own safety and well-being.”
The tragic memory of 24 students from Andhra Pradesh was still fresh; they were swept away by the water released from Pandoh dam on the river Beas near Manali in June.
Girish Jhunjhnuwala is the founder and CEO of the Ovolo Hotel Group and a successful entrepreneur based in Hong Kong. He received the Hong Kong Business Award for Owner Operator, the city’s most prestigious business award in 2012.
Girish, whose mantra is ‘think different’ and ‘challenge conventions’, speaks about his dynamic hospitality company, his contribution to the hotel industry and how he tackled HK’s hospitality hitches.