We had to get up early in the morning to see the mountains, because by 7 a.m., they are cloaked in cloud. It really brings home the tales of climbers who wait for a break in the weather to make their final ascents on these huge mountains.
It's hard to express how awesome these mountains are. That picture above was taken from 130 kms away. On the first morning, we missed the view of the full mountain, but we now suspect the very tops of the mountains were visible that day and we mistook them for clouds. Your eye just doesn't look that high for mountains, until you see the full range and realize "Oh my goodness, those mountains really are touching the sky!"
Burra Lodge at Glenburn is the original bungalow built in 1859 by a Scottish tea company, and magnificently restored by the current owners. The Water Lily Bungalow (shown at the left) was built in 2008 and has been furnished with antiques and tasteful decor, right down to traditional antique baths and gorgeous teak floors.
Our room in the Water Lily Bungalow was named the RungDung Suite after the nearby river.
Another great thing about Glenburn was the wonderful gardens. We hadn't seen a lot of flowers growing in gardens in India. (In fact, I was always curious where those thousands of flower petals came from for all those rangolis we saw). But Glenburn was a refreshing burst of flowers for souls starved of flowers. We talked to the gardener one day, who said he had been taking care of Glenburn's gardens for over 50 years! Here are some of the lovely flowers: