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Mussoorie, 11th May 2017: JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa, set against the magnificent backdrop of the Garhwali Himalayas, in the heart of Uttarakhand, is a perfect leisure destination for visitors. In the current Indian tourism scenario when it is important for everyone to realize their accountability towards the environment, the hotel is not only safeguarding the site, but also contributes to the sustainable development of Mussoorie.

Sustainable tourism is a responsible form of tourism intending to generate employment and income along with alleviating any deeper impact on environment and local culture. Right from its planning stage, JW Marriott Mussoorie has contributed in the advancement of Mussoorie by owning and supporting various social causes in and around Garhwal. The resort also adds to the socioeconomic wellbeing of local societies by generating employment opportunities for the locals by employing them either in the resort or in the edutaining activities likes local village sojourns.

Taking the next step in sustainable tourism, JW Marriott Mussoorie in association with Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal is organizing a Culinary Sojourn of Garhwal to introduce media from Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore to Garhwal, its cuisine, culture and heritage. The resort aims to popularize Garhwal and its unexplored aspects to help boost tourism to this part of the world. Rushina, with her expertise in Garhwali cuisine, has helped in curation of themed meals for the trip of 3 nights and 4 days. The resort has included unique experiences of village visits, step farming, re-creation of Garhwali traditions with an aim that this FAM trip will in return put Garhwal on the world travel map.

Ramandeep Marwah, General Manager, JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa stated, “The Culinary Sojourn of Garhwal is our endeavor to showcase the unexplored cuisine and hidden beauty of Garhwal. The team has put together a fabulous itinerary and our chefs have crafted exquisite meal plans along with Rushina to ensure a thoroughly exploratory getaway for all my media friends who are visiting us. A glimpse of what the media will experience during their stay is shown in this video. I am sure this sojourn will help us in showcasing the culture of Garhwal to the world and promote responsible tourism in India”

“It has been a privilege to partner with the team at JW Marriott Mussoorie to curate their first ever Culinary Sojourn of Garhwal – to share our collective knowledge and experience of this region, and showcase its cuisine with a larger audience, said, Rushina Munshaw-Ghildiyal Food writer, Historian and owner of A Perfect Bite Consulting. A visitor to Garhwal would have found it extremely hard to experience a Garhwali meal until JW Marriott Mussoorie began to champion Garhwali food and culture by working with local cooks, farmers and food producers to showcase it at their restaurant. This is the year of sustainable tourism, worldwide there is a collective move toward returning to traditional ways of food production and preparation. And I believe this is great time for us to showcase these qualities that are still thriving in Garhwali cuisine”, she added.

Away from the clutter of cities, JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort& Spa has clocked an average 75% year-round occupancy in the resort, not only because of the beauty of the resort, but also for the wonderful experience it creates for the guests. The experiential visits to local attractions and the native mall market create a great source of income for the dwellers, as tourism is the only way the hill-inhabitants earn their livelihood.

About JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa

The JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Resort & Spa is one of the most sought after luxury hill station escapes in India offering immaculate hospitality and elegant luxury to both business and leisure travellers. Designed with panache, the hotel has 115- luxurious rooms and 10 suites, offering impeccable comfort and bespoke service amidst the wilderness of the mountains. Situated in close proximity to the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun and around 280 kms from the national capital, JW Marriott Mussoorie is a state-of-the-art resort offering five delectable food and beverage selections, one of the most lavish spa experiences with its Cedar Spa by L’Occitane, a fitness centre, an indoor heated swimming pool each for adults and kids.  The resort also has The Den-Entertainment Centre and Kid’s Club offering a variety of entertainment options for both kids and adults that includes a two-lane bowling alley, billiards and pool tables, gaming consoles, creative activities like art and craft, a well-stocked library and board games. Offering one of the largest ballrooms in Mussoorie with around 3300 sq. ft. banquet space it is a perfect destination for both weddings and corporate meetings.

For a virtual experience, guests can visit or the hotel’s YouTube handle link JW Marriott Mussoorie Video.