The Carbery Acres Property History & Legends:
Carbery Acres has a 300+ year history linked to feudal kingdoms of the Himalayas & the East India Company. The Raja of Tehri Garhwal, in acknowledgement of the Powel family’s contribution to military action in support of the kingdom, gifted a jagir to the family. The Powel family were among the leading lights during those days of the early development of Dehradun & Mussoorie. The jagir stretched from near Saharanpur to Vikasnagar and included Kunja Grant.
Mr. AG Carbery, a landlord of Dehradun, fell in love with & married Mrs. Doris Mae Easton, nee Powel, and together they took over the administration of the jagir & moved to the old family hunting lodge at Kunja Grant in the 1930’s, and established Carbery Acres.
Years later, the two daughters of the Carbery family, Mauben & Jennifer, married Indian Air Force officer, Ram Khanna & educationist Ivan Mann, respectively, these two families inherited Carbery Acres in 1961.
Mr. GIG ‘Greg’ Mann, an educationist and the son of Jennifer & Ivan Mann, and currently an MLA of the Uttarakhand Vidan Sabha, is the present owner of Carbery Acres.
Mr. Greg Mann established the Carbery Acres Homestay and Adventure Park to share the peaceful n beauty of the location with anyone seeking clean, fresh, air, in the lap of Mother Nature. Carbery Acres also motivates & inspires young children to enjoy The Great Outdoors!
This boutique homestay is located literally, in the woods! In the middle of a forty-acre Mango orchard and further surrounded by Rice & Wheat Fields, the Shivalik Range, with Sal & Teak reserve forests, the water-body of the Asan Wetlands Conservation Area – the only Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Uttarakhand – and the majestic Himalayas that form the backdrop to the north of the property.