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Jilling Terraces

Charming Stone House Nestled Quietly In Mountains

Bhimtal, Nainital
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OffbeatA truly hidden and local experience
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Premium4 star trips with all modern amenities
The beautiful heritage home is perched upon a mountain in the midst of luscious mixed forests. Here you find barking deer, sambar deer, yellow-throated martens, Himalayan palm civets, the occasional leopard and black bear, as well as an enormous diversity of plant, bird and insect life. The lodge is for those guests who can appreciate the luxury of a hot bath and delicious home-cooked meals while being in the lap of Nature. Jilling Terraces also boasts spectacular sunsets, and on clear days, the show more

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Be At Peace

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Jilling Terraces
Two large suites Buransh and Utish on the ground floor and two rooms Kafal and Padam with double beds on the first floor, wing a large family room.
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This compact room on the first floor offers supremely magnificent views of the Himalayas, lounge on the bed let nature roll over you, sip masala chai, read, think or just drift - let the peace and silence sink in.
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This opens out onto the verandah with fireplaces where one can enjoy the outdoors without being chilled.
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One can breathe in the essence of the mountains – simply throw open the windows on two sides of the bed and feel the mountains roll up next to you.
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Done in shades of indigo this majestic suite has an anteroom too. It opens out to the verandah on the ground floor and has a patch garden at the back.
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Then clamber up to the loft bed space and watch the moon rise and wind its way through the sky and peek in from each of the 4 windows. Step out into the verandah in the morning with your book and drift.
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Awaken to raucous bird song, open the french windows to watch clouds from your bed, answer emails on the study table, carry a tiffin down from the main house for lunch on the dining table, curl up on the couch with a book, brew yourself a pot of green tea to sip from the comfort of our old cane chairs, help weed the private garden out back, and revel in the peace.

Quick gist

About the stay

  • Revel in awed peace, beautiful landscape and elegant interiors that work collectively to give you something soothing and serene.
  • Enjoy mountain spring waters and relish fresh local produce.
  • Order up a banquet, have a candlelit dinner in one corner, a casual brunch or a salad and pasta lunch or just have it set up in the great outdoors, under the ka phal tree.

Where is this?

  • Walk up to a quaint peaceful destination crossing seasonal waterfalls, maybe chancing upon a grumpy porcupine or a greedy wild boar.
  • Be overwhelmed by the stunning landscape that is spectacularly dreamy.
  • Bhimtal Lake, Mountain Ridge Hike and Naini Lake can be visited from here.

With whom?

  • It's a shared experience but considering the small inventory of the hotel - it's mostly exclusive and private!

You get

  • Accommodation is provided to you.
  • All meals are provided along with tea services (twice during the day).

Things to remember

  • For services like laundry, recreational activities and experiences - they charge you separately.
  • Any special dining requests are also charged separately.

Something unique

To reach this pristine and heritage house, one has to hike for about 1200 ft. through beautiful conifers, thick oaks and it goes on for an hour or so!

Tips from insiders

  • Say hello to the sweetheart Sindhu - the horse.
  • You have 3 treks in the area - Kanarkha Trail, Panyali Trail and Gaula River Trail.
  • They also stock a small selection of products from Kilmora, the entire revenue of which goes into the sustainability of local farmers and artisans.
  • The weather at Jilling can be temperamental and the closest market is quite some distance away.
  • Be sure to carry a torch, raincoat, organic insect repellent, personal medicines, toiletries, closed shoes, a water bottle, binoculars, and chargers for your electronic items with you.
  • Please carry minimal plastic materials with you as there's no wastage system in the area.