4 Bed Rooms
4 Bed Rooms
About the Space
A couple hours away from Nainital, in the South Gola range of the Himalayas, lies this 80-year old house that has been furnished to perfection. It can only be accessed after a 1-1.5 hours hike which only adds to the experience. There are splashes of colour everywhere and spending time here will warm your heart. On a clear day, one can spend hours sitting outdoors on the lone swing and gaze at the snow-capped peaks or catch a sunset.
Jilling is set in a clearing amidst 100 acres of virgin forests. There are huge yet cosy living and dining rooms where the entire family can spend time playing games or reading together. The food is fresh and locally sourced, made by their cook who creates some exceptional dishes. Jilling is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
About the Host
Jilling is owned by a dynamic couple – Sheela and Rajeev Lunkad, who are both architects. They have created a warm and inviting home out of Jilling and it is abundant with splashes of happiness and colour. “The idea was to create something rustic that would allow people to be in sync with nature and the locals,” as per Sheela.
About the Rooms
The Chestnut House has 4 suite-style rooms, all with attached bathrooms and an ante room to lounge in. The bathrooms are huge in all rooms, all between 110-120 sq ft.
There are 2 mini suites on the first floor, Padam and Kafal with fantastic views and verandahs. The rooms are spacious at 325 sq ft each with lounges to enjoy a book and coffee at.
There are 2 suites on the ground floor, Buransh and Utish, which are almost double the size of the first floor rooms at 500 and 530 sq ft. The rooms open out to the verandah on the ground floor and have enough space to play a game with the family. These rooms also accommodate upto 2 kids each.
There is also 1 cottage in duplex style, Ringol. It has a living area with a daybed and lounge space. There is also a mini kitchen with a dining area. The bed is on the loft above and offers views of the surrounding beauty. The cottage is 485 sq ft, with 1.5 bathrooms and provision for extra beds. It is perfect for a single family.
The food is another highlight at Jilling, with everything coming from the farms to the table. The food cooked is mainly local, with the occasional pizza, pasta, momos etc cooked on request. Trying the simple local fare is a must, as it is tempered with equal parts hand-grown and crushed spices, and genuine smiles. If you have not tasted authentic Kumaoni fare yet, you have much to look forward to. The dishes may be simple and ordinary looking, but the freshness and quality of ingredients speak for themselves.
In All Rooms
Safe & Free Parking
Local Care taker available
Broad Band Wifi
Huge Open Spaces
Forest Vibe, Ideal For Nature Lovers
Ideal for Walks & Hikes
The nearest Airport is Pantnagar
But it’s, dysfunctional and for all practical purpose you will arrive at Delhi Airport. From Airport one can either drive straight or take the train till Kathgodam and then begin the road journey.
Road conditions are good and highway is smooth. Even if you start the journey from Delhi you will enjoy it.
Distance from Delhi Airport : It’s 321 Kms to the nearest road head Matial and should take roughly 8 hrs to reach, provided you avoid the Delhi rush hour traffic. From Matial you begin a 1 hour hike to reach the property