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Jilling Terraces, Nainital

5,500.0036,000.00

Jilling Terraces, Nainital

Close to Nainital, but located literally off the grid, with the last on road point being Village Matial, Jilling Terraces is a hike towards solitude and sublimity. A single house with multiple rooms, the property is airy and bright and is especially splendid due to its interiors.

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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.

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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.

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Food

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.

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Testimonials

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Thank you very much to you and your team for arranging this fantastic tour. One of the best pick from this tour was your meticulous planning and promptness of service. All arrangements were fantastic, be it a delivery of vehicle at Chandigarh airport, hotels particularly at Chandigarh, Leh, Nubra, Pangong. However the best was at Jispa, Kargil and Srinagar for different reasons. Jispa was simple but authentic with very tasty food.

Rajesh & Gauri Natu

Graphic Designer, Apple

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Sunil, after I ran 21k Marathon I bragged about it for years. The same is being repeated again, with my ambition to drive across the Himalayas, which was almost faded with Srinagar under curfew. You and Chetan were the spark to our fire that we could do this drive and without a single trouble. Driving is a passion but driving thru places where there are no roads is trouble, but your breakup of program and awesome car condition helped us actually sail thru. Three cheers and five stars.

Jignesh Shah

Absolute Networks, Mumbai

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Wow. wow, wow. What a experience! We took the route of Delhi - Jammu - Srinagar - Leh - Sarchu - Manali - Delhi.  Sunil Kapoor gave us excellent service which includes his next to new 4WD in immaculate condition and all hotels were top class. Coming from Australia, we were bit nervous in start but when we met Sunil, we had full trust and all went very positive. Sunil gave us perfect instructions and everything was according to plan. Thank you Sunil and your team for our one of the best experience in life you have provided us. 

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Jignesh Patel

Director, Webential, Australia

Sumudu Fernando Manali Leh Trip

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Eight of us from Sri Lanka got Sunil to arrange a self driven tour to Leh and we are very happy with our decision. He was punctual, trustworthy and met our expectations. The service provided was very professional. As foreigners it’s hard to arrange such a tour by ourselves and Unwind outdoor filled in the gap perfectly. All places we stayed were nice and decent. Should specifically mention about the two Scorpios which we instantly fell in love with. They were very well maintained ... 

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Sumudu Fernando

Friends from SriLanka

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After days of research, we finally came across a facebook page called ‘Unwind Outdoors’. It seemed like our dream was going to be finally true. Very reasonably priced and Sunil from Unwind was like a know-it-all person.

The itinerary was so crisp and so very well laid out that there was no reason for us to worry other than coping up with nature’s fury. 

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Priyadatta Prabhavalkar

Clifford Chance, Delhi

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We did a SUV self drive trip from Chandigarh to Ladakh and back organized by Unwind Outdoor.
Highly recommend Unwind Outdoor as Sunil and Manpreet took care of everything we needed (car, hotel bookings, sightseeing and food recommendations, permits) and everything was organized seamlessly. Sunil was very patient with all our queries, giving suggestions and options to suit our preferences.

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Ashish & Neha Thadani

KPMG, Bangalore

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Great to see the know-how of the Unwind Outdoor team regarding every aspect of the Srinagar - Leh - Chandigarh self drive trip. From weather conditions, to road conditions, to health/clothing requirements, and also driving instructions - Sunil and Manpreet are warm, meticulous and knowledgable. Villa Himalaya in Sonamarg surpassed all our expectations and ensured that our expected standards for the rest of the trip were extremely high. 

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Parth Deshmukh

Symbiosis Law School, Mumbai

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Thanks Sunil for arranging a wonderful trip. Everything went well and we were in good hands with friendly and competent drivers. Accommodation was good and tents were comfortable beyond our expectations. We didn't have problem with food choices. It was a totally rejuvenating vacation and experience for us. Thanks from us in Singapore!

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Lilian Chan

Singapore

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We had an amazing 9-day from Manali to Leh. Serene, breathless and picturesque. High altitude sickness was a big issue for us but we were in good hands.

Unwind Outdoor was superb in arranging and coordinating the trip. Taking care of all arrangements and checking-in on us. Kudos to Sunil and his team.

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Alvin Chia

Assistant Director, Jurong Town Corporation, Singapore

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We travelled as a couple & completed a self drive trip from Delhi-Jammu-Srinagar-Kargil-Leh-Nubra-Pangong-Tso Moriri-Sarchu-Manali-Delhi. Itinerary was meticulously designed to be a mix of adventure and comfort. Hotel choices were best. Support was available at all points in case of emergency.Vehicle provided was top notch. Thanks to Mr. Sunil Kapoor for personally putting in efforts to maintain such high standards. 

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Nikhil & Neha Mazumdar

Manager L&T, Mumbai

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Six of us (two families) travelled to Leh in Jul / Aug 2015 and we had an excellent experience with Unwind Outdoor. From the very beginning of our excited planning phase, Sunil has been willingly suggesting us options, number of days, places to visit etc. He has all the knowledge of the terrain, passionate about trekking and traveling himself, so he understands travel-crazy people such as me and my quirks.
We landed in Leh in time for cloudbursts and flashfloods and landslides (along with mud and rocks sliding too). Despite Nature's fury, Sunil and Skarma made sure we were utmost safe and comfortable. These guys are just not into travel business, they help people fulfil their travel dreams. Truly! Go guys!!

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Kamala Aithal

Barclays Bank, Bangalore

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