Jilling Estate, Nainital
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Jilling Estate, Nainital

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  • Destination 6.4/7
  • Location 6.8/7
  • Appearance 5.9/7
  • Front Office 5.5/7
  • Service 6.6/7
  • Room 5.8/7
  • Food & Drink 6/7
  • Activities 6.1/7

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Sina Ghish

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  • Sina Ghish
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 6 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
  •  1349 readers
  • 6.6/7
  •  Posted Dec 27, 2014
Location is very good and surrounding places are also super. Hotel is good and room is also good. Its good place to stay for 2 nights. Hotel room are of normal size. As compare with rates room are little bit small. The room was neat and clean. Bathrooms had hot water most of the times.Overall, a good place to stay at Nainital if you are on your vacation with lots of happening places around.
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Himanshu Gandhi

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  • Himanshu Gandhi
  • Lives in Pune
  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  744 readers
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  • 6.3/7
  •  Posted Jul 1, 2014
The hotel location was good there was no difficulty in finding or reaching to the hotel. The staff members were courteous. The room was well maintained with all the appliances in good conditions and there was hill view from the room. The food was good and provided veg food. There were outdoor games. It was adventurous and relaxation trip with my family. The exterior and the interior maintenance of the hotel were good. There was no delay in check in and checkout procedure. The management arranged sightseeing trip.
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Sharad c. Mohan

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  • Sharad c. Mohan
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  3588 readers
  • 6.4/7
  •  Posted Jul 7, 2011
It\'s absolutely amazing when you realise that this place is only around 1.5-2 hours from Bhimtal - a half hour drive (13 Kms on the Padampuri road up to Matial), and then 1-1.5 hours walk up the hill. And tough or taxing as the climb may seem, it\'s well worth the effort. Steve Lall and his family (wife Parvati, daughter Nandini and dogs Dhannu, Kaali, Bhonu nad others), the owners of the estate, make you feel completely at home, right from their first hello and up to their last goodbye. If you\'re looking for some peace and quiet, well, it doesn\'t get any more peaceful and quieter than this! If you\'re looking for greenery, well, this is as green as it gets! And if you\'re looking to walk in the hills, well then, 95 acres of thick, forested hills should be quite sufficient! And the dogs would be only too happy to give you company, if you\'re an animal lover. In the three days that i spent there, i walked the length and breadth of the estate, and watched the sun rise and set from different points all over the estate. A climb up to the ridge to catch the sunrise is a must-do. Set out early (one of their staff will be only too happy to guide you) in the morning, carry sandwiches and tea and, after watching the sunrise, walk along the ridge. stop wherever you\'d like and have a breakfast picnic, overlooking the villages down below. In the distance, you can see Bhimtal and Haldwani below you. Come back to the house by another route, and you might be lucky enough to see some animals. The cottages are pretty, and each one is some distance away from the rest, giving oyu enough privacy. And each cottage has a dedicated staff, just a call or a shout away. Go and spend some time there, if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle. You\'ll thank yourself for it.
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Husain Akbar

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  • Husain Akbar
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  5775 readers
  • 5.0/7
  •  Posted Jun 12, 2006
A great place to escape to, where you really are away from the madness of city life. No phones or television or room service, but thats definately a positive. The surrounding woods are great to walk around, the weather great and the views - incredible. The walk up to the estate is a bit steep, but well worth the effort once you`re there. The food - not the room service option, but its good wholesome tasty stuff, cooked by the cottage caretakers.

Best Experience: great walks, especially the one up to the ridge- and some great views up there.

Worst Experience: you could catch some leeches while walking around during the monsoons... but thats part of the outdoor experience and not much to worry about
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Chetan Gangoli

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  • Chetan Gangoli
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  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  9565 readers
  • 6.0/7
  •  Posted Aug 30, 2005
Very convenient location with a 1.5 hr drive from Kathgodam after an overnight train ride. The resort is not touristy and is a great relief to reach after an hours worth of steep climb from the motorable road. Service is good and so is the food. The high point is the owners Steve Lall and Parvati who treat guests more like guests at their own home.
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Nitin Sawhney

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  • Nitin Sawhney
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  7619 readers
  • 6.0/7
  •  Posted Jul 8, 2005
very relaxing weekend getaway. the best part is that only true nature-enthusiasts come here as the trek from the car-park to the resort is almost an hour. chill in the cottage soaking in the beautiful view!

Best Experience: trek to the ridge....from where one can see the valley below.

Worst Experience: the small pests (leech) that are found everywhere in the monsoons. they suck on ur blood without any warning ..... so u have to be careful when u walk in the forest.
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Uddalak Gupta

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  • Uddalak Gupta
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  •  2 helpful votes
  •  4156 readers
  • 6.4/7
  •  Posted Apr 7, 2005
A hideaway to beat all others.

Best Experience: Lal, the \'junglee environmentalist\', is an interesting storyteller. The cottages are islands of privacy, far enough from each other for solitude and close enough to banish loneliness. The view from the top is tantalising. As is the prospect of bumping into a Victorian ghost by the dead of night. Best of all, it\'s like being in a time warp... time as a concept doesn\'t exist here. Just slow sunrises, lazy rambles in the forest and evenings that can go on for ever.

Worst Experience: The climb up is daunting. Paradoxically enough, it\'s also why Jilling\'s claim as \'the last resort\' still holds true. And the water is cold enough to chill the marrow.
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Nirvick Majoomdar

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  • Nirvick Majoomdar
  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  6336 readers
  • 6.4/7
  •  Posted May 28, 2004
Pure heaven! And Steve Lall a God!
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Jilling Estate Overview

The perfect spot for nature lovers, Jilling Estate is located in a middle of dense nature around the foothills of the Kumaon Ranges. Just four cottages spread across 100 acres, it is ideal for getting away from people and becoming one with the lush nature around.

They provide simple but charming services like walks through the woods, camping on the ridge, simple home-cooked meals around crackling bonfires and a quaint little library. The ideal seasons to visit are from April to June and September/October. The wildflowers are in full bloom, stretching from the high altitude pastures to the snow line. 


Rooms and Amenities at Jilling Estate

Jilling Estate has 4 cottages. The rates are inclusive of board, breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning tea and guided tour within the Estate and the surrounding areas. Tent facilities are provided on request. Pony or horse rides from Matial to Jilling can be arranged at an extra cost.


Jilling Estate Address

PO Padampuri
Uttarakhand - 263136
India

How to get there

By Road NH28,NH58
By Train Kathgodam 38km(KGM)
By Flight New Delhi 300km

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