I first met Janhavi and Kanta at Suryagarh, the place they have been celebrating a household occasion. I had no thought I might be seeing them outdoors of my work place, however a household journey to Ranikhet took us by way of Nainital, and, effectively, there we have been! At Abbotsford.
Janhavi’s nice grand mother and father bought Abbotsford within the yr 1903. It was renamed “Prasada Bhawan” until 2007, when Janhavi’s mom, Kanta, began to revive the household dwelling and to maintain it buzzing and maintained, determined to carry again the unique title and to open it up as a homestay.
Abbotsford is a throwback to the British Raj – the interiors and meals and experiences, remind visitors of the Summer time Houses of yore, within the Kumaon Hills in Nainital, Uttarakhand.
Every room at Abbotsford is meticulously embellished and totally different. There are three separate buildings / cottages the place one can e-book both a person room or a number of rooms for a household or a small group of individuals.
And there are books. So many books. And the views!
Oh. And the meals. At Cafe Chica, you may come and eat even in case you are not staying on the homestay. The meals jogged my memory of English Breakfast and English Dinners on the Military Mess once I was rising up.
A poser’s paradise! Completely Instagrammable the whole lot. So most of the gadgets – like furnishings and wall artwork – are a whole bunch of years previous and well-maintained. I used to be particularly enamoured by a number of the oval / rounded rectangle photograph frames. And I couldn’t get sufficient of the room with the purple and gold partitions.
Think about strolling across the space, huffing and puffing uphill and coming upon the “Cafe Chica” signal board and simply wandering in and discovering this magical little place, seemingly in the midst of nowhere – particularly for city-folk like me.
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