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 exterior 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 dad and mom bought Abbotsford within the yr 1903. It was renamed “Prasada Bhawan” until 2007, when Janhavi’s mom, Kanta, began to revive the household residence and to maintain it buzzing and maintained, determined to convey 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 season Properties of yore, within the Kumaon Hills in Nainital, Uttarakhand.
Every room at Abbotsford is meticulously embellished and completely different. There are three separate buildings / cottages the place one can guide both a person room or just a few 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’ll be able to come and eat even if you’re 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 every part. So lots of the gadgets – like furnishings and wall artwork – are a whole lot of years previous and well-maintained. I used to be particularly enamoured by among the oval / rounded rectangle photograph frames. And I couldn’t get sufficient of the room with the pink 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 course of nowhere – particularly for city-folk like me.
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