Jilling Terraces: Your Home in the Hills

    Navni posted on 22 September


    An 80-year-old house in the middle of nowhere, Jilling Terraces is the perfect spot to abscond to when you just want to curl up and breathe in spectacular views or spend some quality time with your SO.

    How to get there

    A few hours’ drive from Nainital, Jilling Terraces is nestled in the South Gola range of the Himalayas, surrounded by 100 acres of forest cover. We suggest you take a flight to Pantnagar or a train to Kathgodam, and hire a taxi. Once you reach the homestay, we promise, you’ll be jillin’ like a villain.

    Rooms with a view

    The house {named Chestnut House} was built way back in 1933 by a Sanskrit scholar, for his Polish wife. The homestay comprises two large suites, two rooms and accompanying ante rooms with every room. The colour palettes are inspired by various flowers and berries. The Kafal room for instance, has been done up keeping in mind the wild tangy berry by the same name; what’s more, it has two large windows which are great for spectacular views.


    Jilling Terraces boasts of a kitchen which prepares only the freshest meals from ingredients that are sourced from local farmers {think plump, juicy vegetables}. The chefs are all locals, trained by the peeps at Jilling Terraces. The focus is on local food {dal batki, koyle ki roti etc} but the in-house chef can prepare an array of cuisines, including Italian and Chinese, and also desserts such as apple pie.

    They also have in-house spring water, which has guests {especially the ones coming from polluted cities} going gaga with admiration.

    Au nature

    If you do decide to step out of the cocoon Jilling Terraces has created, there is much to explore. Just ask the peeps to plan an itinerary for you and sign up for a trek or sightseeing session; nearby attractions include Panyali Trail, Kanarkha Trail and Gaula River Trail.

    Pets and more

    Jilling Terraces hosts frequent workshops dealing with spirituality, healing and any other topics you may find interesting. All you have to do is suggest {much in advance, of course} and they’ll try to hook you up with an expert in the field.

    And if like us, the thought of leaving behind your pets has you shedding copious amounts of tears, wipe them away; Jilling Terraces lets you bring your furry friend along and keep him/her in your rooms!

    Where: Matial Village, Bhatelia-Dhanachuli-Bhimtalroad, South Gola Range, Nainital, Uttarakhand

    Nearest Airport: Pantnagar

    Contact: +91 9910049608

    Price: Starting at INR 6,700 per room {prices vary depending on the season}

    Find out more here.

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    Jilling Terraces

    Location Details

    Matial Village, Bhatelia-Dhanachuli-Bhimtal Road, South Gola Range, Nainital, Uttarakhand