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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my wife visited Jilling Estate and stayed there for 3 nights from 8th to 11th October 2016. On expressing eagerness to get best view of mountains and birds, we were suggested the DERA cottage, the topmost one, out of five such at different elevations in the Estate. The arrangements starting from sending porter to carry luggage from Matial... More 

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1 Thank sudhansu54
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Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Me & my wife visited on New Years time and stayed 3 nights at Jilling Estate. Place, nature's view, hospitality, food, weather everything was superb. I strongly recommend. Paradise for birding and photography with all natural living.

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1 Thank Gaurav K
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

We reached Kathgodam from Delhi by Ranikhet Express. The train reached early in the morning by 4.30 am. It was still dark. A car was sent from Jiling Estate Owner, Captain Steve Lall, a retyired Air-force Pilot, to take us up to Matial, around 10 km from Bhimtal on the way to Padampuri. From Matial village we had to trek... More 

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Visited with family in the Month of August. Hospitality, weather and overall stay was excellent Travelling : Around 20 km from Bhimtal by road. Road condition is good but one needs to be vigilant while driving during monsoons due to hilly roads and landslides prone area. Parking : You can park your vehicle at the roadside in the village Matial... More 

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1 Thank Ajayshukla1977
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Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

What a place....simply awesome. U will love dis place if u r looking for some quiet moments wd ur family...simple cottages..simple food...note tht there is no running hot water in d room (tht actually adds to d charm)...not a place fr ppl who look for luxury...a certainly not a place for d unfit (u hv to climb for an hour... More 

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Noida, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2016

I was not a bird watcher until I was at this paradise called Jilling... while my stay was pretty short but I had a pleasure to watch these 2 birds, somehow they were always seen together, they fly together, eat and play together.. perhaps fight together too.. .. I loved watching them again and again at a place which has... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2016

If you want to drop off from society choose this holiday spot ...with a one hour walk to get to the cabins its not for the faint hearted .... with gorgeous views and absolute solitude this makes a great place to get some alone time and solitude also there is hardly any phone signal and no wifi so you can... More 

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2016

If you want to feel how ace hunter Jim Corbett might have felt in nearby Mukteswar or Champawat while walking through the Kumaon hills on the tracks of tigers, this is a great place to begin. In this home stay of cosy, book-lined cottages, prefer the topmost, the Dera or Den. It's close to the Ridge, which falls steeply to... More 

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Noida, India
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Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Steve and Parvati are the soul behind this mountain garden. As you huff and puff your way up from Matiyal to Jilling, your thoughts of how things are going to be will be frequently interrupted by the beautiful scenery of forested mountains interspersed with little villages and clouds floating by. If you are lucky you can see a couple of... More 

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New Delhi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

I am almost hesitant in reviewing this place because I don't want too many people heading there. This place is genuinely my favourite getaway spot in the country and in no small measure is that because of the hosts - Steve, Parvati and Nandini (when she's around) make this scattering of cottages atop the Estate an unbelievable venue for any... More 

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Additional Information about Jilling Estate

Address: PO Padampuri, Nainital 263136, India
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Nainital District > Nainital
Price Range: $81 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“The DERA cottage is the best view-wise, which can accommodate 2-3 persons easily with a bed in the sitting room also.”
  • The cozy sitting room
 of 5 bubbles sudhansu54, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Couples can stay at Dera/Wooden house, Old house if ideal for families and groups.”
 of 5 bubbles Ajayshukla1977, Aug 22, 2016 | Read review
“Go for the Dera or the Den cottage at the top. It's secluded and close to the ridge.”
  • The main door of the Dera from inside. All the cottags are lined with a variety of books.
  • Fresh fruits - plums, pears and apricots - from around Jilling Estate, at the Dera porch.
 of 5 bubbles AmitavaS187, Jun 13, 2016 | Read review
“book in advance, higher cottages have wider views but you may miss staying into a cloud!”
 of 5 bubbles madhumanti, Nov 10, 2015 | Read review
“The cottage, the oldest house on the property is great and quaint.”
 of 5 bubbles shyamparekh, Oct 11, 2015 | Read review
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