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Jilling Sanctuary- A Remote Escape Into The Himalayas

Encircled by a thick layer of greenery is the Jilling Sanctuary, nestled atop 7000 feet that makes it’s way through the verdant terrace farms and oak jungles in Bhimtal town of Uttarakhand. The bosky backwoods of the land are engulfed by natural beauty that throws you off merrily in nature’s arms. The property is loaded with gorgeous plantations of apples, plums, apricots and chestnuts, so you get to witness organic plantation all around you.

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Just an hour away from Nainital, the Jilling Santuary is home to a lot of exotic & endangered fauna that likes to be surrounded by jungle cats, mountain deer, wild boar, Himalayan birds and once in a blue moon to be seen, the majestic bear and leopard. The resort is nothing short of a nature’s heaven with cold water gushing down from the mountain springs, surreal snowclad mountain tops and a vast dense forest to ramble whenever you feel like. All this and lot more makes this sanctuary an idyllic escape from the city hustle to spend your holidays in. 

SO, let’s see how can you make the most of your vacation in this hilly retreat.

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To Good To Be Real Views

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North-facing, the estate bestows varied but splendid vistas on every corner of your eye. Encircled by the rich vegetation and verdant nature, the views soothe your soul and escorts you to simply another world, away from the whirlpool of life.

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On one side, you can see the rolling hills leading straight down to the foothill and on the opposite side, you can witness  a majestic panorama of the snow-capped Himalayan of the Nanda Devi range. Spend some time at the deck with a glass of wine, and let time roll by!

Basic Amenities

Even though the  property is situated remotely, you can still have access to Wifi here so that you are not cut off virtually from the world. Other facilities include a spa, cafe, meeting room, restaurant, swimming pool, laundry, doctor on call, luggage storage, banquet facility, wedding services, concierge and currency exchange.

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Glass house

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A conservatory or a glass house lets you soak in the warm friendly rays of the sun as you curl up on your Sofa with a book. Encompassing an exterior viewing deck, your eyes would feel totally blessed with stunning panorama views of the surroundings. A fireplace to keep you warm during cold nights, the glass house hosts different books and journals, a state of the art home theatre system and a large and beautiful dining area.

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Rooms

Four cottages spread across an area of 100 acres qualifies for cosy, intimate and family-oriented holidays to provide you with acres of land to stroll, gossip and bond. The rooms are capacious and completed with a hardwood floor, high ceilings, warm lighting and adorned with different woods found in the region – Kafal, Padam, Buransh, Utish and Ringo.

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Along with super cozy sofa and bed, you can have an electric kettle and other modern equipment including heating facilities to stay warm when the cold meets you. All rooms have their private bathroom with bathtubs. So, a bubble bath is definitely something to look forward to :-).

All the cottages are dispersed, leaving you and your family an ample space to indulge in an intimate affair. All the while, you can stare at the spectacular vista of the Nanda Devi to treat your eyes through the windows. You don’t get tired when you have so much to look around.

Price Range: ₹ 7,823 – ₹ 7,823

Dining 

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The meals are served based on your taste. You can have your meals anywhere you want; be it outdoors, under the kaphal tree or anywhere else you please. The setup of the dining table, manufactured from oak and pine wood, is in a moderately sized room. Experienced chefs prepare food with delicacy and you will be compelled to acknowledge the authenticity in their dishes.

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If you are someone who  likes to watch your eating habits, you won’t not mind what they serve as everything they cook is plucked out fresh from the in-house plantations or from the local farmers, giving it a crisp and garden-fresh taste. You can choose to order a banquet, candle lit dinner, casual brunch or a salad and pasta lunch, according to your mood.

Activities

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A thick green layer of 20 acres covered in oak and rhododendron forests provides ample opportunities to hike and ramble. You can spice up your vacation with a plethora of activities such as horse riding, bonfire nights, camping on the ridge, trekking, fishing, observing bird and wildlife. Its difficult to get bored here!

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Special arrangements are carried out for those who wish to visit temples, historical places and other areas in the Kumaon region.

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Tourist attractions such as the Nainital Lake is 29.7 km away and the Snow Viewpoint is at a distance of 31.8 km. Also, adventure seekers won’t be disappointed here as the resort will readily arrange 6-12 days treks to high altitude border areas upon your request.

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And, once you are done with all that, feel free to take a dip in the glass enclosed solar heated swimming pool to ooze away all the stress and recharge your batteries.

The Jilling Sanctuary is apt for a holiday to rejuvenate and reconnect with your loved ones amidst nature. A peaceful retreat in the hills, it makes for an ideal summer escape. So, book your stay for the week before the monsoons bid you farewell because in winters, be ready to be wrapped in snow here. Well, that’s even more exciting, isn’t it?

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amandeep

amandeep

A believer of 'You only live once so do whatever you love'. Pursuing Mass communication and English Hons. simultaneously, I love to take the paths less travelled by (as inspired by Robert Frost's 'The Road Not Taken' ) . A passionate writer and traveller, I have a great affinity towards food.

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