I first met Janhavi and Kanta at Suryagarh, the place they had been celebrating a household occasion. I had no thought I’d be seeing them outdoors of my work place, however a household journey to Ranikhet took us by way of Nainital, and, effectively, there we had 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 house and to maintain it buzzing and maintained, determined to convey again the unique identify and to open it up as a homestay.
Abbotsford is a throwback to the British Raj – the interiors and meals and experiences, remind friends of the Summer time Houses of yore, within the Kumaon Hills in Nainital, Uttarakhand.
Every room at Abbotsford is meticulously adorned and completely different. There are three separate buildings / cottages the place one can e book both a person room or a couple 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’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 after I was rising up.
A poser’s paradise! Completely Instagrammable all the things. So lots 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 picture frames. And I couldn’t get sufficient of the room with the crimson 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.
The cafe additionally shares gadgets from the White Mountain Collectives and Darima Farms. Thanks for internet hosting us for breakfast Janhavi! We cherished it and will probably be again quickly.
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