The Trek to Jilling Terraces

” There are no shortcuts to any place worth going” -Beverly Sills The above saying rightly explains the plight of trekking up to a place not accessible by any vehicle but your feet. For example take this stunningly beautiful 80 year old cottage Chestnut House, located at a height of 7000 ft in a lesser known,…

Jilling Terraces – For the fleeting Winter Charm

As we ring in 2018, two New Year resolutions might come to mind – travel more and socialize more setting the social media apart. Turns out the best way to tick off these resolutions is to just give in to the flow and not fight it. In this case, I mean you had to go…

Jilling Terraces : In the praise of Kumaoni Cuisine

One of the nicest thing about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.  – Luciano Pavarotti – Lewis Grizzard Food is very personal. We know that. What we often don’t realize is that food is also more than personal. It is also…

Why Jilling Terraces is a pure bliss for Solo Travelers ?

Everything from eating lunch by yourself to traipsing in the marooned woods, all help to shape your sense of independence. If you are never by yourself how will you ever know yourself? You wish to spend some time up in the mountains in a cozy log cabin with big, tall windows and skylights so you…

Jilling Terraces: Tranquility in the lap of Himalayas

Make Kathgodam, nestled in the foothills of the Kumaon Division of the Himalayas, your first stop from Delhi this weekend. If you don’t wish to drive the 275 kilometers, you could take the comfortable Kathgodam Shatabdi Express that departs from the capital early in the morning. An hour away from Kathgodam Railway Station lies a…

Birds : The Wind chimes of Jilling Terraces

Delicately they came out of the egg shell , and arrived into this world. Crawling out slowly , they saw bright sun rays and shone with the dancing trees. They were fed daily and made comfortable in the prettiest of the nests , when night wore its darkest coat and the weather was not friendly. One…

Jilling Terraces – Happiness on a Platter

From its colonial style architecture to the idyllic rustic elegance perched in the laps of South Gola range of Himalayas, Jilling Terraces is the nearest thing to a bucolic Garden of Eden. Ensconced in the uphills of Matial Village, and inspired by the beautiful flowers and mouthwatering berries of the region, the Chestnut House of…