I first met Janhavi and Kanta at Suryagarh, the place they have been celebrating a household occasion. I had no concept I’d be seeing them outdoors of my work place, however a household journey to Ranikhet took us by Nainital, and, effectively, there we have been! At Abbotsford.
Janhavi’s nice grand dad and mom bought Abbotsford within the 12 months 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 title 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 ebook both a person room or a number 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 may come and eat even in case you are not staying on the homestay. The meals jogged my memory of English Breakfast and English Dinners on the Military Mess once I was rising up.
A poser’s paradise! Completely Instagrammable the whole lot. So lots of the objects – like furnishings and wall artwork – are lots of of years previous and well-maintained. I used to be particularly enamoured by a few 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 objects from the White Mountain Collectives and Darima Farms. Thanks for internet hosting us for breakfast Janhavi! We liked it and can be again quickly.