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“great escape from the maddening crowd”
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Ek Chidiya Cottage
Ranked #29 of 149 Speciality Lodging in Nainital
Reviewed 26 November 2011

After 2 visits in the last 2 years, this has become one of my
favourite places in the hills. Delicious meals (loved the
breakfasts!), bonfires in the evenings (the corn was plucked from the
terrace right outside the room!), very helpful staff and beautiful
view from the room! The short trek to the stream is lovely, and the
setting is just like a picture postcard. They arrange sight-seeing trips to tourist destinations like Nainital, Almora, etc. We only opted for the serene hill station of Mukteshwar. Because the place location is spectacular and perfect for getting all the relaxation you want. The village setting is so different from the so-called resorts with high compound walls. It is ideal for those unhurried evening strolls!
Overall, this is a place marked by warm, personalized attention and home-like atmosphere. City life seems so far away and chaotic when one is here. Really, one does not want to go back from Ek Chidiya!

Room Tip: ask for front side valley view rooms
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 July 2011

Ek Chidiya holiday home is a quiet place, away from the maddening crowd. Nestled in a beautiful village, surrounded by fruit orchards, the scenery all around is mesmerizing, the walk to a nearby stream is fun, also for taking some really good clicks. Sumptuous and delicious buffet meals are an out of the world experience for a foody like me. The place is ideal for shutting up in the room, sipping my tea and gazing at the mountains and the orchards. At night it is even quieter and jungle like, at times seems there is no sign of civilization. Just a word of caution; it is stated to be 4-5 kms from nearest bus stand (Nathukhan – the village) and 45 km from nainital. But for people who want a relaxing holiday, it is just the place to be; with a very friendly, helping host family and the entire staff. Most of the basic amenities are available; please do not expect a 5 star room service

Room Tip: Takes 90 mins to reach from Nainital Bus stand
  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 November 2009

Great,quiet place.The walk through the pine trees till the temple was good fun,also for taking some really good pics of the valley... With sumptuous, very good buffet meals,the place was ideal for shutting up in the room and look out from real big sized glass window.It is amazing to see houselights scattered like stars on the mountains around in the night.Trip to mukteshwar was fun but I would have still enjoyed more being in lovely tucky rooms,sipping my tea and gazing at the mountains and the orchards... Very quiet and jungle like...i tried two different flavors of aromatic teas offered in the room menu...the rosemary tea was quite good.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Ek Chidiya Cottage

Address: Village Nathuakhan, Nainital 263158, India
Region: India > Uttarakhand > Nainital District > Nainital
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 149 Speciality Lodging in Nainital
Price Range: ₹ 5,022 - ₹ 11,010 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ek Chidiya is a cottage set in an acre of land in Village Nathuakhan in the fruit bowl of Uttarakhand, 40 km from Nainital. It offers lovely treks and delicious food prepared by local cooks. It has 6 spacious bedrooms with mud-plastered walls and stone flooring and modern attached bathrooms. Each room has a porch sit-out, and a firepit for enjoying bonfires. Buffet meals, mainly prepared from fruits, vegetables and herbs grown in-house, are served in the common dining area. Activities include picnic to the river stream nearby, day-trips to Mukteshwar, Nainital, Almora and Jageshwar, and village orchard walks. ... more   less 

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