Stayed at the charming Chota Kothi for three days and rediscovered a real homestay. Nayana's is not a resort or a room only proposition but you get access to almost the entire house, a real house with used look and a potpourri of curios, old paintings, odd artefacts and rooms adorned with period furniture. Takes you back to a bygone period as you enter the premises. In terms of size more than a bigha of space welcomed us with large garden, verandahs in front and back of the living room and terraces on the first floor. The interiors with mood lighting is subject of envy to any art loving soul, as the attached photographs might suggest. In terms of functionality, hygiene is top notch. The complimentary breakfast came with spanish omlettes and all essential condiments.
Shonajhuri forest is a walkable distance from Chota Kothi and situated in an affluent neighbourhood in Uttarpally, north of Shyambati and away from main roads. Access to university campus or weekend haat (bazar) in Shonajhuri is easy, whether you prefer to walk or ride any vehicle.
But the real attraction for me was the place we lived for three days. This was a real house with all the space that us the city-breds dream off or yearn about. Two thumbs up and we will like to go back at an opportune time.More
- Free parking