Our place is situated in the Himalayan hill of state of Uttarakhand. It is located in an organic farm amid forests and rolling hills. A beautiful and quiet place for nature lovers. We have 3 double bed rooms and you can book all 3 or individually. THE TARIFF GIVEN IS FOR ONE DOUBLE ROOM PER DAY &NIGHT. So...if you need more than one room, each one needs to be booked separately.
“This is not just a place, its an ecosystem in itself, which you as guests can observe for endless hours. Tarun has created this place out of nowhere into a bird sanctuary. There were birds all around this place and I had never come so much closer to them before. Go definitely if you are a bird lover, nature enthusiast, love raw set up with basic amenities so that you feel connected to nature. Firstly about the location. Its a place Tarun created on the hills on the way from Berinag to Choukori. You'll not miss the board he has put up on the highway. Some may find the drive up to parking a bit tough due to terrain and height. Anyways, it was fine for my car. I happened to reach late, around dusk, but still could sense that this place was full of life around. Tarun took me around his place showing smaller ecosystems he had build for various birds. His knowledge on birds seems to be good ( I am not expert btw), but more importantly he seems to have the connect with them. The next morning he called close, literally close, a grey headed wookdpecker, which he called "Chintu". The bird seem to have confided into Tarun's place and was not at all scared of the guests. Apart from that we witnessed various other birds that he told have migrated from different parts. Amazing place to relax and watch the nature run by at this place. Tarun also organizes games/events and training exercises, which I found interesting. Lastly, food was also a feature with local veggies prepared by Tarun's mother, who's really a witty lady. She cracked a lot of jokes and never seemed like getting tired of the number of work she does. Amazing family to meet and superb location to stop by.”
A beautiful place in the lap of nature, to enjoy the serenity of nature. The place is having a picturesque view of Himalyan range from balcony during dawn and dusk. Days are filled with clean air and warm sunlight, where as nights can be enjoyed with warmth of fire and chill of air. We are located around 36 kms from district bageshwar and 20 kms from kapkot. Beautiful treks are waiting to welcome you with old age temples and real Kumaoni culture.
“Quintessentially Kumaoni home. And lovely people to spend time with alongside amazing hospitality. Definitely recommend.”
Being at Jhaltola, is an experience - a soul revitalising stay in suites and cottages set amidst a 1000 acres of solitude. The offbeat location offers unmatched seclusion, home like food, a panoramic Himalayan view, and tens of walks among forests rich in flora, and fauna, including over 150 recorded bird species that make background music while you soak in the silence. Ambika and I, have made this our home, and we love to share this blessing with offbeat travellers and nature lovers.
“It was my husband, myself and our 3 legged boy Sirius. I don't know how we decided to come here. But come we did, and God willing will return again. The time it took us from Delhi was about 13-14 hrs. We reached in the evening after sunset, and it was really chilly. Madhur and team greeted us and didn't let us do a thing. Madhur even took Sirius from me so I could negotiate the uneven ground better. Hot hot tea and pakoras followed..we rested that day and were served dinner in our room. The room! Wowza! It was luxury, to us. We have traveled a lot in the mountains and this room would fit right into a magazine. Warm, cosy, huuuge, with a heater, hot water, good internet connection, extra bunk beds in case you have kids, cosy couches...u name it. It was so elegant..the furnishings were extremely chic. Durable too. We were tired and slept like warm logs. Next day we were so excited to open our curtains and lo and behold, there were the Mighty Himalayas. Imagine your mind being blown first thing in the morning. Then we were served yummy masala chai... Breakfast and lunch, like dinner, were feasts! Well thought out, carefully planned and perfectly executed meals delighted us throughout our stay. No request was too big for these guys. The food was fresh and the ingredients tasted like they ought to. The food is simple and yet you want more and more. There's no continental food here because see, in the mountains, it's traditional to gorge on Maggi and pakoras! And lots of tea. Give fancy food a break. It’s said that you can change the world by just being warm and kind. I do believe that's true and hence Madhur and Ambika are well on their way to making the world a better place to live in. It was so much fun hanging out with them. Also they are so warm and huggable. Go on I dare you! Their daughter will keep u entertained by singing all day and their dog (female) Rags and my boy were smitten with each other. They played all day..in fact my boy wandered off and got lost one day and it was Ambika and Rags who found him..for that I'm forever grateful. There are bonfires to keep you warm. There's good food. The best view. The forest. The birds. The milky way at night. The best crew ever. Ambika makes the best pickles and preserves and squash!! This is apart from regular food and tasty treats for us, out of the blue! Do get some of her homemade stuff to take with you for back home. Shop for Avani products which they sell to support the NGO. I could go on and on. But I'm out of words. All I know is I'm glad I went for 5- 6 days, and not less. I also know next time I will go for longer. Departing felt like leaving a second home and dear friends, who you feel like you have known forever. Lots of love and hugs Madhur and Ambika , we will return soon. Nikhil and Sweta. P.S.: Sirius pines for Rags. Much love.”