It was a last moment decision to stay in Ek chidiya and me and my husband are totally happy with our decision. This place is located in a very beautiful orchard village and owned by Anurag and Pallavi. Even Ek chidiya has a nice orchard exclusively for its guests. We stayed in the front valley hill view room which had a great view. All the rooms have very large windows. Interiors of the room was very tastefully done. Keeping its Eco friendliness, There was nothing plastic in the room! Bed and linens were clean.
The staff was courteous. And all our meals were very well taken care of with special instructions from our host Anurag. We ate some very fine jams, chutneys and marmalades, made of fruits plucked fresh from the farm and prepared by Pallavi.
During our stay, we had nice chats with Anurag, in which we shared a lot of our travel experiences. He tried to guide us in every way he can for our 2 days activities which included a trek down to the river. Also we were given a free hand in his orchard to relish as many fresh peaches and plums that we can. During our departure we were also gifted a bag full of fruits!
So overall it was a wonderful stay, we relaxed, trekked and relished on peaches!
- 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