Ek Chidiya homestay 3.5/5

Nainital, Uttarakhand, India


Ek Chidiya, spread over an acre of land, has a cottage comprising four bedrooms with attached modern bathrooms, and a common dining area. It is surrounded by orchards and fields on all sides. You won’t get to hear the television here, but you can occasionally hear a cow mooing at a distance, or a cricket crooning right outside your window. On local festive occasions, the faded sounds of the dholak come wafting from the village temple, which is located at a half-hour trek from the cottage. The ambience can slowly help you become a resting Kumaoni villager with us. The cottage has been constructed in the traditional method – with a tin roof, mud-plastered walls and stone floors. Each room has an open sit-out area. The common dining area is where buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner are served. A limited room service menu is also available for the in-between times. Two separate rooms are available for the maids and drivers accompanying the guests. They will be charged a nominal sum for the stay and food Tariff Chart Front Valley & Hill View Room Side Hill View Room PACKAGE I Room + Set breakfast on double occupancy 1N/2D Rs.4900 Rs.4700 2N/3D Rs. 9500 Rs.9100 3N/4D Rs.13800 Rs.13200 PACKAGE II Room + Set breakfast + Set dinner on double occupancy 1N/2D Rs.5750 Rs.5550 2N/3D Rs.11200 Rs.10800 3N/4D Rs.16350 Rs.15750 This includes complimentary tea on arrival, and fruit basket in the room. Extra occupancy for guest aged above 12 years: Rs1600/- per night including Set breakfast Extra occupancy for child 5-12 years: Rs.950/- per night including Set breakfast Extra occupancy for child below 5 years: Free accommodation without extra bed Set meal charges: Lunch:Rs 425/- per person Dinner:Rs 425/- per person For children between 5-12 years: 50% For children below 5 years: Complimentary The meals are offered as per a pre-set menu, and are served in the common dining area. We make special efforts to include local farm-fresh produce and Kumaoni delicacies in the daily menu. We do not serve alcohol. Special packages will be offered for group bookings. Maids and drivers will be charged Rs 500 each per day for food and lodging. We don't accept credit cards or cheques. Booking and cancellation Booking will be confirmed on advance payment of 100% room tariff. Cancellation charges: Cancellation before 15 days: No cancellation charges Cancellation between 7 to 15 days: 30% of the total cost Cancellation between 5 to 7 days: 50% of the total cost Cancellation between 2 to 5 days: 100% of the total cost Check-in time: 12.30 pm Check-out time: 11:00 am Pick and drop available from Kathgodam railway station, Nainital bus stand and NCR. Cabs also arranged for sightseeing trips to Mukteshwar (25 km), Almora (40 km), Jageshwar (75 km), Binsar (60 km), Nainital (45 km), Bhimtal-Naukuchiatal and Sattal (65 km). (These are all one way distances from EkChidiya Cottage)