It is absolutely worth the arduous climb from Bhimtal to reach the edge of the oak forest beyond Jangali Gaon. Bordering the tall oaks stands this homestay, an exquisite cottage on the highest edge of the village. The first to encounter both the chilly breeze and the warm sun of winter, the cottage is an idyllic place to get isolated from the city life. Always keen on the outdoors, both Sumith and Leena constructed the house recently, but have made sure that it blends in perfectly with the earthy surroundings.
Wooden steps from the common area lead up to a landing with sunlight seeping in through some panels in the roof. All the rooms are spacious and have a stunning view of the hills and the valley. Antique furniture, including an old record player, is part of the house adding to its aesthetic charm. The most delightful feature of the house is a bird-house a little below the roof. Great for kids, there is ample area in front of the house to play in. A farm like experience with the cow, some vegetable plants and probable new additions to the coterie of animals. Dog lovers themselves, Sumith and Leena welcome guests with pets, as there is plenty room for them to run around, a luxury less known in the cities. A place which will surely transport you to a different world,this homestay is a must for those who want to submerge themselves in the unassuming life of the village by the oaks.
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