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Ek Chidiya : Letting out your holiday home

by Ashish Mohta

Many of us in India have a holiday home in our native, a place which can be of great vlaue from tourism point of view or could be located  in a place where one can go and stay for a while and still feel at home. Believe it or not but Anurag and Pallavi quit their job and started their own venture to rented out their four bedroom cottage throughout the year at a price of 2490 per night in their village Nathuakhan, a village 40 km away from Nainital. They call this Ek Chidiya, property set on an acre of land with total investment of 50 lakhs.

Ek Chidiya
Ek Chidiya

In their own words :

“We now savour the natural breeze of the Himalayas, eat home cooked food, and stay at home most days, where we read, write, spend time with our two young sons, and grow some fruits and vegetables. We also run Ek Chidiya, the cottage we set up for people wishing to share our way of life. We look forward to having you as a part of it.”

Ek Chidiya brings you a different mind of piecen. Keeps you away from the regualr noise of  TV and Serials. You are sourrunded by orchards and fields on all sides and you can hear all natural sounds of animals and jungle. 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. You can check out the photo gallery to get a feel of how things can be and if you concious on money here is the tarrif rate.

No doubt the lcoation of this place must be calling the visitors back. Also there are neighbouring tourist spots, including Mukteshwar (18 km), Nainital (40 km), Bhimtal (50 km), the paragliding centre at Naukuchiatal (45 km), Almora (35 km), and Jageshwar (80 km) if you want a change.

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