Two Chimmney heritage homestay near nainital uttarakhand india


A glittering jewel in the Himalayan necklace, Nainital has it very own charm. Situated at an altitude of 2,084 metres (6,837 ft) above sea level, Nainital is set in a valley containing a pear-shaped lake the scenic Naini Lake. Nainital has been since long been a favourite destination. The numerous lakes that dot this region has earned her the title 'Lake District of India'.

Nainital's scenic beauty would undoubtedly keep one and all spellbound. It is a top honeymoon destination in India. Newly married couples flock this Himalayan abound in large numbers appealed by its serene locales and to soak in its breathtaking beauty.

From the top of the higher peaks awesome Himalayan snow-views could be seen. In winters this place receive snowfall weaving a white magic all around.

Mythologically Nainital's name figures since ancient times in India. In the Manas Khand of the Skand Puranas, Nainital Lake is called Tri-Rishi-Sarovar, hinting at the story of three sages (or rishis), Atri, Pulastya and Pulaha, who, upon finding no water in Nainital, dug a large hole at the location of the present day lake and filled it with water from the holy lake Manasarovar in Tibet. According to lore, a dip in Naini Lake, "the lesser Manasarovar," earns merit equal to a dip in the great lake Manasarovar.


Two Chimneys

Every old house comes soaked in myth. So a century old house undoubtedly would have its fair share. In the 1890s a beautiful wife of a British army officer fell in love with the area and decided to put out roots. The entire hillside belonged to her. She chose the best spot to site her house - which is today Two Chimneys.

A retinue served her well. She was a statuesque woman, wore breeches, rode horses and was never seen in public without her double-barreled gun. The locals - in awe - dared not cross her line of vision. When she died in the 1940s, she left the house to her faithful retainer. It was from his descendants that we got the house.

Legend envelops the place. It is said Gandhiji had tea here in 1936 on his way to the Bhowali sanatorium to see Kamala Nehru; and Jim Corbett was a friend of the lady of the house and often came visiting.

We have painstakingly converted the dainty cottage into a beautiful living space - a home away from home for you. Treat it as a bed & breakfast or a lodge where you can spend a few days de-stressing. We are in Nainital, but comfortably away from the clutter.

All around our property is a heaven for bird-watchers. The surroundings at Two Chimneys are so peaceful and serene that we are home to several rare species of birds. Avid bird-watchers can spend their time interacting with nature right from the lodge itself.

Two Chimneys is a twelve month destination with each season having its own magic. Whatever the season, we assure you of a home that will always welcome you. If you want to enjoy the charm of Nainital, but want to be away from clutter of the city, live at Two Chimneys and you will note the difference. Nainital at its very best...

Each of our rooms of the Two Chimneys has an exclusive tale to tell:

First Thing - the first lived-in room in the house, all wood, with royal beds. It has a huge, stunning loft with stand - up windows with an awesome view of Nainital and The Deck. Lie in the tub in the finest bathroom in the house and overlook the Jeolikote valley.

The Olive Room - gets its name from an olive tree brought as a sapling from Italy. A cozy double room with a pristine white bathroom, and mother of pearl lights, and the shimmer and splash of water outside.

The Goat Shed - originally where the goats were tied - an adjunct to the main house to keep them safe from the panther. The name's the same, but the space has been transformed into a warm glowing suite, allowing in pouring sun, looking on to greenery everywhere.

Deodar Suit - a capacious suite with a bedroom, a sitting room, a sprawling bathroom, overlooking the Bhumiadar valley, and, a gorgeous sun-kissed loft. Outside the windows of the sitting room stands the 200-year-old deodar.

Willow Suit - runs in a span from the heart of the house to its outer edge. Its bedroom overlooks the Olive Court and The Deck while the sitting room provides a grandstand view of the Bhumiadar valley...

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