For the love of all things wonderful, here's a little something to get your hearts racing. An Eco-tourism resort with all the frills to leave you awestruck.
Cradled with the South Gola Himalayan range, Jilling Terraces is encircled by snowy peaks and cleaved by the silent trails carpeted with the magnificent Himalayan flora and gorgeous waterfalls. Jilling Terraces enables you to hear the sound of silence, spend the night star gazing, partake in an invigorating yoga session, relish a picnic amidst nature and explore village life. It's a 35 km ride from the Railway Station of Kathgodam to the Matial Village, from where a winding 1.5 km trek takes you to the mountain retreat. During monsoons the hikers can expect to be rewarded with an ethereal carpet of blossoms, and an intoxicating fragrance.
If you are looking to charm your lady love, then treat her like royalty by indulging her with the enchanting experience of the nature's marvel at Jilling Terraces. It beckons you and your significant other to rekindle your vows of togetherness.
“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…”
You can start your day with an in-room offering of warm cups of ginger tea and delicious cookies while the majestic view of the towering mountains will ignite the blissful experience. The wide open windows shows you how it feels to wake up to the beauty of nature. But even in the midst of the rustic landscape, the rooms are tastefully upholstered with choicest furnishings, refurbished interiors juxtaposed with modern day luxuries.
As the dusk falls you will be served with a delicious round of snacks over endless cups of tea or coffee that will fill the room with the aroma of sweet spices. This will be followed by a lip smacking feast of Kumaoni delicacies prepared with the fresh and local produce of the region served to you in the generously sized living room with its unique oak and pine wood table.
One of the most unique experiences designed for love is the private celebration dinner. Here you can indulge in the intimacy of candle light dinner beneath the open sky. The night sky above you. The twinkling stars as your only light.
“ When we are chafed and fretted by small cares, a look at the stars will show us the littleness of our own interests.”
- Maria Mitchell
All of us are so overloaded with work and deadlines that we often forget to look around and appreciate everything for what it really is. We even forget to appreciate ourselves. Stargazing encourages you to ponder over such little things in life and lets you appreciate the wonderful gravity of each passing moment.
Celebrate this Valentine at Jilling Terraces and allow the nature to unfold an unforgettable evening for you.
*Sukriti Khandelwal is a lifestyle blogger, with a demonstrated history of working in the arts and travel industry. Her interest lies in reading, writing and watching films. Find more of her writings here.