Van Villas

Address: Tallital, Bhimtal, Uttarakhand, 263136, India | Hotel
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This hotel is located on Tallital, Bhimtal.
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Travel Blogs from Bhimtal

The Tailor of Dhikuli

A travel blog entry by davebythesea on Nov 15, 2014

6 comments, 2 photos

... shop selling only crisps and peanuts, and a fixed price emporium reached by a step ladder calling itself the 'New Uttarakhand Textile Development Corporation – a House of High-quality Handicraft Textiles'. The UTDC claimed to be purveyors and exporters of (amongst other things) "all kinds of sarees, bed covers, mirror work, brass artefacts, marble, paper machie (sic) and wooden items". Apparently she had spent the morning being attended by nice young ...

Riverview Retreat

A travel blog entry by davebythesea on Nov 14, 2014

7 comments, 26 photos

... that of Inder (tandoori chef) and Surender (grill chef) and our lunchtime waiter at Jim’s Grill, the lovely, ever-smiling, Puran should be included in my blog. Given the high standard of cuisine and service, this is the very least I can do.

The walk back to our cottage each evening through the lighted garden is an experience in itself. The heavy perfume of the night-scented jasmine is almost overpowering in the still air, providing a fitting end to another perfect ...

The Lakes of Nainital

A travel blog entry by davebythesea on Nov 08, 2014

1 comment, 6 photos

... cash to foreigners through an ATM. Sadly, as we were to find later, most rural ATMs do not dispense cash to foreign credit cards. Back in the bank, dear Paddy withdrew cash which she gave to Judith on loan, though how we would find a way to pay her back or indeed to pay for our accommodation and meals was as yet unclear.

After Paddy left us to attend an open day at the children’s convent school in Bhimtal, our driver ...

Pure Paradise with Padmini

A travel blog entry by davebythesea on Nov 07, 2014

2 comments, 38 photos

... Paris.

Why the 'Jones Estate'? Colonel Jones was a local administrator and magistrate for the region and built himself the Retreat high in the forests of Nainital. The land area was substantial and, after Independence, the whole lot was sold to Padmini's father-in-law together with the Rani of Balrampur and her brother General Madan Shamsher Jung
Bahadur Rana (both Nepalese royalty). The Nepalese still own most of the estate, but ...

Fondled by Eunuchs - Delhi to Bhimtal

A travel blog entry by davebythesea on Nov 07, 2014

4 comments, 7 photos

... left me by the roadside with the luggage and went off to see if she could find where we had to go. Eventually, the driver returned, but now there was no sign of Judith, so there was nothing for it but to make off with the luggage in the direction she had taken. This led us to what appeared to be a graveyard for ancient buses, many with windows missing or piles of rubbish on the roof. At that moment, Judith appeared announcing that we had indeed reached the ...