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Jilling Estate--the perfect holiday retreat!

Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas among the Kumaon ranges of Uttaranchal, Jilling Estate is the perfect holiday retreat for those who enjoy basking in the arms of nature.

Enjoy the view of Nanda Devi, walks to a spectacular ridge through the woods, camping on the ridge, bonfire nights.Spread over 120 acres of oak and rhododendron mixed forests to walk around in and a very healthy bird and animal population to view. And the snows are straight ahead with Nanda Devi, the highest peak, dominating. The height ranges from 6000 to 7200 feet above sea level and have snow in winter.

Enjoy the natural organic vegetables and a few apples, plums, apricots and chestnuts.

The estate has a rich and varied wildlife. There are jungle cats, mountain deer, wild boar, a great variety of Himalayan birds and occasionally bear and leopard. It is fed by a mountain spring with pure mineral water and on clear days there is a breathtaking view of the eternal snows. There are long and peaceful walks w…

A trip to Pauri Garhwal : Khirsu, the beautiful hillstation

Noida to Pauri: 323 km from NH 119
Delhi to Khirshu: 365km
Estimated Time: 5hrs + 1-2 hrs drive to Khirsu

Khirsu is situated 15kms from Pauri at an altitude of 1700mts above sea level. Khirsu is situated in a tranquil place with numerous oak trees, deodar trees and apple orchards around. Located in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand state, Khirsu affords captivating views of the imposing Himalayan range.

Like all Indian hill stations, Pauri has its Mall, though not crowded by endless row of shops as is the situation in the over crowded Nainital and Mussoorie. The town is mainly divided into two market rows --- the Upper Bazar and the Lower Bazar.

Temperature: See the graph below

Khirsu Photogallery

Places to See in Pauri Garhwal

Ulkha Giri: Ulkha Giri can be reached after a 2km drive to Chaudatakhal and an easy 2km trek. Ulkha Giri is situated at a breathtaking elevation of 1900mts above sea level affording ravishing views o…