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Sanctuary, Jilling Estate, Padampuri, Bhimtal , 263136 | Show on Map
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Silent Trail is a small but exquisite resort located in the quite and pristine oak forest of Jilling near Padampuri in Uttrakhand, only 25 km away from Nainital. Nestled 6000 feet up in the mountains, one has to essentially reach the lodge by foot or by pony, through terrace farms and oak jungles , distance from the base point is 3.5 km ( approx).
The resort comprises of the original stone bungalow and the annexes which include a glass enclosed solar heated swimming pool. The views on one side of the property stretches down to the plains, through the foot hills and on the other side, are the iced peaks of the Himalayas, the Nanda Devi range looks up close on a clear day.
The rooms are simple yet luxurious with modern day facilities. Great food is prepared by our chefs, the 100% organic ingredients sourced from our very own green houses. The conservatory is a glass building and includes an exterior viewing deck and fireplace that looks out into the hills, books and journals, state of the art home theatre system and a dining area.
The place is a bird watchers haven, and an ideal place to just throw back ones hair and relax.
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by Mini R on January 31, 2018
We visited Silent Trail in January 2018 with family. its surrounding of forest and top of the hill is perfect location for stay with family. Ms. Radhika, the hostess of this place is very generous and caring. Silent Trail is like heaven on earth.
by Abhik D on October 28, 2017
Let me start by saying that this is not a review of the place. Because The Sanctuary at Jilling is not a place. Its an experience. And you don't review an experience. You just savour it. How else can I define the uniqueness of The Sanctuary? Imagine a mountain lodge which has a living room with glass panels all around with crocodile leather settees occupying a pride of place, a library with a collection of books that will make a Marquez drool, a wooden deck with glass railings and an open fireplace overlooking a valley with a horse chestnut tree dangling its branches daintily over you. Imagine such a place has a solar heated glass panelled swimming pool and another bigger one further up. Imagine that you have a private forest all to yourself, where you can go for your rambling walks without encountering a human soul. Imagine a place so full of birds that even Belinda Wright, the well known wild life photographer and wildlife conservationist, described it as "magical and bird-filled!" (a personal note in a book of birds that I found in the library). Imagine a private temple further up the hill, where you can spend quiet moments in solitude. Then imagine that such a place is only accessible by a 2km uphill walk through a forest trail (most of it owned by The Sanctuary) with another longer route that is 4-1/2kms. Ofcourse, there are horses and Palkis (palanquins) available for those who can't make the walk. Finally, imagine that there's the indomitable owner of this place, Radhika Bhati & her staff looking after you constantly with hospitality standards that need to be benchmarked. Imagine that you are finally coming home. Don't come here if you don't like solitude or nature or if the constant sound of crickets and birds bothers you. Don't come here if 'uninterrupted' wifi and mobile connection is non negotiable for you. I came here with my wife and twins aged 5 years. The kids walked up and down forest trails, breathed fresh mountain air, drew trees and mountains in their drawing books, knew a magpie from a crow, slept early every night and woke up early to chase the birds. If thats something that you and your family seek, then Sanctuary is the place for you.
by preeti m on May 31, 2017
Sometimes in life its good, that the what you wanted doesn't/didn't come to you and you chance upon an opportunity so great that the loss of that what you desired is taken over by a much brighter and happier experience...this was the case with me...I was so keen to go to Jilling and stay at the estate but due to the lack of rooms there,it had me searching for something else..I came upon The Silent Trail by chance but speaking with Radhika(the most amazing hostess) made me finalise the hotel in a blink of an eye...we were 24 people in total and had the most amazing experience...from the trek upto the hotel,the property ,the rooms,the food and the graciousness of the staff and of course the hostess. For the people who intend to go trekking from this place a route needs to be charted out but the treks around the place were beautiful...the temple ,the sunset point and the ridge....All in all Radhika's passion for her job is one thing but her passion for the forest area she plants,the veggies she grows and the animals she has is beyond our understanding...thank you for the amazing 4 day stay...my memory is etched with the beauty and will love to visit The Silent Trail again...god willing...Thank you !!
by manisha_dp on May 30, 2017
I have to start this review raving about Radhika, the hostess of this place. Silent Trails is perfect in terms of location, food, rooms, ambiance, comfort but what makes it paradisaical is Radhika. Her spirit of generosity and care is unmatched by the best of places, in the hills. It was an annual group holiday. It is tough to find a place which would accommodate a group of 7 families and be not the run of the mill tourist resort in the hills. Silent Trail just perfectly catered to our need of accommodating a group of 20+ people, while being a quint essential an offbeat exotic home stay tucked away, on a top of a Hill. You need to trek up around 40 minutes to reach the place. Its a scenic medium intensity trek. Once you reach the place and walk into this amazing glass roof lounge, you forget the strain of trek or the journey so far. The view is amazing from the lounge and the adjoining deck. The Glass ceiling and walls, vast collection of books, the Comfy loungers, flower vines across the ceiling are part of the charm of the place. Radhika is hands on in the kitchen and the food which comes out is divine. They grow most of the things they cook, that adds to the quality of food. Our group really enjoyed two different treks we took around the property. If you want a scenic comfy holiday with great food and the most generous and genuine service, this is the place for you.
by PKVDEL on May 28, 2017
If you are looking for peaceful stay then go ahead without 2nd thought. Plan family trip to relax, do visit this resort whenever you need a break. They have organic farming so you will get fresh food during your stay here
by Abhik D on October 28, 2017
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