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Thanet Villa, a budget heritage villa, built in 1869 offers an "Old World Charm" accommodation in a veritable oasis of tranquillity, nestles on 2 acres of prime wooded land in the picturesque hill resort of Nainital.

Thanet Villa is surrounded by Pine, Oak and Deodhar trees over 200 years old. The famous Gurney House where Col. Jim Corbett stayed is behind our Villa. There have been occasions when leopards have come close to the Villa to sunbathe. The area surrounding the Villa has over 50 varieties of birds, numerous species of butterflies, flying foxes, rabbits, monkeys (langurs) - it is truly a nature lovers paradise.

The Villa has cosy rooms with beautiful scenario and greenery in the midst of mother nature. The villa has its own running spring water. Truly a home away from home.

Ample car parking facilities with subsidized accommodation provided for drivers or maids. About 100 meters from Thanet Villa you need to drive on first gear. The entire area has exotic trekking and picnic spots.

During the advent of winters the villa is surrounded by snow.  We get a spectacular view of the snow capped mountains and trees  which look like a fairy tale picture postcard.

One can admire the beauty of snowfall from our villa rooms.

The world famous Sherwood College is closeby which boasts of such distinguished alumni like Maj Somnath Sharma (India's first Param Vir Chakra winner). Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, and Amitabh Bachchan.

Thanet Villa has extremely secure surroundings with the Group N.C.C. (Army and Navy) HQ in our premises and I.G. Police (Kumaon Division) as neighbours.

Thanet Villa is perched on a hill which has surroundings that beckon you for romantic walks-bridle ways untouched where you hear the whistle in the woods, fragrance of pine trees - so refreshing and relaxing.

From Thanet Villa you get a panoramic view of The GOMPA on the opposite hill, a religious order of Dalai Lama which has numerous colourful flags, the Aerial Ropeway going up to Snow View from Mallital, and China Peak (Pronounced Cheena).

Enjoyable Activities

We have a lot of flat land which is ideal for pony rides, decorative swings to relax, hammocks to laze around. You could meditate, do yoga or simply relax. The kids can pitch tents and have a camp out ! Indoor activities like Chess, Scrabble, Carrom and outdoor sports Badminton, Soft Ball Cricket, Football, Basketball are available & there is a childrens fun  centre in the villa to keep the little ones happy & excited.

The evenings are for a bonfire, where you strum your guitar and sing antakshri! The feeling from the heart and soul "a home away from home coz home is really where the heart is!"

We discourage T.V. but it is available on request to catch up on your news or soap operas!

A Cozy multifarious library keeps those grey cells ticking and giving you "food for thought"

Local Interests

The famous Tibetan Market where goods from Nepal and China are sold and the traditional mithai 'Bal Mithai' is a local delicacy. Nainital has a fantastic range of decorative wax candles and carved wooden artifacts.

Uttarakhand State was created on November 9th, 2000 (carved out of Uttar Pradesh) and has its capital in Dehradun. An area of 53, 483 Sq. Kms., 13 districts [out of which 10 are hill district], Population 84,80,900 (as per 2001 census), Density 158 Sq. Kms. - Literacy males 84% and females 60% GDP-127 Billion with category special

Nainital is located in Uttarakhand State and situated
29 degree 24' north latitude
79 degree 28' east longitude

Height from
Sea Level 1938 mts.
280 kms. North East of Delhi
Population 34,000

Length of Lake
1,434 meters
Breadth 463 meters
Depth 28 meters (maximum)
6 meters (minimum)

Temperature
Summers Max 27o C
Min 11o C

Winters Max 15o C
Min 3o C

Snowfall - Between December and January.

Within Panoramic Kumaon lies the enchanting district of Nainital (former summer capital of Uttar Pradesh). Its verdant valleys, rolling meadows and crystal lakes have beckoned nature lovers time and again. Dotted with enchanting lakes, Nainital has earned the epithet of 'Lake District' of India. The most prominent of these being the Naini Lake enriched by 7 hills and named after the goddess Naina Devi.

Mr. Traill was the first Britisher to have visited Nainital sometime in 1823 when as Commissioner of Kumaon and Garhwal (1817-1836) he did his first field survey. Mr. Barron is also credited with the discovery of Nainital in 1841.

The motorable road between Kathgodam and Nainital built in 1915, has two bypasses at Hapur & Moradabad. Rail link to Kathgodam was operational in 1882. In 1985 the Ropeway in Nainital was commissioned.

 
 
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