Don’t forget to click on the panorama to see a larger version. That’s what it looks like from the dining room. What. A. View. Of course, it also depends on the season in which you’re visiting.
Driving to Valley View Homestay from our staycation spot in the cantonment takes about 45 minutes. Some colorful homes on the way. And luckily wonderful weather. Blue sky and lots of clouds. Doesn’t bode well for tomorrow’s weather but it’s awesome for now. ( This is from Day 05 in Ranikhet this year – we stopped over at the Golf Course for a bit before proceeding to Saby Aunty’s place for lunch. )
Saby Aunty’s doggos are always a delight. I wasn’t expecting the chihuahuas to be so antsy though – but the girlie’s had a couple of puppies, so it figures the couple would be antsy – especially with me and my camera always pointed toward them! Even though they kinds know me from previous visits, babies are a whole new level of PROTECTION ALERT! The Pekingese were a friendly bunch as always.
Peanuts drying in the sun in the porch, with fabulous views of the Western Himalayan Peaks including Nanda Devi. In winters, all of it is covered by snow. I haven’t had a chance to photograph that yet – maybe I will take up Saby Aunty’s offer this year and go to Ranikhet in the winters. Who knows!
Valley View Homestay also has a little cafe where you can go eat even if you’re not a resident. They have cakes and chicken and everything is home made. Some ingredients sourced directly from their kitchen garden too! They also have a little store where you can shop for locally woven shawls and stoles. Or you could just go to gawk – it’s a really beautifully maintained piece of history in Ranikhet as far as I’m concerned. Saby Aunty likes owls – so give her an owl figurine perhaps?
Valley View Homestay : Website
The best way to get in touch with Saby Aunty aka Mrs. Sabrina Singh, is to call her on +91 9412093826. More contact details are available on their website. Previous photos from Valley View can be seen here on the blog.
Stories from Ranikhet from our previous visits can be found under the #NAINAxRanikhet tag.
All images photographed on the Google Pixel XL.