Jones Estate Bhimtal

Legacy of Jones' Estate

The Mountain Club Heritage Retreat has the unpretentious elegance found only in mansions constructed before the age of décor one-upmanship. The stone walls graciously distinguish the dark polish of the wood. The bungalow with only four rooms, two of which qualify as a tiny double with their annexes can be best experienced being part of a small group of travellers having similar tastes, especially those who appreciate relaxing environs more than indulging in an exhaustive list of recreative activities. All the rooms open up to a common verandah tracing the length of the bungalow — a good place for sundowners or evening tea, though there’s no view to verbalise.

Jones Estate had established itself as a preferred retreat of the Britishers as well as diplomats world over during the Raj. Distinguished guests such as Jim Corbett, Indira Gandhi have graced the estate with their presence. Shekhar Kapoor the renowned film maker shot part of his film Masoom here at the estate. Irfan Khan starrer Ek thi Maria was shot here by Sharad raj in the 90s. 

Bird watching in Nainital

Unique features and highlights of Jones' Estate

Mountain Club Heritage Retreat, located in the exclusive ambience of June Estate at Bhimtal is the destination for naturalists, especially bird watchers and photographers. Tall pine and oak trees and numerous nature trails leading into dense forests as well as high ridges afford unparalleled sightings of Himalayan avifauna. This region encompasses a vast and unique panorama of floral and faunal biodiversity with no equivalent or comparison (at this elevation) in the entire Himalaya.

Nestled in the lap of the over-lapping or blend zone of the Palearctic (temperate) and the Oriental (tropical) Zones of Zoo-geography this lake region is host to 500 - plus resident and migratory birds, 20 species of mammals (excluding rodents) more than 525 species of butterflies and 11,000 plus species of moths, beetles, bugs and other insects. Identically, the flora covers a wide range of species including orchids, rare climbing plants, ground and tree ferns and fungi.

A trail from Mountain Club Heritage Retreat takes you over a ridge with a breathtaking view of Bhimtal on one side and the forested lakes of Sattal on the other. Feel the wind and view the wings as you walk down the trail to Sattal and tick off the birds on your checklist. Boat in the serene environment of the seven lakes, watch for more avifauna along the banks of the lakes, feed the fish or fish for trout (with permits from Fisheries deptt. Bhimtal), or just picnic and laze in the lush green environs of the most fiercely protected and unspoiled area of the Lake District of Nainital.  

How To Reach Us

Mountain Club Heritage Retreat is located at a convenient 300 km drive from New Delhi. The route passes through Hapur bye pass-Moradabad bye pass-Rampur-Rudrapur-Haldwani-Kathgodam-Ranibagh-Bhimtal. The drive takes six hours from Delhi and one can avoid the morning rush at towns enroute if one manages to leave Delhi by 6 am and arrive at Mountain Club by noon.

The Nearest Railhead is Kathgodam, which is approximately 17 kms away. A short drive in a hired cab shall get you to Mountain Club in under 40 minutes. There are regular trains from Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata etc. to Kathgodam. 

Terms & Conditions

• Rates Validity: June 2022
• The Booking / Reservation shall be confirmed after the receipt of full payment in advance.
• No bookings / reservations shall be entertained below the rates specified above.
• The rates for room / Package are for two persons on twin sharing basis.
• Any additional night will be charged on pro-rata basis.
• Children below 5 years are free, children between 5 to 12 staying in the same room shall be charged 50% (with extra bed).
• Cancellation: 90% amount room rent / Package cost refunded before 30 days of arrival date at resort. 50% room rent / package will be refunded 20days of arrival date and 25% room rent /package will be refunded 10 days of arrival date at resort. No refund in any case for cancellation within 7 days of arrival date at resort.
• Preponement / postponement of any booking will be treated as cancelled & liable for cancellation charges as mentioned above.
• Any delay or cancellation of hotel booking on account of cancellation of flights or any other transport arrangement due to bad weather or other natural cause will be liable for cancellation charges as mentioned above.
• Management has right to revise / suspend any tariff / Package offered at any point of time and can refund the advance received.
• 18% GST on rooms and 18% GST on F&B on Ala-Carte/Room Service is applicable.

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