Discover Kumaoni Heritage

ROSASTAYS Jeolikote Bara Bungalow

Melt into the misty calm of the Kumaon foothills where pine trees, verdant valleys and wild streams chalk out a timeless landscape. Burrow into a red-roofed Kipling-era Jeolikote cottage with fairytale ivy-draped walls and soothing Sheesham wood flooring. Lost your heart to the Likhai doors and windows of this homestay already? There's oodles of vintage appeal ahead. We offer the best cottages in Nainital for your comfortable stay.


Each of the 5 large bedrooms sparks off a conversation of its own, welcoming you with queen-sized Takhat beds, cosy fireplaces, handmade wardrobes and comfy furniture. Chintz lamps, cotton durries, patch-work quilts and side-tables made of tree stumps spell love for heritage. Private sit-outs lure the gaze with mountain views.


The Dining Room is the place for togetherness and conversations over hearty, wholesome food. Order authentic Indian meals, local Kumaoni delicacies or international dishes from the vast array of options. Experiment with the untried or indulge with all-time favourites. Everything in the kitchen is homemade with fresh, organic ingredients and spices.

Bespoke Moments

Riverside Revelry

Lunch at the riverside with a short trek to the river stream and back  INR 750 ++ per person

Riverside Revelry

Temple Trail

Historical temples of Nainital with refreshments & lunch  INR 500 ++ per person

Temple Trail

Bonfire Bonhomie

Stories, stargazing and sizzles on a chilly night  INR 2000++ per couple

Bonfire Bonhomie

Foodie Flair

Local cuisine experience with a specially crafted 4-course menu  INR 800 ++ per person

Foodie Flair

Farm Fresh

A drive through the mountains and the valley to a farm for traditional Kumaoni lunch cooked in Himalayan spices.  INR 1000 ++ per person

Farm Fresh


What Our Guest Say

It's a beautiful cozy old aesthetic hotel with home food and courteous staff, we enjoyed our stay With kids around we were happy to see how the staff catered to their need and always helpful we recommend your stay.


The Bara bungalow is a beautiful place and it is really well kept. There was a sense of calm and peace and the location is very scenic too. The rooms were artfully designed keeping the old charm alive. We enjoyed our stay there and would recommend to others too.


The food was so yummy, the staff members were so cooperative, the rooms were so clean, The ambiance was damn good and the architecture was superb, I would say if anyone wants to visit Haven that’s the place to go, Weather is another attraction, Rooms galleries are the USP, Bonefireuffff


A great stay in a unique and characterful hotel.

The Bara Bungalow was built around 1890 and is a wonderfully characterful place to stay. Very unique and old-fashioned in design, it was unlike anywhere else we stayed during our three weeks in India, and we really liked its quirkiness. It has wonderful views from a balcony overlooking a valley which changes in character as the sun moves around. The service was excellent and the food was wonderful. We were sorry to be only staying for one night. I need to mention Mr Kamal Singh Jeena who was not only incredibly helpful as I was booking our stay, but who also made sure everything went well during it. My wife and I both really appreciated his attention.


Happy Bungalow

It was our second visit to The Cottage ( that's what it was called in 2016). Now Bara Bungalow. The serenity was blissful. The weather invigorating and the three doggies were a delight. Damroo / Mayra & Whity, we're the cutest. The staff were polite & helpful… Raju Sharma was attentive and efficient. The food was simple, local but good. It was like time stood still, except for the wisteria, which had already bloomed & faded. This time we keenly watched the avian life around the valley and were delighted to see so many wonderful species of birds, so closely. A real paradise for bird lovers…

Bara Bungalow = positive vibes!


This place is a gem. This place is a gem with old rustic aesthetics. It was a delight to see the rooms, they were so spacious with a sit-out area. The food was very nice with warm hospitality. The staff was very prompt. Overall a very relaxing experience.


Thank you so much for making us feel at home. Must compliment the chef, helping staff and organising staff of the property. Amazing food, homely atmosphere! Few discrepancies were there which when discussed were well taken off. Appreciate it. Keep up the good job. See you soon!


We came here for a short break from our daily hectic WFH IT life and this short break became the best memory of our life thanks to Bara Bungalow. The hospitality is so good. This place is worth a second and third and fourth visit.

Ekta Shruti

We came for a short break to Bara Bungalow and it was wonderful, to say the least. The team made sure it was one of the most memorable trips. Thank you for making it so beautiful.


We are always keep them happy

ROSASTAYS Jeolikote Bara Bungalow


Bareilly - Nainital Rd, Jeolikote, Uttarakhand 263127