Activities in Jeolikot
Bird-watching: With over 200 aviary species, Jeolikot is nothing but a paradise for the bird enthusiasts. There are innumerable varieties of birds, both resident and migratory, that are a delight to watch, observe and capture with a camera.
Butterfly-watching: Apart from bird watching, another activity that attracts tourists from all over is the multitude of beautiful butterfly species that inhabit the region around Jeolikot.
Horticulture: The government encourages horticulture and every year tourists come to witness the beautiful flowers maintained by Horticulture Apartment bloom in the spring season.
Staying in Jeolikot
Jeolikot offers calmness and tranquility just because there are few luxurious cottages and resorts along with budget guesthouses at Jeolikot. During peak season, finding an accommodation could be difficult. One option is to book a place to stay at Nainital and visit Jeolikot on a day’s trip. Nainital has accommodation option in abundance.
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Jeolikot Food Guide
The cottage and resorts at Jeolikot have in-house restaurants which serve range of lip-smacking cuisines to their guests. There are no restaurants or fast food outlets at Jeolikot and tourists have to make do with what is offered at the cottages. Again, Nainital is a star-studded option for anyone who wants to savor the flavor of international cuisines.
History of Jeolikot
The dwarf village of Jeolikot sings unheard tales of its colonial past as one can see various Victorian style cottages and cemeteries dotted around the periphery of the town. The two famous cottages of Jeolikot includes the House of Warwick Sahib, a retired major of the British army, who used to live in Jeolikot and the other one belonged to a lady, who was the descendant of Napoleon Bonaparte. It is said that she fell in love with Jeolikot during her visit and continued to stay here.