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Janhavi, comes from a family of the erstwhile zamindars of Oudh (Uttar Pradesh) in northern India. She nurtures her 145-year-old ancestral home Abbotsford, in the Kumaon hills. It was here that her magical childhood was spent. A film maker, an author of her graphic novel on Mahatma Gandhi " Tales of Young Gandhi" published by Harper Collins, with a deep passion for photography, she has successfully entered the hospitality business by turning this family house into an exclusive boutique countryside home stay. It is here that she draws most of the inspiration reflected in her life and work.

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China Peak 2010

“My intention is to make Abbotsford estate a tiny hub for people who have a certain sensibility towards nature, art, culture, literature, music, photography, and food in the form of my quaint alfresco Café called Café Chica’. “ The growth has been organic."