About the owner

Owner

The dream project as I would call it, started on paper some 20 years back. I was only a little girl back then, but often I would see my father sit in deep thought. He would then quickly run and grab the nearest pen and paper and start drawing. What took birth in his creative mind has now turned into reality, in the form of Little Chilli.
Set in the pristine hills, away from the hustle bustle of Shimla, is this beautiful set up. So many drawings and many more revisions have shaped this property into what it is today. My father, now a retired Army Officer always wanted to go home. As kids we have known very little about Shimla, only visiting our grandparents during summer vacation. We have traveled all over the country, changed schools like fashion changes, made many friends along the way and have thoroughly enjoyed the so called, Army Life. Now my sister and I are professionals working in Mumbai, but heart is where home is.
Though my parents are from Shimla, this place is a whole new discovery for me. My dad is from a small village Chanog and mom from Junga. They have fascinating stories to tell about their childhood, schooldays, how things have changed over the years, Maharajas of the time, how much walking they had to endure, the fruit orchards, the animals. I remember how as kids my cousins and I would climb plum, almond and apricot trees in our Nanaji’s courtyard. Now at LittleChilli, we often reminisce these memories over drinks in our bar.
As a homestay, my father calls this place a cozy, homely getaway from city life, but I think it is more than that. The stories and memories that he shares, leaves everyone thinking – it’s times like these we learn to live again !

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