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 recently published graphic novel on Mahatma Gandhi ” Tales of Young Gandhi” 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.
Janhavi runs her quaint cafe at Abbotsford – Cafe Chica an epicurean paradise with her passion for gastronomy, hospitality, lots of laughter over a hearty meal chugged down by a shot of that perfect espresso or a cup of Rhododendron tea.
Each year in the summer she holds a week long pop up at her cafe where she introduces a new chef, a new cuisine for the foodies who travel and love to eat!