Four generations of the Bhalla family live in the groundfloor apartment of this residential block. In 2007, theydecided to remodel the upper floors to create acomfortable B&B with eight spacious ensuite rooms.Atul and his wife, Sheetal, manage Thikana (in Hindi,“a place to which you belong”). They have created a welcoming homestay environment and often join guest sat the communal table for evening meals. Since openingin 2008, they’ve catered to tourists and longer-stayingcorporate guests. A few treasured family antique paintingshang on the walls. Some of the art and artefacts have beensourced from the nearby Dilli Haat craft market and otherdesign accents are from Thailand and Indonesia. Livingrooms on the first two floors serve as guest lounges. The rooms on the second floor are quieter. The third floor has just two rooms with easy access to the open-air roof terrace.
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