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Kaafal Cottages

Simple & Nicely Built Cottage With Soothing Views

Majkhali, Ranikhet
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OffbeatA truly hidden and local experience
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BasicEconomical options for the backpacker
There are times in the humdrum of life when we want to get away from it all to recoup our energy and pamper our senses when the sight of snow-capped Himalayas is enough to lift our weary spirit. At times like these, Kaafal cottage, overlooking Majkhali in Ranikhet, provides you with the ideal getaway. Your home away from home, it provides a glimpse into the Kumaoni culture. From the ‘aipan’ on the steps to the brass and copper vessels used in traditional Kumaoni homes, it gives you an experience show more

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Kaafal Cottage
The trees bear the raspberry-like fruits in April-May. Typically, the ripe berries are eaten mixed with a little rock salt.
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The Philosophy
They believe when you visit a place, you should carry back some spirit of the place.
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Your Hosts
Having moved out decades ago in search of jobs, Kaafal cottage is an attempt to reconnect with one's roots. They wish to promote our art, culture and heritage. In the future, they hope to develop it into a destination for the connoisseur of arts.
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Your Accommodation
In winters, room heating is available. Additional cots for children can be arranged on request. The bathrooms have running hot water.
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Delicious Food
Accompaniments such as pahadi chutney and mustard raita are sure to leave you craving for more.

Quick gist

About the stay

  • You can use the board games and the open play area for a hearty change of place.
  • Wake up to a beautiful view of the Trishul and Panchachuli peaks from all the rooms.

Where is this?

  • A cantonment set up in 1869, Ranikhet or Queen’s Meadow, as it was known, is situated at an altitude of 1829 metres above sea level in the Almora district.
  • A forest of Baanj (Oak), Chir (Pine) and Deodar (Cedar) trees overlooks the cottage and provides a serene haven for leisurely strolls.
  • Ranikhet Golf Course is one of the highest golf courses in Asia, located 5 km from the main city.

With whom?

  • Guests are free to access the complete property.
  • The property is set up for them.
  • The patio and the kitchen too can be used by them.

You get

  • Accommodation is provided to you.

Things to remember

  • Meals are provided at an additional charge.
  • They can arrange bonfire lit evenings.

Something unique

Be immune from the infuriating pollution/ noise of the city with this blissful cottage.

Tips from insiders

  • Your host - Mayank Tewari is a lovely and amiable person who'd go above and beyond for hospitality.