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The Kumaon

Modern & Minimalistic Stay With Great Seclusion

Rating4.4(235)
Gadholi, Almora
Stays > Boutique Hotel
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OffbeatA truly hidden and local experience
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LuxuryExtreme luxury for people who want extra
Nestled on a ridge in the shadow of the sacred Nanda Devi Range, The Kumaon offers a private mountain retreat situated in the heart of the Himalaya. Surrounded by undulating hills and imbued with simple elegance, the property is spread across 10 luxurious suites, nestled in pairs across five structures with private overlapping terraces offering views to the Great Himalayan range. The main building hosts a lounge, spa, and library, and a cantilevered dining area suspended over the valley below.

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Seclusion With Stillness

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Lower Chalets
The lower units enjoy adjacent outdoor sitting areas surrounded by fruit trees. The suites are fitted with traditional wood-burning Bukhari, have spacious en-suite bathrooms, and ample lounging space besides.
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Upper Chalets
The upper suites have bay windows and extend out to large terraces. The suites are fitted with traditional wood-burning Bukhari, have spacious en-suite bathrooms, and ample lounging space besides.
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Seamless Space
The dining area, sits in a cantilevered structure of floor-to-ceiling glass and steel, high above the valley floor, offers unmitigated views of the Himalaya, with its axis centred on Nanda Devi, India’s second tallest peak after Kanchenjunga.
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Kumaoni Inspiration
They have a set menu for the day. They will be happy to accommodate special dietary preferences, and any food allergies will be duly accommodated.
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Soothe Your Senses
Their experienced therapists will blend treatments to suit your needs, and treatments can also be offered in the comfort of your room, upon request.
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Explore More!
Kasar Devi Round Trip, a tour to Almora Old Town & Market, Waterfall Hike, Kasar to Chitai, Kosi Picnic, Binsar Village Trails and more!

Quick gist

About the stay

  • Walks through hamlets practising traditional agriculture; trails to ancient shrines through forests of oak, cedar and rhododendron; soaking the sun on a rock by a river, and lounging in meadows immersed in birdsong.
  • From full-day excursions to nearby explorations, they offer tailor-made itineraries to suit each traveller.
  • Wind down from your journey with a relaxing champi, soothe aching feet after a day spent clambering hillsides, or immerse in a full-body massage.

Where is this?

  • The Kumaon is set in nature and their indoor spaces are designed to allow you to experience the nature around us.
  • The Kumaon is a perfect base for exploring the magical Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, the ancient city of Almora, and the mystical Kasar Devi ridge.
  • Walkthrough hamlets, descend through forests of Oak, Cedar and Rhododendron to ancient stone temples, or simply relax in the mountain sunshine by a brook.

With whom?

  • It's a boutique hotel.
  • You'll have an exclusive and private chalet for your stay.
  • Access to common areas shall be provided.

You get

  • Accommodation is provided to you.
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner are included in the package.

Things to remember

  • They offer multiple recreational excursions, wellness services on a chargeable basis.
  • Laundry services are also available at a fixed price.
  • With prior notice, they can arrange Yoga lessons for you during their stay.
  • Transportation can be arranged from the Kathgodam and Ramnagar railways stations, or from the airport in Pantnagar.

Something unique

The Kumaon has 10 suites, nestled in pairs one atop the other, winding down a hillside; which is an architectural delight with its sheer minimalism and luxurious appeal.

Tips from insiders

  • The property requires you to walk the last stretch from the parking, which is a 300-metre gentle walk.
  • If you book it for more than a day, they also provide you with multiple complementary services like excursions and spa treatments!