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Thikalna Himalayan Retreat

Restored Vintage Village House On Top Of The World

Bhanoli , Almora
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OffbeatA truly hidden and local experience
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BasicEconomical options for the backpacker
Deep in the oak, rhododendron and pine forests with uninterrupted awe-inspiring views of the Himalayas, lies Thikalna Himalayan Retreat. Located on a cliff with a 180-degree view of snow-clad Himalayas and splendid valley, this small retreat is ideal for long vacations. The house has been renovated, bathrooms attached to each of the two bedrooms, to ensure that the stay is comfortable.

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Thikalna Himalayan Retreat
A restored traditional village house which is stunningly located and has been touched up and converted into a cosy retreat without compromising on the authenticity.
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The house has 2 tastefully furnished bedrooms with excellent quality linen and mattresses, attached bathrooms, a small sitting-dining area and a fully equipped traditional kitchen.
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Kumaoni Food
Besides Kumaoni food, a wide selection of regular North Indian dishes is served. A non-vegetarian dish is served during the dinner on request. Tea is complimentary during your period of stay at the retreat.

Quick gist

About the stay

  • Spend your days reading a book, walking through and of course, eat great food prepared in local style.

Where is this?

  • This house at an altitude of 2250 mts is located at the edge of a cliff and gives one a sense of being cut off from the outside world
  • Walk to Jageshwar Temple: Jageshwar Temples, also referred to as Jageshwar valley temples are a group of over 100 Hindu temples dated between 7th and 12th century near Almora.
  • Walk to Barechina Village: This is a beautiful downhill walk through a small trail full of Rhododendron trees on the path to Dhaulchina Village.
  • Visit Chitai Temple: This temple is dedicated to Golu Devta, who is considered to be the God of Justice.
  • Visit Almora town: This centuries-old town is one of the original Indian hill stations.

With whom?

  • It's a traditional house stay.
  • You'll have an independent room at the place.

You get

  • Accommodation is provided to you.
  • A contentful breakfast to come your way with a complimentary tea.

Things to remember

  • Lunch and dinner - Kumaoni cuisine can be freshly cooked for you - chargeable.
  • Multiple excursions can be done around the place.
  • Laundry, airport shuttles are also provided - chargeable.

Something unique

If you have dreamt of staying a few days in a perfect mountain solitude, miles away from civilization in a village setting, then this house is just for you.

Tips from insiders

  • We advise you to stay indoors once the sunsets, as you're alone in the wilderness.
  • Keep yourself warm with some log fire.