The Kumaon

Almora, Uttarakhand, India

What to know before you go:

- The property is designed by the award-winning Sri Lankan architect Pradeep Kodikara, a disciple of Geoffrey Bawa who has extended tropical modernism into a unique mountain design.

- Rotating walls of glass maximize the view onto the forest, terraces and mountain peaks and combined with local masonry provide coolness in the heat and warmth in the cold.

- All elements of the construction are hand-made, with a particular emphasis on self-design and fabrication. 

- Each room features its own bukhari for evening and winter warmth and there are open fire places in the library and lounge.

About the property:

Nestled into a hidden ridge in the shadow of the sacred Nanda Devi range, The Kumaon offers a private mountain retreat situated in the heart of nature. Descend through forests of Pine, Oak, Cedar and Rhododendron to ancient temples or relax in the mountain sunshine looking across verdant terraces surrounded by birdsong and the fragrant smell of forests. The ridge has attracted spiritual leaders and seekers for centuries: Bob Dylan, Lama AngarikaGovinda, Ram Daas, Robert Thurman, J. R. Tolkein, Uday Shankar and Timothy Leary. The Kumaon is designed by the award-winning Sri Lankan architect Pradeep Kodikara, a disciple of Geoffrey Bawa who has extended tropical modernism into a unique mountain design. Rotating walls of glass maximize the view onto the forest, terraces and mountain peaks and combined with local masonry provide coolness in the heat and warmth in the cold. Each room features its own bukhari for evening and winter warmth and there are open fire places in the library and lounge.

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Suite Room From 12000/night

A suite room with all the basic amenities and a very beautiful view of the mountains and surrounding

Upto 3 Adults Breakfast Included

RESERVATIONS

Cancellation Policy:

  • Before 2 weeks or more- free of charge
  • Less Than 2 weeks and up to 7 days prior to arrival- One night retention charges
  • Within 0-7 days prior to arrival- 100% of total amount

Check-In:

From 1400 hours

Check-Out:

Until 1200 hours

Children & Extra Bed:

  • All children below 12 years are complimentary
  • All children above12 years are charged INR 2000 per night for extra beds.

 

 

  • The Kumaon is 375 kms from Delhi, Transportation can be arranged from the Kathgodam railway station and from the airport in Pantnagar.
  • Drive from Delhi – Get on the national highway 24, cross the Ghaziabad trip, a 4 hours journey toMoradabad, before hitting the road for bareily, take the road through the forests of Ramnagar area to reach Haldwani and then Kathgodam.
  • Proceed to Almora road that drives you through Bhimtal, a stop at iHeart café is recommended and then Bhowali, take the Ramgarh route, pass Shitla and look board for Almora, this will take you to Kwarab, take a left turn and get on the Kwarab briddge, this will take you to Lodhiya and drive 4 kms to reach Almora.
  • From the mall road proceed to Bageshwar road which will take you to NTD, keep proceeding on Bageshwar/Binsar road, drive through Paparshaili and pass Kasardevi temple, keep driving for 1 more km when you see Mohan’s café on your right, 100 more meters and take a left to Gadholi Village and the Kumaon is on the end of the road, A 300 meters walk and The Kumaon is there to greet and welcome you.