Kalmatia Sangam

About the Resort

Perched on a mountain high above Almora, this little oasis combines panoramic views of the high Himalayas with best-in-class service and facilities.Charming owners Geeta and Dieter Reeb, accomplished mountaineers, are sticklers for detail and for sustainability, who believe in supporting the local community. The talented young Indian chef serves delicious Western and Indian (all organic and sourced locally) cuisine and an accomplished French massage therapist practices on-site, further blending East and West.

The resort is spread over 5 acres of sylvan surroundings amidst cedars, cypresses, pines, mimosa, rhododendron and other trees. The area has a teeming variety of flora and fauna and is a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers. The crowning glory is the spectacular Himalayan range Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nanda Kot, Chaukhamba, PanchChuli etc.

The resort can be a destination on its own for those looking to unwind for a couple of days, or an excellent base for adventures further afield—it's convenient to the area's temples, the beautiful Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, and more. If you are lucky, you may see all seven snowcapped peaks in the Nanda Devi Range from the private outdoor sitting area of the resort's tastefully appointed private cottages.

Accommodation details

The cottages are a harmonious blend of British colonial architecture with Kumaoni elements and offer a magnificent, unhampered 400km view of the Himalaya. All the cottages are unique and individual, elegantly and tastefully furnished not forgetting comfort and modern amenities. Some are suites, and in some rooms the bed and living area are on different levels. All cottages are heated in winter. The basic differences are in architecture and interiors.

Activities

1.Breathtaking Himalayan views can be enjoyed from: KalmatiaSangam / Binsar / Old (Vridh) Jageshwar / Shayhi Devi / Kausani / Ranikhet / Chaukori / Kalamuni / Gannanath /Airodeo / Dunagiri

2a. Architectural Sites � Colonial architecture Ramgarh / Mukteshwar / Ranikhet / Nainital / Almora

2b. Traditional villages and Kumaoni architecture Mat / Deori / Baijnath / Thaligarh / Gadholi / Kimu / Gogina / Khati / Almora Bazaar

3. Temples Jageshwar / Katarmal / Baijnath / Kasar Devi / Chittai / Shayhi Devi / GannanathMalika / Gangolihat / Dhunagiri / PatalBhuvaneshwar

4. Festivals DussheraAlmora (Oct.) BageshwarMela (Jan. 5 days) Pilgrimage to JageshwarSawanMela (July / Aug.) Pilgrimage to Dhunagiri (April) RakshaBandan (Aug.) Ramlila (Oct.)

5. Prehistoric Sites: Lwethap / Pharkanauli / Phulseema / Lakhudiar / Devidhura

6.Lakes: Sattal - (Birdwatching / Hiking/ Boating) Naukachyatal - (Boating / Birdwatching) Nainital - (Shopping / Colonial ambience) Bhimtal � (Boating)

7.Dance and Music: Organisation of local traditional music or dance events. (3 to 4 days prior notice).At KSHR indoor / outdoor.

8. Shopping: Local specialities include: Shawls / wool / angora / pashmina Copper craft items / traditional Rangoli paintings Traditional jewellery, Natural herbs / oils

9. Caves: PatalBhuvaneshwar / Koteshwar / Bharbhya Cave

10. Outdoor Activities area surrounding Resort One day hiking / trekking refer to activity list below � we can provide escort from resort. Rock climbing &Rappeling Fishing

11. Yoga and Meditation with qualified teachers Indoor in our convention hall or outdoor on our new meditation patch under the cedar trees. Meditation techniques and yoga classes.

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