Set among the Kumoan hills, Kalmatia Sangam dates from 1867 when Captain Jackson erected a colonial house when he discovered the stunning beauty of the views.
All 10 cottages have been constructed in a British colonial style with some Kumaoni inspiration. They are slightly different and are furnished very comfortably. Most have both sleeping and living areas with terraces overlooking the mountains. The hotel has a restaurant offering good freshly prepared local food. The spa offers yoga, meditation, aroma massage and the services of a reflexologist.
The surrounding mountain landscape provides some fantastic trekking and you can visit the nearby Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to abundant flora and fauna. You can catch glimpses of leopard, chital, musk deer, jungle cat, black bear, pine marten, fox, langur, monkey, porcupine, flying squirrel and barking deer amongst others. The hotel also offers village walks to experience the local culture first hand. You will walk through picturesque settlements, along terraced fields, waterfalls, streams and pine, cedar, oak, and rhododendron forests. You'll get to explore the ancient temples of Kali, Vishnu and Shakti.
Kalmatia Sangam offers 10 Cottages - Eagles Nest, Owl, Himalayan Magpie, Scarlet Minivet, Pheasant, Partridge, Hoopoe, Cuckoo, Goldfinch and Rosefinch.
Children are welcome but there are no specific facilities.
Facilities at the Kalmatia Sangam include Multicuisine meals, Cultural Shows, Yoga and Meditation, Bonfires, Adventure Activities & Indoor games
The surrounding mountain landscape provides some fantastic trekking the hotel offers village walks to experience the local culture first hand. You can also visit the nearby Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to abundant flora and fauna.
When to travel
Almora has a pleasant and cool climate all through the year with the annual average maximum temperature is around 23°C and average minimum temperature is about 11.5°C. Monsoons season from August to October. Best time to visit is between March to June and September to December.
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Location and directions
Located in the heart of the Kumaon region in Uttranchal, close to the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. With captivating views of the Himalayas and only 7kms from the town of Almora.
How to get there
9-hour flight to Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, followed by an overnight train to Kathgodam. Kalmatia Sangam is a 2.5-hour drive from Kathgdam train station.