Photographer’s Paradise: Almora
A hilly cantonment where mist in the mornings and pale sunshine in the late afternoons rule, Almora is a town in the state of Uttarakhand. Located at a high altitude on a ridge, it is surrounded by thick forests of pine and fur trees. While snow capped Himalayas fill the scenery in the background, rivers Kaushiki and Suyal flow alongside the city at the southern edge of the Kumaon Hills of the Himalaya range. A town bustling with activity, Almora has a rich cultural heritage and history.

Access :
  • By Air – The nearest airport is at Delhi (390 km)
  • By Rail – Kathgodam (100 km), Delhi (390 km)
  • By Road – Nainital (74 km), Ranikhet (50 km), Kausani (60 km), Mukteshwar (50 km), Corbett (125 km), Delhi (390 km), Rishikesh (322 km)
Kalmatia Sangam resort, perched on a hill just above Almora, surrounded by cedars, cypresses, mimosa, wild cherry, pines, oaks, rhododendrons and other trees, offers spectacular views of the Himalayas. The resort offers one of the most exclusive and unusual accommodations in Uttaranchal, from the architecture to the cuisine and from the decor to the service.

Kumaon Village Trek
Luxe India brings to you a unique Village Trek of this beautiful Kumaon region.

This exclusive 6 days village trek provides an insight into the lives and daily routine of the Kumaoni villager. Overnight stays in the village houses gives you a chance to experience their warm and genuine hospitality. As everywhere in the Kumaon, the people are friendly, curious in a childlike manner and more than happy to answer questions and be photographed.

The village walks lead through picturesque villages along terraced fields, waterfalls, along a winding stream and pine, cedar, oak and rhododendron forests, en route visiting ancient temples and ancient flour mills. The walks vary from gentle to slightly steep and take you between 1450m to 2250m and end at a different village each afternoon.

Best time for the trek:   Mid. September to Mid. April
Daily average walking time:   5 to 7 hrs.
Altitude:   Between 1450m to 2250m
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