If you want to enjoy a peaceful and quite place- this is the place for you! This cozy cottage is placed 7 minutes walk down a hill from Kasar Devi road, in Papersali village. It is located in nature. There are three rooms, 1st-Two bedroom cottage with kitchen,fireplace and bath. 2nd-New rooftop cottage with kitchen and bath. Himalaya and nature view from rooftop. From here you can go on daily hikes between villages, temples, mountains, Eco park, watch birds and listen to them from the balcony.
“A lot has been said about this place already. So I will talk about things that are not mentioned. I am a budget traveller and always on a hunt to stay at places that are away from the crowd and commercialisation. The property is located in the premises of Simtola Eco Forest which is in a village called Paparshali. The village is 10 kms away from Almora and is quite secluded by the din of the market. If you are looking to stay away from the crowd, this is the place. The view from the balcony is great. You can spend an entire day just sutting here doing nothing. But I wont suggest that. Coz there's a pine forest waiting to be explored. You can even ask Harish Ji to accompany you for the trek. There's a nominal fee he charges. About the house. It's a two storey house. Floor one has two rooms with a patio/balcony. And second floor has one room with an open terrace. Both offer mesmerising views. The place is sparkling clean and kept in really good condition. It's minimalistic. And has everything one needs to survive in the woods. So don't expect anything fancy. Do carry your own toiletries. About Harsh ji. He's a wonderful host. The thing about him is, it comes to him naturally because he loves doing it. Unlike other hosts, he's the one who is actually managing the property. And is available for you. I never had to call him even once. He respects your space and privacy. What i love about this trip is our conversations. We had had endless conversations; from politics to farming to city life to his passion for chess. You can always challenge him for a game which you will lose in less than ten minutes. About food. They say when traveling you should explore the local cuisine. And Harish ji do spend a lot of time preparing for your meals. So do ask him to cook local authentic food for you. How to reach the place If you are a budget traveller, you can take a share jeep from Almora. Almora is easily reachable from Haldwani and share cabs charge around ₹300/ From Almora you can take a share Jeep. I spent two nights here. But they didn't seem enough. I wished I had stayed longer.”
These are 2 separate cottages, located 100 meters from road, at the edge of a reserve forest facing the snow mountains, with a view of both from all living spaces. The cottages are built built in traditional stone, mud and wood with modern interiors.
“Ms. Rashmi's cottage is a breathtaking beauty right by the forest while also being just 4 kms away from Almora bazaar. The cottage felt like home with it's warm decor, stocked up kitchen and washrooms, as well as the service provided by the caretaker, Pratap ji. Staying at this beautiful property made our trip all the more amazing, and we loved just staying at the cottage - cooking, reading, bird watching, trekking (there are plenty of paths around the cottage itself) and just relaxing by the garden. It's a pleasant change from city life, with its quiet and green surroundings. Do bring a camera along as there are some amazing views and rare birds to capture! If you love cooking, the kitchen is stocked up with cutlery, utensils & basic groceries - you could carry with you additional groceries or buy them from Almora bazaar/nearby grocery stores. Else, the caretaker will help you with ordering food from a nearby restaurant, which serves home-cooked meals. The cottage is maintained so well and stocked up with everything you'd require. We loved the collection of books in each and every room. Please note that the mobile network is extremely weak/nil however there is WiFi available in the cottage. Highly recommend to stay here and fall in love with the place! :)”
Our house is closely linked to the socio-political development of Kumaun. As it was built in 1942 when the the Quit India Movement was at its peak; hence it was named Kranti Kutir. Located on the eastern ridge of Almora town we offer a soothing view of early morning sunrise from the panaromic mountain horizons. The house is positioned close to the tourist sites of Almora town namely Chitai Golu Temple, Jageshwar group of temples, Kasar devi ridge and the Binsar wild life sanctuary.
“Vasudhaji's place is just like home away from home. I got much delayed in checking-in and Aushtoshji was kind enough to wait till late in the evening and personally came to receive when I reached. The food is simply amazing and the ambience is wonderful. The hosts were extremely hospitable and I had an amazing conversation with them over breakfast and they gave clear cut idea of places/areas to visit which were invaluable. The only regret is that I have been able to stay only one day. Would heartily recommend if anyone is planning a trip to Almora.”