Quiet, peaceful Almora. Covered in fragrant pine forest and pink rhododendrons. With plenty of hills to climb and views across the snow capped Annapurnas this little town is ensconced by the majesty of nature. A tranquil stop along your travels through Uttrakhand and a mountaineering mecca. Our pick of the best places to stay in Almora provide a restful and peaceful stop.
This is mountain country. Wander through the moss covered walkways between slate clad village houses with their immaculately kept gardens and vegetable patches. You will lose track of how many cups of chai you are invited in for.
The Kasar Devi temple is a particularly picturesque walk through the fragrant pine forest.
A great place to escape to during the punishing Indian summer, it is beautiful (although very chilly) under a layer of snow.
Our pick of the best places to stay in Almora are all homely and comforting stays.
Still not sure which to book? Browse through our list of the best places to stay in Almora to start to plan your trip. Alternatively you can check out all our recommended hotels in Uttarakhand, or contact one of our friendly gurus for advice.
Almora (District Almora, Uttarakhand.)
Small but perfectly formed this three bed guesthouse is a home away from home. Providing 360° views of Hawalbagh and the surrounding valley and forests. Food is fresh, home-cooked and delicious. Whilst rooms are simple the relaxing atmosphere and charming hosts make Innisfree a delightful stay.
Almora (Kasar Devi)
Idyllic, intimate getaway location in the Himalayas. Warm, friendly, personalised service. Wood-panelled, inviting rooms with awe-inspiring views onto the stunning mountains. Authentic dining in the restaurant which looks out onto the carefully landscaped garden patio. Balconies and outdoor terrace.
Wellness retreat hidden away in the Kumaoni Hills. Ten unique cottages allow ultimate privacy and mountain views. The emphasis is on wellbeing with a personalised vegetarian menu and wellness programme courtesy of the in house Ayurvedic specialist. Yoga and meditation also available. Unwind..
Two bedroom village house with charming vintage interiors. Plenty of exposed brick, thick rugs, colourful cushions, roaring fires and luxurious bathrooms make this an inviting stay. Meals are cooked with vegetables cooked from the kitchen garden and staff are effortlessly friendly and helpful.
Utterly charming 19th century homestay. This family run affair offers you as warm a welcome as the crackling fire does in your room. Cosy cottages provide guests with mountain views, sitting rooms, antique furnishings and total seclusion. Delicious meals and cooking classes are available.