Almora

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About Almora

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.

For total relaxation

  • Just outside of the main town, in the quaint village of Kasar Devi, is Mohan’s Binsar Retreat. With wooden floors, log burners an?d views across the Kuma?uni region it provides a welcome comfort stop.

For a wellness retreat

  • With a serene setting and personalised menus and treatment programmes AyurVAID Kalmatia is an idyllic wellness retreat.

For a homestay experience

  • With just two, beautifully decorated rooms Dalar Village Homestay is the perfect place for an authentic homestay experience with all your creature comforts.

For a romantic break

  • Cosy cottages, roaring fire-places and almost total isolation Mary Budden Estate is an ideal destination for you and a loved one to escape to.

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.

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Best Hotels in Almora

  • Innisfree Hawalbagh Almora (District Almora, Uttarakhand.) 3 rooms from €31

    Back to Nature  -  Your host is a self taught horticulturalist and a fountain of knowledge of the local wildlife. Great for enthusiasts.
    Hideaway  -  With minimal internet connectivity and no TVs this is a great property for those who want to get away from it all.
    Value chic  -  Clean rooms and delicious food at a great price.
    Great walks  -  Walk to the Katarmal Surya Mandir, a 13th century temple complex boasting great views.

    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. See More

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  • Mohan's Binsar Retreat Almora (Kasar Devi) 15 rooms from €53

    Views  -  Stunning views of the snow-topped Himalayan mountains.
    Birdwatching  -  Located in the Kasar Devi - Binsar Bird Sanctuary
    Great walks  -  Staff at the hotel will be happy to advise on great hiking paths in the vicinity.
    Sights nearby  -  Located near the historic Kasaar Devi temple.

    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. See More

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  • Itmenaan Estate Almora (Binsar, Uttarakhand) 4 rooms from €62

    Back to Nature  -  This resort near Binsar offers panoramic views of the Himalayas including the majestic Nanda Devi
    Great walks  -  Hike to the highest point for enchanting views or through beautiful oak and rhododendron forests
    Sights nearby  -  Walk to nearby villages to share tea with locals
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.

    A charming hillside property consisting of three guest cottages built in traditional Kumaoni style. Interiors are simple and appealing with exposed stone, wooden floors and bursts of colour coming from the soft furnishings. The views are of course spectacular. Mountain chic. See More

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  • AyurVAID Kalmatia Almora (Uttarakhand,) 10 rooms from €113

    Total relaxation  -  Yoga mats, a meditation park, plenty of hammocks, a well stocked library plus massage services - ideal for relaxation
    Back to Nature  -  A walker's paradise you are ensconced by the sights and sounds of nature
    Hideaway  -  Hidden away in the Kumaoni Hills this is a true country escape
    Great walks  -  Through the rice terraces, Kumaoni villages and cedar forests. Utterly picturesque.

    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.. See More

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  • Dalar Village Homestay Almora (Uttarakhand) 2 rooms from €219

    Hideaway  -  An authentic homestay hideaway - those after total escapism will love it here
    Romantic Break  -  Large rooms and almost total seclusion make it a great break for couples
    Cooking classes  -  Cooking classes with the head chef are a treat
    Great walks  -  Guided nature trails or to sunset point

    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. See More

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  • Mary Budden Estate Almora (Uttarakhand) 7 rooms from €265

    Hideaway  -  Hidden away in the Kumaoni hills with nothing surrounding you but forest and wildlife
    Romantic Break  -  In room fire places and private cottages make this a perfect escape for couples
    Great walks  -  Guided walks through the Kumaoni hills
    Cooking classes  -  Cooking lessons with the head chef

    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. See More

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