I visited this place in June 2013 in the middle of the Uttarakhand floods. The roads were treachorous and tiring. Its located two kilometers inside the Binsar sanctuary. But as soon as we reached there , we forgot everything. Its a beautiful property with awesome cottages. All cottages have a superb view of the Himalayas. The staff was friendly and informed us about the mountains on view. They called us to show us the evening primroses blooming right before our eyes and gave us a tour of the kitchen garden. The view all around is a photographer's delight. Property is not very kid friendly as you need to constantly monitor small kids so that they do not tumble down the stairs or some uneven surfaces. Food is home cooked vegetarian. That may or may not be a good thing depending upon one's choice. I personally like to be a bit adventorous with food espescially on vacations, so in that way the food was a let down. There are ample activities in terms of indoor games, guide tours and trekking to keep you busy. I preferred sitting on terrace chairs taking in the view. Do not miss the evening discussion in the conference room when one of the staff would tell you about the history of this property.
- Also Known As:
- Mountain Resort, Khali Estate Hotel Almora