Friday, 31 October 2014

An Enchanting Himalaya Tour

Unknown to many, Kumaon region of India is stunning beautiful surrounded by majestic peaks of Himalayas, which are snow capped all the year round. The green Deodar and rhododendron forests, the symmetrical terraced fields , the fruit orchids lends an ethereal beauty to the whole valley unparallel to any other destination in India. While embarking on Himalaya tours you must consider the experience of walking through this picturesque region. To make your holiday a success we at Kalmatia Sangam have worked out a suitable itinerary to take you through these quaint little villages by foot. We recommend at least 6 days fully enjoying the experience.

To get a glimpse into the local lifestyle it is important that you stay overnight in one of our renovated village houses. These village houses are modified to suit our guest’s comfort without compromising the essence of the original construction. The village houses that are built for the guests are made in traditional way using wood, slate and stone. They have thatched tiled roofs and the interior is painted with mud and lime. This helps to keep the rooms warm in winters and cool in summers. The bathrooms are not attached to the main house as it was built similarly in the traditional way but each is provided with western toilet, fresh towels and organic soaps which are locally produced. Instead of hot shower you are provided with a hot bucket of water for your bath.

The village houses are often located at a height and are surrounded by oak, pine and rhododendron trees.  After a day’s walk through the terraced fields and green forests you will truly enjoy the enchanting views from the veranda outside your village house. You can have a cup of tea while admiring the view in this peaceful environment. At night you will be served tasty local cuisine by our local chef. The vegetables are locally grown at the backyard which is used to produce these meals. As for water, you will be served mineral water.

While you are on your Himalaya tours we plan a three overnight stay in three villages while walking from one village to other during the day. At the end of your village walk you return totally rejuvenated and happy to make your holiday a success.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

A Natural Holiday Destination

Getting away from the hustle bustle of daily life seems like an attractive proposition during the holiday season. Cool weather, clean air to breath, greenery all around and absence of traffic is our aim when we think of a holiday. Almora a small city in Kumaon offers an ideal option. Kalmatia Sangam Himalaya resort is the exact destination for this purpose. Set on a hill top with a backdrop of mighty Himalayas we offer you a luxurious holiday to refresh and relax you.

The view is breathtaking when you look around after reaching the resort. All the cottages that we offer for accommodation have a view of the snow capped Himalayas from their veranda and most of the famous Himalayan peaks are visible on a clear morning. Your sense of wellbeing gets heightened when you walk into the sunlit terrace to have your first meal of the day. Breakfast on an open terrace with tall Himalayan peaks all around you is a sight unparalleled to any that you have experienced in your life.

Kalmatia Sangam Himalaya resort is a mix of natural and modern lifestyle. While we offer to take you on a walk through Kumaon village with traditional living, our cottages are equipped with every modern amenities that you may require during your stay with us. The food that you eat in our Sangam restaurant is a mix of traditional and continental. While we have our spicy Indian menu, we also offer Thai, Italian, Mexican and Mediterranean cuisine.

We have special offers for our guests depending on the duration of their stay. We have a special discount for retired army officers. They get 20% off on all meal plans and accommodation. We also have special offers coming up from time to time depending on the duration of your stay. As of now we offer a night stay free with 5 nights of your stay on occupancy of some of our cottages. Children below 5 years get to stay free. Also your breakfast is free including taxes. Another attraction of our resort is that if you are a pet lover and is travelling with your pet, we offer free pet accommodation!

We plan your holiday in such a way that you have maximum activities with the nature. There are large number of birds which frequent this area and you will get to see a quite a number of exotic and unusual species.  Also a trip to Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is an opportunity to see the fauna that exists in this part of the country.