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.”
Sandhya is a quaint village hut in the Himalayas. It was restored from an original structure that is believed to be more more than 60-70 years old. As a result, it has a unique charm about it- little quirks that give us a glimpse how local people lived here and their sensibilities. For example, the door heights are always very low- just above 4 ft- so do mind your heads when you enter! Sandhya offers a chance to experience life in an authentic mountain home.
“The Sandhya homestay is a beautiful place to stay. If you love peace and silence of hill station, the Sandhya homestay at Satkhol is a right choice for you. The stay has a single hut with 1 living room, 1 bed room, 1 kichen and washroom with all the basic amenities. The stay has cook for your anytime need ginger tea or dinner, but they only stay at sandhya till the evening. After that, in the whole ddarkness of night your loved one, silent trees and starry sky are the companion of your wonderful experience of life without digital entertainment. You can cook for your own taste, for this caretaker of the stay will provide you fresh vegetables. But if you dont have vegetarian apetite at all, then you need to struggle for non-veg, as like the other remote hill stations, the place also have less availability of chicken, but you can easily get the breakfast time boiled egg or Egg curray at dinner... The best thing of the stay is mesmerizing view of Himalayas, at footstep, there is dark eye soothing green Pine forest, and parallel to horizon, the snow capped ranges of himalayan peaks started. The major peaks which are easily visible from here are, Mt. Trishul, Mt. Nandadevi, Mt. Panchachuli etc. The outside landscape and architecture of the little hut will definitely attract you to do not leave the place, rather convince you to come another time... .”
Mohan`s Binsar Retreat is situated 10 kms from Almora on Binsar Road near Kasar Devi temple overlooking hillock covered with cedar trees and rhododendron. The retreat offers cottages sporting local architecture overlooking green surroundings and Himalayan views. The rooms are neat and clean, offering homely atmosphere, cool and calm surroundings and elegant interiors making this place the best place to stay & relax. The retreat offers a café in the outdoor space serving a variety of delicacies.