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» KALI-MAT Kumaon Village Trek
Kalimat Estate, Almora, Kumaon Himalayas
Kalimat Estate, Almora Kumaon lies at the feet of the tallest Indian mountains, Nanda Devi 7816m, Kamet 7756m, Chowkhamba 7140m, Trishul 7120m, Mrigthuni 6855m, Nanda Kot 6860m and Panch Chuli 6903m, making this one of the most attractive Himalayan destinations closest to Delhi.

Situated between Garhwal to the west and Nepal to the east, this area offers extensive possibilities to connect towards the national parks of Nepal or pilgrimage centres of Garhwal. Established in 1815, Almora enjoys the distinction of being the first British hill station. The buildings and estates around Almora town reflect a curious mixture of British colonial and Kumaoni architecture.

Kalmatia Sangam Himalaya Resort (KaSa), is set in the Kumoan Himalayas, 7km beyond Almora on the Binsar road. Kalmatia has 9 comfortable cottages named after birds like Scrlett Minivet, Himalayan Magpie, Gold Finch etc, each affording expansive views of the Himalayas. All the cottages are designed differently, decorated in warm tones and equipped with ensuite bathrooms with modern facilities. A few cottages are on two levels, spacious with large doors and windows that let in the light and the views. The restuarant in Kalmatia opens out onto the terrace which on a clear day blesses you with incredible views of the western himalayan ranges.

Kalmatia serves a variety of cuisines from local Kumaoni food to a range of continental and Indian dishes. Kalmatia Sangam is also equipped with an activity room and a meditation park, ideal for organising special programs, cultural events, workshops on yoga and meditation.

Activities in and around Kalmatia Sangam :
» Good Himalayan views can be enjoyed from Kalmatia Sangam. Kalmatia is also located a convenient distance from Binsar,
Old(Vridh) Jageshwar, Shayhi Devi, Kausani, Ranikhet, Chaukori, Kalamuni, Gannanath, Airodeo, Dunagiri etc.
» Architectural Sites - Colonial architecture at Ramgarh, Mukteshwar , Ranikhet, Nainital, Almora
» Traditional villages and Kumaoni architecture at Mat, Deora, Baijnath, Paliu, Gadholi, Kimu, Gogina, Khati, Almora Bazaar
» Temples of Jageshwar, Katarmal, Baijnath, Kasar Devi, Chittai, Shayhi Devi, Gannanath Malika, Gangolihat , Dunagiri.
Festivals of Dassehra Almora (Oct.), Bageshwar Mela (Jan), Pilgrimage to Jageshwar Sawan Mela (July, Aug.), Pilgrimage
to Dhunagiri ( April ), Raksha Bandan (Aug.), Ramlila (Oct.)
» Prehistoric Sites at Lwethap, Pharkanauli, Phulseema, Lakhudiar , Devidhura
» Lakes at Sattal (Birdwatching, Hiking, Boating) , Naukachiatal (Boating, Birdwatching), Nainital (Shopping ), Bhimtal
(Boating).
» Local traditional music or dance can be organised at Kalmatia Sangam on prior request.
» Local crafts include shawls and stoles of angora and pashmina, copper craft items, Kumaoni Rangoli paintings, Traditional
jewellery, Natural herbs and oils.
» Caves at Patal Bhuvaneshwar
» Various one day hikes, treks can be organised on request. Escorts can also be provided.
» Massage , Reflexology, Diet consultation and Moxibustion Therapy including health diagnosis and body manipulation can be
arranged with appoint with our inhouse therapist Annie Del'Bove.

How to reach Kalmatia Sangam Himalaya Resort:
From Delhi:
Boating in Sattal Lakes. Train:
Ranikhet Express : Dep.Delhi 10.40 p.m. - Arr. 06.00 a.m. Kathgodam / Dep.Kathgodam 20.40 p.m. - Arr. 4.30 a.m. Delhi. Pick up/drop Kalmatia Sangam to Kathgodam = 2 hrs. drive.

From Lucknow:
Train:
Nainital Express : Dep. Lucknow 09.00 p.m. / Arr. Lalkuan 07.00 a.m.
Nainital Express : Dep. Lalkuan 09.30 p.m. - Arr. Lucknow 6.00 a.m.
Kalmatia Sangam to Lalkuan one way : 3 hrs by road.
By road : To Kalmatia Sangam is 380 which takes about 8-9 hoursby road. Drive via Hapur (take bypass) - Gajraula - Moradabad (take bypass) - Rampur - turn left towards Bilaspur - Udham Singh Nagar - Haldwani - Kathgodam - Bhimtal - Bhowali - Garampani - Almora - take upper Kasardevi road towards Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. 7km - Kalmatia Sangam 1km before Kasar Devi temple.

From Corbett National Park :
Coach /car from Ramnagar to Kalmatia Sangam via Nainital or Ranikhet is 4 Hours 30 Mins.

From Rishikesh :
Drive through the hills via Deoprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Karanprayag, Gwaldam, Kausani or Ranikhet. This takes about 10 hours and hence recommended overnight enroute at Monal Resort, Rudraprayag. Hence this breaks your journey as 5 hrs. drive on mountain road from Rishikesh to Rudraprayag and thereafter from Rudraprayag to Kalmatia Sangam via Gwaldam is six hours.
The same via Adi-Badri and Ranikhet is 7 hours by road.

Alternatively you can also drive from Rishikesh through the plains to Haridwar, Najibabad, Kashipur and Ramnagar / Corbett which is six hours drive through the plains. Overnight at Corbett and the next day drive from Corbett via Ranikhet or Nainital to Kalmatia Sangam which takes is a driving time of about 4 1/2 hrs.fter 3 nights are spent treking from one village ( Deora ) to the second ( Paliu ) and then on to the third (Jwalbhanj ) with overnight in the village homes. The last night ( the 6th night or last night of your holiday with us) is back again at Kalmatia Sangam to relax and unwind before travelling to your next destination.