Itmenaan Estate

Itmenaan Estate

Village Naugaon, Tehsil Bhanoli, Almora 263621 India
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Itmenaan Estate is a fairytale getaway set amidst in 10 acres farmland and orchards, situated in Kumaon Himalayas in Uttarakhand, India. The accommodation comprises of a 100 year of stone house that has been renovated and refurbished to a high standard of luxury and comfort. The Estate is located in the Almora district of Uttarakhand. Other areas of interest nearby include Jageshwar, Almora and Binsar wildlife sanctuary.
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Explorer28542791526 wrote a review Dec 2023
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The most beautiful property with the most amazing staff! The views are great but the hospitality is unmatched! Can’t wait to come back! The food is great, the chef is exceptionally talented. Recommend it to anyone blindly.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Itmenaan Lodges, General Manager at Itmenaan Estate
Responded 27 Mar 2024
Dear Explorer28542791526, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at Itmenaan Lodges on TripAdvisor. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found our property beautiful with amazing staff. Your kind words about our hospitality mean a lot to us. We're thrilled to know that you found our views great and our food delicious. We'll be sure to pass along your compliments to our chef. We can't wait to welcome you back for another memorable stay. Thank you for recommending us! Best regards, Team Itmenaan.
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Steven Humphreys wrote a review Mar 2024
Aix-les-Bains, France13 contributions17 helpful votes
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Wonderful hospitality in the foothills of the Himalayas. The team were very attentive and the food and accommodation excellent. Amazing views of Nanda Devi and other peaks. Lovely walks along mountain paths and nearby villages, giving us a great insight into life in Kumaon.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Itmenaan Lodges, General Manager at Itmenaan Estate
Responded 27 Mar 2024
Dear SCHPV, Thank you for choosing Itmenaan Lodges and for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We're thrilled to hear that you had a great stay in the foothills of the Himalayas at our lodge. It's wonderful to know that our team provided you with attentive hospitality, and that you found our food and accommodation excellent. We take pride in offering our guests a memorable experience, and it's rewarding to hear that we succeeded in doing so during your visit. We're glad you had the opportunity to explore the mountain paths and nearby villages, allowing you to gain insight into life in Kumaon. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Itmenaan Lodges for another memorable stay in the future. Warm regards, Team Itmenaan.
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Renu8 wrote a review Jul 2017
New Delhi, India282 contributions203 helpful votes
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One and a half hours drive from Almora, and two hours fifteen minutes from Ramgarh, along a well maintained tarred road, winding, twisting and turning, from a high to a higher altitude, then dropping to a lower one, but with no change in the vegetation, or much in the temperature. The panoramic view is mostly of brown terraced fields, which from a distance look like rashers of bacon packed together. As also the ubiquitous green vegetation of the hills.

You head towards Chalnichina village. The taxi driver, suddenly parks to the side of the main road and announces that we have arrived. Puzzled we look around, as we see no signs of habitation or any structure that may proclaim itself to be the resort that we are to stay in. As we were about to question him, a man appeared from over the hill. He greeted us and said that he had come from Itmenaan Estate and was to guide us to the resort carrying our bags. Our minds full of unanswered questions, we proceeded to follow him silently, walking sticks in hand, wondering what lay ahead. We were unable to keep up with his relatively brisk pace and sure footed feet. Thirty minutes down a steep hill side path, strewn with stones, boulders and dried slippery pine needles, huffing and puffing, stopping ever so often to admire the view or to pick up stray fallen cones, as reminders of our memorable holiday in the hills. Anything that would slow our descent and give us additional recovery time.

We reach Itmenaan Estate and are shown to our accommodation. A one storey independent structure built in the traditional Kumouni style of putting stones together without any cementing bond. The slanting roof made of planks of wood, held up by wooden beams and rafters. The skylight in the dressing area as also in the bathroom, gives a bright, open and airy look and feel. The running windows along two sides of the walls give an uninterrupted view of the terraced fields, and rows of mountain ranges. It seemed as if each range was casting its shadow on the one behind, until they disappeared into a haze over the far horizon.

As lunch was ready, we sat down to a delicious Kumaoni lunch in the spacious dining room. This too was made of local stones with a wooden sloping roof broken by two skylights. The easy feel, warmth and comfort comes from mattresses and cushions strewn along the room, from where you can look out into nature, watch the sun set, or gaze at the trillion stars on a clear night. The window ledge, holding an assortment of books, on varied topics.

An afternoon snooze was called for. It was interrupted. We woke up to rolling sounds of thunder, branched lightning and to a continuously blowing brisk wind, which tore through everything along its way, while carrying the threatening to rain ominous dark clouds away. We did so want it to rain! But alas! This ‘natural’ drama lasted for two hours, after which it became still and calm. The various notes of the birds could now be heard. A faint white outline of the mesmeric and majestic Himalayan range was more visible now. There is no escaping these lofty ranges where ever you may go in Uttarakhand. It is as if the state is surrounded by them.

Hospitality extends to the level where the cook will obligingly serve selected dishes of your choice. Nothing could be better than starting the day with a cuppa outside, in silent meditation and thankfulness as you ruminate over this land that is blessed with Nature’s gifts and bounties. A 3 course breakfast consisting of Indian and Continental ordered on the spot, follows.

After we partake of this, the furthest thing from our minds is physical activity of any kind. No sweat. You sit back languidly in your cane chair in deep contemplation. As here, you can find a way to centre yourself and reconnect.

When you are ready to do so, take up the offer of being escorted by a guide to many trekking areas. It could be a waterfall, a long way down into the valley, or to a temple up the steep side of a hill, or even to a village. But, wherever it is you choose to go, be prepared for a strenuous walk, stumbling over rocks and stones, circumventing around boulders, slipping along the mud track, over dried and crunchy oak leaves and pine needles. Every muscle, every sinew crying out to ‘stop’! You really have to be in good physical shape if you want to enjoy the benefits of this lodge!

You can ask for evening tea to be served on a slate table, while you sit on a comfortable cushioned bench, set up in a scenic part of the resort, where fragrant red and pink rose blooms growing with gay abandon. Sending their perfumed wisps into the air every time a gentle breeze sets them swaying. Nestled amidst a neon of green, trees laden with waiting to ripen walnut, pears and apples. Oak, pine and rhododendron trees. The disorder giving it the appeal of being in the wilderness.

And the piece de resistance! Dinner under the stars with a crackling bonfire. As you warm yourself, you gaze at the constellations, and the sky full of a zillion brilliant stars shimmering in the darkness of a cold night and the slim crescent moon shining a silvery white in the inky sky above. The quietude of the night being broken every time a crackling log sent out showers of dancing embers, or as another dislodged itself to give way to a burning log. Or, of the faint barking of a pie dog, from the hamlet across the lodge.

The sylvan serenity and montane ambience of Itmenaan Lodges awaits your holiday season!
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Response from ItmenaanLodges, General Manager at Itmenaan Estate
Responded 6 Sept 2017
Hi Renu, Thank you so much for your brilliant review. It is heartening to note that you enjoyed all aspects of your sojourn at Itmenaan Estate. Thank you for highlighting the property, views, amenities, the rooms, the various activities on offer and the food. The team at Itmenaan lodges is humbled by your kind words of praise for them, we are indeed blessed to have a team that constantly strives to make all our guests feel at home as well as ensure safety and fun during all outdoor experiences. Itmenaan properties are a labour of love and a carefully curated offering, it is truly satisfying to see that discerning and evolved travelers such as you are observing and applauding the same. We hope to welcome you back to Itmenaan Estate and our other properties in the near future and in the meantime, do keep in touch via our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay updated with all our latest news. With our very best wishes, Team Itmenaan
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ankitsengupta wrote a review Jan 2014
Sydney, Australia2 contributions6 helpful votes
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Recently visited this awesome destination from 25-Dec-2013 for a couple of days along with family. Right from the very onset it was a heavenly experience – with a clear view of the Himalayan range just in front of the cottage to food (Excellent and totally customized as per your requirement) to the room/washroom cleanliness which will give you the impression of a 4 or 5 star hotel built in heaven.

A few notable facts about this place:-
1. Though this place is completely cut-off from locality including vehicles (This means you would have to take a hilly road to the actual estate) but the amazing view will actually make you feel heavenly. This is an easy trek for 20 minutes approx. But for aged parents like mine, make alternative arrangements or at least give an additional hour to make up.
2. The room facilities is of any other 4/5 star hotel.
3. There is absolutely nothing to do except
a. Spend time with family
b. Read a book
c. Play chess
d. Roam about in the adjacent villages
e. Photography (bird + landscape + wildlife)
Which actually is what you are here for – do nothing
4. The young and dynamic staff is more than helpful and friendly to make your stay comfortable.
5. The fact that the estate is away from all locality makes this place really appreciable because the nearest market for buying stuff for hotel is 2-3 hours away – Almora city
6. Photography if you find a way into the right places (with help from staff).

However,
1. Another undeniable fact of the place is that do not depend on the Delhi office and their naturalist because they are dishonest and completely out of sync with this heavenly place. The Delhi office is so non-transparent that they failed to even acknowledge the fact that their naturalist was on leave. This was agreed upon and also acknowledged prior to booking, but upon reaching when they were questioned they sarcastically said they were not aware of the same. For those who do not know, the entire package includes a naturalist who is supposed to take you around the village and take pictures of wild life/birds. It was due to the helpful staff (who helped us visit the adjacent villages and temples). This is really nice place for bird photography even if you walk around alone around the estate (especially the place behind the kitchen)

2. If you are planning to visit the nearby villages with family (aged + kids) make sure you understand that this is a medium-hard trek and you have to be extra cautious with them to avoid any falls. The trek does have places where if you fall off it could be fatal.
Perhaps after reading the reviews on internet we were too excited and expecting too much from this place.
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Date of stay: December 2013
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PV0hra wrote a review Jun 2017
New Delhi, India18 contributions21 helpful votes
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Was Skeptical while booking, as lots of options were shown on travel sites in Binsar. After driving for close to 10 hrs from Delhi reached the place. While moving in had no regrets for anything, even for the tiring long drive.
The place is quite, away of huzzle buzzle of any city or tourist place. You can sit outside your room and have a nice view of green hills and on clear days you can have a view of Himalayas.

Pros: Nice well maintained rooms. Oak rooms are bigger in size.
Washroom is too good, they have made it with stones.
Met a couple staying in the cottage with no complains.
Delicious food, no excess oil. Similar to home cooked food. Adrak waali Chai was wonderful. For Breakfast they ask for your choice and cook accordingly.

Cons: Spiders (Big Flat ones come inside the room), though they are harmless but are scary.
Not for those who are looking for tourist place with market around and shopping etc.
Half kilometer walk from the road to this place. Old people should avoid this place, as the walk is sometimes too much for younger people also.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Response from ItmenaanLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Itmenaan Estate
Responded 25 Jul 2017
Hi, Thank you so much for your gracious praise of the team, facilities and experiences on behalf of the entire team at Itmenaan. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us. Our team deeply thank you for your appreciation of the same. We are delighted to note that you have found the estate peaceful and adventurous which is our actual concept for people to stay close with nature. We hope to welcome you back to Itmenaan Estate and our other properties in the future and in the meantime, do keep in touch via our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay updated with all our latest news. With our very best wishes, Team Itmenaan
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Shreya L wrote a review Jan 2015
Kathmandu, Nepal12 contributions4 helpful votes
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Looking down from our taxi at the terraced fields, a little short of our destination, I was trying to recognise the 100 year-old restored Kumaoni house from what I remembered of it on a page booked-marked in my Outlook Traveler. The place was a surprise for my husband and so I knew exactly why the taxi abruptly came to a halt on the road where a chirpy elderly man stood waiting with a woman.

With the two people helping us with our bags, the 15 minute downward- hike (for us city-dwellers) allowed me to happily engage the butterflies in my stomach, a bit longer. ‘Would the place turn out to be as I expected or would it be even better?’ Turns out, on finally coming face to face with Itmenaan Estate, I had no words. A smiling staff along with the cheerful Manager, Partha Bannerjee, greeted us with hot towels and fresh Rhododendron juice. Both welcome, after a long journey. Since it was already 4 pm, we were urged to have our lunch first. To freshen up, we were shown to our room – Oak 1. Actually, I didn’t know what to take in first - the warm cosy room, with the traditional mud walls and floor or the scenery that surrounded it. Mountain slopes with terraced fields right in front, with the majestic Trishul and Nanda Devi towards our right.

Lunch was laid at a scenic stone table amidst the resort’s vegetable garden and orchard. For a late lunch, I must say, it was really well thought-out. We started with two kinds of salads, followed by a delectable 3-course Continental spread. There was fruit cream for dessert. These guys were spoiling us silly. Traveling off-season can not only get you a good discount but a let you have the place to yourself as well. And so it was, that we enjoyed a cosy bonfire night after night for the three that we stayed there, with the days unravelling great sights and more yummy food.

Although, the resort conducts village walks with a couple of halts at their other guest houses, Thikalna and Ganghet, three days is too short a time for the same. We just wanted to enjoy the riveting scenery at hand. So day 2, we took a 45-minute walk to the Ghantika temple. Fortunately for us, day 3, gave us a chance to trek up to the neighbouring village of Naugaon to attend a typical Kumaoni wedding (as a staff member, lovingly called ‘Chachu’s’ guests.) An added highlight of the trip – sighting a Himalyan Red Fox! Even an impromptu trip like this was well planned. We were accompanied by Lalit, who was carrying water and trekking poles and torches.

Here’s a quick run through of what Itmenaan offers:

Food: Delicious continental and Indian spread with traditional Kumaoni food to let you get a real flavour of the place. The desserts served with lunch and dinner, were ridiculously out of the world, when you also consider the remote venue, you get to enjoy them in! Perhaps, the most amazing thing – our anniversary cake that came straight out of their wooden oven! Another must-have - Home-made bread and biscuits.
Suggestion: Breakfast is a four course-affair - Fruits, milk and conflex/museli, granola, aloo paratha. Lunch is optional. So if you have a late breakfast, lunch can easily be skipped. Tempted as you will be, to sample more food, make sure you get a little walk before lunch. It’s easy on the stomach for the non-seasoned city dwellers!

Staff: To say courteous would not even begin to talk about how amazingly close you get to them. Professional yet thoughtful. Ever ready to help or break into a story. From the jovial Udika, universally and lovingly called ‘Chachu’ to the amazingly talented young chef - Dhanraj to the rather patient (for his age) Lalit, you can’t but help but fall in love with all of them. On our way back to Kathgodam, Partha went out of his way to show us another Itmenaan Lodges property – Fredy’s Bunglow in Bhimtaal.

Internet access: – Thankfully none. But, in case, one needs to send an urgent mail or something, there’s always Partha’s laptop.

To sum up, I’ll just say, we yearn to get back.
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Date of stay: November 2014
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Response from Punjabiyat, General Manager at Itmenaan Estate
Responded 17 Feb 2015
Hi Shreya, Thanks a lot for your kind review. Our team really appreciates such kind reviews, and it helps us to work harder and perform much better. We look forward to your stay at our other properties as well. Best regards, Team Itmenaan.
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Niha wrote a review Aug 2019
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I visited Itmenaan estate in July. This was my first time travelling in the Himalayas during monsoon. The conventional wisdom says that travel during monsoon is difficult but I decided to brave it out. And my, the rewards were splendid. The journey to the estate was very smooth with no traffic in the hills. Along the way, we were above the clouds in the valleys, which was magical. Everything was lush green, the green which can only be seen in the Indian monsoon.

The estate itself sits on a mountain with beautiful views of the valleys and terraced fields. There were clouds all around. I felt as if I am in paradise. It did rain on each day of our stay. However, we were still able to do a lot of walks. The rains were also very relaxing with us sipping how tea and coffee multiple times the day. The property has a good collection of eclectic books and travel magazines which kept us busy.

Thanks to Amit and his lovely team of locals who treated us like royalty. Always smiling and willing to go the extra mile. The food was tasty and eclectic. We tried north India, Kumaoni and continental food.

All in all a great stay and we will highly recommend a visit during the monsoons.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from Itmenaan L, General Manager at Itmenaan Estate
Responded 16 Aug 2019
Dear Niha, On behalf of the entire team at Itmenaan, thank you so much for your gracious praise of the team, facilities and experiences. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed the lovely Monsoon in the Kumaon hills. The area around the Monsoon is very lush green and has a different beauty. We hope to welcome you back to Itmenaan Estate and our other properties in the future and in the meantime, do keep in touch via our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay updated with all our latest news. Warm regards, Team Itmenaan
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urbantraveler001 wrote a review Jan 2017
New Delhi, India5 contributions9 helpful votes
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Visited Itmenaan Estate in December based on a friend's recommendation. Took a morning shatabdi from Delhi which brought us to Kathgodam at around 11.30 am. By 3 PM I was walking down the stone path towards Itmenaan Estate. The setting is absolutely mesmerising - snow capped Himalayas on one side and the valley on the other. We stayed at Deodar room which beautifully constructed in stone. The staff are all local and took care of every aspect of our stay. Good continental and Indian food and personalised service. Walks around the forests and the village opened my eyes to a different, very beautiful and happy India. I recommend Itmenaan Estate for those looking for some calm and being in the nature. Walking activities around are also therapeutic
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Response from ItmenaanLodges, General Manager at Itmenaan Estate
Responded 20 Mar 2017
Dear Urban Traveller, It was an absolute pleasure having you with us and we're thrilled to know that you had such a good time and to read your fantastic review. We really appreciate your positive feedback regarding the management team, staff, rooms and food and this has been passed on to all the team. We hope to welcome you back to Itmenaan estate and our other properties in the future and in the meantime, do keep in touch via our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay updated with all our latest news. With our very best wishes, Team Itmenaan
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schlegal1 wrote a review Jan 2015
Rural Virginian951 contributions233 helpful votes
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We loved our experience with Itmenaan estate, trekking, experiencing the countryside and village life and feeling spoiled by the excellent service.

We arrived at a difficult time--the coldest winter in many decades, there had been significant snow a week or so before our arrival and power had been out for 20 days. They actually almost cancelled our program. Luckily, the weather was set to improve for us. It was still cold (nights were really chilly but days were almost warm) but with bonfires and hot water bottles and space heaters we were comfortable enough. I hate being cold so it wasn't an ideal stay for me--still too chilly, especially since power was only sporadic and, therefore, hot water was scarce---but it was tolerable. Mostly it made me wish we could have been here during warmer temperatures because I am sure you could have convinced me then that it was paradise.

The main cabin amenities are nice--bathrooms are spacious with hot water (when the power's on) and a nice toilet and shower. The other property where we stayed is a bit more basic but still comfortable and pleasant. And it's hard to complain about an accommodation with such breathtaking views of the Himalayas. There is a third property that is usually part of the trek but which we couldn't go to because the bad weather had washed it out.

Partha is an excellent manager--welcoming, friendly and strikes a balance between being companionable and giving you privacy. We enjoyed his company and his conversation so much. His English is excellent.

All the staff were wonderful--the men who served us our meals and tended our fires spoiled us with attentive service and warm, friendly smiles. There were a few friendly attempts to chat as well, which we enjoyed.

Lallit led us on our treks and he was terrific--carrying water for us and keeping a pace that suited us. We are fit and avid hikers at home and the uphills here were still a challenge for us. Lallit, however, trekked up without even seeming out of breath!

Chachu took us to his family home in the village across the valley which was a wonderful cultural experience and interesting.

There was a set plan for the stay--trekking from property to property and to some sites but the weather difficulties meant that the plan had to be altered and we skipped one property entirely and altered the trekking that we did. It was still excellent--a good mix of trekking and culture. The people we saw as we walked were all warm and friendly. A "namaste" from us was universally returned with a smile and a "namaste" as we passed other people.

When we walked around we saw the new building they are putting up that will be the dining room and common area--it looks nice. They will also have more rooms. Right now they cannot accommodate many guests, which, frankly, added to the enjoyment for us as it felt like being at our own private place.

The food was excellent. The best food I have had almost anywhere I have traveled. I am a vegetarian and it was a treat to eat every meal--a variety of delicious dishes at lunch and dinner which were never repeated during the stay! Breakfasts were great--fruit, curd, muesli, and eggs if you wanted them as well as toast and, sometimes, some Indian breads (paratha, some kind of puffy bread with sugar). I can't rave enough about how much I enjoyed the food. Indian wine was also offered for evenings by the bonfire.

I will never forget seeing a beautiful full moonrise in the foothills of the Himalayas at this wonderful place.

About the only drawback is how difficult it is to get here-- a train from Delhi to Kathgodam and then another 4 hours in the car on very windy roads. Neither I nor my husband have motion sickness usually but we both felt mildly queasy on the rides. Nothing bad, but when they warn you about it with their intro materials, it is with good cause.
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Date of stay: January 2015
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Responded 17 Feb 2015
Hi , Thanks a lot for your kind review. Our team really appreciates such kind reviews, and it helps us to work harder and perform much better. We look forward to your stay at our other properties as well. Best regards, Team Itmenaan.
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pbera wrote a review Mar 2013
Mumbai, India38 contributions12 helpful votes
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Just imagine you are in a traditional village house isolated from the civilization surrounded by the snow peaks of the mighty Himalayas, but amidst un-parallel luxury. . Just imagine you wake up to the chirping of so many species of birds you have never seen or heard. Come out of your room and the mighty Nandadevi is right in front of you with all it's majesty. You cherish the snow peaks with a hot cup of tea prepared to the right strength and sugar. Take a walk around and breathe in the pure air as much as you can. By the time you finish your walk, your breakfast is served(as per your choice) amidst lush yellow mustard plantation and lemon trees. After breakfast you may go visit a neighbor -- trek to the nearest village and spend some time with the villagers there over a cup of tea they lovingly make specially for you, which by the way is on a nearby hill(remember, the hill on which you are staying belongs to you). By now you must be feeling very hungry with all the treks. You will be pampered with a 4 coarse lunch set out at a location different from the one where you had your breakfast(beware of overeating -- it's so delicious)! Time for a nap....wake up to a reddish orange sky at sunset and the last glimpse of the Himalayas. By now your bonfire is ready and set out in the open for you to enjoy a drink or just gaze at the zillion starts that dot the entire sky!! By now you are totally exhausted "with happiness and a sense of fulfillment" you didn't imagine you will ever experience. It's time for dinner -- another 4 coarse treat with the usual caveat about over-eating!

That's a typical day for you in Itmenaan Estate. What do you call that? Magical, mystical, romantic or pure bliss and a life-time experience? That's what Itmenaan Estate is all about.

PS: I would do Shweta(in their Delhi office) a great injustice if I don't mention her here. She has been so very helpful and patient in organizing the entire program for us.
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Date of stay: February 2013
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Narayan_Adeeb asked a question Jun 2021
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India16 contributions1 helpful vote
Is a stay recommended in the months of July/Aug.. or should we plan for another time of the year?
pant asked a question May 2019
Kingsbury, Australia27 contributions2 helpful votes
How many guests in total can accomodate your resorts please?
Answer from Itmenaan Lodges
New Delhi, India4 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi...thanks for your message and interest in Itmenaan Estate. The estate offers three luxurious, well-appointed rooms and two standalone cottages. The rooms and the cottage have been painstakingly built in the local stone architecture style. We can accommodate total 3 adults in each room with an extra bed, Please let us know if you need any other information. Best regards, Bikash 9818705508
Answer from jyoB
bangalore180 contributions106 helpful votes
about a 20 min hike from the road. The walk is ok, just the uneven stones make it a bit difficult, you might have to keep your eyes on the track so you dont twist an ankle ( then youll have a problem ). Ask for a room in the building closest to the dining area so you dont have to walk down a path for meals. Pretty place...give it a shot.
Answer from Renu8
New Delhi, India282 contributions203 helpful votes
Hi.Group of 12 is large for this small resort. Except for the suite, the other rooms are rather small.You have to be physically fit to reach the resort.Besides there is only a small village nearby. So if you want to eat gluten free food, it would be best to call and ask the resort their culinary skills.
Answer from Itmenaan Lodges
New Delhi, India4 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi Pranab, Thanks for your message. Yes, we do have electricity and electricity back up. We do not have TVs in the rooms but have a TV in our beautiful lounge.
Tarun Gandotra wrote a tip Apr 2024
India68 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Extra caution required for children and elderly as its not a safe trek to walk. "
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Daryl Herbert wrote a tip Mar 2024
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Remember to bring warm clothes as it is chilly at night"
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Steven Humphreys wrote a tip Mar 2024
Aix-les-Bains, France13 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Wonderful place to stay in Kumaon"
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dasgupta105 wrote a tip Jun 2023
Kolkata (Calcutta), India41 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pine room has best view from room "
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PriyaSwamy wrote a tip Apr 2023
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Both Thikalna and Itmenaan are unsuitable for senior citizens or those who are physically unfit. Climbing stairs along the hillside ...."
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PRICE RANGE
₹9,672 - ₹11,589 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaUttarakhandAlmora DistrictAlmora
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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