We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Himalayan Heaven”

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Almora
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Mountain Resort, Khali Estate
Marlborough
Level 6 Contributor
255 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Himalayan Heaven”
Reviewed 19 March 2012

This place is wonderful - located on top of the wooded Binsar hills by the head of Indian Railways in the days of the Raj, Khali Estate has some of the best views in Kumaon. The lodge has lovely rooms, and an amazing library. The rooms are set out in individual circular stone bungalows, each with a picture window view of the mountains. They are comfortable and cosy.
The food is excellent vegetarian, and the service is excllent, from really friendly staff. We sayed there at the start and end of a Village Ways trek around the local villages, and really appreciated the comfots of Khali Estate.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Arnoldbakers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

111 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    68
    32
    6
    3
    2
See reviews for
60
23
2
2
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (33)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Jaipur, India
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2012

The 2 day trip to The Khali Estate near Almora was truly an amazing experience.
The views, the mountains, and the sheer power of nature leaves you absolutely mesmerized.
The view of the mighty Himalayas and the valley below leaves you absolutely stunned. The sunrise and sunset are to die for. Time here stands still and you spend the time together in tranquility, peace and in nature. We were happy we were there.

The food was home cooked and very good. The staff makes sure all your wishes are catered to. Rooms and facilities are excellent and they have a few sports facilities too.

Kahli Estate is a a place where one goes to just just be by themselves and relax. On that count, this place is truly unique and absolutely wonderful.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank SAFARIntl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Mumbai
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2012

Tucked away far above in the mountains we finally made it about 5 hours drive from Nainital. The total raw natural appeal with personalized service made it a fantastic holiday. I am usually the one who sticks to star rated standardized hotels so this was quite unusual. Its is more like a family run private estate with a common dining hall serving the most sumptuous simple vegetarian (strictly) food and all our requests were always served. The rooms are basic and small but offer a 360degree view of the mountains. I recommend the morning trek at sunrise from the terrace of the estate. In the afternoon we drove up to point zero located at short distance where a viewing gallery one can see the Himalayan mountain range clearly and lots of birds and animals. There is lounge area where everyone gathers in the evening by the fireplace and share stories and the history of the place is told by the current owner. For our entire family it was an out of world experience.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank shahnits
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
NW England
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2011

After a journey of long flights, overnight train and interesting taxi journey, Khali was a haven for rest and recuperation. The late lunch provided on our arrival was tasty and served giving us time for a quick wash and brush-up.
We had two separate overnight stays. The rooms were spacious and comfortable with excellent views to the Himalayan peaks. The sun rose and set beautifully and we saw the iconic pink catching the snow-covered peaks.
Service was excellent and extra tea provided when requested. The early morning black tea with lemon, brought to our rooms, was refreshing and an unexpected bonus.
Breakfast was served at a time to suit us and the evening meals were varied and enjoyable. We certainly did not go hungry.
There were six in our group and we all enjoyed our brief stay immensely. The two crested serpent eagles which welcomed us back after 5 days walking added an additional thrill at the end of our stay in the Binsar region.

Room Tip: The round houses all have excellent views.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Potterers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Mumbai
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 21 November 2011

We (Family of 4, 2 Adults+2Children) stayed at Khali Estate for 5 nights and had a ball of time during this stay. Spend some real quality time with family (including going on treks, playing games, reading books, or just walking around). Food was amazing. Not having a TV is a definite boon and would look forward to similar trips to this place again.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank VivekRanka
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Almora
8.0 km away
Imperial Heights binsar
3.3 km away
Grand Oak Manor
Grand Oak Manor
#3 of 5 in Binsar
100 reviews
7.0 km away
AyurVAID Kalmatia
AyurVAID Kalmatia
#3 of 17 in Almora
169 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
22.6 km away
Heritage Resort Kausani
31.7 km away
Te Aroha Dhanachuli
Te Aroha Dhanachuli
#1 of 1 in Dhanachuli
142 reviews
6.9 km away
Kasaar Jungle Resort
Kasaar Jungle Resort
#2 of 17 in Almora
151 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Mountain Resort, Khali Estate? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Mountain Resort, Khali Estate

Property: Mountain Resort, Khali Estate
Address: P O Ayarpani,, Almora 263601, India
Region: India > Uttarakhand > Almora District > Almora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Almora
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,600 - ₹ 4,800
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Mountain Resort, Khali Estate Hotel Almora
Mountain Resort, Khali Estate Almora, Uttarakhand

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing