Kasar Devi Homestay – Almora

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Kasar Devi, Almora

Kasar Devi is a small hilltop village located around 8 km from Almora in Uttarakhand’s Kumaon region. It is a serene quiet place and offers panoramic views of the Himalayas—from Nanda Devi to Panchachuli. It is also a base for day trips to Almora, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary and Jageshwar.

Kasar Devi’s magnetism has drawn writers, artists and spiritual leaders through the years. One of the earliest was Swami Vivekananda, who wrote in his diaries about meditating near Kasar Devi in 1890; Italian writer Tiziano Terzani spent years meditating and writing in a tiny mountain hut; German philosopher Ernst Lothar Hoffmann, later known as Lama Anagarika Govinda, who was the first European to be ordained a Buddhist monk, also lived here. Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Allen Ginsburg and Timothy Leary are amongst other well known personalities to have visited Kasar.

Pantnagar is the closest airport at a distance of 123km. Shatabdi runs daily from New Delhi to Kathgodam, from where you can hire a taxi to Kasar Devi.

The Homestay

Peaceful locale, breathtaking Himalayan views, Pahadi hospitality and lip smacking food, that’s what you can expect in this lovely homestay. Its an independent house where the host family stays in one section and there are guest rooms in the other. There are 3 double bed rooms and 1 family room with 2 double beds that can easily accommodate a group of 4-5 people. The famous Kasar Devi temple is 10-15 min walking distance from here.
Number of Rooms – 4; Total Capacity – 14 people

Know your Host

Kishan Singh Mehra will welcome you at this lovely homestay. He lives here with his wife Prema Mehra and 2 kids. Kishan, being a local, has good knowledge of the area and local nature trails. He likes to travel and explore new places and is a good storyteller. He is a treasure trove of local untold stories. Prema is a good cook and will happily treat you to local dishes.  

Food

Breakfast options include toast with your choice of egg, Sandwich, stuffed paratha, poori sabji etc. Fresh homemade lunch and dinner is served on request and includes seasonal vegetables, Del, Roti, rice, curd etc. You can also ask for authentic Kumaoni dishes like Bhatt ki Chudkaani, Kumaoni Jholi, Mungori, Lai ka saag, Pahadi Raita, Bhang ki chutney etc. Do not forget to try Pahari Chicken.

Facilities

Parking Internet Running Hot Water Open Seating Areas Toiletries Smoking Allowed Bonfire  Pick and Drop Service (Paid)

Activities

Bird Watching • Reading • Star Gazing • Hiking • Village Walk • Forest Walk • Shopping • Yoga and Meditation

Tariff

Single Occupancy: 1450/-
Double Occupancy: 2050/-
Family Room: 3400/-
Extra Person: 700/-
Includes: Breakfast
Lunch or Dinner: 250/- pp

Child Policy
Upto 5 year: Complimentary (no extra bed)
6-12 year: 400/- (extra bed provided)

What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.

Local Attractions

Kasar Devi temple (1 Km) Simtola Eco Park (4Km) Deer park (5 Km) Chitai Golu devta (9 Km) Gairar Golu Devta (7 Km) Nanda Devi Temple (7 Km)

Excursions

Almora (8 km) • Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary (8 Km) Sun Temple (15 Km) Jageshwer Dham (35Km) Mukteshwar (59 km) • Bhimtal (71 km) • Padampuri (80 km)

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