Monolith Homestay, Manila-Almora

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Monolith Homestay,Manila – Almora

Manila is a tiny unexplored hamlet near Almora in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Crimson hues of the sun draping the magnificent Nanda Devi, Panchachuli and Trishul peaks is an enchanting view from Manila.  Manila is an abode of local Goddess Manila Devi. It is contoured by lush greenery and panoramic views of the mighty Kumaun Himalayas.

This traditional Kumauni house is set in a secluded village surrounded by picturesque mountains all around. The homestay offers tourists a chance to explore local village culture, organic farming, and spiritual experiences while enjoying the serenity the village. Monolith is an ideal stay for bird watchers, photographers, village life enthusiasts, peace seekers, yoga enthusiasts, senior citizens and nature lovers.

Despite being situated in an offbeat location, Monolith renders basic modern amenities. This traditional cottage is a double-storey house with 4 spacious Kumauni-styled rooms that come with attached washrooms and mini slab kitchens. All the rooms impart vibes of traditional yet vibrant Kumauni wooden rooms. These rooms are airy and have large windows that provide a beautiful view of the Sainkura village. The cottage also has a lobby and a large patio. The owner stays in a separate house in the same village.

Location: 1.5 km from Amroli.
Number of Rooms- 4, Total capacity-12

How To Reach

Pantnagar is the nearest airport located at 158 kms from Manila. The nearest railway station is Kathgodam at 124km. There is a frequent bus service from Delhi, Haridwar and Ramnagar. A Kutcha Road connects from the bottom of the hill near Manila Devi temple to the village Sainkura.


Classic Room: 2500/-
Extra Person: 750/-
Complimentary:  Breakfast

Note: These tariffs do not apply during festivals and holidays

Child Policy
Upto 6 years: Complimentary (No Extra Bed)
7-12 years.: 50% (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.


Parking • Running Hot Water • Open Seating Areas • Smoking Allowed • Pet Friendly • Bonfire • Barbecue • Pick and Drop Service (Paid)


The owner proudly serves organic and delicious Kumaoni and North-Indian food. Guests can also enjoy organic farming activities while enjoying the food cooked from homegrown fruits and vegetables.


Yoga & Meditation • Bird Watching • Reading • Star Gazing •  Hiking •  Village/ City Walk •  Forest Walk • Adventure Sports

Local attractions

Village Tour • Organic Farming Experience • Grand Village Festival • Hidden Balanced Stone Trail (1km) • Top view point Naula,(4km) • Neelkantheswar Mahadev Temple (4km) • Dungari (6km) • Golu Devta Mandir (18km) • Millekh Kharkhet (18km) • Manila Devi Temple (22km)


Jorasi Range (34km) • Mohanri (38km) • Dwarahat (48km) • Tarikhet (53km) • Ranikhet (56 km) • Syalikhet, (62km) • Ramganga river (71km) • Majkhali (72km) • Ramnagar (84km) • Kausani (93 km) • Bhowali (95km) • Nainital (106km) • Almora (108 km) • Kasar Devi Temple (111km)

Know your host

Once the student of hospitality, Vikram Singh Bangri now manages this homestay that beautifully exhibits an amalgamation of unmatched hospitality, unique local experiences and preservation of local culture. Being the sarpanch of his village, Vikram took initiatives to promote tourism and employment of youth of the village. As a successful social entrepreneur, today he takes great satisfaction and pride in sharing the success story of his Homestay and the village.

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