N 29° 39' 19.655 E 79° 50' 27.403"​

An intimate, experiential retreat that promises an exploration of Kumaon’s cultural heart.

Perched at 7800 feet, high above the pristine nature reserve of Kumaon Hills, Kot Kailash – our first Experiential Retreat rewards the intrepid traveller to a 100 year old house restored with local stone & resources to celebrate Kumaoni culture and tradition, run by a dynamic hospitality team. We are in the midst of a quiet and spectacular primitive forest of kafal, rhododendrons, oak and cedar; offering you a retreat with excellent dining and adventurous experiences in our pursuit of being the most brilliant experience in Uttarakhand.


All of the retreat’s four rooms are set against the backdrop of dramatic mountain vistas. All our guest rooms are generously spaced. Rich in natural light and traditional details, they even come with their own living spaces to enjoy the mesmerising views of the valley. The Family Suite, our most impressive yet, even offers a sundeck and an intimate dining room – perfect for precious time with the family.



Mountains and temples make up much of the travel itinerary here. Choose one of the lush hiking trails to Jhandi Top or Basu Udiyar or tour Almora’s many sacred sites and forest reserves or sit back and experience Yoga at Kot Kailash with our inhouse yoga master. But if you’re after some private time with nature, then our chef would be delighted to curate the perfect picnic basket for you to enjoy in the forest.


The spread at Kot Kailash is deeply influenced by Kumaon’s culinary heritage. Gems on the menu include traditional dishes like Ras Bhaat, Bhatt Ke Dubke, Bhuna Gosht, Aloo Ke Gutke, Bhaang Ki Chutney, to name a few. An emphasis on local produce ensures that ingredients like rice, fresh organically grown fruits, vegetables, kumaoni chillies and free range mountain chicken make a regular appearance on the menu.



Our onsite concierge would provide you with a deeper connection and a bespoke travel experience.

Services: Flight reservations | Rail reservations | Land transfers | Guided Excursions

Any Time Breakfast
Pet Friendly
Kumaoni Cuisine
  • star rating  Pleasant Stay at Traditional Kumaoni house - A traditional kumaoni house located at a serene place. "Kot Kailash" is undoubtedly one of the finest homestays i have ever visited. Our pet Bruno loved this place which actually... read more

    March 28, 2023

    star rating  Traveling in Binsar and Almora area, literally stumbled onto this home... and were welcomed into the charming home of Pushkar Singh Negi, a most well read, informative and... read more

    November 25, 2022

    star rating  April 2023
    The best homestay, in Kumaon!
    Had an amazing experience from the moment we arrived and were welcomed by Pushkar and his adorable furry friends...
    The cosy peaceful cottage... read more

    May 4, 2023
  • star rating  Perfect spot when you seek quietude, soulful food & looooong walks! - It's one of the most authentic Kumaoni homestay, set in most pristine & serene hillside and offers spectacular views of the Himalayas and deodar forested hills.

    Their food is... read more

    March 26, 2023

    star rating  It's a lovely location surrounded by nature thanks to a wonderful host. We spent five days with Pushkar ( Host) and his wonderful team, and they were quite gracious to... read more

    September 10, 2023

    star rating  Vridh Jageshwar is a magical place, and Kot Kailash is the perfect place to stay. The ancient temple is a short walk away (about 1.5kms) and the views along the... read more

    April 30, 2023
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