Monday, 25 August 2014

Visit To Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Kumaon region in Uttarakhand has some beautiful scenic destinations which will bring you much closer to the natural beauty for which this area is so famous. The thick green foliage, the tweets of variety of exotic birds, absence of traffic noise and pollution is a treat for city dwellers. The plan for a holiday in this region is made possible by Kalmatia Sangam a resort in Himalaya. Here you can easily have a view of the snow capped peaks of the Himalayan ranges.

Set among the abundance of the nature this resort in Himalaya offers you a peaceful holiday with interesting activities thrown in. Spread over 14 acres this property is a boutique resort which tries to combine tradition with modern amenities to make enjoy the best of the both.

We at Kalmatia Sangam arrange some interesting nature walk which takes us through the dense Deodar or rhododendron forests. There are other activities like Kumaon village walk, temple visits and so on. One of the most important activities around this region is a visit to the Binsar wild life sanctuary. Binsar is situated at approximately 2500mts above sea level which makes it an excellent destination for getting a panoramic view of the famous peaks of Himalayas like Nandadevi, Nandakot, Kedarnath etc.
Binsar wildlife sanctuary is a short drive from our resort. This place will offer you a great scope for bird watching and wildlife photography. The place has been declared as important “Bird Area” by Bird Life International.

The birds that frequent Binsar wildlife sanctuary are both native as well as migratory. You could come across close to 200 species of birds here. Popular amongst them are blackbird, parakeets, laughing thrush, magpies, tits, forktails, variety of pheasant species, woodpeckers, Eurasian jay, eagles, koklas, monal etc.
Many types of butterflies and reptiles are also found in this sanctuary. The animals that are found here are fox, black bear, langur, monkey, pine marten, porcupine, leopard, barking deer, flying squirrel, musk deer, serow, goral, chital etc.

It is a treat for the animal lovers to visit Binsar wildlife sanctuary. The natural beauty and the fauna make this place an important part of your activity when you visit Kalmatia Sangam.

Monday, 18 August 2014

A Soul Inspiring Visit- Kalmatia Sangam

Nestled in the foothills of Himalayas, amongst variety of lush green flora, rests the town of Almora. This tiny town of Himalaya has inspired many a famous personalities. Its peaceful surroundings encouraged philosopher like Swami Vivekanand to come here for meditation and peace. The mighty Himalayas act as a backdrop for the travelers who want to come here for a holiday getaway. In spite of its size the city has to offer a lot in terms of tourism.

Chitai Bell Temple
If you are looking for resorts in Himalayas, Kalmatia Sangam near Almora is the place! Spread over 14 acres this resort rests on a hilltop enjoying great view of the mountain. We at Kalmatia Sangam strive to provide a comfortable and stress free holiday with delectable food and interesting activities.

Most of the resorts in Himalyas appeal to your spiritual experience and we at Kalmatia Sangam offer you the same with a visit to the many ancient temples that exists in this part of the country. The temple visit is one of our most interesting activities that we organize for the guests.

 Kasar Devi Temple
The walk to Chitai Bell temple will take you through beautiful green vegetation of fur and pine forests. It is the temple of Golu Devta, the God of justice. People who come here can make a wish by writing on stamp paper or letters to the God. Once their wish is fulfilled a brass bell is hung as an offering for the fulfillment of the wish of the devotee. This temple is characterized by thousands of brass bells hanging on its premises.
The other temple which is within easy reach of the resort is the Kasar Devi temple. It is one of oldest temple here dating back to 2nd century. The deity who is worshiped here is Kasar Devi. This temple is situated at the gateway of Kasar village and approach to the temple is a walk through Deodar and Pine forest. The area affords us a view of the majestic peaks of the Himalayas too.

Jageshwar Temples
Jageshwar temples are not very far from the resort and can be visited easily. This actually is a cluster of 150 temples built between 8th and 16th century. The temples are magnificent and have beautiful carvings. The most important among the 150 are Mritunjaya and Jyotirlinga.  The Dandeshwar temple complex is also nearby for you to visit.

Another temple which is worth visiting is Katarmal Sun temple. This temple is around 800 years old. It is built in such a way that the first rays of the sun falls on the shiva lingam within the temple. The temple is made of stone with pillars with beautiful carvings on them. There are 45 small temples surrounding the main temple.
The temple walk is one of our main activities that we recommend to our guests. These walks are refreshing and soul inspiring.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

A Special Holiday With The Nature

If you are seeking an ideal holiday destination in the mountains you will find that the small town of Uttarakhand –Almora has some of the best luxury resorts in Himalayas. Kalmatia Sangam, one such boutique hotel is situated 10km away from Almora, on a lush green hilltop. While you drive down from the nearest railway station in Kathgodam till the destination, it offers picturesque view of the sunrise in the mountain, the winding rivers and the green valley below.

Enjoy breath-taking view from our restaurant terrace
Kalmatia Samgam is one of the very special luxury resorts in Himalayas which has a breathtaking view of the valley and the mountain range. Most of the famous peaks of Himalayas are visible from our retreat. The azure blue sky acts as a back drop to a collection of snow-capped peaks of this great mountain. On a clear morning the peaks are visible from the veranda of the cottages you are staying in. You can also enjoy a spectacular view from our breakfast terrace while enjoying your first meal of the day!

Once you reach Kalmatia Sangam get prepared to be spoilt by our chef who could whip up a large variety of cuisine, from Thai to Italian or from local to continental. Rest of your needs will be taken care of by our very efficient and courteous staff.

Cottage interior
We encourage the guests to enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings but our cottages and the resort as a whole offers all types of modern amenities to make your stay comfortable. Each cottage is equipped with heating in cold weather. Hot and cold water runs 24 hours. Room service is also available in case you are feeling lazy to step out for your meals. A TV with cable connection will keep you entertained if you want to catch your favorite programs.

Guided walks
If you are interested in staying fit while on holiday our treks to Binsar or Jageshwari temple is the best form of exercise. Other than that within the resort you will find a swimming pool, yoga and fitness center, spa, meditation etc.

To make your nights romantic we have facility of bonfire. Also some cultural programs are organized for entertainment. If you are just planning to relax in your room you can take advantage of our well stocked library.

We try to combine the gifts of nature with the modern lifestyle to make your stay comfortable and memorable. Our resort offers the guests peace and tranquility so that you are completely rejuvenated by the end of your stay.