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  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  Must visit stay  - Our stay was for 2 days and it was like a home. Pushkar Bhai was super and kudos to his team.
    Next time will come with friends and family.
    It's... read more

    June 5, 2023

    star rating  Amazing Hospitality & peaceful place - Kot Kailash is situated in a secluded location which is near by vridh Jagehswar mandir, awesome place have ever seen. I had visit with my family & get amazing hospitality... read more

    June 4, 2023
  • 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  Peace within and without!  - On our visit to the mountains to celebrate Dusshera, we also went to vridh jageshwar to see the Nanda Devi up and close. A small little village with warm... read more

    March 7, 2023

    star rating  Living in this place is a kind of meditation and cleansing of mind - The most serene place I came across. I just loved every corner of this stay. Living in this place is a kind of meditation and cleansing of mind. Food &... read more

    March 16, 2023
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