Heard favorably about Khims on my travels and really had to check it out. More than I expected. The place is set off the small mountain road and is blissfully quiet, almost serenely so, surrounded by whispering pine trees and with stunning views of the snow ranges to the North.
There are rooms and cottages, I have one of the latter with its little flower-edged terrace, a wooden floored bedroom, tiled bathroom and a kitchen with a large window view of the mountains. Father and son team run the guest house where there is a restaurant serving excellent Indian and Western food cooked by junior, largely vegetarian but you can get meat also. Father Khim, who apparently started this all up some 30 years ago, is now mainly the benign host.
Really loved it and extended my stay by an extra week.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hill-top location amidst pine trees with views to main Himalayan snow range and India's highest mountain, Nanda Devi. Situated at 1,700 meters altitude and five kilometers by road to the hill-station of Almora, there is also a restaurant open 18 hours daily serving traditional Indian as well as Western dishes. ... more less