Traditional Kumaoni Cottage Includes

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Traditional Kumaoni Cottage Overview

About the space and location:
Check-in Time: 12:00 PM
Check-out Time: 11:00 AM

If your dream vacation is to spend time in the middle of nowhere - you are at the right place. Surrounded by virgin pine, oak and rhododendron trees with seasonal fruits and vegetables, with stone walls and slate roofs that have a strong eco-focus, and stress on conservation of natural resources, the entire space is environmentally friendly and sustainable. The architecture of the cottage carries the richness of Kumaon art that is prevalent in the region. 

About the rooms:
A 3-acre property in the Himalayas that celebrates Kumaon in its truest sense – the spirit, the architecture and the revelry; the stay offers 3 cosy bedrooms, a terrace cum balcony, a small verandah with comfortable seating when you want to spend all your time outdoors.

The stay offers two different types of rooms/suites:
-Family Suite on the upper deck can accommodate up to 4 guests. Deeply rooted in Kumaoni culture and architectural elements, each room is equipped with modern amenities and ensuite bathrooms for a comfortable stay.
-Deluxe Room on the lower floor can each accommodate up to 2 guests. The low ceilings in these rooms bring out the functionality of Kumaon architecture, i.e. to provide warmth during winters and sustain the coziness in summers.

About meals:
The homestay has an extensive organic farm and orchards that rely on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost to offer the kitchen a host of fresh vegetables and fruits to be used daily in every meal. The package includes breakfast. Lunch and dinner can be availed on a-la-carte basis at an additional cost.

While breakfast and snacks are included in the package, you can order lunch and dinner from the menu at an additional cost. Also, do not hesitate to learn a few recipes from the chef and caretaker here.

About activities:
- Indulge in gardening activity with the farmers and harvest your own vegetables
- Learn to cook local Kumaoni cuisine that is class-apart
- Try your hands at painting and capture the views around
- Come evening, light the bonfire and enjoy the self-cook barbeque grill (at an additional cost)

Suggested Activities:
- Take a nature walk in the oak, pine, and rhododendron forest
- A village walk is ideal to learn more about the culture here

About access to common areas:
Guests have access to the living room, the verandah, and the farms around

About safety and hygiene:
- The retreat has increased the frequency of cleaning public areas (including the lobby, doorknobs, common washrooms, etc.)
- Hand gloves being used when carrying out cleaning work and when handling waste
- The rooms and the entire stay is deep cleaned before every check in and post every check out
- There are antibacterial hand sanitizers available throughout the property
- Social distancing is maintained
- Daily temperature monitoring of the staff

About its accessibility:
The homestay is around 35 KM from Almora on a hilltop. Private transfers can reach up to the property and the drive is a memorable one. The main house from the parking is a downhill slope of about 50 m.

Things To Carry

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  • Thrillophilia voucher (can present mobile voucher)
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  • Valid ID proof for each member
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  • Personal toiletries and medication (if any)
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  • Warm and comfortable clothes
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  • Swimwear
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  • Slippers and comfortable shoes
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  • Water bottles, backpack, energy bars/snacks, etc.
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  • Mosquito & insect repellent
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  • Sanitizer
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  • Sunscreen lotion
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  • Sunglasses
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  • Binoculars
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  • Camera
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  • Cap or hat

Advisory

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  • The number of guests must not exceed the count mentioned at the time of booking.
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  • The exact location will be shared once the booking is confirmed.
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  • Guidelines issued by the State-Government is to be followed.
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  • Social distancing to be maintained.
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  • Frequent hand sanitization and use of mask recommended.
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  • Be very careful about lighting fires and stubbing cigarette butts or you may cause a forest fire.
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  • Throw cigarette butts/trash in designated places only.
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  • Children below 5 years of age will not be charged.
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  • Bonfire and bar-be-que are available at the homestay on a chargeable basis.
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  • Due to hygiene and sanitization reasons, the meals might be served in the room only.
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  • For a hygienic stay, the staff cleans the rooms and the common areas every day.
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  • The sanitizer dispensers have been placed in all common areas.
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  • There are dustbins everywhere to dispose of garbage as the place is very strict about cleanliness and littering will be fined.
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  • Guests are advised not to leave the premises on foot after 9:00 PM.
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  • ID proof is mandatory for each individual guest at the time of booking, and also upon arrival. PAN card will not be considered as a valid address proof.
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  • All foreign nationals must share their passport and visa details prior to their stay.
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  • Any breakage or damage of any items in the resort will be charged at actuals.
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  • Early check-in or late check-out is subject to availability and may be chargeable by the stay directly.

Traditional Kumaoni Cottage: Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
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  • If cancellations are made 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-7 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Traditional Kumaoni Cottage: Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Traditional Kumaoni Cottage: Booking Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

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