KOT NAIKANA

A BOUTIQUE KUMAONI COTTAGE

by Mountways

-near Jageshwar (Almora)-
 

A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO CALL HOME.

Perched at 1940 meters in the midst of pristine forest of oak, rhododendron, pine and deodar, Kot Naikana is a painstakingly renovated old house converted into a boutique homestay. While the exteriors reflect an old-world charm, yet its rooms are comfortable, homely with spacious en-suite bathrooms.

Soak in the crisp and fresh atmosphere, enjoy the delectable food, explore the forests on a guided walk, spot beautiful birds, learn the rural way of life on a leisurely walk to the nearby village, capture the alluring views of snow-capped peaks or just do nothing and immerse in the serenity; Kot Naikana offers everything a nature lover would yearn for.

FOR THE NATURE LOVER IN YOU.

At Kot Naikana, our in-house chef prepares farm-to-table meals made up of local kumaoni cuisine. Most of the raw materials are sourced from the nearby farms and the vegetables are plucked fresh.  While you are here, delight your taste buds with delectable local cuisine served with a view.

DELECTABLE LOCAL CUISINE SERVED WITH A VIEW

 

YOU COZY PERSONAL SPACE

All 04 rooms overlook the valley leading to snow-covered peaks in the distance while their decor blends in perfectly with the surroundings. Expect rustic interiors, fresh white linen, 9-inch mattresses and cozy comfortable beddings in each room. The washrooms are en- suite with stone walls, fresh towels and quality toiletries.

 

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BIKERZ

Ground Floor

BIRDERS

First Floor

HILLZ

First Floor

BLOSSOM

Ground Floor

SEASONS

AT KOT NAIKANA

"Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn." 

- Elizabeth Lawrence

 

Autumn

Rains are over leaving behind the lush green forests and clear skies. Mesmerizing snow clad peaks begin to loom large. Sunny days and pleasant nights. 

Winter

The entire Himalayan range now puts up a breathtaking show with beautiful mornings and captivating sunsets. Cold days and colder nights with occasional snowfall. 

Spring

Striking Rhododendron is now in its full bloom, stunning views of the Himalayas and azure skies. Days are balmy and nights are cold. 

Summer

Breezy days and pleasant nights make it a perfect getaway from hot plains. Clouds start building up with occasional showers making way for earth to re-generate into new lease of life.

 

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THINGS TO DO

Temple Trail

 

Hike to Jageshwar Temple (40 min. hike) Believed to be one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, Jageshwar is a group of 124 big and small stone temples dating back from 7th to 18th century AD. Beautifully set in the midst of lush green Deodar (Cedrus deodara) forest, this temple complex is just about 45 min. easy walk from Kot Naikana through the ridges and tiny villages. 

Day Excursions

 

Undertake a day excursions to Patal Bhuvaneshwar, Almora, Lakhudiyar & Chitai Bell Temple. You can even head to the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary which is just about 40 mins from Kot Naikana.

Naikana Village Walk

 

Step out in the morning for a trail across Naikana village to get a glimpse of terraced fields, the traditional architecture of houses with slated roof and to understand the Himalayan culture by mingling with a local village family in their charming mountain home.

Sun Downer Walk

What better than to enjoy an evening cuppa at the view point with Cool breeze, rolling hills through the deep valley and sun going down the horizon. An easy walk of about 45 min. through the ridge and you reach the sunset point to witness those last orange and pink rays making it the most magical moment of the day.

Hiking

 

Hike to Vridh Jageshwar (3 hrs. gradual to steep hike) Spend the day hiking up to Vridh Jageshwar located at a height of 2200 M which offers a splendid 180 degrees view of Himalayas. 

Birds Safari

 

Relatively unexplored, Kot Naikana is paradise for wide varieties of migratory birds and butterflies. Step out of your room and spend the day exploring the area for Red-billed blue magpie, kingfishers, blue-throated and brown-headed barbets babblers, jungle Owlet, eagle, woodpecker, flycatchers, eurasian jay, Bluefronted Redstart and many more.

GUEST REVIEW

It is the Himalayas best kept secret.

Brig. Dowell & Nancy 

 

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GETTING THERE

Drive

KotNaikana is about about 9 – 10hrsdrive from Delhi.

 

Route option 1 : Delhi – Ghaziabad – Hapur – Gajraula – Moradabad Bypass – Tanda – Bazpur – Kaladungi – Nainital – Bhowali – Almora – Jhakarsem – Naikana village

Route option 2 : Delhi – Ghaziabad – Hapur – Gajraula – Moradabad Bypass – Tanda – Bazpur – Kaladungi – Kathgodam – Bhimtal – Almora – Jhakarsem – Naikana village

 

Route option 3 : Delhi – Ghaziabad – Hapur – Gajraula – Moradabad Bypass – Tanda – Bazpur – Kaladungi – Kathgodam – Bhimtal – Dhanachuli – Chalnichina – Suakhan –Jhakarsem – Naikana village

 

(Important: Road on the option 3 is very scenic but more winding from Bhimtal onwards as compared to the other two roads)

 

Train

 

Kathgodam, the nearest train station to KotNaikana is about 4 hour drive.

 

Recommended train options ex Delhi.

 

From Delhi to Kathgodam     

 

Train Name                                        Train Number              Departure Delhi          Arrival Kathgodam                Duration

New Delhi – Kathgodam,                       12040                        06:00 hrs                      11:40 hrs                          5 hrs 40 mins

Ranikhet Express,                                      15013                        20:00 hrs                   05:05 hrs                           9 hrs

 

 

From Kathgodam to Delhi

Train Name                                          Train Number          Departure Kathgodam       Arrival Delhi                    Duration

Kathgodam – New Delhi,                      12039                        15:35hrs                              21:05hrs                      5 hrs30 mins

Ranikhet Express,                                   15014                         20:40 hrs                            05:15hrs                     8hrs 35 mins

Important:

During weekends and summer holiday it is advisable to avoid Nainital route due to heavy traffic.

 

Air

Pantnagar, the nearest airport to KotNaikana is about 5 hour drive.

 

Currently there is one flight operated by Air India on 4 days (wed, fri, sat, sun) in a week. You may check the update schedule with Air India.

 

Departure Delhi at 09:55 hrs and arrival Pantnagar at 11:00 hrs.

Departure Pantnagar at 11:20 hrs and arrival Delhi at 12:15 hrs

 
 

CONTACT US

Pushpanjali Singh

Mobile: +91 98717 14872

Dinesh Verma

Mobile:  +91 9810483700

Address: Kot Naikana Village – Naikana, Tehsil – Jageshwar, Post – Bhanoli, District – Almora, Pin: 263658,

Mobile No.: +91 9718655371

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