"Built by a British Captain E. S. Jackson in the year 1867, as a house in British-colonial style of architecture, AyurVAID Kalmatia is one of the best heritage hotels in Almora, which offers Ayurveda services. The property has eight well-equipped chalets, called Kutiras that have all the modern conveniences, offering a comfortable stay along with wonderful views of the Kumaon hills. At the on-site restaurant, Naivedya, sumptuous vegetarian delicacies made from fresh ingredients are served. Spread in 14 acres of lush lands, this Ayurveda therapeutic destination, is placed on a hilltop. Enjoy the best of Ayurveda therapies, treatments and massages as per your requirement.In the year 1867, a British Captain ES Jackson revealed this place of beauty and raised a house in the British colonial style. At the end of the century the estate was purchased by Edward Thomas Chowdhry, the District Commissioner of Kumaon. These days the estate and resort are presided over by his granddaughter Geeta Reeb. Earlier known as Sangam Restaurant, Naivedya restaurant is easily reachable from the therapy areas as well as the chalets. The guests can savor lip-smacking vegetarian delicacies in an elegant dining space. Enjoy morning breakfast at the terrace accompanied by bird songs and lovely views. Dinner would be special under the star-lit sky.The chef makes use of fresh herbs and organic vegetables to prepare meals. Buffet lunch is special with Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and European dishes, pita bread, hummus, tomato a la Provencal, baba ganoush along with special pasta and pizza. Exclusive dinner delicacies are from South Indian, Kumaoni, Indian, Tandoori, Continental and Lebanese fares.Some of the highlights of dining at AyurVAID Kalmatia include Ayurveda cookies, diabetes and weight reducing food, herbal combination, self-made cakes, freshly baked breads, muffins, herbal drinks, homemade and honey pickles, mustard, fruit preserves, cream cheese and mayonnaise.


Boasting of British-colonial style of architecture, the 8 Kutiras (chalets) at AyurVAID Kalmatia, have a Kumaon or pahadi touch. Special attention has been given to the interior, which is absolutely elegant. Bukhari wood burning stoves keep the chalets warm during the winter season. Every Kutira has a different décor, size and feel to it. Savor lovely views of the Himalayas during your stay.

Hotel & Room facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Backup generator
  • Breakfast services
  • Laundry services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Doctor on call
  • Parking(free)
  • Restaurant
  • Travel counter
  • Attached Bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • H/C running water
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini Bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Premium bedding
  • Reading lamps
  • Room heater
  • Daily newspaper
  • Television-Room
  • Wakeup-calls
  • Coffee/Tea maker