Excursion and Day trips


Almora is located around 45 Km from The Calm Cottages. It is picturesque district in the Kumaun region, East of Uttarakhand , with a breathtaking panoramic view of Himalayas. Almora is famous for its rich cultural heritage, unique handicrafts, and magnificent wildlife.


Located at a distance of 40 km from The Calm Cottages, is a pretty little hill station Bhimtal, named after the mythological Bhima of the Mahabharat. Bhimtal is a serene town, good for relaxation and an enjoyable boating experience. Ideal for a day picnic.


Binsar wild life sanctuary is about 70 Km from The Calm Cottages. The Sanctuary gets its name from Binsar Mahadev temple devoted to lord Shiva built around 9-10th century. The walk becomes musical with birds chirping and the sights of these faunas will engross visitors throughout the journey. For the nature lover tourists with photographic interest, clicking pictures or making videos of birds adds to fun. 180 species of birds visit Binsar every year.

Golu Devta Temple

The temple near Bhowali is at a distance of about 35 Km from The Calm Cottages. Golu Devta Temple is always in news for the unique rituals performed here. One such ritual is that devotees make petitions at the temple, using stamp papers, to seek desired decree in litigations. On accomplishment of their wish, the deity is shown gratitude by hanging bells or making animal sacrifice.


Jageshwar temple is around 80 kms from The Calm Cottages and is believed to be among the twelve Jyotirlinga or the holy sites of Shiva in the country. The cluster of Jageshwar temples depicts the ancient culture and design. The beauty of the place is enhanced by the Deodar trees and the Jata Ganga which meanders its way into the temple complex. Most of the temples have the stone lingams and very impressive stone images around the altar.


Mukteshwar is a popular scenic spot and known for providing views of the Himalayas and its other ranges. This hill station is most popular for the Mukteshwar Temple that is located at an altitude of 2315 m and is reached through stone stairs. Mukteshwar is surrounded by dense coniferous forests and fruit orchards. This hill station is at a distance of about 22 Km from The Calm Cottages.


Based around a lake, Nainital is a small town with steep mountains covered with green forests. This is around 45 Km from The Calm Cottages. This beautiful hill station of Uttarakhand has number of sightseeing attractions popular among tourists. Sightseeing in the town includes boating, mall road, zoo, elevated peaks of Himalayas, lake and tree-covered hillsides.


Naukuchiatal is at a distance of around 45 Km from The Calm Cottages.It is a picturesque lake village situated in the foothills of district Nainital ,popularly known as Nine cornered Lake. This place is famous for the mesmerizing beauty of terrain and green landscapes with different varieties of trees and shrubs, giving it a picture perfect look for nature lovers.


Well known for the views of the mighty Himalayas, Ranikhet is at a distance of around 65 KM from The Calm Cottages. The word Ranikhet stands for Queen’s Meadow. As per the folklore, Queen Padmini of Kumaon was so enamored by the natural beauty of this tiny hill paradise that her husband, King Sukherdev, built a palace for her at this place and named it Ranikhet. Even though there are no archeological or historical evidences available to prove that a palace was erected here, the name as well as the story lives on.


Sattal, at a distance of about 45 KM from The Calm Cottages gets its name from seven interconnected freshwater lakes. Some of the tourist attractions of Sattal include Butterfly Museum, Sattal Mission, Methodist Ashram and Subhash Dhara. The Butterfly Museum is an effort to preserve some rare species of butterflies which were found in India.