Ashok Hotel

Address: Near Bus Station, Cantt Road, Almora, Uttarakhand, 263661, India | Hotel
 
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Location

This hotel, located on Near Bus Station, Cantt Road, Almora, is near Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary and Jageshwar Temple.
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Travel Blogs from Almora

The Lakes of Nainital

A travel blog entry by davebythesea on Nov 08, 2014

1 comment, 6 photos

... in the lakes of Nainital and we felt that Philippa’s lake was the idea bathing spot for this English water nymph.

Our next lake, Sattal, was equally beautiful, but larger. This time, we were able to drive to a small tourist spot with restaurants under the trees, and little wooden rowing boats drawn up on the beach. Carefully, we stepped into our seat under the stern canopy and allowed our boatman to row us out and ...

Pure Paradise with Padmini

A travel blog entry by davebythesea on Nov 07, 2014

2 comments, 38 photos

... Paris.

Why the 'Jones Estate'? Colonel Jones was a local administrator and magistrate for the region and built himself the Retreat high in the forests of Nainital. The land area was substantial and, after Independence, the whole lot was sold to Padmini's father-in-law together with the Rani of Balrampur and her brother General Madan Shamsher Jung
Bahadur Rana (both Nepalese royalty). The Nepalese still own most of the estate, but ...

Fondled by Eunuchs - Delhi to Bhimtal

A travel blog entry by davebythesea on Nov 07, 2014

4 comments, 7 photos

... mimicking what they had done to me as they went.

Only later, did we learn that these hijra are an accepted part of Indian society and much in demand at weddings where they entertain and are supposed to bring good fortune to the bridal pair. Often castrated, they live in closed communities and may provide support for unwanted children who themselves will join the group. Apparently, it brings good luck to give them a 10 rupee note and conversely the opposite ...

India's version of the Lake District

A travel blog entry by smeelog on Apr 18, 2014

7 photos

Crowded around a deep, green volcanic lake, the hill resort of Nainital is a favourite getaway for Delhi-ites. Perched in the mountains, up at 1938m -- an altitude which we became painfully aware of yesterday, after we ran up the hill to get out of the rain -- it's a idillic place this time of year to escape the heat of the city. Imagine sitting on the shore of one of England's National Trust protected Lakes (this colourful town ...

Mountains of Madness

A travel blog entry by asthecrowflies on Sep 23, 2010

7 photos

... me that the road was an ancient trading route that stretched from the Gangetic Plain and wound up to the Tibetan Plateau. The road was constructed of stone, and dotted here and there with crumbling ruins, the remains of tea-houses and inns that would accommodate the travelers along the road, long abandoned by the loss of Tibet and the building ...

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