In 1867 Capt. ES Jackson discovered this place of beauty and built a house in the British colonial style.
At the end of the century the Kalimat Estate was bought by Edward Thomas Chowdhary, the District Commissioner of Kumaon and was eventually passed down to his granddaughter and German husband whom together built the resort.
Today the property is owned by Dr Arvind Lal and Dr VandanaLal, herself a keen photographer and trekker and who takes a keen interest in maintaining the property's original charm.
The resort offers one of the most exclusive and unusual accommodations in Uttarakhand; from the architecture and cuisine, to the decor, service and unhampered views of the snow-clad Himalaya.
For decades this area has attracted many famous artists, musicians, writers and spiritualists - Vivekananda, Ma Anandamayi, Lama Anagarika Govinda, the first westerner to be given the title of Lama) and his talented Parsee wife Li Gotami, Timothy Leary, Brewster, D.H.Lawrence and the legendary Jim Corbett who also has a National Park named after him, to name but a few.
This area has long been considered “magical” perhaps because it lacks a certain filter in the atmosphere, in common with the area of Machu Picchu in Peru.
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