AyurVAID Kalmatia is an Ayurveda therapeutic destination perched on a lush hilltop in Almora, Kumaon, spread across 14 acres of greenery dotted by tastefully decorated, stone cottages and facilities that offer you disease reversal and revitalization opportunities in privacy and comfort in pristine natural settings overlooking the spectacular Himalayan mountain ranges.
AyurVAID Kalmatia in the Uttarakhand mountains is the undoubted destination for patients with multiple, complex, chronic, systemic diseases, seeking enduring freedom from strong painkillers and steroids, or exhausted with the challenges of poly-pharmacy (multiple medicines and its side effects); or those who wish to avoid surgery; or those who simply wish to experience the power of the most authentic Ayurveda for chronic disease cure and enhanced health, delivered professionally.
Pure Ayurveda, uniquely personalized to suit your health needs, can now be experienced in the most salubrious of environs here. Delicious, healthy, vegetarian cuisine complemented with dinacharya (daily health routine) and with Ayurveda therapy, including Panchakarma modules, that detoxifies, de-stresses, reverses disease and restores well-being.
Diseases that do not respond for many years show dramatic improvement in the pristine settings of AyurVAID Kalmatia, where the focus is on providing positive health benefits, going beyond temporary symptomatic relief.
Kutiras – The Cottages
Built in British colonial style with Kumaon’s pahadi influences, the Eight Kutiras (cottages) reflect constructions with a detailed eye to comfort, elegance and taste, and are all heated in winter with bukhari wood burning stoves. One different from the next, every Kutira is distinct in character, with individual interiors, sizes and décor, clean and elegant. Reverberating themes that nourish the body, mind and spirit, and with spectacular mountain views, the Kutiras enrich pure healing experiences and empower revitalizing health holidays.
Kriya Sala (The Treatment Centre)
The Kriya Sala at AyurVAID Kalmatia, a treatment cupola with the biggest Solarium of the World is a complete, all encompassing therapeutic restorative facility. The only one of its kind among healing and curative destinations nestled midst big ticket mountain ranges.
The Kriya Sala which facilitates Ayurveda care for the body, mind and soul is a gateway to bliss and helps you get away from stress and pains as you rejuvenate, repair and relax. Spread through two blocks with separate wings for gentlemen and ladies, the Kriya Sala functions around the four treatment rooms enabled and equipped with all essentials for classical Ayurveda therapies, revitalization programs, and health holidaying.
Each treatment room, with a valley view, in this unique healing cupola features traditional therapy tables ‘DharaPathis/Dronis’; Shirodhara (Head & Oil therapy) equipment with wick pot; Awagha tub; Steam Chambers; Steam Bathing area; Errhine Therapy and other therapeutic vessels and wares. Closed and open Yoga and Meditation areas assists you rejuvenate and re-connect. Many medicines using herbs and roots from the Ayurvana, and decoctions and oils are for personalized treatments are prepared at the Kriya Sala’s medicine room, to the guidelines stipulated in the ancient texts.
In sync with the excellent therapeutic arrangements, the Kriya Sala offers you quality time at the Sun and Reclining Decks of the Solarium and peaceful escapes at shaded Decks brushing pristine and green treetop tapestry. The water buffs can enjoy the pool for a swim at the Himalayas; feel a Jacuzzi; or have a shower open to the skies the centuries old Deodar tree of Almora the only witness. The pantry and dining area completes lending the dimension of diet.
Ardhachandra Ranga Sthala (Amphitheatre)
If there is a ever a grandstand or a vantage point to view the Himalayas seated in comfort and company, healing yourself soaking in the sights and sounds, it is the Ardhachandra Ranga Sthala (Amphitheatre) surrounded by trees at AyurVAID Kalmatia.
Ardhachandra Ranga Sthala. An amphitheatre with steps and benches facing the Kumaon Himalayas in Almora to soak in the early morning freshness. And meditate and connect with The One.
You get to feel the evening stars midst the haunting, rollicking and foot tapping Kumaoni music and dance each evening designed to schedules. Interactive sessions on Ayurveda and the spirit of healing too form part of the healing experience here.
At the very heart of AyurVAID Kalmatia, easily accessible from all living and therapy areas, is Naivedya (earlier Sangam Restaurant) which provides an elegant and comfortable dining experience of exquisite Vegetarian Cuisine – just a short distance from your cottage. You can begin the day enjoying the breath-taking views from our sunny breakfast terrace, accompanied by the gentle sound of bird song. And end it over dishes of indigenous flavours under starry sky to mysterious sounds of the night. At Naiveya your virtually experience Gourmet for the Gods.
Fresh herbs from our garden produce a number of exotic and indigenous flavours and we use organic vegetables from our nearby villages.Try our inspired buffet lunches where one can sample European cuisine, Middle Eastern or Mediterranean inspired dishes; hummus, baba ganoush, pita bread and tatziki or fresh pea and mint soup, tomato a la Provencal, our homemade pizza and pasta.The perfect setting for cosy candle-lit dinners, enjoy our carefully planned authentic menus which include Continental, Indian, Italian, Kumaoni, Lebanese and Tandoori. Our South Indian delicacies and mouth watering Kerala dishes are signature cuisines.
We endeavour to cater to special dietary requirements of our residents. Being AyurVAIDan’s at heart, Naivedya’s Ayurveda cookies; herbal combinations; weight reducing & diabetics-control foods; herbal chocolates; self made cakes for better digestion; and herbal medicated drinks are all much sought after recipes. Alongside these we offer freshly baked breads, cakes and muffins, locally harvested fruit preserves, honey and homemade pickles, cream cheese, mustard and mayonnaise.