A New Retreat in the Indian Himalayas Captures Epic Views
The crown jewel of The Kumaon hotel in Uttarakhand is a cantilevered dining room with glass walls.
Named for its perch in the mountainous region of Kumaon in the North Indian state of Uttarakhand, The Kumaon, which sits about 5,250 feet above sea level in the village of Kasar Devi, is a boutique hotel that enjoys magnificent views of the Indian Himalayas.
Designed by Sri Lankan architects Pradeep Kodikara and Jineshi Samaraweera of Colombo–based Zowa Architects, the 10-room hotel is nestled in a sloping, terraced agricultural plot that overlooks uninterrupted views of undulating mountains and valleys.
The main building, where the public areas are located, sits on the most elevated point on the site and comprises two volumes.