Thikalna Himalayan Retreat
Thikalna Village, District Almora, Uttarakhand
Thikalna Retreat is an easy reach from key Kumaon tourist destinations. You can combine your stay at Fredy’s Bungalow, Bhimtal (4-5 hours) to break your long journey. We can customize an itinerary for you.
The nearest rail station is Kathgodam (4 to 5 hours drive to Thikalna Road head) which has regular train service from Delhi:
Trains from Delhi
15013 Ranikhet Express
Departure from Old Delhi Railway Station (DLI) at 2240hrs, Arrival Kathgodam (KGM) at 0510hrs
12040 NDLS – Kathgodam Shatabdi Express
Departure from New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS) at 0600hrs, Arrival Kathgodam (KGM) at 1140hrs
Trains from Kathgodam
15014 Ranikhet Express
Departure from Kathgodam Railway Station (KGM) at 2040hrs, Arrival Old Delhi Railway Station (DLI) at 0355hrs
12039 Kathgodam – NDLS Shatabdi Express
Departure from Kathgodam Railway Station (KGM) at 1535hrs, Arrival New Delhi (NDLS) at 2105hrs
Frequency: Daily except Thursdays
Pantnagar, near Kathgodam, is the closest airport (135 kms). Air India operates a flight between Delhi and Pantnagar, 4 days a week. For updated flight schedules please refer to Air India site.
Pick-up and drop to and from Kathgodam and Pantnagar can be arranged at additional cost.
From Delhi, Thikalna Retreat is 410 km / 10 hours.
Route1:Delhi – Hapur Bypass – Moradabad – Rampur – Haldwani – Kathgodam – Nathuakhan – Almora – Barechhina – Panuwanaula – Thikalna
Route2:From Bhowali – Ramgarh – Nathuakhan – Almora – Barechhina – Panuwanaula – Thikalna
Route3:From Bhimtal – Bhowali – Almora – Barechhina – Panuwanaula – Thikalna
The last stretch to Thikalna Retreat is a Kuchha Road. You will have to park your vehicle near the road head and from there we will take you to the Retreat from there.