Peacefully located on the road up to the Roerich Museum, this friendly place run by a French/Indian family has a range of spotless rooms with comfy beds, from shared-bathroom cheapies to duplexes perfect for families. Much thought has gone into guests' comfort and convenience, with touches including kettles, tea, coffee, reading lamps and even cotton buds in the rooms.
Excellent Indian and Continental food, including local trout and a few specialities with a French touch, is available for guests (mains ₹100 to ₹400). Room rates can be flexible, especially if you stay a few days. Alliance also offers a library, plentiful sitting areas, transport bookings and information on the area and treks; everything you could want.