BINSAR, UTTARAKHAND ,
SUCCUMB TO THE MOUNTAINS

BINSAR, UTTARAKHAND ,
SUCCUMB TO THE MOUNTAINS

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Overview

Let Nature be Thy Medicine!
This summer we travel to the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary to Unwind in the Uttarakhand Himalayas – The Green Way – by staying inside the sanctuary! If you are looking for some solitude and respite from the city cacophony, like us, this trip can’t be missed. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas in the Kumaon range of Uttaranchal, where telephones, traffic and televisions are kept out with a vengeance. A perfect holiday retreat for those who enjoy basking in the arms of nature. In this heavily wooded estate, you will end up finding the most coveted and elusive of commodities – Peace. Your stay will be at a 165-year-old property in the middle of a wildlife sanctuary, 2,700 m above sea level – surprisingly the place is neither haunted nor dilapidated. Cradled in the lap of Kumaon amongst forty acres of thick Oak, Cedar and Rhododendron forests of the Binsar Estate, this place exudes old world charm from the colonial era. 

The property stands in a reserved and protected area. Located strategically atop a hill helps one get a spellbinding view of the majestic Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chukhamba, Panchachuli and Shivling. It is the night skies which seem to be the biggest blessing for us city-bred souls. Honestly speaking, you would not have seen so many stars in your lives! This trip is dedicated to the experience of Kumaoni Culture and Lifestyle.
We will walk through hamlets practicing traditional agriculture; follow trails to ancient shrines through forests of oak, cedar and rhododendron; soak in the sun, lounge in meadows immersed in birdsong, star gaze at the milky way and fill our lungs with pure, clean mountain air

BINSAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Binsar is a protected wildlife area comprising Oak, Rhododendron and Pine forests on a mountain rising up to 8000 ft. It is situated 30 kilometres north east of Almora in the Kumaon region of the state of Uttarakhand in North India. The sanctuary has been declared an ‘Important Bird Area by Bird Life International’ as there are more than 200 species of birds in the sanctuary, including Forktail, Blackbirds, Laughing Thrush, Kalij Pheasant, Nuthatches, Parakeets and Monal.

Area: 45.59 km sq
Location: Kumaon Hills, Uttarakhand, India
Elevation: 900 to 2,500 meters above sea level
Geography: Situated in the foothills of Himalayas providing splendid views of snow-capped hills | seated on a horse-shoe shaped hillock | near Almora | Dominated by Rhododendron and Oak forests at higher altitudes and Chir Pine at lower | More than 25 types of bushes and trees.

Let Nature be Thy Medicine!
This summer we travel to the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary to Unwind in the Uttarakhand Himalayas – The Green Way – by staying inside the sanctuary! If you are looking for some solitude and respite from the city cacophony, like us, this trip can’t be missed. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas in the Kumaon range of Uttaranchal, where telephones, traffic and televisions are kept out with a vengeance. A perfect holiday retreat for those who enjoy basking in the arms of nature. In this heavily wooded estate, you will end up finding the most coveted and elusive of commodities – Peace.
Your stay will be at a 165-year-old property in the middle of a wildlife sanctuary, 2,700 m above sea level – surprisingly the place is neither haunted nor dilapidated. Cradled in the lap of Kumaon amongst forty acres of thick Oak, Cedar and Rhododendron forests of the Binsar Estate, this place exudes old world charm from the colonial era. The property stands in a reserved and protected area. Located strategically atop a hill helps one get a spellbinding view of the majestic Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chukhamba, Panchachuli and Shivling. It is the night skies which seem to be the biggest blessing for us city-bred souls. Honestly speaking, you would not have seen so many stars in your lives! This trip is dedicated to the experience of Kumaoni Culture and Lifestyle.
We will walk through hamlets practicing traditional agriculture; follow trails to ancient shrines through forests of oak, cedar and rhododendron; soak in the sun, lounge in meadows immersed in birdsong, star gaze at the milky way and fill our lungs with pure, clean mountain air

BINSAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Binsar is a protected wildlife area comprising Oak, Rhododendron and Pine forests on a mountain rising up to 8000 ft. It is situated 30 kilometres north east of Almora in the Kumaon region of the state of Uttarakhand in North India. The sanctuary has been declared an ‘Important Bird Area by Bird Life International’ as there are more than 200 species of birds in the sanctuary, including Forktail, Blackbirds, Laughing Thrush, Kalij Pheasant, Nuthatches, Parakeets and Monal.

Area: 45.59 km sq
Location: Kumaon Hills, Uttarakhand, India
Elevation: 900 to 2,500 meters above sea level
Geography: Situated in the foothills of Himalayas providing splendid views of snow-capped hills | seated on a horse-shoe shaped hillock | near Almora | Dominated by Rhododendron and Oak forests at higher altitudes and Chir Pine at lower | More than 25 types of bushes and trees.

Daily Schedule

  • Arrive Kathgodam by train from Delhi.
  • Private Group transfer in Innovas to the Tree of Life Grand Manor and Resort, inside Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Lunch in the dining area.
  • Evening free for some me time or gup-shup with drinks.
  • Theme based Welcome Dinner.

  • Breakfast at the Resort.
  • Drive to Kasar Devi Temple which is one among the three places on earth – the other two being Machu Picchu in Peru and Stone Henge in England – that have the strongest geo-magnetic field, considered the very best for meditation. Kasar Devi temple sits at the top of “Cranks Ridge” and offers magnificent views across the valley all the way down to Almora.  An ancient and important temple dedicated to Goddess Durga, the Kasar Devi temple finds mention in India’s ancient texts, and its magnetism and peaceful surroundings have attracted the most eclectic of travellers, comprising mystics, scholars, poets and artists alike, including personalities such as Swami Vivekananda, DH Lawrence, Earl Brewster to name just a few.  Enjoy a short Guided meditation here.
  • Lunch
  • Return to Resort – relax around the vicinity of the cottages, play badminton, board games, cards, read books or simply Just Be!
  • Dinner

  • Wake up early for a Trek to Zero Point, the highest point in Binsar for the most spectacular views and stunning sunrise.
  • Breakfast at the Resort.
  • A Guided Village walk through hamlets practicing traditional agriculture (Return by Walk + Jeep)
  • Packed Lunch on the way OR Late lunch back at the Resort.
  • Evening free to do as you please. Rest, Relax, Rejuvenate. Highly recommend Star Gazing (bring your Binoculars if you may)
  • Dinner at the Resort.

  • Breakfast at the Resort.
  • Check-out and Private Transfers to Kathgodam Railway Station to Board the train back to New Delhi.

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