If you are the one whose idea of vacation is peaceful and idyllic stay, then Binsar is the place and Binsar Retreat the accommodation. Set in dense forests on a hill, it requires a drive in 4 X 4 vehicle ( which the Hotel provides) for about 600 metres and then another few hundred yards of walking.
We were earlier sceptical about the fact that this hotel doesnt have Electricity, but later realised that it was better that way as the charm and romance of Binsar was this one ness with nature and its elements. Though we stayed in a room, tent is certainly the better option. Candle light dinners for and walks to the View Point were breath taking.
The view that one gets from the terrace is awesome and you would want to come back again and again. The Hotel staff is efficient and courteous. Food is simple but good. Certainly a place to visit to soothen your nerves and rejuvinate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Binsar Forest Retreat is situated at an altitude of 7,600 ft on the south west flank of the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. It is situated on the land once owned (during the British Raj) by Major Edin and the property is locally known as Edinpur. It is surrounded by the sounds and sights of wilderness with superb views of the higher Himalayas to the north and the valleys and hills to the south and west. Pallavi, Preetam and Aahna, together with close friend and partner Rajesh, have renovated and refurbished the estate in 2014 – 15. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Binsar Retreat Hotel Binsar