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“Binsar Paradise” 5 of 5 stars
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P O Ayarpani,, Almora 263601, India   |  
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Ranked #2 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Almora
India
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Binsar Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I have visited Khali Estate on two occasions and both my trips were memorable. It's location in the Binsar WLS is superb. With vast open spaces, pine woods, and beautiful rhododendrons it is an oasis of tranquility.If you visit at the right time of the year the views of the Himalayan Range is spectacular. There are so many peaks you can see and the names are all given on a sketch of the range. The sunsets from the resort are also beautiful. For a Nature lover this is paradise indeed!
To come to more mundane matters it is service with a broad smile!! The cottages are cosy , comfortable and spick and span.The vegetarian food id delicious and the waiter hovers around you attending to your every need! The cookies they give you with your tea is out of the world!
Even our transport from Kathgodam for our entire trip was arranged by the Resort Manager. We had an excellent and skilful driver who negotiated the difficult road to Munsiyari with ease.
The place is full of character and has a history. The main building is a colonial bungalow with an informative library. An elderly genltleman, sitting by the fire, one night gave us very interesting information about the place.
All in all, a wonderful place for a Senior to relax and be looked after. I will definitely try to return. I hope the owners will continue with their good work

Room Tip: Cottage rooms especially the top floor . Seniors might prefer downstairs or the single storied ones...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I have been to binsar few times earlier also since I enjoy the tranquility of this place. However this trip became memorable as i opted to stay in the Mountain Resort, Khali Estate.

In spite of being in such a remote location, Khali Estate provides comfortable facilities to its visitors which make the stay pleasent [Please note: No Television facility]. The rooms are very cosy. The view from the cottage was awesome as we could see the snow capped Himalayan range out of our window.

Our kids loved the place as they could run around, play badminton, as well as play with the resident puppies banti and babli, etc...

I enjoyed using a great library that the estate has and managed to read some very intresting books.

To top it all, the courteous and warm staff makes you feel at home from the moment you step in.

I would Strongly recommend the Mountain Resort, Khali Estate for all travelling to Binsar & Almora.

Room Tip: Cottages have excellent view of the himalayas.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Of all the places I visited, Binsar holds a special place in my heart and the credit goes solely to the Mountain Resort, Khali Estate where we had stayed. We stayed is two-storied cottage made of stone in the midst of the forest. In spite of being in such a remote location, Khali Estate provides all modern facilities to its visitors. The rooms are extremely cosy and very well maintained.The bathrooms are large, well maintained and there are big geysers installed in them. The view from the cottage was mind blowing as we could see the snow capped Himalayan range right out of our window. Our kids loved the place as they could chase butterflies and squirrels, enjoy a game of badminton or play with the pet cats. To top it all, the staff makes you feel at home from the moment you step in. They take you through the history of the Khali estate with great pride. They serve vegetarian meals only but you can have eggs for breakfast. The food served at the Khali estate tastes like homemade delicacies. Tariff includes room charges , morning tea, breakfast,evening tea and dinner. Strongly recommend the Mountain Resort, Khali Estate for all travelling to Binsar & Almora.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Perfect place for a nice quiet holiday with family and friends. The cottages are very spacious , neat and clean. You dont have to go far to see the sunrise or sunset , you can see it from the cottage.
The staff is very friendly and efficient too.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The location of this property is absolutely fantastic. I went with my family, we stayed there for 4 nights, in one of those cozy round huts. My parents took the room below, while my sister & i shared the 1st floor room.

The view from the hut was absolutely fantastic, when you open the curtains, you can see the Himalayas, including k2 from there.

While we were staying there, 2 days there was a thunderstorm, you could feel the thunderstorm even in the room, it was like you were practically on the door of mother nature, you are out there in the wilderness. There was even a hailstorm once.

I really liked the fact, they made us fresh food for dinner as per our choices, and the chef tried to make us feel right at home by offering to make us food which wasnt there in the menu also.

I would love to go back to this property in future

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

its about 7,000" above sea level and about 45 minutes drive from Almora city, situated within a protected wild life sanctuary. On a clear day you get to view the snow filled Himalayan peaks from your cottage room itself. Very caring staff who make sure that your stay is very comfortable.
Cuisine is pure vegetarian. It is also the base point for the villageways holidays. They organized for us a track to one of the villages where we were welcome with tea, snacks and fresh lemon juice. Worth visiting is a temple called GOLU MAHARAJ KA TEMPLE which is about 15 km from Almora city. Devotees visit this temple with a petition in writing about any injustice having been done to them. The petition is then stuck to the temple walls and the devotee vows to return to the temple if the justice is done to him/her and hangs a bell in the temple premises. The temple premises are full of bells of various sizes and shapes. The resort charges reasonable rates and it's really worth the money spent there.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We travelled in May month we likely not see any snow mountains because of clouds but this place is awesome.Things you Enjoy-1. view of flowers and fauna 2.Wild life and beautiful birds will sing for you every morning. 3.big play grounds for kids and lots of activities.4.for groups you will enjoy nights outside your rooms. AND SO ON SO ON......IT IS COSTLY BUT IN EVERY WAYS IT FULFILL YOUR DREAMS IN KUMAON .

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: P O Ayarpani,, Almora 263601, India
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Almora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Almora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Mountain Resort, Khali Estate Hotel Almora

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