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Indore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

The feeling of staying at this place is so good that it can not be expressed in words, you need to be here to know what it is like to be in Mary budden. We had a wonderful and comfortable stay at this property. It is inside wildlife sanctuary and the location is outstanding. Estate manager Sugandha was very welcoming,... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

This was a very last minute holiday over the new year weekend, and I picked it purely off the internet. We honestly kept our expectations low as we were not sure how accurate the reviews were....I am happy to report that we were absolutely blown away and can't wait to plan our return! If you are looking for peace and... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

I went back to the Kumaon Himalayas after almost 15 long years, and what a homecoming it was! All thanks to those magnificent hills, their beautiful people, and -of course- the Mary Budden Estate! Having lived a few years in Nainital, at the sumptuous Commissioner's bungalow, and having traveled frequently across the division with my bureaucrat mother I consider myself... More 

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Faridabad, Haryana, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

its been sometime since I stayed there but I def need to share my experience of this place This property has very few rooms to ofer and is best enjoyed ina grp of two to three couple ( I recommend the new cottage that has been built rather than the original which has been rebufurbished this place has amazing hospitality... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

It was touching 50 degrees in Delhi this June - even a trip to the hills didn't sound too promising. But we landed up at Mary Budden to have the most gorgeous stay ever. Above the clouds, and a beautiful location with delicious food, it was like being lifted into a world far, far away from the Delhi heat. Sugandha... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This March I decided to head to the mountains and on recommendation came to Mary Budden at Binsar. 4 days of absolute luxury, cozy interiors, lovely weather was the result. Mary Budden Estate speaks of Serena and Samara Chopra's hard work and keen attention to giving guests an eco friendly and luxurious stay even as high as 8000 ft in... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

A long treacherous drive from Delhi was soon washed once we reached the estate, beautiful location, beautiful cottage, awesome team to pamper you to the core with ever smiling faces. We booked the Rhododenderon cottage for 4 nights, and the experience was just brilliant. Starting from booking with Serena to our stay with Govind ji and team, it was just... More 

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Gurgaon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

If you desire super luxury high up in the Kumaon Himalayas, look no further!! Mary Budden Estate (MBE) is Serena Chopra’s labour of love. From the two beautiful buildings (one original colonial and the other new) to the tasteful furniture & fixtures, the sculptures, the upholstery, the crockery & cutlery - everything is par excellence. One never realizes that the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The arduousness of a long and challenging drive from Delhi melted away on entering the portals of this special paradise. It was the last week for the rhododendron forest that soars above and enwraps the property to be in flower, so carpets of blood red petals on the magical walking trails. A full moon was accompanied by bird call that... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Remoteness is a rarity in much of India and the Mary Budden Estate is maybe the most remote hotel I have ever been to... Having just spent the incredible days there I cannot recommend it more highly - I only wish we had stayed longer. The whole place is beautifully restored with a great eye for design and absolute attention... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mary Budden Estate - a family run luxury homestay, is one of only five private homes nestled deep in the oak forests of the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary in the Himalayas, at 8000 feet.Mary Budden's 120 year old heritage home has been fully restored by the owners, who have also built another cottage in keeping with the old colonial style; along with a replica of a 14th century Shiv temple within its 5 acres.They harvest rainwater and are fully powered by solar energy. Mary Budden Estate also provides guests with organic produce from their own garden.With the help of their caretaker Ganesh Dutt (who has been with them for the last 21 years), they also provide their guests with a complete village experience in Ganesh's own home in the Dalar village (an hour and a half on foot from Mary Budden Estate).Come here to unwind and connect with nature in this breathtaking corner of the world. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mary Budden Estate

Address: Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary,P.O. Ayarpani District, Binsar 263601, India
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Almora District > Binsar
Price Range: $135 - $2,102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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