When i was planning my Uttarakhand itenanary, i had ambivalent feeling about visiting Binsar. One One hand, as i read about the beauty of the place, I badly wanted to visit but on the other hand, i was skeptical weather my family would feel comfortable in such remote location. So instead of initiallly planned two days, i limited my stay for one day at Binsar and i chose Binsar Retreat - mostly based on the advise from Trip Advisor visitors. And it proved to be the best decission i have taken
The Experience at Binsar Retreat was baffling. Simply superb. I told several times to all my friends that Binsar Retreat really qualifies to be called as a retreat with "truly serene with prestine sorroundings". I felt the real meaning of prestineness is found in Binsar Retreat!
When we enetred the Binsar Sancturary, it was raining. We had to travel 7 Kms inside to sancturay to take one more road which leads to Binsar Retreat. The drive was so plesant and also scary! When we saw one or odd vehcile we felt relieved as it showed atleast some more habitation was there in and around! Such was the prestineness of the place. The final approach road to the Retreat (From the main road) has to be persued on a 4X4 vehicle. So we parked our vehcile, transferred our luggege into the 4X4 vehicle sent by the resort and started our journey!. It cant be called a Road at all - but the experience was so thrilling!
At the Retreat, i felt like a heaven. Far from the crowd, infact in 360 degree we wont find even a single building/house. Only visible are mountains and thrick dense trees. The tents are very comfortable than expected and gives us very unique experience.
While i was doing the initial research about the propoerty and when i came to know there was no electricity, i quizzed Mr Mahendra if that would cause any uncomfort. He assured that if we dont expect the comforts of a modern city hotel, there would be no disappointment. And he was absolutely right. Even without electricity, the lighting from Solar lights is quite comfortable and we spent the night quite comofrtably. The food is another highlight at Binsar Retreat. Every item was so tasty and served boiling Hot! Everyone of us throughly enjoyed the food to the fullest.
Ii couldnt but appreciate the Owners, The manager Mr Mahendra and the staff for maintaining the propoerty in such location and with high quality Service.
Binsar Retreat is the best place to stay in Binsar and is a Must visit for all nature enthusiasts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Binsar Forest Retreat is an eco-friendly homestay situated at an altitude of 7,600 feet on the south west flank of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. The Retreat is surrounded by the sounds and sights of a dense oak forest, with spectacular views of the higher Himalayas to the north and the valleys and hills to the south and west. The Retreat is situated on the land once owned (during the British Raj) by Major Edin and the property is locally known as Edinpur. Edinpur has seen many residents since the days of Major Edin. Pallavi, Preetam and Aahna live here now, and run the property along with close friend and partner Rajesh. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Binsar Retreat Hotel Binsar