Escape to the Mountains for a Long Staycation

Whether you are bored, tired, or just need a break from your mundane life, a trip to the mountains can always refresh you. Many of these refreshing places find their home on the gorgeous mountains and plentiful greenery at Uttarakhand. Even a short staycation here can do wonders to boost your mood, morale, and wellness. There are several well-known tourist destinations in this state, as the Himalayan ranges bestow them with fresh air, pristine greenery, and even some snow during the winters. 

Welcome to Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Among one of the best tourist destinations in Uttarakhand is the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary which is just perfect to de-stress, relax and get back in sync with nature. If you are a nature lover you will have a great staycation at this verdant location. The Kumaon high mountains where it is located, there is no city here but only gorgeous wilderness. At an average altitude of 2412 meters, you can experience freedom like nowhere else.

How to Reach Binsar

Located a mere 30 kilometers from the populous town of Almora, it is an easy drive to reach here. The drive takes about an hour and one of the most picturesque drives in the region. The best time to visit this place is between February to April, and October to November.

What all can you see and do here

If you have trekking on your mind, you will find some of the best treks with no disturbance of any vehicle since they are not allowed in this area. Reach the famous Zero Point with a kilometer and a half trek, and if the goddess of fortune favors you, you will be greeted by the mesmerizing view of Nanda Devi, Kedarnath, Trishul, and Shivling peaks. This wildlife sanctuary is home to more than 200 bird species. You can also see animals such as Leopard, Himalayan Bear, Musk Deer, Barking Deer, Fox, Porcupine, Chital deer, Flying squirrel, and many more. There is also a temple of Lord Shiva dating back to the 17th Century.

Escape to the Mountains


Where to Stay

If you are planning to visit Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, do give the first consideration to the gorgeous Mary Budden Estate perched at the altitude of almost 8000 feet above sea level. With an area spreading to five acres, the estate has the old world charm, with a rich heritage of 120 years. The top of the world hospitality offered by the Mary Budden Estate includes all your meals and drinks, daily served high tea, and complimentary wifi. You can also have one morning trek along the Lama’s Path, and one evening experiencing the Eventide Coven which is a bonfire and music-filled event, during your stay here.

Apart from these, you can explore the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary till your heart’s content and trek along Darwin walk, Ramsey’s road, The Hodgson’s way, Jogeshwar temples, and the sacred meditation space with Van Allen Belt of Kesar Devi in Almora.

The hospitality is unmatched as you can find places to relax all along with the estate, with cozy brunches, and fabulous fireplaces. There are some amazing dining venues available both indoors and outdoors. Come and find out why was it listed as '10 Indian homestays to bookmark for when you can travel safely' by Vogue India.

One can book this amazing stay through the hotel booking app of Luxury Escapes. To know more about this package one can visit the Luxury Escapes website You can visit the LuxuryEscapes website and book the cottage at Mary Budden Estate starting INR 41,999 for a two-day package. The rates are valid for up to two adults and two children. 

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