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Binsar Forest Retreat

locationAlmora

    This Forest Retreat In Uttarakhand Is Worth Saving Up Your Bucks & Leaves For

    Sunaina posted on 03 July

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    Considering an escape somewhere in the hills with civets and langurs for a company? Binsar Forest Retreat located in Uttarakhand is what your dreams are made of.

    Rooms With Views

    Tearjerking sunrises, comfort {And extremely delicious} food, star-studded sky, conversations over bonfire are a few things that describe Binsar Forest Retreat. Concealed inside the dense Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, this homestay is a world of its own, and once you enter, you wouldn’t want to step out. As you enter the stay, you’ll be welcomed by the happy barks of the resident cuties — Tara and Chanda. The common dining area of the stay is full of books on travel, classic fiction, and comics like Tintin, which are the personal collection of Preetam Reddy and Pallavi Singh. They stay offers around six types of rooms, and all of them are eco-friendly and designed with wooden interiors {wooden floors too}. The Nandaghunti Rooms are the ones with the best view as you can see the peaks of Nanda Devi. Plus, it has boundless greenery around it. All the rooms come with a balcony {Or a patio}. So, watch out for langurs or listen to the sound of civets frolicking on the rooftop.

    Food & The Jazz

    My morning ritual at the stay began with perusing the day’s menu and making plans on what to eat. Right from continental dishes like pasta to sweets like Shahi Tukda {Bring them on} and Apple Jalebi to experimental soups like Popcorn soup, meals here are hearty. But, skip on that biryani {Which is a delicious masala rice, but just not biryani}! It’s a common dining area, so you’ll be breaking bread with a bunch of strangers and become friends over a warm bonfire night.

    While there are no strenuous treks here, the good people at the retreat offer sunrise and sunset walks that take you through thick foliages of the jungle. On your way, spot the Panchashuli peaks and wild boars, but also birds that are rare to find in the cities.

    So, We're Saying...

    The Nandaghunti rooms cost you between INR 8,000-10,00 per night that includes four meals, morning coffee, daily trail guide walks etc. Each room has a different pricing and you can choose what suits you the best. While it might be an expensive affair, it’s absolutely worth saving up for as it’s an experience you shouldn’t miss.

    Book your room here.

    Getting there: Take a Shatabdi {5 hours} or Ranikhet Express {an overnight train} and reach Kathgodam. From Kathgodam, you can hire a shared cab {INR 500 per head} or a private taxi {INR 2,500} and reach Binsar in 6-7 hours.

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    Binsar Forest Retreat

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    locationAlmora

    Post Ayarpani, Almora, Uttarakhand

      Homestays

      Binsar Forest Retreat

      locationAlmora