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Binsar Forest Retreat

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good for a weekend getaway. Best for relaxation, yoga and pranayama. Pure fresh air to top it up..Or just sit in the library and read for hours .Keep it up.Its a forest reserve and an awesome forest stay experience.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Retreat toward the end of April. The environment, the fauna and the peace of the place were enchanting. The food and the company of Preetam, Pallavi and Ahana was delightful. Would we return one day? We very much expect to!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An awesome place to just be with nature, do some soul searching, take long walks, talk to birds, hear the forest, or do nothing at all. . . Preetam and Pallavi put in that personal touch to make you want to visit the place again. Seemed like friends catching up in a beautiful setting rather than awkward courtesy exchanges with...

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Bangalore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Binsar Forest Retreat is owned and run by Pallavi and Preetam, the best and the most gracious hosts that you can hope to find. I was in touch with Preetam even before our trip started. He connected me to Bobby for the taxi services, since we had a relatively complex itinerary that included a few nights stay at Chaukori, Munsiyari...

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were recommended this place by family who have been here. It is lesser known and thank God for that! But it also shows. We drove down from Delhi and since there are no signs of TRH on the road, bypassed it and had to come back 10 KMS so please be careful about that. We ended up entering the...

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preetambinsar, Owner at Binsar Forest Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Richa, thanks for taking the time to post your review. Unfortunately, you have posted it to the wrong property. Would you please post this to KMVN (Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam) Tourist Rest House, under Binsar > Hotels. Thanks, Preetam

New Delhi
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Nice property at a amazing location. This place is right in the middle of the national forest. The whole place is surrounded by dense forest but unfortunately no animals. If you are a bird lover, then you will definitely love this place. The trekking inside is the forest is quite refreshing and it is easy for the kids too. During...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Better than the best. I am writing this review sitting in my office in the peak summer season thinking about my stay in Binsar forest retreat! That itself speaks a lot about the experience! The seclusion of the place, the warmth of the hosts Pallavi and Preetam and Ahana, the perfection of the room and the views from them, the...

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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This place is owned by a young and friendly couple, pallavi and preetam. They made our stay very comfortable. The rooms are clean and cosy. The view of the Himalayas is simply breath taking. The sunset was gorgeous. The food is the biggest plus of this retreat (which is by far very important) I stayed at binsar forest retreat for...

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preetambinsar, Owner at Binsar Forest Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Neha, thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay. The Samagra Yoga programme at the Retreat was a "dream we dreamed one afternoon long ago". :) And to see it fulfilled with such a special gathering of people was a blessing. We hope to see you and the others soon - perhaps for the...

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We made a last moment plan for holi weekend to binsar and booked binsar forest retreat. We were constantly updated by mr pritam about weather and he clarified all my queries and arranged taxi for pick up too. Place is a gem to visit. It is located deep in jungles and all the rooms are perfect in location. We got...

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preetambinsar, Owner at Binsar Forest Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Sidharth, thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed meeting N and you here - especially the long talks after breakfast while soaking in the sun. We wish you both the best. Keep hiking. :) Best, Preetam

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 26 February 2017

My family and I stayed at Binsar Forest Retreat for 5n/6d in mid Feb '17. When choosing a place to stay in Binsar, our requirements were simple. We wanted to be surrounded by Nature's serene beauty, be in the lap of the Himalayas and stay far, far from the madding crowd. Such a place, we discovered was this, BFR ....

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preetambinsar, Owner at Binsar Forest Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Sharmila, thank you so much for your thoughtful and detailed review. While many of our guests know us before they visit us, in your case, I knew your family before you arrived. We absolutely didn't want to miss you, so hastened back to Binsar just in time. And what a wonderful time we had! It was a pleasure meeting...

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  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Binsar Forest Retreat

Address: Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary | P.O. Ayarpani, Dist. Almora, Binsar 263601, India
Region: India > Uttarakhand > Almora District > Binsar
Price Range: $118 - $267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Binsar Forest Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
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“Fof views of the Himalayas on a clear day, Trisul 1 & 2 are great rooms to stay in.”
scanntv, 12 May 2017 | Read review
“If its not cloudy you will get very good views from their Trishul rooms.”
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“Ask for rooms with the big windows, though they will change your booking if needed.”
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