Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor is nestled a top the Kumaon hills (Uttarakhand), the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, 25 kilometres from Almora. It was in 1856 when the then British Commissioner of Kumaon, General Sir Henry Ramsay, cousin to Lord Dalhousie, the Viceroy of India, acquired this piece of land and built his private home. In 1931, the property was purchased by Rai Bahadur Harkishan Lal Sah Gangola and has stayed in the family since.
Today, we have reopened the doors of this exclusive hotel in Binsar for guests to offer them a taste of the old world charm and our hospitality.
Supporting the quaintness and beauty of the old world, the 11 hideaway rooms of 350 sq. ft. each, are lined along high ceilinged corridors. The teak wood furniture, bright bedspreads and rugs, and cozy fireside armchairs – are all reminiscent of genteel age.
Joys at Tree of Life
Overlooking the lawns, this cozy room with it’s fire place is just so ideal to curl up with that book which has remained unfinished for so long.
This large room on the first floor was the Ballroom in the Victorian heydays, where guests were entertained by General Sir Ramsay. Black and white photographs of those days adorn the walls along with antiques on the fire place. Indoor games are available upon request. A large verandah runs along the room with a view of the calm and serene mountains.
how to get here?
New Delhi is 380 kms (9 hours) via Hapur on NH 24 (take
bypass) – Gajraula – Moradabad (take bypass) – Rampur – turn
left towards Bilaspur NH 87 – Udham Singh Nagar – Haldwani –
Kathgodam – Bhimtal – Bhowali – Garampani – Almora – take the
upper Kasardevi road towards Binsar (Wildlife Sanctuary), reach
the sanctuary gate (19 kms). You could also take the morning
Shatabdi from Delhi to Kathgodam and then a convenient four
hours drive through scenic landscape to the Binsar Wildlife
NOTE : You would be required to register your entry
into the Sanctuary and pay an entry fee of Rs. 150/- per person
(Indian national) and Rs. 600/- per person (foreign national)
plus Rs. 250/- for the vehicle. This pass is valid for 3 days only.
The Manor is closed from 7 July to 15 September.
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Tree of Life Resorts offer a discerning traveller a utopia far removed from the pressures of everyday living, and a chance to enjoy the essence of authentic India: her friendliness, hospitality and serenely balanced lifestyle.
This place is all about sunrise and sunsets and the perfect evenings. The food is amazing. The staff and Manager Saket will make you feel at home. If you want to enjoy nature in its raw form, it's the place for you. We enjoyed bonfire in the evenings. the hotel has WiFi so you can even work from here. Lastly have travelled to various places in Kumaon, this hotel was the best. Had booked for 2 days, but extended stay for 2 more as was getting such a good treatment by the staff.
Excellent place and awesome location..we saw sunrise and sunset from our resort..food is awesome and full of variety..(even though two of us had food poisoning)..staffs behaviour and courtesy is top class ..They organised some treks to nearby village and zero point which are beautiful...
Situated on the top of the hill. Awesome views of Himalayas and Valley. Food is freshly cooked. A bit costly which must be due to the scarcity of resorts in Binsar wildlife sanctuary.