Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Enjoy Your Stay in Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor is nestled in the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary in the Kumaon hills (Uttarakhand), 25 kilometres from Almora. It was in 1856 that 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 our old world charm and hospitality.
A brief history :
British Commissioner, Lt.General Sir Henry Ramsay, cousin to Lord Dalhousie, the Viceroy of India, was charmed and mesmerized by the beauty of the Binsar Estate. He made this Manor his home in 1857. The property was subsequently sold to three British colonels consecutively, until it was purchased by Rai Bahadur Harkishan Lal Sah Gangola in 1931, and has stayed in the family since. In the midst of the Binsar Estate, the Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor stands out like a jewel in the crown, which has not only been home to Sir Ramsay, but also played host to a succession of luminaries such as His Excellency, Governor of the United Provinces, Mr.Hallet, the renowned Indian classical dancer Uday Shankar,and many more.