Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor, 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.

The Accommodation

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Done in an old-style charm, the 9 Hideaway Rooms are 350 sq.ft each, laid along high ceiling corridors. Teak wood furniture, bright bedspreads and rugs, and cosy fire-side armchairs - all reminiscent of a genteel age. The accommodation is simple, yet comfortable. Set on ground and the first floor, each room comes with a balcony or porch for that morning ‘cuppa’, with an amazing view of the mountain ranges. The attached bathrooms have running hot and cold water. Being in a forest reserve, electricity runs on solar power which could be kept off for certain parts of the day. The individual heating system and the hot water bottle in the bed ensure that you are warm during the nights. We do not provide for televisions at the Manor.

Experiences

You choose your lifestyle, we make it happen..

Spaces

Built in an area which spreads over 40 acres and then surrounded by the forest of the Binsar National Park, you will never find yourself short of space! There is hardly a building in sight as far as your eyes take you – it is nature at its very best with a blend of green forests, snow-covered mountain ranges and mostly clear blue skies.

Dining

We do not do buffets as we believe in food which is fresh and serving it to you with warmth and care at Acorn, our all-day dining restaurant on the first floor. We offer Indian and Continental options, not to forget the ‘pahaari’ cuisine. Our menus change every day. Breakfast is served from 0730 to 1000 hrs; lunch from 1200 to 1430 hrs and dinner from 1900 to 2200 hrs. We have very limited room service options at an additional charge.

Dining

We do not do buffets as we believe in food which is fresh and serving it to you with warmth and care at Acorn, our all-day dining restaurant on the first floor. We offer Indian and Continental options, not to forget the ‘pahaari’ cuisine. Our menus change every day. Breakfast is served from 0730 to 1000 hrs; lunch from 1200 to 1430 hrs and dinner from 1900 to 2200 hrs. We have very limited room service options at an additional charge.

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Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary