Binsar, Uttarakhand: Simple Life in Birding Paradise
History: One night stay at Khali Estate, explore the erstwhile home of Mahatma Gandhi and Lord Ramsay
Birding: Explore Binsar Bird Sanctuary and its unmatched avi fauna.
Culture: Spend 2 (or 1) night in a scenic Himalayan Village, trying not to fall in love with the simple life
Adventure: Explore footpaths in the sanctuary, as you hike from village to village
Note: Park closes at 6 pm daily. Guests are advised to arrive on time to avoid holiday mood crushers.
While on our visit we saw 51 species of hill birds and photographed 26 species. The Village experience is sure to leave one's heart one size bigger. We enjoyed the home-cooked delicious food, and were treated like long lost relatives! The stay in Village Guesthouses situated on hillsides with great views of snow capped peaks is rustic but never fails to charm.
Khali Estate has a vibrant history that the friendly owner lovingly called ‘Mamaji’ will be happy to share with you. Don’t miss the Jamini Roy paintings that are a part of the heritage of this wonderful property.
About Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
In the foothills of the Himalayas, Uttarakhand’s Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary reigns green, wild and supreme. The Sanctuary is a haven for Bird Watchers and home to more than 200 species of native and migratory birds of exotic varieties such as Woodpeckers, Forktail, Blackbirds, Laughing Thrush, Kalij Pheasant, Nuthatches, Parakeets, Monal and Koklas. The Sanctuary's chir pine and oak forest hold abundant trails for trekking. It is unlikely that you will see another human being during most of your treks. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary also holds a thriving population of leopards, Black Himalayan Bear , Wild boars, Kakars, Monkeys Red Fox, Jackals etc.