Hidden jewel Binsar

#1 Nov 27th, 2003, 00:40
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I have traveled to a more than a few hill stations but the best I liked was Binsar. It seems like a secret closely kept by some top Indian industrialists. Around US$ 8 for double room with three friendly meals with TFRH on the top of the peak at around 2500m. Real cool. The best place in India to see whole Himalayan range (factually). In middle of wild life sanctuary. Clean and old wooden style construction. Nobody around for 30-40km. Can go to Almora, jageshwar, bimtal, etc etc from thereabouts. Complete chill out. But you must get your own liquor.

Let me see how is Dharamsala in first week of Dec. actually I am not really spiritual kind. Just need a cool place to hang out with all the creature comforts. Does any hotel there has heated rooms? And hot running water??
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Thanks for the tips on Binsar. I gotta add it to the list.

With Dharamsala, most places have hot water, but I don't think any have built in heat. Even the top of the line don't have'em.

Most hotels can rent you one for a few rupees a night or if your staying awhile you can just buy one.


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So which are good places/hotels to hang out at dharamsala?
Now is the time baby!
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For hotels it depends on your budget. There is no shortage of them.
I think a few of our members our based in Mcleod and probably could give some suggestions.

We have some threads under the search Mcleod Hotel but it may take some trawling through.

Any recommendations from any of our members on good places to stay?
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Which place are you talking about at Binsar? Is it the Forest Rest House? We stayed at the KMVN Nanda Devi place in winter some years ago and wandered down to the Forest Rest House. It seemed completely shuttered up and deserted apart from the caretaker pottering around in the garden. Great views of the Himalayas from there.

Who does one apply to in order to stay there or is it only for a select clientele?
What a long strange trip it's been!
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There is a forest rest house of the Govt on top of the peak which is accessible by special permits or if you are a VIP.

The place I am talking about is KMVN rest house/lodge. among other places you can easily book it from delhi KMVN office. it has around 20 rooms and staff of 10-15 so it cannot really be deserted.


off course below them is Khali estate and mahindra place.

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