Could i have some help, please?

Yogesh Sarkar

Administrator
Club Mahindra is ahead of Binsar, in a village. Frankly speaking, it has a more scenic location than Binsar itself, since it is a fairly wide valley.
 

vj81

Active Member
Uttrakhand has mesmerised me. Having spent an idyllic 11 days in Ranikhet, the beautiful and pristine surroundings, coupled with the invigorating environment has got to me. I am hooked. Reading a TR of a fellow BCMer further intensified the craving of jumping in the car and heating North again.
The plan brewing is to drive through Uttrakhand during March/ April. The factors which would influence the place and stay are as under:
  1. Would not be keen to visit crowded or over commercialised places, except for places having religious significance. ( The Missus would like to visit, having gone all the way)
  2. Time is not a constraint.
  3. Would prefer clean, small, exclusive places to stay. While can afford to spend a bit, would also prefer home stays, subject to clean surroundings and great people/ hosts to interact with.
  4. Would also like to spend some time in places off the beaten track.
  5. Wild life is an obsession, and hence some time here would definitely perk things up. ( as if they need perking!)

So, guys which are places you would see, if you were to make such a trip and where would you stay? What are the issues to be kept in mind?

Would be grateful if you guys could share your experiences and views.
Thank you
Please see my responses next to your questions.

The plan brewing is to drive through Uttrakhand during March/ April. The factors which would influence the place and stay are as under:
  1. Would not be keen to visit crowded or over commercialised places, except for places having religious significance. ( The Missus would like to visit, having gone all the way) - Munsyari (You can visit Nanda Devi Temple), Chaukori, Kausani (Baijnath Temple), Shitlakhet, Mukteshwar, Ramgarh, Binsar
  2. Time is not a constraint.
  3. Would prefer clean, small, exclusive places to stay. While can afford to spend a bit, would also prefer home stays, subject to clean surroundings and great people/ hosts to interact with. Munsyari (KMVN or Milam Inn), Chaukori (KMVN, try Cottages in KMVN), Kausani (KMVN), Shitlakhet (KMVN), Mukteshwar (KMVN or Mystic Mukteshwar homestay, excellent owners), Ramgarh (KMVN or Neemrana Bangalows), Binsar (KMVN)
  4. Would also like to spend some time in places off the beaten track.
  5. Wild life is an obsession, and hence some time here would definitely perk things up. ( as if they need perking!) - For wildlife, Visit Corbett or you can try Pangot/Kilbury (you may get some wildlife if you are lucky). My friend did see Leopard near Binsar, while out on a walk

So, guys which are places you would see, if you were to make such a trip and where would you stay? What are the issues to be kept in mind? - I did these places except Munsyari in beginning of this month, which I have done earlier. All the places to stay, that I have mentioned, I have stayed in and found them to be good/excellent.
As far as issues are concerned - Nothing major, just enjoy the beauty of Himalayas.
 
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earthian

Wanderer
I have always stayed at KMVN properties.
Thanks, shall check it out.
Check other enquiries by Chetan Bhai of Kumaon.
Thank you, adsatinder. very kind of you to send the links.
Would you be driving or utilizing public transport?
I would be driving.
I suggest Chopta - Tungnath/Candrashilla trek...
Thank you, Vishal. Though treks would be out.
I did these places except Munsyari in beginning of this month, which I have done earlier. All the places to stay, that I have mentioned, I have stayed in and found them to be good/excellent.
As far as issues are concerned - Nothing major, just enjoy the beauty of Himalayas.
Thank you, vi81 for your detail answers. Quite a comfort to know that you speak from personal experience.
 

adsatinder

explorer
Club Mahindra is ahead of Binsar, in a village. Frankly speaking, it has a more scenic location than Binsar itself, since it is a fairly wide valley.
I liked this in Binsar KMVN Property as shown by Masterji / @narender:

http://www.bcmtouring.com/forums/threads/debut-bike-ride-to-binsar-on-a-borrowed-karizma.12917/

Cotton !
Cotton !
Cotton !

KMVN HAS A TERRACE WITH BEST VIEWS




OTHER TOURIST ENJOYING TEA




This is Mahindra Holidays Property:

http://www.bcmtouring.com/forums/threads/family-trip-to-binsar-a-photologue.50183/page-10


 
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walker

Active Member
TRH at binsar is good option but power supply is only for 3 hrs in evening. View and feeling there is excellent. View from TRH binsar.

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club mahindra is also good option for comfortable stay provided one gets reservation there. View from club mahindra.

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omega

Active Member
@adsatinder ji, but what is the quality of these govt properties? No doubt they would have the best location but maintenance is another thing altogether.
 

vj81

Active Member
@adsatinder ji, but what is the quality of these govt properties? No doubt they would have the best location but maintenance is another thing altogether.
All KMVN properties have gone through major revamp in last 2 years. Only property, that I didn't find upto the mark at beginning of October was Kausani, but renovations are going on and they are building brand new cottages as well. Chaukori, especially has become excellent. Mukteshwar is very good as well. Binsar has always been good, inspite of limitations like electricity only for 3 hours.
 

iamsomnath

Where is the remote?
All KMVN properties have gone through major revamp in last 2 years. Only property, that I didn't find upto the mark at beginning of October was Kausani, but renovations are going on and they are building brand new cottages as well. Chaukori, especially has become excellent. Mukteshwar is very good as well. Binsar has always been good, inspite of limitations like electricity only for 3 hours.
True. In fact the limited availability of electricity adds up to the charm of the place in my opinion. That's perhaps the reason for me ending up there, no less than six times
 
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