Please see my responses next to your questions.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:
- 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)
- Time is not a constraint.
- 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.
- Would also like to spend some time in places off the beaten track.
- 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.
Thanks, shall check it out.I have always stayed at KMVN properties.
Thank you, adsatinder. very kind of you to send the links.Check other enquiries by Chetan Bhai of Kumaon.
I would be driving.Would you be driving or utilizing public transport?
Thank you, Vishal. Though treks would be out.I suggest Chopta - Tungnath/Candrashilla trek...
Thank you, vi81 for your detail answers. Quite a comfort to know that you speak from personal experience.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.
I liked this in Binsar KMVN Property as shown by Masterji / @narender: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.
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 timesAll 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.