Mary Budden Estate, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

About the hotel

Budden estate sits on five serene acres of land, perched at almost 8,000 feet above sea level. It is one of only five privately owned estates in the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. Lovingly restored for comfortable and elegant living, it still retains its original charm.

The estate has two charming cottages –the Mary Budden Cottage and the Rhododendron Cottage. Mary Budden Cottage, thus named after the last known colonial inhabitant belonged to a family of Missionaries who were appointed by the British government to run a charitable mission in the Kumaon hills. The daughter of Rev. John Henry Budden , Mary Budden dedicated her life to charity, running an orphanage and a home for destitute women , a girls school and even today a plaque stands in her memory at the Budden Memorial Church in Almora.

Accommodation details

Enjoy understated luxury in the wilderness including solar powered lighting, heated running water & modern bathrooms. Each room is kept warm by a fireplace or bukhari. Staff is available to prepare & serve meals and provide other services

Budden Cottage is always warm and inviting.

Rhododenderon Cottage: - Enjoy understated luxury in the wilderness including solar powered lighting, heated running water & modern bathrooms. Explore the bedrooms below.

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Activities

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is unique in that you can explore it at leisure on day walks, unlike most other sanctuaries where you might have to take a jeep or elephant safari into the forest. Here the old oak forest hides myriad birds and wildlife and the joy of spotting a barking deer, a family of goral or wild boar and even a leopard at dawn or dusk is immense. /p>

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