Nanda Devi Estate Binsar is a one of a kind place in the Kumaon Himalayas. Occupying a fabulous patch of forest-enclosed farmland at an altitude of almost 7000 feet, Nanda Devi revels in a sense of magnificent isolation. The nearest neighbour is almost 2 kms away and separated by dense forests. The beautiful colonial style old bungalow was built in 1856 of stone and wood and for years was the home of Vivek Datta and his Belgian wife – an extraordinary couple and their daughter Mukti Datta who fought a lone battle to have Binsar declared a wildlife sanctuary and thus secure this splendidly wild and beautiful area for posterity.
The estate commands a stupendous 500 km. wide panorama of the famous Nanda Devi peak and its associated peaks. Nanda Devi herself is superbly framed in the main window of the living room of the old bungalow. Nanda Devi estate is the ideal place to end your holiday in the plains and jungles of north India, luxuriating in the relaxing yet sophisticated atmosphere of this beautiful home set amidst one of nature’s gems. There is lots to do from short and long walks; superb birding and looking for wildlife including leopards; visiting picturesque local communities and historic temples. Nanda Devi Estate Binsar epitomises what Himalayan luxury should be – scenic, atmospheric, warm and hospitable. It is always a huge highlight for all our clients.