With Tibet to the north and Nepal to the east, the state
of Uttaranchal has been forged out of the historic regions
of Garhwal and Kumaon. Kumaon lies to the east and nestling
at its heart, within sight of the great Himalayas, is
the wooded Binsar wildlife sanctuary and Khali Estate.
Mountain Resort popularly
known as Khali Estate is located in the Binsar Wild
life Sanctuary near Ayarpani village in Almora district
of Uttaranchal. The Resort is situated on the top of
a hill surrounded by pine and oak forest facing the
vast panorama of the majestic snow clad mountains of
the central Himalayas. The peaks visible from the Resort
are Nanda Devi (25645 ft.), Nanda Ghunti, Trishul, Badrinath
(Chaukhambha), Kedarnath, Gangotri, Shivling, Bandar
punch, Kamet, Nanda Kote etc.
Mountain Resort is situated
at an altitude of 2000 meters (6600ft.) above sea level.
It is 22kms. by motor road, north of Almora town. All
types of vehicles including buses, cars and jeeps can
easily come right up to the Resort.
Accomodation at Mountain Resort is provided in round
cottages facing the vast Himalayan range. Those wanting
an antique touch can opt for the bungalow (The main
house). All the rooms in the bungalow and the cottages
at Mountain Resort are furnished double rooms and each
room has an attached bath cum toilet. There is 24 hour
running water in the bath rooms. Each bathroom has a
geyser for hot water facility.
If you ask for Samosas, it won’t be ready in three minutes
flat. Ours is no five star hotel hundreds of pre-prepared
Samosas piled on in the deep freeze. But Divan Singh,
our Maharaj and Chef rolled into one will pamper your
From the Gujrati Shreekhand
Dhokhla and Puran Poli to the South Indian Idli, Dosa,
Punjabi as well as Continental, he has an exotic all
You can even make your special “farmaish” (only don’t
blame us if your weighing scale goes haywire).
Jain food is also
served in the Resort.