Nestled in breath-taking natural surroundings.

Mary Budden Estate is a space of awakening in the primeval forests of Binsar. It is one of the last virgin expanses of wilderness in the Himalayas. Remote yet reachable, Mary Budden Estate offers you the rarest of luxuries, that of time and of space, and the enviable opportunity to disconnect in order to connect deeply.


You will get to unwind and re-connect with nature at our family run luxury homestay, a fully restored heritage home dating back to the 19th century.

The Cottage

The Mary Budden Cottage carries the name and the legacy of a 19th century British woman who lived in this tiny corner of paradise.

The Lodge

The Mary Budden Lodge is a contemporary interpretation of the colonial cottage.


In the Woods...

Dream a Little Dream

Deeper in the Woods...

The Way we Were

Deeply into the Divine...

Find your Mountain

Out of the Woods...

Elevate and Exhilarate

You come into the woods
To find your own wonderland
You seek the path less understood
Laden with memories at hand


Almora is a surprise package, and this is not just about its ‘bal mithai’ fudge with roasted khoya and sugar balls. Almora offers so much more than the expected; stunning snow views, dense jungles, idyllic villages, rare temples and clear rivers.

A short uphill drive from the main road to Almora town leads you to the heart of one of Uttarakhand’s best-kept secrets, the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Burrowed on top of the Jhandi Dhar hills and encircled by magnificent forests, Binsar is perched at an altitude of 2,420 meters, with an outstanding panoramic view of the great Himalayan range.

One of the most picturesque destinations in the Kumaon region, Binsar is unspoilt; protected by rolling valleys and mighty mountains. Birds, tall trees and solitude are the best by-products of Binsar. Quaint villages at the fringes and inside the sanctuary have their own stories to tell.

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