Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor is nestled in the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary in the Kumaon hills (Uttarakhand), 25 kilometres from Almora. It was in 1856 that the then British Commissioner of Kumaon, General Sir Henry Ramsay, cousin to Lord Dalhousie, the Viceroy of India, acquired this piece of land and built his private home. In 1931, the property was purchased by Rai Bahadur Harkishan Lal Sah Gangola and has stayed in the family since.
Today, we have reopened the doors of this exclusive hotel in Binsar for guests to offer them a taste of our old world charm and hospitality.
British Commissioner, Lt.General Sir Henry Ramsay, cousin to Lord Dalhousie, the Viceroy of India, was charmed and mesmerized by the beauty of the Binsar Estate. He made this Manor his home in 1857. The property was subsequently sold to three British colonels consecutively, until it was purchased by Rai Bahadur Harkishan Lal Sah Gangola in 1931, and has stayed in the family since. In the midst of the Binsar Estate, the Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor stands out like a jewel in the crown, which has not only been home to Sir Ramsay, but also played host to a succession of luminaries such as His Excellency, Governor of the United Provinces, Mr.Hallet, the renowned Indian classical dancer Uday Shankar,and many more.
Done in an old-style charm, the 9 Hideaway Rooms are 350 sq.ft each, laid along high ceiling corridors. Teak wood furniture, bright bedspreads and rugs, and cosy fire-side armchairs - all reminiscent of a genteel age. The accommodation is simple, yet comfortable. Set on ground and the first floor, each room comes with a balcony or porch for that morning ‘cuppa’, with an amazing view of the mountain ranges. The attached bathrooms have running hot and cold water. Being in a forest reserve, electricity runs on solar power which could be kept off for certain parts of the day. The individual heating system and the hot water bottle in the bed ensure that you are warm during the nights. We do not provide for televisions at the Manor.
Hotel Nights accommodation on Single and twin sharing basis
All Meals Basis ( breakfast, Lunch , Dinner )
Jungle Safari on Request Basis
All Hotel Taxes- except GST
Cost on per person Basis
GST is extra
All personal expenses like tips, laundry, telephone calls/fax, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fees at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.
Anything not mentioned under Package Inclusions.
Entrance fees at all monuments and sightseeing spots
Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, and roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
Airfare if not mentioned in the itinerary
In case client wishes to prepone /postpone his or her travel dates, we request you to kindly reach us 15 days prior to journey date via e-mail/SMS.
The customers can prepone /postpone their tour once without any additional charges (if intimated before 15 days of travel date in written). However postponing & preponing second time will attract additional charges.
Also note that few service providers (Hoteliers, Transporter etc.) may apply postpone/prepone charges even after meeting above requirement. In such cases postpone/prepone charges will deducted from the advance amount deposited.
In all prepone or postpone scenarios, the services and the costing will be subject to availability of Hotel/Volvo and season/off season time.
We do not accept any changes in plan within 15 days of travel date. However in rare cases like adverse climatic conditions or strikes, package can be postponed which will be intimated to you beforehand.
The validity to utilize your Advance payment in prepone/postpone scenarios is 1 Year from the date of advance payment.
The advance payment and the invoice Number allotted to you, are transferable i.e. you can pass on your booking to any of your friends/ relatives. (Please Note: In order to transfer your booking you must meet the above terms and conditions first).
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If you Cancel your Holiday
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29 - 20 days before date of departure : 50% of total cost
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