Itmenaan Estate, Binsar, Uttarakhand
Itmenaan Estate is a fairytale resort in a peaceful rural setting near Binsar in the Kumaon Hills. The 10-acre resort includes pine, oak and rhododendron trees, terraced fields laden with seasonal fruits and vegetables and to top it all, a small private perennial natural spring. This resort near Binsar offers panoramic views of the Himalayas including the majestic Nanda Devi.
The 100-year-old traditional Kumaoni style stone house in the resort has been meticulously restored and offers 3 tastefully designed suite bedrooms. Next to this house is a large two-story independent cottage built in traditional style while in and around the resort you can find abundant places to unwind and relax. The courtyard overlooking the mountains and verdant valleys, the semi open-air dining area, numerous nooks and corners perfect for reading or for fulfilling your spiritual quest.
The cuisine is local, North Indian and continental prepared using fresh produce from the resort’s gardens. You can enjoy mesmerising views of the mountains and valleys and be amazed gazing at the countless stars that enlighten the night sky. Read, write or paint in the tranquil and scenic surroundings or partake in invigorating farming, gardening and bee keeping activities. Take leisurely walks or challenge yourself on the trekking trails and enjoy sumptuous picnic hampers that accompany your explorations.