Nine Furlongs in Binsar - Uttarakhand
After the British owners of the Estate left around the time of India’s independence, Marie Therese Domine a Belgian doctorate student of musicology and psychology made the Estate her resting point in the early 1950’s. Here she wrote about her epic journey across India and Nepal on foot, in bullock carts and local trains, exploring the folk music and ballads of the Western Himalayas
Nine Furlongs is an “experience” of nature, comfort, lip smacking delicious food and getting spoiled by the impeccable personalized service.
The cozy bungalows built in the 1800’s have been renovated and tastefully furnished with wooden flooring and wide glass windows. The buildings (there are two – The Forest Bungalow and the Writer’s Bungalow) are nestled in the deep green embrace of the Binsar wildlife sanctuary, spread over acres of land and boasts of jaw dropping mountain views from each room.
There are a number of trails to hike, magnificent mountain peaks to gawk at- and you wouldn’t want to leave.
Name : Nine Furlongs
Type : Mountain experential lodge
Location : Binsar - Kumaon (Uttarakhand)
Accommodation : There are only 2 bungalows, so there are never too many people there.
Food : A combination of local and continental .
Image credit : Nine Furlongs