About Idyllic Haven Home Stay in Gaunap Village (near Binsar)
Idyllic Haven is a budget home-stay in Binsar, located far away from the madding crowds of the bustling cities, with amazing Himalayan views. The panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges, spanning from Garhwal all the way to Nepal are awesome on clear days.
At Idyllic Have Resort you can either do nothing or read books or do bird watching. You can also visit to local school, try hand on farming or help locals with their daily tasks.
Note: Gaunap Village is not connected by electricity, but solar lights have been installed in the rooms and bathrooms. Hot water can be provided on request.
Location of Hotel Idyllic Haven
Idyllic Haven homestay is located in Ganaup village in Binsar, run by Mr Sunder Singh Bora. Gaunap is a typical Kumaoni village nestling in the midst of rhododendron and pine forests of the Binsar reserve area.
Dhaulchhina (7 kms away from Gaunap) is the nearest village that has several small stores and a few restaurants. The Bora family can arrange for someone to fetch groceries for you. Basic medical facilities are available in Dhaulchhina, with a medical store where most of the common medicines are available.
Note: The nearest road-head is at Binsar TRH which is about 3 km from Gaunap village. Dhaulchhina, which is the nearest town is a 7 km trek from Gaunap.
The rooms in Idyllic haven are very basic but comfortable, made in a typical Kumaoni type home, with attached western-style bathrooms.
There are 4 rooms categorised as Deluxe Rooms (with clean attached bathrooms), Standard Rooms (with shared bathroom facilities)
Dining in Idyllic Haven, Binsar
The Idyllic haven homestay at Binsar offers basic home made food.
Activities at Idyllic Haven
Idyllic Haven Tariff Rate Card
Price range (per night): Rs 900 to Rs 1500
Tariff Validity : 31 Mar 2016 (Please contact the hotel for latest prices)
Tariffs include breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner. Discounts available for long-term stay. Check for off-season discounts too.
How to Reach Hotel Idyllic Haven in Binsar
By Road (Delhi-Amora): The other option to reach Almora from Delhi is to take an overnight bus. Buses start from Anand Vihar ISBT.
Road Route Delhi: Delhi - Almora - Dhaulchhina - Gaunap OR Delhi - Almora - Binsar TRH - Gaunap
From Almora: Dhaulchhina is also about 1 hr away from Almora by bus or car. Shared taxis are also available on the Almora-Dhaulchhina route. Gaunap is a 2.5 hrs trek from Dahualchhina. Ponies can be arranged for this stretch on extra payment.
By Train: The best way to get to Almora from Delhi is to take the Ranikhet express (train no. 5013) which leaves Old Delhi at 10.50 PM and reaches Kathgodam at 5.40 AM. Check Indian Railways for the latest train schedule. From Kathgodam shared taxis and buses are available to get to Almora. If hiring a car, you can get to Binsar TRH or Dhaulchhina from Kathgodam directly.