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Mary Budden Estate is located in the middle Himalayas, just north of Almora in Uttaranchal. One of only five privately owned estates in the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, the Estate has been carefully restored with consideration for the environment.

Mary Budden Estate

The Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
P.O. Ayarpani District

Phone: +91 97111 71350   or   +91 94 11 316517


We are open from September to June

Getting Here

The nearest railway station is at Kathgodam, 120 km away from Binsar.

List of trains from Delhi to Kathgodam:
1. New Delhi - Kathgodam Shatabdi (Daily)
Dep: 0600 / Arr: 1140 (departs from New Delhi)

2. Ranikhet Express (Daily)
Dep: 2000 / Arr: 0505 (departs from Old Delhi)

List of trains from Kathgodam to Delhi:
1. Kathgodam – New Delhi Shatabdi (Daily)
Dep: 1535 / Arr: 2105 (Arrives at New Delhi)

2. Ranikhet Express (Daily)
Dep: 2040 / Arr: 0514 (Arrives at Old Delhi)

You can hire a taxi for the 4 hour drive through the hills to Binsar. Binsar is well connected by roads to all prominent towns: Almora (34 km), Ranikhet, Ramgarh, Nainital (120 km) and Delhi (418 km).

From Delhi: take NH24 to Rampur via the Hapur and Moradabad bypasses, then NH87 to Kathgodam via Rudrapur. Then take the state highway to Almora via Bhimtal, Bhowali, Kherna to Almora on to Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. It takes approximately 9 and a half hours if one leaves early, at around 5 am.

You can stagger your journey by spending a weekend at Corbett National Park or by driving via Ranikhet to Binsar or by driving via Jeolikote Or stopping over at Dhana chuli on the way to Binsar.


If you are arriving by helicopter we can organise a car pick-up from the closest landing point – inside the premises of a school which is 30 minutes away. Prior permission for landing needs to be organised. The helicopter flight takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from Delhi to Almora.


Pantnagar, near Kathgodam is the closest airport. It is 155 km from the estate.

Air India has scheduled flights from Delhi to Pantnagar and back, five times a week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Note: Flight timings are subject to change. Please refer to Air India website for timing confirmation.

+91 97111 71350
+91 94 11 316517

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