BINSAR is one of the hidden paradises in Himachal Pradesh. Not very known and very few people visit this place. Binsar is a reserved forest area and it has only 3 known resorts. We stayed in ‘Khali State’ – a Very beautiful, peaceful and quiet place. The place where you will have no Internet connection, No TV and no Mobile signals. A place where you can discover yourself and spend meaningful time with your loved ones.
Khali State is a private property and a British time architecture. They have around 20 rooms. The food is homely and people are very friendly – they will ask you what you would like to have in Breakfast, lunch and Dinner. In winter time they have a bonfire from 6 pm onward till 10 pm. Their small library is handy when there are no Laptop or Mobile Signal
Zero point is a place to visit during your stay. You can see the Himalaya range view from Zero point. It was 8 KM from our resort and we decided to track. It took 8 hours to reach the Zero point and back to the resort. The roads are empty as the population count is very less. We reached Zero Point at 2 pm in the afternoon. My Suggestion will be to start your hike early as sometimes clouds cover the view at Zero Point and you will not be able to see the Range.
Trekking to Zero Point
At Zero Point (Indeed a victory!)
GETTING TO BINSAR
Train facility available till ‘Jammu Tavi’ Railway Station. And from there you can hire a taxi for INR 1000 (try to bargain for price). Or for more adventure you can take the Bus to ‘Bheem Tal’ and then taxi in around INR 300 to 400. It was around 2 to 3 hours of road travel to Binsar and you can enjoy extraordinary scenery all around.
OVERALL the stay at Binsar was different and I got to enjoy the serene nature. My husband and I had a great time together – spending long hours over tea breaks , playing Badminton , just watching the Sunset. The best thing is that when you have no mobile connection, you enjoy the nearby surroundings. I would love to visit this place again and definitely for a longer duration.