Looking to do an intimate family-bonding holiday? Visit Mary Budden Estate, nestled in the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary in Kumaon. Formerly the home of Ashwani and Serena Chopra, till they decided to graciously open their doors to travellers, the 150-year-old colonial-style house offers three bedrooms, living and dining areas and even a chef for fresh home-cooked meals. Rented out only as a whole unit, with staff to care and clean for you, it’s a great alternative to the impersonal hotel.
Contact: 9810185101 or www.marybuddenestate.in