Gone are the days when celebrities’ favourite hotels were located in the French Alps and they had to take long flights every few months for some hard-earned downtime. In the last few years, both Bollywood and Hollywood celebrities have been seen vacationing in the different mountain towns of India. These properties offer picturesque views of majestic rolling hills, mouthwatering cuisine, and unmatched service. From sprawling properties situated in the Himalayas to charming cottages offering utmost privacy, these are some of your favourite celebrities’ favourite hotels and homestays in the hills.

Mary Budden Estate

Located inside the scenic Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, this mountain retreat is well-known for its one-of-a-kind location, cosy interiors and personalised experiences. Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, Dia Mirza, Ishaan Khatter and Neelima Azeem recently stayed at this property. Mary Budden Estate is a five-acre retreat with three separate luxury cottages and lodges. The boutique homestay’s expert team organises private Kumaoni meals in various locations in the surrounding verdant forest and charming estate. Guests can also go for treks and explore bird-watching trails with a local naturalist and guide.

Address: Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttarakhand. Tel: 09711171350

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