Built in 1868, the FRH at Budher is the oldest in northern India. At an elevation of 2523m, it is located at a distance of 20km from Chakrata. This barrack style FRH surrounded by Japanese cedar is characterized by the stillness and serenity around it.
Heavy snowfall, sometimes over 9 feet makes it inaccessible during winter months. A 3 km trek from the FRH to Maila Top alpine meadows offers a unique view of the major Himalayan peaks. Some primitive caves are also in the vicinity for the archaeologically inclined to explore. Various other treks are available from here to
Deoban, Indroli and Mundali. The area has the best uniform deodar forests which have been raised through age old plantation techniques. The state bird of Uttarakhand, the Himalayan monal pheasant, vulnerable cheer pheasant, koklas pheasant and Himalayan mountain weasel may be spotted here.
Tourist attraction near FRH :
Surrounded by beautiful Deodar, Kail, Surai forests. 3kms trek to Moila top (Alpine Meadow), Bhudher Cave, Chuddhar View point (4kms) , Bird watching, wildlife sighting (Leopard, wild boar, Monal, Pheasants, Ghural, Himalayan Griffon etc. )
Location : Chakrata-Tyuni road (20kms from chakrata)
Elevation : 2523m AMSL
Year of Construction: 1868
Year of Renovation: 2008