Kanasar is a beautiful meadow, 26 kms from Chakrata on main highway to Tiuni. Surrounded by evergreen deodar trees, Kanasar is home to some of the biggest and oldest deodar trees of the world. One of these tree measures around 6.5 meters in circumference and is considered biggest in Asia. Rich in flora and fauna, Kanasar is a paradise for Nature lovers.
Proximity to few of the exquisite trails make Kanasar an ideal base for trekking enthusiasts. A well marked trek from Kanasar to devban passes through Green canvas at 1.5 km mark. Same trek continues toward mundali, kathiyan and Hanol, some of the lesser travelled yet popular destinations of Chakrata. Budher top, a much sought after destination in Chakrata is just 9 kms drive from Green canvas Kanasar.
Pristine environment, pleasantly cold weather, and picture perfect view in the rural landscape is ideal for people wishing to spend some quality time in the nature.
Green Canvas Kanasar
Kanasar is around 26 kms from chakrata on the main highway joining Chakrata and Tiuni. Road, for most part, is decent, though last 6 kms (Lokhandi to Kanasar) requires some careful driving. A 3 kms jeepable forest road connects Green canvas with the highway exactly 1.5 km before Kanasar. A good off roading adventure, road is only recommended for drivers having some experience in hill driving.
Kanasar is connected to chakrata through regular Sate Bus service and private shared Jeeps. People coming in own vehicle can easily drive up to Kanasar meadows. From Kanasar they can drive to Green canvas in Jeeps provided by Resort. Alternatively they can trek to Green canvas through an easy trek of 1.5 kms. Trek traverses through beautiful deodar forests, picturesque terrace farms and fascinating Chaani (temporary dwelling units) of locals.
Green canvas is set amidst apple orchards surrounded by tall evergreen deodar forests. On easterly side it opens to a view of open fields with lofty himalayan ranges making the distant background. On all other sides it is covered by tall deodar trees reaching up to the sky. Chaani (temporary dwelling units of locals) in the neighbourhood gives Green canvas its distinct rural flavour. Verdant surroundings, cool weather and proximity to trek routes to some exotic destinations make Green canvas ideal for Nature and trekking enthusiasts.
Concept of Green canvas is that of minimalist living, as an escape from deeply loaded materialistic urban life. Accommodation is basic yet comfortable. It consist of Alpine tents fitted with cozy beds. There is a common washroom facility as part of essential infrastucture. At present there are four eco lodges designed and built by Green canvas team making use of local material. More such eco friendly cottages would be added soon as a DIY experiment in utilizing local resources. These cottages have ensuit washrooms.
Most of the electrical needs at Green canvas is fulfilled by Sun, moon and stars, though for back up there is a generator. Landscaping is done by nature itself and attempt at green canvas is to keep it intact as far as possible.
Kanasar forest is rich in flora and fauna typical to himalayan ranges. Nature lovers/ Bird watchers can explore the surrounding forest for some rare species not sighted in usual tourist destinations.
Green canvas is sitting right on the main trek route to devban. 3 kms from Green canvas on Devban trek is a picturesque spot, saraswati, an ideal place for picnic. Few adventure activities like, Rappelling, Jumaring and Rock climbing can be arranged on natural rocks at Saraswati. Devban is around 7 kms from Green canvas. Perched at an altitude of around 2900 mtrs, Vyas shikhar at Devban presents a panoramic view of snow covered himalayan ranges. Avid trekker can even explore Mundali region which is 3o kms further from Devban.