Vinayak FRH was on the bridal route from Bageshwar-Almora to Kotabagh referred to as Ghorkha Garhi. Folklore goes that the Gorkhas were settled here by the British since they knew how to make charcoal from oak wood. The FRH along a beautiful hill slope at an elevation of 2216m and was built in 1925. Thuner trees are found here which is unusual in this type of forest. Medicinal plants abound in the area, hence a centre of excellence along with a nursery and a herbarium has been established.
Tourist attraction near FRH :
Natural Forest beauty, Tall Deodar Trees around the FRH, snow ranges are visible from nearby range campus. trekking & camping, Nature walks, view of the villages on both side of FRH, Gangikharak RH (15kms), Birdwatching, Badanthali Temple, wildlife sighting (leopard, Barking deer, ghoral, pheasants etc.)
Location : Barpather-Tonkey-Kilbuary-Vinayak road, 25 kms from Nainital
Forest Division: Nainital
Elevation : 2216m AMSL
Year of Construction: 1925
Year of Renovation :2006