Binsar, in ancient times the summer capital of Chand Kings who ruled Kumoun from 11th-18th centuries A.D. The popular Binsar wildlife century is situated here and was established in 1988 for the conservation and protection of broad leaf oak trees of Himalayan region and some endangered species of birds. The panoramic view of 300 km white snow covered Himalayas peaks like Kedarnath, Shivling, Trishul and Nanda Devi, Panchchuli can seen from here. Binsar is a beautiful, quiet and wild Himalayan destination with rich natural surroundings among dense forest of oak trees. From Binsar one can see the 300 km panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks like Kedarnath Peak, Shivling, Trisul and majestic Nanda Devi from a place called 'Zero Point'.
Binsar is situated on top of the Jhandi Dhar hills. This place is situated 33 km north of the Almora district. Almora is surrounded by abundant garlands of alpine flora, ferns, hanging moss and many other species of wild flowers, tourist can feel the presence of heaven just closer to them. Plan your visit to travel Binsar and enjoy the presence of nature beauty in foot hills of great Himalayas
Location: Binsar Wildlife Sanctuaryis located 35 km from Almora in the state of Uttaranchal. The total area is approx. 47.04 km2
Route to Binsar: It’s half an hour journey from Almora. Kathgodam is the nearest railhead, almost 126 km from Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. One can board the overnight train Ranikhet Express from Old Delhi railway station to reach Kathgodam. There are taxis available from Kathgodam to reach Binasar.
Places of interest near Binsar
Binsar has been an acclaimed hill resort of India. Binser is the trekkers paradise. There is an estate near Binsar called Khali estate, it was once the home of Sir Henry Ramsay, who was the commissioner of Kumaun from 1856 to 1884 and popularly called by British authors as 'King of Kumaun'. He also built his bungalow at Binsar.
There are two Binsar in Almora district. This Binsar is around 20 km from Ranikhet situated in the valley and nearly 70 km away from Almora city. It is located in a jungle and famous for temple of Lord Shiva. This temple is one of the holy destinations for Hindus. It is a beautiful place to visit. Binsar was named after this temple. This temple is dedicated to God Shiva. This temple is an excellent example of great architecture.
Binsar Sanctuary Museum
Binsar has a museum about the flora and fauna of the region and provide good and valuable information about the Sanctuary.
Kasar Devi Temple
Kasar Devi Temple is located at a distance of around 9 km from Binsar, it was the house for Dutch Monk from 1970 to early 80s. It is said that this temple was the house for the hippies and hippie culture got popular from here. This temple is still a major tourist attraction for the foreigners.