Binsar

binsar

Binsar is a beautiful, quiet and wild Himalayan destination with rich natural surroundings among dense forest. Binsar is perched on top of the Jhandi Dhar hills. This place is situated 33 km north of the Almora town in the Uttarakhand state of India.

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 was the summer capital of the Chand Kings, who ruled over Kumaon, from 11th to 18th centuries AD. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1988, for the conservation and protection of the shrinking broad leaf oak (Quercus) forests of the Central Himalayan region, and it inhabits 200 bird species.

BEST TIME TO VISIT:
April to June and September to November

Accessiblity:

Rail: Nearest railhead is Kathgodam, 118 kms
Air:  Nearest airport is Pantnagar, 152 Kms.

How To Reach –
Delhi – Ghaziabad – Hapur bypass – Garmukteshwar – Moradabad – Rampur – Rudrapur – Haldwani – Kathgodam – Bhowali – Almora – Gairadbend – Binsar

Distance Chart:

Delhi:        395 Kms.
Kathgodam:    118 Kms.
Nainital:    96 Kms.
Kausani:    58 Kms. (Via Gannath)
Haridwar:    346 Kms.

Places of Tourist Interest:

Binsar Wildlife Sanctury
Bineshwar Temple
Bageshwar (60 Kms.)
Jageshwar (56 Kms)