Binsar Tourism

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Mita Banerjee

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1 reviewPosted 3 years ago

Solitude and awesome destination to be at

We reached Binsar on 13th June 2015 and reached the KMVN rest house. The journey to the rest house is around 15 km from the gate of the sanctuary on top of the hill. It goes winding through the jungle and the road is being relayed. Maybe the people going later on might get a well laid road.

After we reached the Tourist Rest House we were allotted the lower room. We were 3 persons. The evening was spent watching the cloud covered Himalayas. The rains had brought in dark black clouds. We spent the evening at the roof only and then went inside the room. The dinner was exciting and was a very deliciously spread buffet. We heard stories from some people about the wilderness and also heard about people going towards zero point all alone through the jungle.

Next day in the morning at around 6 30 we started for the jungle walk. The trek started out good with we spotting few jungle fowls and also beautiful birds singing along the path. I had picked up a broken branch of a tree as part of a weapon for support.

As we neared the last turn near zero point there was the warning sound of the birds that is so near to you. Suddenly my wife who was few feet ahead of me stopped in her track and then within few seconds started running back as if something was following her. She dragged me along with her and was already running like a seasoned athlete. After 500 mtrs she stopped and said that she saw a full grown leopard right on the middle of the road. We really had a scare and went back to the the as fast as we can. I was constantly watching my back to see if we were being followed. This was a one of experience and we were saved as the leopard itself got scared of us and went downhill.

When we reached the Tourist Rest House we were told that she was one of the few lucky persons who had come to Binsar who was privileged to see the leopard. Our rest of the trip was exciting and we went back having a great experience of Binsar with us.

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Rakesh  Jha

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14 reviewsPosted 2 years ago

Nature at its best-Binsar

Binsar is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers. It is not a usual hill-station with mall road, shopping and crowd. Binsar is surrounded by dense forest where calm and peace prevails. Every sound of the birds and animals can be heard clearly. Those who love Himalayan views and trekking will find this place like no other.

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Binsar Overview

Binsar is a small town in the state of Uttarakhand and is located amidst dense green forests. It is famous for the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. It is located at an altitude of 2,480 m on the Jhandi Dhar hills of Kumaon. The place is known for its greenery and is surrounded by virgin forests of oak, rhododendron, pine and deodar all around.

The main attraction of the town of Binsar is the wildlife sanctuary. The sanctuary covers an area of 45.59 sq km and has a wide variety of flora and fauna residing in. It is believed that over 200 varieties of birds are found in Binsar along with animals like deer, leopards, Himalayan bears, monkeys, foxes, flying squirrels and many others, making it a popular destination for wildlife enthusiasts.

Things to do in Binsar

With so many varieties of birds, bird watching is one of the most popular activities here. Jungle safaris are organized giving visitors the chance to see the wildlife from up close. Binsar is also an ideal place to can catch a glimpse of some of the beautiful peaks of the mighty Himalayas. Especially from Zero Point, the snow-covered peaks of Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Kedarnath and quite a few others are clearly visible.

Besides the wildlife sanctuary, Binsar is also known for its many temples. In fact, the town was named after the famous 16th century temple Bineshwar Mahadev Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Kasar Devi Temple is another famous temple here dedicated to Goddess Kasar Devi.

The weather of Binsar is such that it can be visited all throughout the year. Tourists could try out various seasonal packages for trips to Binsar. Summer is pleasant and not too hot making it comfortable for tourists to explore the place and trek around. Winter does become a little chilly with temperatures falling below 0º Celsius during the peak of winter season. The best time to visit Binsar is during the summer months and during the early winter months of October and November.

This Himalayan town is ideal for a short relaxed holiday, packed with activities like nature walk, trekking, cycling, bird watching, while taking in the breathtaking views of the landscape around.

Travelling to BinsarPantnagar Airport is the nearest airport to Binsar located at 152 km away. The airport is very well connected with Delhi and by road from the airport to Mukteshwar. Also available are the taxis outside the airport to reach Binsar.

The nearest railhead to Binsar is Kathgodam Railway Station, which is at distance of 119 km. it is well connected to Lucknow, Delhi, Kolkata, etc. There are many frequents trains to Kathgodam as it is the gateway of Kumaon region. From here, there are many buses to reach Binsar.

Binsar is well connected by road with many buses available from ISBT to Haldwani, Nainital and Almora. Taxis can also be availed from Kumaon region and Garhwal region.

Accommodation options in BinsarHotels in Binsar range from budget hotels and mountain to jungle resorts. Most of these hotels also offer transfers for sightseeing and pick-up from railway and bus stations