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 0ļ 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 Binsar
Pantnagar 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