Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary


13.6/5(6 Ratings)

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary Overview

Ranked 3 of 7 sightseeing in Binsar

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, sprawling over an area of 47.04 sq.kmuare kilometre, is set deep in the foothills of Himalayas. It is a small a protected area, which was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1988. The sanctuary was established with an aim for the protection and conservation of the broad leaf oak (Quercus) forests, mainly located in the Central Himalayan region.

This sanctuary is rich in diversified flora and fauna as the place is home to variety of species of plants and animals as well as avifauna. In addition, the sanctuary also has some of the unique species of plants and animals, which are found in the Himalayan range. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is home to Leopards, Wild Boars, Monkeys, Ghorals, Kakars and Himalayan Black Bears. In addition, this sanctuary also offers shelter to several other wild animals like Indian Red Fox, Pine Martens, Jackals and Porcupines.

Enveloped with the dense forest all around, the Himalayan peaks stand erect in the backdrop of this sanctuary. At the higher altitude, forests of Oak and Rhododendron are found., Wwhile at the lower altitude Pine forests surrounds the entire area of this sanctuary. In addition, the sanctuary is one of the ideal destinations for bird lovers as the place is home to more than 200 species of birds. including both migratory and resident species.  The sanctuary has been declared as an Important Bird Area by Bird Life International.  

There is only one entry gate available for tourists visiting this sanctuary, which is located at Ayarpani. In addition, only one road leads to this sanctuary that extends in a north-west direction and terminates at the Forest Rest House. The best time to visit this sanctuary is from February to April and October to November.

Admission Fees:

  INR40 (For Indians)
                               INR100 (For Foreigners)

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What travellers are saying about Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

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  • Good 3
  • Average 1
  • Excellent 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
  • Very Good 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunrise
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed

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Operating hours

7:00 AM -6:00 PM
7:00 AM -6:00 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Sushmita chakraborty

Sushmita chakraborty3.6/5

1 review

Binsar - a peaceful sojourn

Binsar is one of the most scenic places in Uttarakhand. The wildlife sanctuary is dense and peaceful. The panoramic view of snow laden Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Nanda Khat and Nanda kot is mind blowing. We went in October and the weather was pleasant. I will again come here in peak winter to get a clear view of snow cl added peaks. There is no sign of pollution here and the air has a sweet fragrance of himalayan flora.

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10 reviews

A journey through sanctuary to reach zero point

Visited the sanctuary in the last week of Nov 2015. Visit is possible only if one has a private vehicle. There are charges for for visitors at 150/head and Rs 250 have to be paid for the car. Reaching the zero point is mild trek of two km. It can be difficult for the elderly to climb. One should carry water along while visiting the sanctuary. On reaching the zero snow clad Himalayas can be seen if weather is clear. Hardly any animals are spotted while passing the sanctuary. Should not be visited during rains and winters starting from December. Should always take a guide along.

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  • A journey through sanctuary to reach zero point
  • A journey through sanctuary to reach zero point
  • A journey through sanctuary to reach zero point
  • A journey through sanctuary to reach zero point

Rakesh  Jha

Rakesh Jha5.0/5

14 reviews

Binsar the heaven on earth

All those who love to be in the midst of pure natural confines, far away from human habitation must visit this paradise. It's a place that throws up some of the breathtaking views of Himalayan ranges, both from the view point of KMVN resthouse and zero point. The place is completely surrounded by dense forest where animal spotting is a common sight. Not too many accommodation options are available inside the sanctuary. That makes the area calm and quiet for a peaceful stay. Those who love walking trails, there are a plethora of options. All in all, its a heaven for the nature lovers, unlike a typical hillstation, there is nothing else to do apart from soaking in the nature.

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Vibha Deshpande

Vibha Deshpande3.2/5

6 reviews

Nice trails to walk on

Don't forget that it's a part of Himalayan ranges, so even when you go for a walk in the forest, you badly need a guide to show you the way and to hold your hand if you are scared of falling off. We didn't get to see many animals, just a few barking deer and the Himalayan goats.

Aashish Khurana

Aashish Khurana2.9/5

3 reviews

Excellent drive but with a high entry fees

Binsar wildlife Sanctuary is excellent place to visit if you like to drive in hills, or I should call it adventurous drive in hills, with no expectation of any wildlife to be experienced and on top of it there is a entry fee for cars. On my visit on the hill top we saw some Langoors apart from that 12 kms drive from its entrance, one could enjoy various beautiful views, and have a drive on not very well maintained and narrow roads, if you do not consider yourself an expert in driving in hills and do not enjoy driving much, I would not recommend this place to visit.

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Anil Sharma

Anil Sharma3.6/5

2 reviews

Morning at Binsar.

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is really refreshing in the morning. One must visit this place once.

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