Binsar,IN
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Why Travel Binsar?

A small town set in the midst of lush green forests covered with oak, pine, deodar trees, Binsar has plenty of tourist attractions including green meadows, temples and the Binsar wildlife sanctuary.

Binsar is a scenic, sleepy and a cut-off travel destination, situated in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand state, which will bring you much closer to the nature. Binsar is situated amidst Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. The main attraction of Binsar is the 300 kms of majestic and panoramic view of Himalayan peaks from Zero point.Zero-point is located inside the premises of Binsar wildlife sanctuary, which apart from being a home to a various variety of wildlife species, is also dotted with the lush pine and deodar trees.

The Binsar wildlife Sanctuary at an altitude of 900 meters to 2500 meters makes Binsar town a popular tourist destination. Located just 33 km north ofÊAlmora, this town dotted with oaks, pines and rhodendrons is also famous as a pilgrimage spot. Besides the Binsar wildlife sanctuary, you can also visit the Kasar Devi temple and the Bineshwar Mahadev temple. Kathgodam is also located very close to BinsarDevi temple wildlife Sanctuary at an altitude of 900 meters to 2500 meters makes Binsar town a popular tourist destination. Located just 33 km north ofÊAlmora, this town dotted with oaks, pines and rhodendrons is also famous as a pilgrimage spot. Besides the Binsar wildlife sanctuary, you can also visit the Kasar Devi temple and the Bineshwar Mahadev temple. Kathgodam is also located very close to Binsar.


Zero-point is the top most point of the wildlife sanctuary and requires a short trek of 2 km that takes you to the zenith of natural beauty. Zero point provides the 360-degree view of the Himalayan ranges, which includes Nanda Devi, Kedarnath, Shivling, and Trishul. Do not miss the sunrise or sunset from Zero-point, as it is the most recommended activity to do in Binsar owing to the beautiful landscapes.

The best time to visit Binsar is during summers and during the month of October and November.


Binsar does not have too many options for food and cuisines. The handful of restaurants that it houses serve Kumaoni, Continental and typical Indian platters. You can also find some cakes, jams, pastries, homemade breads and more. Also try the local cuisine here which includes Bhaang Ki Khatai, Mixed dal Salad, Kappa (a green curry), Sisunak Saag(a dish prepared with green leafy vegetables and many local ingredients), Aloo ke Gutke( a Kumauni potato dish), Rus ( a preparation of many dals) and much more.

 

An Ideal Itinerary

Day 1- Arrive in Binsar. Check-in at the hotel. Visit the Binsar Wildlife sanctuary, which is a reserved habitat for the variety of wildlife species. Then visit the most attractive point of Binsar- Zero point, located inside the sanctuary which offers the panoramic view of the hills Himalayan ranges draped in snow. Then, seek the blessings from Kasar Devi temple and Bineshwar Mahadev temple. Back to hotel.
Day 2- You can visit Almora in the same trip.


Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary was setup in 1988, is spread over an area of 45.59 km and is situated at an altitude varying 900 to 2500 metres with an average height of 2412 mts. Binsar is rich in its flora and fauna due to the proximity with Binsar Wild Life Sanctury. The slopes have a varying expanse and the terrain has been shaped by the action of running water.
The sanctuary has been declared an ‘Important Bird Area by Bird Life International‘. as there are more than 200 species of birds in the sanctuary, including Forktail, Blackbirds, Laughing Thrush, Kalij Pheasant, Nuthatches, Parakeets and Monal.
The dense Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is the home of 200 bird species, Barking Deer, Himalayan bear, leopard, fox, musk deer, langur, porcupine, flying squirrel, chital, jungle cat etc.

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