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. Located at an elevation of 2,412 mts above sea level, 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.
Binsar is an ideal destination for writers, nature lovers and adventure lovers. The views of major peaks like Chaukhamba, Panchachuli, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, and Kedarnath are distinctly visible from here.
Binsar Hills known and Jhandi Dhar, rise to a height of 2412 mts and offer an excellent view of Almora town, Kumaon hills and the greater Himalayan valley.
If you are a die-hard nature lover then prepare yourself to add Binsar in your must see places. It is an ideal place for Bird watching and wildlife photography. There are several popular excursions in the proximity of Binsar. Enjoy peaceful and serene walks in Binsar enjoying the unmatched beauteousness of nature.
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary was setup in 1988, is spread over 45.59 km² and situated at an altitude varying 900 to 2500 metres with an average height of 2412 mts. Binsar is rich in its flora and fauna. 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”. There are more than 200 bird species 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, leapord, fox, musk deer, langur, porcupine, flying squirrel, chital, jungle cat etc.
Binsar Sanctuary Entry Tickets
An entry ticket of Rs. 40 per person and Rs. 50 for a car has to be paid at the entry point of Binsar. Electricity is limited in Binsar region so as to prevent the natural beauty.
Chand Kings, who ruled over Kumaon, from 11th to 18th centuries AD enjoyed their summers at Binsar. It was the capital of Chand Kings of Kumaon.
Binsar is also noted for mythological warfare between King of Binsar and Golu Devata. Due to some confusion Golu Devata was beheaded and his trunk fell at Gairad Dana Golu near Binsar national Park and his head felled at Kaparkahan near Binsar. Both The places has ancinent temples of Lord Golu.
Binsar Weather (Best Time to Visit)
Binsar offers salubrious climate throughout the year. During monsoons Binsar offers varied greenery and it receives snowfall during winters. The climatic conditions prevailing in the Binsar sanctuary range from temperate to sub-arctic.
Summers in Binsar:
extends through the months of April, May and June. Maximum temperature is around 30°C and a minimum temperature is around 15°C.
Winters in Binsar:
Binsar winters are very cold, and the maximum temperature during the winter months will range around 24°C. The minimum temperature will be around 0°C. Winter months are: October, November, December, January and February.
Best time to visit Binsar:
The best time to visit Binsar is during summers and during the month of October and November.
Light woolens are recommended during the summers whereas heavy woolens during the winter season.