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Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary in Binsar

·  Summer: 16°C-22°C
·  Winter: 1°C-13°C
·  Monsoon: June-October

Best time to visit:  October-February

Opening Time: 07:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 06:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Open 7 days a week.

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 40
Children:  N/A
Cameras:  N/A
Video Camera:  N/A
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 100
Children:  N/A
Cameras:  N/A
Video Camera:  N/A
One of the many wildlife treasures of Himalayas, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary boasts of rich biodiversity and pretty landscapes. Leopard, jungle cat, flying squirrel, porcupine, wild boar, red fox, Himalayan black bear, jackal and barking deer are the prime attractions here. If you get lucky, you may come across musk deer which is rare to spot. The sanctuary is also a designated Important Bird Area for attracting more than 200 bird species.

Adorned with alpines, oaks, rhododendrons, cheer pines, hanging mosses and a huge variety of wild flowers, the sanctuary offers unique visual treats to the eyes. One can climb to the place called Zero Point from where the extravagant views of snow-clad Himalayan peaks can be enjoyed.

When in Binsar, you can also explore popular tourist places like Binsar Mahadev Temple, Kasar Devi Temple and many colonial estates.

Road: Binsar can be reached in local buses from the nearest towns and cities like Almora and Nainital. State run buses also ply to the town from places as far as New Delhi. To access the wildlife sanctuary, you would need a vehicle and a guide. Trekking can be a good alternative to enjoy thrilling exploration of the forest area.

Railway: Kathgodam Railway Station is about 110 km. away from the town of Binsar. It is connected by trains to New Delhi and many other popular cities. Taxis and jeeps are available at affordable rents to reach the wildlife sanctuary.

Airway: Binsar has Pantnagar Airport as the closest air access point at the distance of about 142 km. Regular flight connectivity with New Delhi is available here. The distance between the airport and the sanctuary can be covered in taxis or jeeps.