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Introducing Binsar

Best time to visit : October to February
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Binsar is one of the well-known yet less explored tourist places in the Uttarakhand state of northern India where you find Nature at its best. This beautiful Himalayan destination is famous for its forest reserve and bird sanctuary and is a must visit destination for adventure lovers, nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. Perched on top of the Jhandi Dhar hills, Binsar is surrounded with dense forests of oak and rhododendron and is home to several rare bird species, variety of alpine flora and fauna with the wild animals like leopard, serow, goral and bear. It is situated 33 km. from Almora and is preferred mostly for its diversified options. Apart from the wild life sanctuary, Binsar is also famous for the picturesque beauty of the Kumaun region, several temples, museums and trekking. It is a place from where one can enjoy the beautiful views of snow-capped popular Himalayan ranges such as Shivling, Nanada Devi, Trishul, Panchchuli, Nanda Kot and Kedarnath peak.


Tucked away from the city’s hustle-bustle, Binsar is naturally gorgeous, quiet and calm hill station in the Kumaun region. Due to its majestic beauty, long ago this place was the summer capital of Chand Kings. They ruled over the Kumaon hills between 11th to 18th centuries AD. Binsar is also famous for the mythological warfare story between Lord Golu and the King of Binsar. The presence of two ancient temples of Lord Golu also makes the place popular. This travel guide will further provide detailed tourist information about different spots of Binsar.

There are few good small restaurants and hotels which serve delicious pure vegetarian food. Apart from the vegetarian food items, these local eateries of Binsar also offer sumptuous native food.

Shopping in Binsar is all about buying wooden souvenirs made from the local wood and pure honey. Tourists buy loads of these handmade wooden crafts.

Nearby Places:
Once sightseeing in Binsar is done, tourists can opt for the following places mentioned below-
  • Almora: To reach this city by road from Binsar, it takes about 30 minutes as Almora is only about 33 km. from Binsar. This picturesque town of Kumaun region is famous for its cultural heritage, wild life, handicrafts and many more. It has an easy access to the places like Deer Park, Nanda Devi Temple and Chitai Temple. Tourists can also visit to the Gobind Vallabh Pant Public Museum and 200 year old Lal Bazaar.
  • Kathgodam: Its takes almost 2 hrs (about 110 km.) from Binsar to Kathgodam by road. This scenic city has the last railway station for the other destination for the Kumaon region. From Kathgodam tourists can go to the other major places like Nainital, Bhimtal, Almora and Sattal. This town has many renowned places of interest like Sheetla Devi and Kalichaud Temple. 

Apart from the above mentioned places there are several other famous nearby places like Ranikhet, Kausani and Chitai.

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