Binsar

Binsar

Located in

Almora, Kumaon

Recommended stay

 2 days

Best time to visit

Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Railway Station

Kathgodam, 119 kms

Nearest Airport

Pantnagar, 152 kms

Famous for

Hill Station, Weekend Getaway, Cantonment Area, Bird Sanctuary, Birding, Secluded

Binsar - Bird Watching Paradise

Binsar is a small town adorned on the Jhandi hills of Kumaon. Although the weather is always pleasant here but the best time to visit this place is between the months of October-November. One of the not to miss event is the Nanda Devi festival, the auspicious festivals of Binsar showcasing the close knit of people with their rich culture.

The sleepy region of Binsar is one of the scenic places of Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Perched at an elevation of 2420 metres, Binsar is known for offering spell-binding views of the majestic Himalayan peaks such as Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Panchachuli, and Kedarnath. The main attraction of Binsar is the 300 kms of majestic and panoramic view of Himalayan peaks from Binsar Zero point.

This compact hill town is encircled by the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary which serves as a habitat for the rare animals, birds and flower species. Since the place is wrapped up in thick foliage, it is undoubtedly the best place for experiencing adventurous hiking, camping and nature walks.

Why Binsar should be on your bucket list?

From the benedictory hills, beautiful orchards, mumbling streams to the enchanting meadows one can find everything at Binsar. It is here that you can admire the varied, playful birds cheekily noticing your whereabouts from every nook and cranny.

The travelers can visit the complex of Jageshwar, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas located about 50 km from Binsar or enjoy recreational activities such as birding and photography at the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. Apart from this, the popular tourist attractions located in the vicinity of Binsar includes the Bineshwar Mahadev Temple, Zero Point, Binsar Sanctuary Museum, and the Kasar Devi Temple.

Enlighten yourself about Binsar

Binsar is a small town adorned on the Jhandi hills of Kumaon. Although the weather is always pleasant here but the best time to visit this place is between the months of October-November. One of the not to miss event is the Nanda Devi festival, the auspicious festivals of Binsar showcasing the close knit of people with their rich culture.

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History of Binsar

Binsar was the summer capital of the Chand Dynasty who ruled over the Kumaon region from 11th to 17th century A.D. The place proudly exhibits the ancient Shiva temple called Bineshwar Mahadevwhich was built in 16th century A.D. by Raja Kalyan Chand of Chand dynasty.

Mythology about Binsar

The name Binsar has been derived from the words ‘bin-sar‘ which literally suggests without ahead. There is a famous local legend which states that once a fierce battle held between the King of Binsar and Golu Devta, the local deity. But due to some skepticism, Golu Devta was beheaded and his trunk fell at Gairad Dana Golu  near Binsar National Park and his head at Kaparkahan near Binsar. Both these places have the ancient temples of Golu Devta.

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary was setup in 1988, is spread over an area of 45.59 kms, is rich in its flora and fauna. 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.

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 exploitation and degradation of natural beauty.

What is Binsar famous for?

Binsar is famous among tourist as Hill Station, Weekend Getaway, Cantonment Area, Bird Sanctuary, Birding, Secluded.

Binsar is recommended destination for Couples, Foreigners, Groups, Solo.

Binsar is popular destination for following activities/ interests – Adventure, Biking, Bird Watching, Camping, Emerging Destinations, Hiking, Hill Station, Leisure, National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries, OffBeat, Romantic, Weekend Getaway, Wildlife Tourism.