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 tiny town located on the Jhandi hills of Kumaon. While the weather is pleasant here , the best time to visit the town is during the months of October to November. One not-to-miss or not miss events are an event called the Nanda Devi festival, the most auspicious festival of Binsar which showcases the closeness of people , and their rich heritage.

The sleepy area of Binsar is among the most picturesque spots in the Kumaon region in Uttarakhand. At an altitude of 2420 meters, Binsar is known for stunning views of the magnificent Himalayan mountains like Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Panchachuli, and Kedarnath. The most popular draw in Binsar is the 300 kms of breathtaking and panoramic views of Himalayan peaks that can be seen from Binsar Zero Point.

This small hill town is surrounded by Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary which serves as a home for rare birds, animals and species of flowers. Because the area is encased by thick foliage it is without doubt the perfect spot for the thrill of camping, hiking or nature trails.

Why Binsar should be on your bucket list?

From the beautiful hills, stunning orchards murmuring streams, to the beautiful meadows, everything is available in Binsar. Here you can take in the diverse, curious birds that are oblivious to your location in every nook and cranny.

Visitors can explore this complex Jageshwar as which is one of twelve Jyotirlingas situated about 50 kilometers from Binsar or engage in leisure activities like birding and photography in Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. Beyond that the top tourist attractions that are located near Binsar include those of the Bineshwar Mahadev Temple, Zero Point, Binsar Sanctuary Museum as well as The Kasar Devi Temple.

Enlighten yourself about Binsar

Binsar is a town of a tiny size that is awe-inspiringly situated with the Jhandi hills of Kumaon. Although the weather is pleasant, the ideal time to visit this town is during the months of October to November. One not-to-miss or not miss events can be that of the Nanda Devi festival, the sacred festival of Binsar which showcases the closeness of the community and its extensive tradition.

Top 10 Best hill station and places to visit in Binsar by The Best Tour and Travel Agency in Rishikesh – Divine Travels

History of Binsar

Binsar was the capital city of summer in The Chand Dynasty who ruled over the Kumaon region from the 11th to 17th century A.D. The city is proudly home to the old Shiva temple known as Bineshwar Mahadevwhich was constructed in the the 16th century A.D. by Raja Kalyan Chand of the Chand Dynasty.

Mythology about Binsar

The name Binsar is taken from the word ‘ Bin-sar that literally means “without ahead. There is a local legend that says that once there was a fierce fight by the King of Binsar as well as Golu Devta the local god. There was a certain skepticism, Golu Devta was beheaded and his trunk was found on Gairad Dana Golu, near Binsar National Park and his head was located at Kaparkahan close to Binsar. Both places are home to the old temples built by Golu Devta.

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary was setup in 1988. It’s located over 45.59 kilometers, and is abundant in its wildlife and flora. The sanctuary is designated as an Significant Bird Area by Bird Life International since it has more than 200 different species of birds found in the sanctuary, which includes Forktail, Blackbirds, Laughing Thrush, Kalij Pheasant, Nuthatches Parakeets, and Monal.

This extensive Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is the habitat of 200 species of birds, Barking Deer, Himalayan bear as well as fox, leopard, the musk deer, the langur, flying squirrel, porcupine Chital, Jungle Cat, etc.

Binsar Sanctuary Entry Tickets

A ticket for entry worth Rs. 40 per person or an entry fee of Rs. 50 for cars has to be payed at the entry point of Binsar. Electricity is not available in Binsar area to avoid the exploitation and destruction of nature.


What is Binsar famous for?

Binsar is well-known among tourists because of its Hill Station, Weekend Getaway, Cantonment Area, Bird Sanctuary, Birding, Secluded.

Binsar is a recommended place to visit for Couples International, Foreigners, Groups, Solo.

Binsar is a popular place to visit for the these interests and activities – The Adventure of Biking, Bird Watching camping, Emerging Destinations, Hiking, Hill Station, Leisure, National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries, OffBeat, Romantic Weekend Getaway Wildlife Tourism.