Binsar is a small hamlet nestled on the Jhandi hills of the Almora district of Kumaon at a height of 2420 metres. It offers spectacular panoramic views of the grand Himalayan ranges includes Chaukhambha, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Panchachuli and Kedarnath.
Binsar is one of the most exquisite places that the region offers in the state of Uttarakhand. It is surrounded by the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary which serves as a habitat for the rare Himalayan species of flora and fauna.
The flourishing hills and beautiful fruit orchards add delights to your Binsar Trip. The colourfulness of the region is also depicted in the rivulets and meadows that are a blessing to the soul. Nature’s bounty welcomes the bird of varied species as well which makes this a haven full of opportunities such as bird watching and research.
Binsar Best Time to Visit
The weather of Binsar is always pleasant. Although, the best time to visit Binsar is between the months of October-November. The Nanda Devi festival, the auspicious festivals of Binsar is celebrated with much fan and fare in the region. It is also one of the best places for experiencing hiking, camping and nature walk.
Places to visit in Binsar
There are various places to visit in Binsar includes the Bineshwar Mahadev Temple, Zero Point, Binsar Sanctuary Museum, and the Kasar Devi Temple. Some of them are mentioned below: –
Binsar Mahadev Temple
Bineshwar Mahadev temple is a Hindu shrine located on route to the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary that is a 16th century A.D temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It was built during the reign of Raja Kalyan Chand of the infamous Chand Dynasty of Kumaon.
Binsar was used to be the summer capital of the Chand Dynasty. The Bineshwar Mahadev Temple boasts lavish and striking architecture. Around the year, devotees throng the temple in order to enjoy the resplendent beauty of Binsar as well as pay their respect to Lord Shiva.
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary Binsar was established in 1988 that covers an area of about 46 km. It has also been declared an ‘Important Bird Area’ by BirdLife International. The entry ticket of Binsar Sanctuary is of Rs. 40 per person and Rs. 50 for a car.
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is a house of more than 200 species of birds and animals includes Forktail, Blackbirds, Laughing Thrush, Kalij Pheasant, Nuthatches, Parakeets, Monal, Barking Deer, Himalayan bear, leopard, fox, musk deer, langur, porcupine, ying squirrel, chital and jungle cat.