Binsar is located in the Kumaon Himalayan region of the state of Uttarakhand, about 33 km north of Almora city, above the Jhandi Dhar hills in the Himalayas. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is an Indian wildlife sanctuary offering amazing views from the zero point location.
The Himalayan peaks such as Mt. Kedarnath peak, Mt. Shivling, Mt. Trishul, and Mt. Nandadevi are visible. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is home to more than 200 bird species, the area is a museum about flora and fauna.
Binsar is a protected wildlife area comprising oak, rhododendron, and pine forests on a mountain rising up to 8000 ft. Binsar is also one of the many names given to Lord Shiva.
The famous Vineshwar / Binsar Mahadev Temple is situated in the center of a mysterious cross, with the important Shiva and Devi temples exactly 14 kilometers in four cardinal directions. And the local deity, Dana Golu, is also said to have resided in these forests.
The lower part of this sanctuary is inhabited by villages, where the cedar forest is relatively warm, and the upper part of the sanctuary is dense oak forest and cold terrain. These factors create diverse environments and support different bird species.
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary offers hiking and trek options of over 60 km. The trails pass through dense forest, and seeing the spectacular views is the best way to experience the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.
to Visit Binsar Valley Uttarakhand
The best time to visit Binsar is from March to June and then during the months of October and November. However one can visit Binsar from October to June and each season offers a different vibe and feel. This is the best time for nature lovers, bird watchers, and honeymoon couples
Summer Season: The climate is moderate in summers, but pleasant, it extends from the months of April to June. In summer, the maximum temperature is around 30 Degree Celcius and the minimum temperature is around 15 Degree Celcius
Monsoon Season: During the monsoon, there is a lot of greenery in Binsar and it becomes completely green due to rain. The season extends from July to September.
Monsoons are best avoided in the Uttarakhand mountains though
Winters Season: Binsar is covered with white snow sheets during the winter season, hence the winters here are very cold. The maximum temperature in the winter months is around 10 Degree Celcius during the day and the minimum temperature reaches 0 Degree Celcius at night.
How to Reach
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
By Air: The nearest airport to Binsar is in Pantnagar, located around 152 km away from Binsar. Bus and Taxis are easily available from the Pantnagar airport to Binsar. There are daily flights from Delhi to Pantnagar. Pantnagar Airport is well connected by motorable roads with Mukteshwar.
By Rail: The nearest Railway station to Binsar is in Kathgodam, located around 119 km away from Binsar. You can easily Bus and cab from the Kathgodam Railway station to Binsar. Kathgodam Railway station is well connected to major cities of India like Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata, etc. Kathgodam is the gateway to the Kumaon region, so trains to Kathgodam run frequently. Taxis and buses are easily available from Kathgodam to Binsar.
By Road: Binsar is well connected with major cities in northern India by well motorable roads. You can easily take buses from major cities like Delhi to the Kumaon region, Haldwani, Nainital, and Almora. Binsar is about 25 km away from Almora, taxis are easily available from Almora to Binsar.
- Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
- Flora & Fauna of Binsar
- Witness Snowcapped
- Zero Point
- Chitai Golu Devta Temple/ Kasar Devi Temple/ Bineshwar Mahadev Temple