Binsar – Pristine Himalayan Destination
This post takes you to journey on what things you can see or do in this remote mountain hamlet – Binsar – a picturesque spot and an idyllic hilly paradise with dense forests and serenity all around. Isn’t a perfect getaway for nature lovers, photographers, and adventurers.
It offers the most awesome views – miles and miles of snow capped mountain peaks. Enjoy the panoramic view of Chaukhamba, Panchachuli, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and Kedarnath.
It often known as Jhandi Dhar in the local language is another view point, the Kumaon hills, Greater Himalayan Valley and Almore town are clearly visible from here.
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary with rich flora and fauna that includes more than 200 species of birds and animals like barking deer, chital, musk deer, porcupine, jungle cat and flying squirrel. Leopard and Himalayan Bear can also be spotted if luck favours.
Kasar Devi Temple
It is one of a popular tourist attractions. It is believed that the hippie culture in Uttaranchal got popular from here. It is still a favourite among foreigners. Hippie Hill and Baba Cake are the famed hangouts here.
Bineshwar Mahadev Temple
It is a beautiful temple dating back to the 16th century. The temple enshrines the deity of Lord Shiva and as per the legend it is due to this temple that the entire area is called Binsar.
Activities that you can do
Drive Through Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Enter the sanctuary paying a nominal fee. See the cave like formations in the rocks and great views. There are chances of spotting Red Fox, Leopard or a Himalayan Bear too. The watch tower inside the forest offers most wonderful view of the dense forest, mountain peaks and caves all around.
Enjoy Bird Watching
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary has been declared as ‘Important Bird Area By Bird Life International’. There are a total of about 200 species of birds like parakeets, tits, forktail, blackbirds, nuthatches, magpies, woodpeckers and many more.
Go For Village Walks
A popular activity that offers insight to to Himalayan rural lifestyle.The walk leads through forests of pine and cedar, fields and lovely streams
Places Around Binsar
Jogeshwar is a must visit palce near Binsar. The beauty of Jogeswar, an 8th century temple complex is enhanced by the Deodar trees and the Jata Ganga which meanders through the temple complex.
Places to stay
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Nearest Airport: Pantnagar, 127 km away Flights powered by skyscanner
Nearest Rail Head: Kathgodam, 120 km
Nearby Cities : Delhi – 380 kms; Nainital -95 kms.
Plan a visit to Binsar whenever you want to get away from the maddening holiday crowd and have a peaceful break amid nature with snow capped Himalayas all around.
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