Binsar is a small town in the district of Almora of Uttarakhand, India. It is located on the Jhandi Dhar hills of Kumaon, at an altitude of 2,480 meters above the sea level. Binsar was summer capital of the erstwhile Chand kings (7th – 18th century) of Kumaon. The name of this place is derived from the Hindu God Shiva, also known as Binsar Deo.
The views of major peaks like Chaukhamba, Panchachuli, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, and Kedarnath are distinctly visible from here. Bineshwar Mahadev Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Kasar Devi Temple dedicated to Goddess Kasar Devi are famous temple here.
Binsar is a scenic, sleepy and a cut-off travel destination. It also attract thousands of trekking lovers from all around.
The main attraction of Binsar is the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, covers an area of 50 sq km and has a wide variety of flora and fauna, over 200 varieties of birds along with animals like deer, leopards, Himalayan bears, monkeys, foxes, flying squirrels and many others.
Best Time to Visit Binsar
The best time to visit Binsar is during the month October to March.
How to reach Binsar
Binsar by Air
Pantnagar airport is one of the nearest airports to Binsar. It is about 152 km away from the city and well connected the major cities.
Binsar by Rail
Kathgodam Railway station is the nearest to the town which is about 119 km away.
Binsar by Road
Binsar is well connected through road to Almora (33km), Nainital (95km), Delhi (372km) and Kathgodam (114km).