Binsar is a town, situated in the state of Uttarakhand. It is located at an altitude of 2,480 meters and is a popular hill station. People from all over the country visit this hill station to spend their holidays amidst its beautiful scenic views. This small town is located on the Jhandi Dhar hills of Kumaon. The entire town is surrounded by greenery and forests. The forests have pine, oak, deodar and rhododendron trees. The wildlife sanctuary near the town is the prime attraction for tourists. This sanctuary is spread over 45.59 sq km and has a vast range of flora and fauna. You can refer to the Binsar travel guide to know more about this scenic place.

Travelers can get a view of the Himalayas from Binsar. There is rich flora and a horde of wild flowers in the town. In the 3rd and 7th centuries, this town was ruled by the Chand Raj Kings. In earlier times, people from far-flung villages came to the town for trekking. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Bineshwar Mahadev Temple, Binsar Sanctuary Museum, Kasar Devi Temple are the main Binsar attractions. It is a forest reserve where people can explore natural beauty. In the presence of small and large hills people can enjoy adventurous activity such as trekking. It is a lovely hill station where you can find mountains, flora, fauna and wildlife. One can also visit various Himalayan peaks which includes Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Kedarnath, Trishul, Panchchuli. Snow capped peaks provides you with a spectacular views.

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Binsar:This Wildlife Sanctuary is the most popular place in the town which has rich flora and fauna. People can view more than 200 bird species and wild animals such as Musk Deer, Braking Deer, Wild Boars, Flying Squirrel, Himalayan Bear, Porcupine, Panthers, Leopards, Foxes etc.

Bineshwar Mahadev Temple, Binsar:It is one of the most visited holy places in the city which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. King Kalyan made this temple during the13th century. It is designed with gleaming architectural style which makes it more attractive.

Khali Estate In Binsar, Binsar:It is the home of Sir Henry Ramsay, who was the commissioner of Kumaon from 1856 to 1884. You can view the Himalayan range from this place. You can take rest in the estate and go for trekking on the Binsar top.

Travel Excursion Tours from Binsar                                                                                     

Travel to Almora
Almora is the nearest hill-station to Binsar. It is encircled by Pithoragarh to the east, Garhwal to the west, Bageshwar to the north and Nainital to the south. This picturesque hill resort blessed with the majestic views of Himalayas, exquisite wildlife locations, gushing waterfalls and a number of tourist destinations. Almora is well-known for treasuring rich cultural heritage and the tradition of making antique handicraft items.

The district headquarters of Amora has still maintained its old traditional character which can be felt in the tiled roofed houses and paved streets. Places of tourist interest here are Bright-end corner, Chitai Temple, Kasar Devi, Deer Park, Nanda Devi Temple & ram Krishna Mission Ashram.

Chitai Temple or Gollu Devta
(44 kms)
Dedicated to Gollu Devta(an incarnation of Gaur Bhairav), Chitai temple is among the holy places in Uttarakhand. It is said that, a temple tour of Chitai carries the magic of fulfilling wishes, asked by ardent devotees before the deity. According to mythic belief, pilgrims offer bells along with letters, treasured in different parts of the temple.

The temple is situated at a height of 2116 mts. Above sea level which is famous for its caves and Shiva temple. Jalna : 959 kms) At a height of above 5500 feet, Jalna Provides a wide panoramic view of the Himalayas. A number of orchards produce a variety of fruits such as apricots, peaches, pears, plums and apples.

Bageshwar Another Unexplore Temple Destination:
(60 kms)
An excursion trip to Bageshwar yet another unexplore temple destination offers a chance to get around the mighty confluence of the pious Saryu and Gomti rivers. The place has derived its name from a popular temple- Bagnath. It is devoted to the worship of Lord Shiva and every year, it attract thousand of pilgrims from different parts of the world.

Katarmal is a must for history lovers. It houses the famous Sun Temple built by the Katyuri Rajas some 800 and 900 years ago, atop a steep hill.

Located at an elevation of 1, 870 meters above the sea level, Jageshwar is a remarkable tourist destination in the Kumaon region. It is a divine temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, which has been constructed during medieval India. The 8th Dwadasa Jyotirlingas placed inside the temple and the nearby Deodar forest carries great mythological significance.

The temple town, housing one of the 12 Jyotirlingas to be found in India stands on the Almora-Pithoragarth road, in the beautiful Jataganga valley. Take a travel tour to this grand temple complex, consisting of 124 temples has many attractions and is famous not only for its exquisite craftsmanship but also for its pristine beauty of being located among thick deodar woods.

How To Get There - Binsar

Travel By Air:
Binsar is located 152 kms away from Pantnagar Airport. Daily flights connects Pantnagar Airport with Delhi. Another nearby airport is Pant Nagar Airport, which is connected by motorable roads with Mukteshwar.

By Rail:
Kathgodam Railway Station is situated 119 kms away from Binsar. Regular train connects the train station with major Indian cities like Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata etc. Also, private cabs and local buses ply over from Kathgodam to Binsar and vice-versa.

Travel By Road:
Developed motorable roads of Kumaon connects Binsar with major North Indian cities. Interstate buses are available from Anand Vihar to Haldwani(120 kms), Nainital(90ksm) and Almora(26 kms).

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