Binsar The charming Binsar hill-stations is situated in the Almora district of Uttarakhand. It is perched at an elevation of 2400 meters above the sea level, on the Jhandi Dhar hills and is one of the highest hill-station in the Kumaon region. On visiting this scenic place, tourist can feast their eyes with awe-inspiring views of the greater Himalayas, dotted with Alpine flora, ferns and varieties of wild flowers.

Like most of the hill-stations in India, Binsar also has its glorious past. As per history, the hill station was the ancient capital of the Chand Raj Kings, who ruled over the region in the 7th and 3th centuries. A revered temple dedicated to Lord Shiva witness the bygone regime of King Kalyan. Apart from this, the hill-station is best known to be the home of wild flora and faunas. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is greatly visited by wildlife lovers from different parts of the globe.

Place to Visit

Bineshwar Mahadev Temple
Bineshwar Mahadev TempleDating back to the 16th century, Bineshwar Mahadev Temple is an important landmark and a must-visit place in Binsar. It was due to this temple that the region was named Binsar. King Kalyan Chand, one of the scions of the Chand Raja dynasty, is believed to have built this temple. The temple enshrines the deity of Lord Shiva. Apart from being a religious place, Bineshwar Mahadev Temple boasts of great architectural excellence. The temple can be an ideal stoppage point on the way to Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Nestled amidst the Himalayan range overlooking the Almora valley, Binsar is a beautiful, quiet and wild destination to explore in the Uttarakhand state of India. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1988, mainly for the conservation and protection of the shrinking broad leaf oak (Quercus) forests of the Central Himalayan region. An epitome of serenity and tranquility, the place extends tourists an unexploited and unruffled beauty.

Khali Estate
Khali Estate binsarSet amidst the Binsar Sanctuary is the Khali Estate a 26 acre of serene and beautiful land. The estate was once the home of Sir Henry Ramsay, the commissioner of Kumaon from 1856 to 1884. Khali Estate is an epitome of natural beauty and soothing silence. The charming view of the Himalayan range is beautifully coupled with the cooing of the birds. Apart from just resting in the estate, one can also indulge in long treks down to the little villages or up to the Binsar top.

Pariyadeva Pashan
Historically, Binsar has been a great archeological site, thanks to the relics which date back to the Megalithic Age. Pariyadeva Pashan is one such relic, having long stone with cup-marks at the place. Situated on the Almora-Binsar road near Dinapani, it is a must see for tourists. So, if you were of the opinion that Binsar is nothing more other than mountain range and varied flora and fauna, this would surely come as a surprise.

Binsar Retreat
binsar retreatIt is located at Binsar a sanctuary and reserve forest 30 kms uphill from Almora. Binsar Retreat is a Camp Retreat situated at 7500 ft above sea level at the South West Flank of the Sanctuary deep into the Core area. The Binsar Retreat is known for its ecological tourism and stunning Himalayan and forest views, and is situated at a height of 7500 feet 30 kms NE of Almora in Kumaon. The philosophy of the Retreat is to care for and conserve nature and to provide our guests with an experience in the forest which emphasizes on the importance of conserving the delicate balance between man and nature. People from the urban environment have forgotten how to relate to our natural habitat, to respect and nurture it. The retreat endeavors is to propagate this concept and to bring about awareness as to how fragile and precious our natural resources are in this age of global warming.

How to Reach us

By Air
Pantnagar Airport, located at a distance of 127kms, is the nearest aerodrome that connects Binsar to the other parts of the country. A domestic airport, it is positioned in the in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Jagson Airlines is the only airline that plies to and from the airport, connecting the state of Uttarakhand to the capital, New Delhi. After de-boarding from the air carrier, tourists can either go for roadways or railways.

By Rail
The nearest railway station to Binsar is located at Kathgodam. Located at a distance of about 121 km from Binsar, Kathgodam railway station is well-connected to the important cities of New Delhi, Kolkata, Dehradun, Jammu and Kanpur. There are several trains that ply on this route, connecting this beautiful hill region to the plains of country.

By Road
Binsar is located at a distance of 380 km from Delhi. It takes nearly 10 hours from Delhi to reach Binsar, via NH24 to Rampur, NH87 to Kathgodam, then the state highway 37 via Bhowali, Khairna, Almora, Kaparkhan and Ayarpani to Binsar

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