Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is located 32 kms from Almora , Binsar was summer capital of Chand Vansh . It was declared Bird sanctuary in year 1988 for conservation of wildlife and broad leaf oak forest of the central Himalayan Region .
Situated on top of Jhandi dar Hills. Spread in 46 sq kms. Highest point of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is located at 8200 Feet ASL. Around 25 types of Trees , Around 24 types of Bushes & Around 7 varieties of Grasses are found at Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.
There is 10 kms drive from sanctury Entry Barrier , One can Trek To Zero Pint ( 1.5 kms One way ) Enjoy View of Kedarnath Peak ,Shivling Peak ,Trishul Peak ,Nanda Devi Peak from Zero Point .
March April witnesses Rudy Red Flowers in Rhododendron Trees , These Flowers are used for Making herbal juices with medicinal values.
Flora & Fauna
Leopard , Goral , Wild Boar , Black Bear and most special Flying Squirrels are found here . Around 200 species of birds , Many Reptiles & Butterflies are found at Sanctuary.
Places to see :
Zero Point : Provides 360 degree view of Himalayan Peaks with 300 kms view range.
Bineshwar Mahadeo Temple: Word Binsar originated from Bineshwar Mahadev Temple , This temple is dedicated to lord shiva , Temple was built in 16 century by Raja Kalyan Chand .
Binsar wildlife Museum : Museum has Pictures & Details about Flora & Fauna of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Gairar Golu Devta Temple: This Temple is dedicated to Golu Devta , who is known as God of Justice , Temple is located 2 Kms from Gate of Sanctuary.
Kasar Devi Temple : This Temple is located 9 kms from Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary , It is also known as house of Hippies , People say Hippi cultures started from here , One Ridge knowsn as Hippie Hills , Actually named as Crank’s Ridge is situated near Temple , Swami Vivekananda visited here in year 1890. One Buddhist Meditation center is situated at ridge , On Kartik Poornima ( Nov Dec ) One Annual Fair Takes place her e known as Kasar Devi Mela.
HOW TO REACH BINSAR
Air: The nearest Airport is Pantnagar (157kms. approx.)
Rail: The nearest railhead is Kathgodam (120kms.approx.)
Road: Approx. distances from the nearest major town Almora is 30kms., Nainital is 90 kms. away. From Delhi it is 410 kms. approx.
Important Information : KMVN Resort Binsar