Binsar – Hill Resort In Uttarakhand
Binsar is a picturesque, sleepy hamlet, one of the most scenic tourist destinations in the Kumaon Himalayas. Located in the heart of Kumaon, it is perched at the impressive altitude of 2,420 meters, 95 kilometers From Nainital and 30 kilometers North-east town of Almora in the state Uttarakhand from Northern India.
It offers a stunning view of the entire chain of snow covered Himalayan Peaks, The mesmerizing range Chaukhamba, Shivling,Trishul, Nanda Devi,and Panchachuli. The glimpse of the holiest shrines in the Himalaya, Badrinath, Kedarnath, and Gangotri in sunny days is the most enthralling moment. It’s a fascinating spot, encircled by a vast wildlife sanctuary and many exceptional birds, animals and flowers.
A must go for all natural enthusiasts. Binsar is also known as Trekker’s Paradise. Trek in the salubrious air, amidst the hazy mountain trails, towering Rhododendrons and Oak. The covering of green hangs all around- rocks covered with exceptional moss and ferns, flowers and shrubs-leafage sprouting out of every conceivable corner of the hillside.
In the outskirt of Binsar 35 kilometers from Almora, there is the temple complex of Jageshwar reside in the beautiful valley capped by the majestic Deodars. It is located in the mid of the Binsar wild life sanctuary.
Binsar is also an ideal place for adventure enthusiast. It offers numerous adventurous activities in the Himalayan region such as Mountaineering, Trekking, White water rafting and Canoeing, Paragliding and mountain biking. Icy glaciers, mountain resorts, pristine forests, heritage sites, tiger sanctuaries and placid villages, untouched by time are worth watching at Binsar.
The grandeur of the views is not all that is special about Binsar, its forests, copious fauna and flora and steeped in Myths and legends. The unspoilt wilderness is at its best in Binsar. The silence of jungle is broken only by the sounds of animals and birds while oak trees hundreds of year old bear silent witness.
There are many sight-seeing in Binsar. The famous Binsar Hill popularly known as Jhandi Dhar offers panoramic view of entire Himalayan Range, The erstwhile Royal palace i.e. Khali Estate, The holiest shrine, Gananath Temple, and the most famous Binsar wildlife Sanctuary which is known for the rarest species of animals, butterflies, birds and wild flowers. The wonderful valleys with breathtaking views provide peace and solace.
Binsar is easily accessible by air, rail and roadways. The nearest Airport is Pantnagar which is 157 kilometers approx. The nearest railhead is Kathgodam, 120kms.approx. Reaching Binsar along the roadways could be wonderful experience for anyone. It is 30 kilometers from Almore and 96kms from Nainital.