Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
is a beautiful, quiet and wild Himalayan
destination with rich natural surroundings among dense forest. Binsar is perched on top of the Jhandi Dhar hills. This place is situated 33 km north of the Almora
town in the Uttarakhand
state of India
From Binsar one can see the 300 km panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks like Kedarnath Peak
and majestic Nanda Devi
from a place called 'Zero Point'.
Binsar was the summer capital of the Chand Kings
, who ruled over Kumaon, from 11th to 18th centuries AD. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1988, for the conservation and protection of the shrinking broad leaf oak (Quercus
) forests of the Central Himalayan region, and it inhabits 200 bird species.
Binsar which was the former capital of the Chand Rajas of Kumaon, is now home for a pristine mid altitude wildlife
sanctuary. In the older days people came from far-flung villages, trekking on paths they themselves created to pay homage to Bineshwar Mahadev. Unlike Shimla, Nainital and Ranikhet - north Indian hill stations discovered and developed by the British, Almora is a truly Indian hill resort with its own unique flavor.
Binsar Hills known and Jhandi Dhar, rise to a height of 2412 mts and offer an excellent view of Almora town, Kumaon hills and the greater Himalayan
valley. The surroundings abound in alpine flora, ferns, hanging moss and species of wild flowers. The chief attraction of... Read More