Best time to visit:- March to June & September to November


One of the most spectacular, quiet and soothing destination of Uttarakhand,“Binsar”located in Almora District. This is a peaceful hilly resort, perched at a height of 2,400 meters above the sea level. This picturesque town is situated at 35 kilometers away from Almora, on the foot hill of Jhandi Dhar hills, Himalayan range, amidst the Binsar wildlife Sanctuary. This beautiful town was the summer capital of Chand Kings from 11th to 18th century.The town is surrounded by lush green forest established for the conservation of a special type of Oak called the shrinking broad leaf oak.

Highest point of the this town is called as ‘Zero Point’ that offers some great views of the nearby peaks such as Nanda Devi, Trisul, Shivling and Kedarnath peak. It is an ideal place for nature lovers, adventure lovers and wildlife and nature photography and the best exotic hideaway. It is also known a paradise for trekker’s.

Weather Details :

Summer:   23 Degree Celsius
Winter:   02 Degree Celsius
Monsoon:   10 Degree Celsius

Main Attractions: -

Binsar Mahadev Temple in Binsar: The temple is one of the most sacred shrines of 16th century. This temple is counted as one of the major tourist attractions in Binsar region. The shrine was constituted by one of the descendants of Chand Raja Dynisty, King Kalyan Chand. Bineshwar Mahadev temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is deemed to be considered that the name of the temple was based on the temple and started calling Binsar.

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary in Binsar: Is located in middle of the mighty Himalayan ranges. From this point tourist can overlook the beautiful valley of Almora. This will be a wonderful destination to explore. The picturesque scenes of the area attract thousands of tourists every year. Wildlife Sanctuary in Binsar makes it so popular among the visitors. The reason of its establishment was to provide protection to the shrinking broad leaf oak forest of the central Himalaya. Binsar wildlife sanctuary was established in the year 1988.The sanctuary is the home of Nemorhaedus goral, leopard, musk deer, serow, Chital, black bear, pine marten, jungle cat, fox, langur, porcupine, flying squirrel etc.

Pariyadeva Pashan in Binsar:It is popular destination in Binsar related to the ancient age of Megalithic. This famous tourist attraction is located on the Almora-Binsar road. The place is also very popular because of an archaeological location. Here is a long stone with cup-marks of the old age of Megalithic. This point gives a entire look of the region.

Khali estate in Binsar: Is placed in the middle of the Binsar wildlife sanctuary. The Khali estate is spared over an area of 26 acre of land. Sri Henry Ramsay who served his life as a commissioner of Kumaon region from 1856 and 1884 used to live here. This destination is very calm, cool and an offers a pleasant atmosphere. This is the best location if one wants to spend some time in solitude.

Zero Point in Binsar: This is the highest point of the Binsar wildlife sanctuary and easily accessible as well. Zero point is situated in the Binsar sanctuary. From zero point tourists can easily perceive the beautiful and snow capped mountains of the Himalaya, like Kedarnath, Shivling, Nanda Devi and Trishul.

Golu Devta Temple in Binsar: One of the sacred temples and a famous pilgrimage destination as well. The shrine is about 4 kilo meters away from the main gate of Binsar sanctuary. The temple is devoted to the deity of Kumaon. It is also believed that the Golu Devta does full justice with their followers and fulfilled his wish, if he or she wishes for anything.


How to Reach Binsar

By Air:- Pantnagar airport is one of the nearest airports to the city which you can reach with the help of various public transports. This airport is about 152 km away from the town. Flights are frequent and connected to various other cities such as Delhi, Chandigarh, Mukteshwar and many more places.

By Road:- Roads are connected by buses and other modes of transport. You can also hire taxi to reach other cities. Luxury bus coaches, state buses are available to reach this town comfortably. To reach the nearest airport and railway station you take the road route. One can take bus, taxi or drive up to different locations. Almora (33km), Nainital (95km), Delhi (372km) and Kathgodam (114km) are connected to Binsar through a good network of roads.

By Train:- You can also travel through train as it is well linked with other cities and states. Kathgodam Railway station is the nearest to the town which is about 119 km away. Trains are frequent which facilitates the travelers to move from one place to another. You can hire Taxis and buses to reach the station easily.


This picturesque destination is not ideal for shopping. You can by few local handmade items along with Rhododendron squash, Local honey etc are available at the shop located outside the sanctuary.