Binsar is a picturesque, sleepy hamlet, one of the most scenic spots in the Kumaon Himalayas. Pitched at the impressive altitude of 2,420 mtrs., 95 kms From Nainital it offers a majestic view of the snow covered Himalayan Peaks, The mesmerizing range Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Shivling and Panchachuli. From here on a sunny day, you can have glimpse of the holiest shrines in the Himalaya, Kedarnath, Badrinath and Gangotri. Its a fascinating spot, encircled by a vast wildlife sanctuary and many rare birds, animals and flowers.
Binsar is also Trekker's Paradise. Trek in the salubrious air, amidst the misty mountain trails, towering Oak and Rhododendrons. The mantle of green hangs all around- rocks covered with unusual moss and ferns, flowers and shrubs-foliage sprouting out of every conceivable nook and corner of the hillside. Outside Binsar is the temple complex of Jageshwar (35kms.from Almora)nestle in a beautiful valley crested by majestic Deodars.
WHAT TO SEE
Binsar Hill: known as Jhandi Dhar &offers panoramic view of the Himalayan Range.
Khali Estate: The erstwhile Royal palace.
Gananath Temple: The holiest shrine in the region.
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary: Know for the rarest species of animals, birds, butterflies and wild flowers.
HOW TO REACH
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 96kms. away. From Delhi it is 410kms. approx.