It is one of the wonderful tourist destinations in Uttarkhand at an elevation of 900 meters to 2500 meters from sea level. It is well renowned for its wildlife sanctuary. It is rich and flora and fauna. One can get a glimpse of several animal species such as pine martens, langurs, foxes, barking deer, musk deer, gorals, leopards, jungle cats, porcupines, black bears and chitals. It also houses plenty of bird species like eagles, woodpeckers, parakeets and monals. Besides the wildlife sanctuary, Binsar is famous for religious importance. There are variety of temples located in and around Binsar, mainly Kasar Devi temple and Mahadev temle. The preiding deity is goddess Kasar devi and Lord Shiva respectively. Nearby places are Zero point, Almora and Kathgodam.
Places to visit
Kasar Devi Temple
It is around 9 km from Binsar, dedicated to Goddess Kasar Devi. It is one of the major tourist attractions and was constructed in early 80’s. In 1820, Swami Vivekananda has meditated at this place.
Golu Devta Temple
It is very close to Binsar, around 4 km distance. It is the gateway for the wildlife sanctuary. This is dedicated to Kumaon. Shivarathri is celebrated with great pomp and show at this temple.
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
It is abeautiful area sprawls around 47 sq km and located at the foothills of Himalayas. One can get a glimpse of several animal species such as pine martens, langurs, foxes, barking deer, musk deer, gorals, leopards, jungle cats, porcupines, black bears and chital.
Zero point, Sanctuary museum, Khali estate, Mahadev temple and Pariyadevan Pashan are other known places.
How to reach Binsar
Pantnagar airport is the nearest one and connected to Delhi.
There is no proper railhead to reach Binsar. The nearest one is around 85 km at Kathgodam.
Buses are available to reach from Delhi and other nearby towns.
In summer 22 C to 40 C and in winter 12 C to 30 C. It is best viewed from October to March.