Binsar is living at a height of 2420 meters. It is a small town in Uttarakhand known for the surpassing beauty of the Himalayan Mountains filled with snow. Binsar has beautiful green surroundings, temples and famous Binsar wildlife sanctuaries, with sky scrapping oak, pine, rhododendrons and cedar trees. Situated 35 km from Almora, Binsar is known for the surpassing beauty of the Himalayan Mountains filled with snow. It offers spectacular views of spectacular sunsets, snow-capped Himalayan peaks such as Choukhamba, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Shibling and Panchchuli.
Binsar has a Zero Point that provides a 360-degree view of the Himalayan Mountains. It requires a short trek of 2 km to reach Zero Point. Witness these places while traveling in Binsar-
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Appearing on the Himalayas Mountain Jhandi Dhar, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is known for its rare species of animals, birds, butterflies, and exotic plants. The trekkers can be reached here by following the landscapes, which extends 2415 meters above sea level. Founded in 1988, the sanctuary has become home to more than 200 species of birds and uncountable numbers of plants and animals. Another great attraction is the wider view of the Himalayan Mountains up to 300 km outstretched. You will find leopard, white-spotted deer or chital deer, wild boar, musk deer, black bear, wild cat, flying squirrel species. You will find different types of birds and butterflies.
Located at 2,220 meters loftiness, the Binsar hill, locally known as Jhandi Dhar, is truly a hikers’ ecstasy. From here one can face a beautiful sunset and the sunrise. This beautiful mountain is covered with a wide green color that offers a spectacular view of the greater Himalayas and the Kumaon Hills.
Golu devta temple
The god of Golu is the mythological and historical historian of the Kumauni region. The Golu deity is located about 2 km from the main gate of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. The Golu deity is considered to be the incarnation of Gaura Bhairab (Shiva) and is worshiped all over the region. Devotees keep bells after the fulfillment of their wishes. Those bells can be seen hanging in thousand numbers and every size at the temple premises. It has a strong belief that the Golu deity brings fast justice to the devotees.
It is an ancient Hindu rock temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is set in dense forests of Birch, Deodar, and Rhododendron. In the central room, there are statues of Ganesh, Shiva-Parvati, and Mahisasurmardini. It is located about 20 meters above sea level. According to a belief, the temple was built by a king named Bindu. Another tale says that the Pandavas built the temple one night during the exile.
To reach Zero Point you have to go 1.5 km inside the sanctuary. From Zero Point you will see a 360-degree panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountains with peaks like Kedarnath Peak, and Nanda Devi.
How can be reached
The nearest railway station is Binsar, Kathgodam railway station, 5 km away from Binsar and the nearest airport is Pantanagar airport 5 km away. Rent a zip or cab to explore Binsar. There are a lot of buses from Almora, Nainital, and Delhi to Binsar. Binsar is well-connected with various hill towns in Uttarakhand.
Ideal time to step in
Winters winter season is the best time to visit Hill Station for sights and natural beauty. During the winter months from November to February, temperatures in the region drop below freezing levels. These months are expected to snow and just in time to enjoy skiing. During the summer season, Binsar is calm and pleasant and better time for those who cannot overcome the winter easily.