Binsar, Binsar Wild Life Sanctuary, Binsar Uttaranchal, off beat
hill station around Nainital
ancient capital of the Chand Raj kings who ruled in the 7th and 8th
centuries Binsar is an epitome of solitude, quietness and natural
beauty for today's traveler. Perched on top of Jhandi Dhar hills,
Binsar is 35 km from Almora and is a notified forest reserve
and bird sanctuary. There is no town called Binsar, not even a
settlement of huts or anything, it is just the forest reserve that
has been named Binsar. The placed affords wondeful views of the
snowcapped Himalayan ranges, like the peaks of Nanada Devi,
Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Trishul, Panchchuli and Nanda Kot. Binsar is
a wonderful destination, statying cool even in peak summers and not
so crowded even when the main hill stations are bursting at the
Cold in winter, snow Dec-Feb. Cool in summer.
: Heavy woolens in winter, light in summer nights, none during
noon. Use high boots if you want to roam around in the jungle.
Take the Nainital route tiil Kathgodam/Bhowali. For driving
instructions click here. From Bhowal take
the Almora road via Khairna, Garampani, Kwarab to reach Almora.
Binsar is 30 km from Almora via Dinapani. See Kumaon
Last station is Kathgodam 100 km from Binsar.
What to do
famous for it's views of the snow capped Himalayan mountain ranges,
so one can sit back and enjoy the view while savouring your
favourite drink. One can also go trekking with abundant nature
trails available from Binsar. Binsar also houses a forest reserve
with a rich diversity of flora and fauna with forests of oak and
rhododendron with a large species of flowers and birds along with
some wild animals. The famous temple of Binsar Mahadev is also
nearby. One can also make a detour to nearby places like to Kausani,
Ranikhet, Jageshwar or Chowkori.
Resort, Khali. (Heritage,Cottages at Binsar)
Based in 25
acres of virgin forests Of Binsar Reserve the resort was established
in 1875 by Sir Henry Ramsay, a Britisher who settled here
after his service. The place mesmerized the Nehru family and they
spent some memorable time here. The Resort has one bedroom cottages
with attached bath and running water.
resort serves only vegetarian food because of it's location inside
the forest reserve. For recreation there is table tennis, badminton,
billiards & tennis. One can also stroll through 25 acres of the
Khalli estate and take in the beautiful scenery and green
surroundings. Conference facilities are available for upto 50