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Binsar Tourist Guide


Binsar Tourist Guide
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Binsar Tourist Guide

Binsar is a scenic, sleepy and a beautiful travel destination, situated in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand state, which will bring you much closer to the nature. It is Located at an elevation of 2,412 mts above sea level, Binsar is situated amidst Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.  The main attraction of Binsar is the 300 kms of majestic and panoramic view of Himalayan peaks from Zero point.


Binsar is for Different Breed of Tourists

Binsar is an ideal destination for writers, nature lovers and adventure lovers. The views of major peaks like Chaukhamba, Panchachuli, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, and Kedarnath are distinctly visible from here.Binsar Hills known and Jhandi Dhar, rise to a height of 2412 mts and offer an excellent view of Almora town, Kumaon hills and the greater Himalayan valley.

If you are a die-hard nature lover then prepare yourself to add Binsar in your must see places. It is an ideal place for Bird watching and wildlife photography. There are several popular excursions in the proximity of Binsar. Enjoy peaceful and serene walks in Binsar enjoying the unmatched beauteousness of nature.

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary :-

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary was setup in 1988, is spread over 45.59 km² and situated at an altitude varying 900 to 2500 metres with an average height of 2412 mts. Binsar is rich in its flora and fauna. The slopes have a varying expanse and the terrain has been shaped by the action of running water.

The sanctuary has been declared an “Important Bird Area by Bird life International”. There are more than 200 bird species in the sanctuary, including Forktail, Blackbirds, Laughing Thrush, Kalij Pheasant, Nuthatches, Parakeets and Monal.

The dense Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is the home of 200 bird species, Barking Deer, Himalayan bear, leapord, fox, musk deer, langur, porcupine, flying squirrel, chital, jungle cat etc.


Binsar Sanctuary Entry Tickets

An entry ticket of Rs. 40 per person and Rs. 50 for a car has to be paid at the entry point of Binsar. Electricity is limited in Binsar region so as to prevent the natural beauty.



Recommended Hotels in Binsar


Binsar Hotels and Accommodation

Binsar is a remote hill station in Uttarakhand, with limited access by road. As it is a sanctuary area, there is lot of restriction in the existing hotels and resorts in Binsar. With limited number of hotels, there is no surprise that the hotels here are booked months in advance and it is very difficult to get a room here during the summer season.


Note: If you are visiting Binsar, it is advisable to book hotels and accommodations in advance.


Hotels inside Binsar Sanctuary:


  •     Binsar Retreat Resort,
  •     Grand Oak Manor, Mountain
  •     Resort Khali Estate,
  •     Mary Budden Estate,
  •     KMVN Binsar Tourist Rest House,
  •     Idyllic Haven - Gaunap Village


Recommended Hotels outside Binsar Sanctuary:


  •     Binsar Eco Camp,
  •  Club Mahindra Valley Resort,
  •     Imperial Heights hotel


Recommended Hotels on Almora-Binsar Road:


  •     Ayush Guest House,
  •     Binsar Eco Resort,
  •     Kalmatia Sangam Himalaya Resort,
  •     Kasaar Jungle Resort,
  •     Mohans Binsar Retreat



Following is the list of Recommended  hotels and resorts in Binsar. Here you will find all the budget low cost economical hotels to luxury deluxe (1 Star, 2 Star, 3 Star, 4 Star and 5 Star) hotels, from homestays to heritage hotels and resorts in Binsar.

Ayush Guest House  2 star / Heritage Hotel :- Lowest Daily Rate: Rs. 1000 per day per Couple

Hotel Ayush Guest House, Almora Ayush guest house is a charming self catering guest house with cottages located in the beautiful valley of Paparsali. Only four kilometers from Almora on the Binsar Road,

Binsar Eco Camp  2 star / Budget :- Lowest Daily Rate: Rs. 2500 per day per Couple

Hotel Binsar Eco Camp, Binsar Binsar Eco Camp is situated in the laps of Himalayas in Binsar, near the ancient silk route between Indian and China. Binsar - The crown jewel of Kumaon Hills.

Binsar Eco Resort  2 star / Deluxe :- Lowest Daily Rate: Rs. 1500 per day per Couple

Binsar Eco Resort, BinsarBinsar Eco Resort nestled in the ethereal beauty of Kumaon among lush green oak forest. The hotel basks in the Sun throughout the day,


Binsar Retreat Resort  2 star / Deluxe:- Lowest Daily Rate: Rs. 5000 per day per Couple

Hotel Binsar Retreat, Binsar The Binsar Retreat is known for its ecological tourism and stunning Himalayan and forest views, and is situated at a height of 7500 feet 30 kms NE of Almora in Kumaon.

Club Mahindra Valley Resort  3 star / Deluxe :- Lowest Daily Rate: Rs. 4200 per day per Couple

Hotel Club Mahindra Valley Resort, BinsarClub Mahindra Valley Resort Binsar, offers a spectacular view of the snow-capped peaks and the Almora valley. With 6 acres of natural landscaping, with valleys and ridges, ferns and flowers.

Grand Oak Manor  3 star / Luxury Hotel:- Lowest Daily Rate: Rs. 4500 per day per Couple

Hotel Grand Oak Manor, BinsarThe Grand Oak Manor in Binsar does full justice with the name with its artistic building and creative interiors. The Grand Oak Manor is a Heritage Property situated on the edge of the valley of Binsar.


Idyllic Haven  1 star / Budget:- Lowest Daily Rate: Rs. 900 per day per Couple

Idyllic Haven Home Stay, Gaunap Village (Binsar)Idyllic Haven is a budget home-stay in Binsar, located far away from the madding crowds of the bustling cities, with amazing Himalayan views.


Imperial Heights  3 star / Luxury Hotel:- Lowest Daily Rate: Rs. 5000 per day per Couple

Hotel Imperial Heights, BinsarImperial heights is situated amidst misty mountains outside the dense Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. Imperial Heights is a luxury hotel which provides comfort with solitude and exquisiteness.

Kalmatia Sangam Himalaya Resort  3 star / Heritage Hotel:- Lowest Daily Rate: Rs. 4850 per day per Couple

Hotel Kalmatia Sangam Resort, Almora Kalmatia Sangam Himalaya Resort is a Boutique resort nestled in the amidst sylvan surroundings offering invigorating views of the imposing Himalayan range in Almora.

Kasaar Jungle Resort  3 star / Deluxe:- Lowest Daily Rate: Rs. 3500 per day per Couple

Hotel Kasaar Jungle Resort, AlmoraKasaar Jungle Resort is a unique property developed in the scenic town of Almora and spread over 6 acres of land next to Kasaar Devi temple.

KMVN Tourist Rest House

Binsar KMVNBinsar Tourist Rest House is located 2kms before the Zero Point of Binsar and ½km before Forest Rest House. There are very limited numbers of option to stay in Binsar so do make prior bookings.

Mary Budden Estate  2 star / Deluxe :- Lowest Daily Rate: Rs. 1700 per day per Couple

Mary Budden Estate, BinsarMary Budden Estate is located in the Binsar forest reserve area, in the kumaon region of Uttarakhand. The resort offers serene beauty of magestic Himalayas in the secluded Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Mohans Binsar Retreat  2 star / Deluxe:- Lowest Daily Rate: Rs. 2200 per day per Couple

Mohans Binsar Retreat, BinsarMohans Binsar Retreat is an ideal holiday destination near Almora on the Binsar Road, with beautiful valley views. It offers affordable accommodation with top class service for tourists, families.

Mountain Resort Khali Estate  3 star / Deluxe:- Lowest Daily Rate: Rs. 4600 per day per Couple

Mountain Resort popularly known as Khali Estate is located in the Binsar Wild life Sanctuary near Ayarpani village in Almora district of Uttaranchal. The Mountain Resort is situated on the top of a hill surrounded by pine and oak forest


Top Tourist Attractions in Binsar


Binsar Tourist Attractions

The main attraction of Binsar is the majestic view of the Himalayan famous peaks which includes Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and Panchchuli. Binsar is famous for the forests of Himalayan oak and rhododendron are excellent for trekking and communing with nature.

One the most famous attrcation of Binsar is Binsar Wild Life Santuary which have leopard, ghoral, black beer, monkeys, red fox, pine marten porcupine, over 200 species of birds and others wildlife found there.


Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary: It is the home of 200 species of bird, Barking Deer, Himalayan bear, leapord, fox, musk deer, langur, porcupine, flying squirrel, chital, jungle cat etc. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is dense and animals are easy to spot. Binsar wildlife sanctuary is spread over an area of 47.79square kilometers. It was established in the year 1988. Pine, oak and rhododendron trees are found in abundant amount at Binsar Wildlife sanctuary.


Binsar Zero Point: Zero point offers unparalleled panoramic view of the magnificent Himalayan range. The snow-clad peaks of Kedarnath, Shivling, Trishul and the Nanda Devi can be seen from this point.

Bineshwar Temple: It is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Bineshwar is the major crowd puller of Binsar. A visit in this sacred temple of 13th century is a must. This temple was constructed by King Kalyan of the Chand Dynasty.


Khali Estate: There is an estate near Binsar called Khali estate, it was once the home of Sir Henry Ramsay, who was the commissioner of Kumaun from 1856 to 1884 and popularly called by British authors as "King of Kumaun". He also built his bungalow at Binsar. Vijay Laxmi Pandit, the sister of Jawahar Lal Nehru, also lived here.

Mary Budden Estate: Nestled deep within the heavily wooded oak forests of the Binsar Wild life Sanctuary, Mary Budden Estate is located in a cozy corner of the Kumaon hills in the Himalayas, at 8000 feet. Guests can be assured a unique experience at the estate, being that it is one of only five homes in all of Binsar. Mary Budden Estate, ranked as one of North

Indias top eco-hotels harvests rainwater and is fully powered by solar energy.

Binsar Sanctuary Museum: Binsar has a museum about the flora and fauna of the region and provide good and valuable information about the Sanctuary.

Kasar Devi Temple: Kasar Devi Temple is located at a distance of around 9 km from Binsar, it is said that this temple was the house for the hippies and hippie culture got popular from here. This temple is still a major tourist attraction for the foreigners. It gained recognition in 1820 when Swami Vivekananda meditated here.


Other Places to See Around Binsar are:


  •     Binsar Zero Point ( To enjoy breathtaking view of the Himlayan peaks)
  •     Gairad Dana Golu
  •     Archaeolohical Spots at Dinapani
  •     Vivekananda Meditation Cave ( The sacred cave where Vivekananda meditated)
  •     Lama meditation Centre at Kasaar
  •     Koshi River
  •     Sunset Point


Things to Do in Binsar :-


Village walks is very popular as it provides an insight into the lives and daily routine of the villager. Best time for the trek - mid. September to mid. April


Other Activities in Binsar


  •      Forest Walk,
  •     Bird Watching,
  •     Photography,
  •     Adventure Activities


How to Reach Binsar


Reach Binsar by Road

The beautiful town of Binsar in Uttaranchal is at 370 km from Delhi, India's capital city.

Binsar Road Route from Delhi :


Reach Binsar By Train

Binsar does not have a train station, and the nearest station is Kathgodam, at a distance of 53 kms from Binsar.

Trains to Binsar

  • 15035 - Uttarakhand Sampark Kranti Express
  • 12040 - Delhi AnandVihar T- Kathgodam Shatabdi Express
  • 12208 - Jammu-Kathgodam Garib Rath Expres
  • 12209 - Kanpur-Kathgodam Garib Rath



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