Uttarakhand | India
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Binsar is categorised as Bird Watching / Hillside Hamlet

Binsar Winter Views (Nivalink Trip Dated - 27 February 2007)
Binsar Sanctuary (Nivalink Trip Dated - 27 February 2007)

Reasons to Visit
  • 22 kms from Almora is Binsar Sanctuary (8000 ft asl) is known for walks and bird watching around the reserve forest.
  • Binsar has been declared an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International with over 200 species including Tits, Forktail, Nuthatches, Blackbirds, Parakeets, Laughingthrush, Magpies, Kalij Pheasant, Monal, Koklas , eagles, Woodpeckers and a range of others found here.
  • Binsar is also home to many reptiles and invertebrates including a wide range of Butterflies.
  • The area enjoy spectacular Himalaya views during winter (Oct-March) and excellent for walks around the area during Oct-June season.
Know It
  • Season - Oct-May is good for Bird watching (Dec-Jan could be very cold and could snow here)
  • Bird watching Destinations in Kumaon region in Uttarakhand"Binsar (8000+ ft asl) is a high altitude sanctuary renowned for its bird watching. Binsar has been declared an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International with over 200 species.Binsar is also home to many reptiles and invertebrates including a wide range of Butterflies."
  • Himalayan Hamlets in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand"Just 80+ kms from Nainital (20 kms from Almora), Binsar (8000+ ft asl) is surrounded by Binsar Sanctuary and offers panoramic Himalayan views in Winter (Oct - March). Binsar is a popular ex-Delhi getaway for off-beat travellers and one recommended for Bird watching and guests looking for a quiet time. During Summer Binsar is a popular area to arrive as it offers salubrious climate."
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Railway Station Pickup or Drop

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Pickup/Drop between Kathgodam Railway Station and Hotel in BinsarRs. 3556

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Destination Ideas

  • Almora / Binsar Getaway
  • Bird Watching in Almora / Binsar area
  • Village Walks in Kumaon

Stay Ideas

  • Khali Estate Experience

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Katarmal Sun Temple is an 800 year old temple complex having 45 smaller shrines. Its one of the most prominent Sun Temples in the country after Konark.
    Heritage Site
    Heritage Temple
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Binsar (20 kms from Almora) is situated at a height of 8000 ft asl and sports excellent Himalayan views in Winter. The sanctuary and reserve forest around are excellent for bird watchers in Winter. Walking / Hiking around the area is also popular.
    Activity, View Point
    Himalayan Views, Walking, Bird Watching
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    The Golu Devta Chitai, a Shiva temple is a locally popular temple at 4 km short of main gate of Binsar wildlife sanctuary & 10 kms from Almora
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Kasaar Devi Temple is a 2nd century temple situated at 5 kms from Almora on Binsar road and is popular visit option with locals and tourists to the area.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple

Destinations within reach from Binsar

  • Almora ( 30 Km )

    Almora (6700 ft) is known for the spectacular himalayan views (Oct - March) that it offers and its more

  • Bageshwar ( 46 Km )

    Bageshwar is situated on the confluence of Gomti river with Sarju river which is a tributary of more

  • Mukteshwar ( 65 Km )

    Mukteshwar (7500+ ft asl) is a Himalayan Hamlet at about 55 kms from Nainital and is now a popular more

  • Bhimtal ( 95 Km )

    Bhimtal is an idyllic and scenic lakeside destination and a complete contrast to the touristy and more

  • Saattal ( 95 Km )

    Sattal is a collection of seven interconnected freshwater lakes, located in the Kumaon Lake more

  • Pangot ( 108 Km )

    Pangot is small village 15 kilometers from Nainital. 150 bird species have been recorded at Pangot more

  • Kund ( 225 Km )

    Kund is a riverside area 20 kms Short of Guptkashi in the Mandakini Valley offering view of the more

  • Auli ( 250 Km )

    Auli is a Ski resort, one of the highest in the word located at about 50 km from Badrinath and more

  • Meerut ( 344 Km )

    Meerut lies 70 kms from New Delhi and is one of the largest producers of sports goods, and the more

  • Rishikesh ( 346 Km )

    Rishikesh is a situated on the banks of River Ganges (Ganga) and staying on the banks of the River more

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Bhainsori20 kms from Almora on the Almora - Bageshwar road. The road bifurcates mid-way from Almora - Binsar road and the area is about 20 kms from Binsar Sanctuary.Getaway-
Binsar GateArea offering excellent snow peak views in Winter (Oct - March) after one passes binsar forest entry gate coming in from AlmoraGetaway5
Nearest Airport in Binsar
  • Pantnagar Airport ( PGH ) , Pantnagar-145 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Binsar
  • Kathgodam ( KGM ), Kathgodam-113 Kms
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