Things to do - general

Binsar is a placid little hamlet in Kumaun region of Uttarakhand dotted with picturesque mountains, sprawling flora and fauna and refreshing landscapes. The erstwhile summer retreat and capital of Chand dynasty boasts of breathtaking views of mesmerizing peaks nearby like Nanda devi and Shivling from a point called as ‘ Zero Point’. Owing to proximity to the famous destination of Nainital and Almora, it is visited by tourists in high numbers throughout the year.

It has a mythological importance as well as it houses many ancient Hindu temples. It also houses a wildlife sanctuary which has huge variety of species. It used to be a retreat for many famous personalities in past, India’s first Prime Minister Mr. Jawahar Lal Nehru amongst the many. It is an epitome of serenity and beauty surrounded by snow caped mountains and gorgeous landscapes which paves for range of activities to choose from. It is handy destination for the people in quest of tranquility and a perfect weekend getaway from Chandigarh and Delhi as it has something for everybody.

Languages spokenHindi, Kumaoni
Currency usedINR
Area (km2)5

General Info

Country/State India/Uttarakhand
Temprature Winters (Max -- 24°C, Min -- 0 °C), Summers (Max -- 30°C, Min -- 15 °C)
Altitude And Co-ordinates 2412m (7913 ft), 26.92°N 70.9°E
Activities Camping, Trekking, Bird Watching, Wildlife Photography
Language Hindi, Kumaoni
Nearest Airport Dehradun
Nearest Railway Station Kathgodham/Haldwani, Uttarakhand
Sightseeing Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Zero Point
Telephone Code 05963
Area 5 Square Km.
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Culture and history info

Just like any other town in the Himalayas, Binsar is a small and calm town surrounded by varied flora and fauna. Binsar used to be the capital of the Chand Dynasty which ruled this part of the Kumaon region from 11th to 18th century.

Binsar wildlife sanctuary which is world famous for its umpteen species of birds was set up in 1988 with an area of close to 45 square kilometer. This sanctuary is home to other species also such as Himalayan Bear, Leopard, Barking Deer, Musk Deer, Fox, Chital and Porcupine etc.Binsar offers a platform for the greater Himalayas as many Himalayan peaks are visible from here such as Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and Panchachuli.Culture and history image

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