Places to Visit in Binsar - Binsar Sightseeing - Binsar Tourist Spots
Beautiful Binsar is located in Almora district of Uttarakhand. Awesome hill station is dotted with Alpine flora, awe- inspiring scenic views, ferns and wild flowers. Binsar is full of various natural attractions and thus it is crammed full with tourists.
Binsar is famous for grand view of the Himalayan range. A 300 km stretch of the Himalayas is disctinctly visible from Binsar that includes some of the most famous peaks of Himalayas like Nanda Devi, Kedarnath, Trishul, Panchachuli, Chaukhamba and Nanda Kot. Also the town is located very near to Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary and offers excellent trekking and jungle safari options. Some major places to see in Binsar are listed here.
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
This wildlife sanctuary was established in the year 1988 to conserve the broad oak forests native to the central Himalayan region. It is ideal place for bird watching as it is home to more than 200 bird species including Laughing Thrush, Nuthatches, Monal, Forktails, Kalij Pheasant, Parakeets etc. It is also rich in fauna and gives shelter to the Himalayan Bear, Barking Deer, Leopard, Musk deer, Fox, Flying Squirrel, Jungle Cat, Porcupine, Langurs, Monkeys, and Chital etc. The forests of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary are dense and the animals there are easy to spot.
Binsar Sanctuary Museum
There is a museum at Binsar dedicated to the local biodiversity, the flora and fauna of the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. It provides some unique, interesting and valuable information about the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Binsar Zero Point
The Binsar Zero Point is the other main reason for Binsar's fame. It is the place where one can see an unmatched view of the glorious Himalayas. The major peaks clearly visible from here include Kedarnath Peak, Nanda Devi, Shivling, Nanda Kot and Trishul. The panoramic beauty of zero point adds to the magic of Binsar and attracts nature lovers.
Khali Estate near Binsar was home of a commissioner of Kumaon (1856-1884), Sir Henry Ramsay, whom the British authors popularly call as the King of Kumaon. He built his bungle on the Khali Estate. Later, Jawaharlal Nehru's sister, Vijay Lakshmi Pandit, also lived here.
Kasar Devi Temple
This temple is 9km away from Binsar. It is a major tourist attraction for not only Indians but also the foreign visitors. It is said that Kasar Devi temple was house for hippies and the hippie culture became popular from this temple. It is also said that this temple was home to dutch monks between the years of 1970 and 1980. It became really popular in 1820 when Swami Vivekananda chose the place to meditate.