Binsar : Exotic Nature
The small town of Binsar hosts some incredible sights for you to revel in. A verdant carpet surrounds the town as tall trees grow in close proximity to create dense forests. These forests of deodar, oak, pine and rhododendron trees hide some exotic riches of nature.The majesty of the Himalayan Mountains can be experienced from Binsar. Some famous peaks of this range are visible from the town. They are Nanda Devi, Kedarnath, Nanda Kot, Trishul, Chaukhamba and Panchchuli. Inside the town, you will find wild flowers growing almost everywhere imaginable. The beauty of these wild flowers is only a small glimpse of the rich flora that the region is blessed with. The immense wildlife sanctuary looms large over the townscape trying to entice you with its rich hidden treasures of nature.
The sleepy hamlet of Binsar is a paradise of exotic nature. Scented orchards and glittering mountain streams sit languidly near verdant meadows creating a fascinating sight. Take a trek into this paradise and experience nature at its finest.
How to Get There
By Air :
The nearest airport is Pantnagar airport is about 152 km away from the town.
By Rail :
Kathgodam Railway station is the nearest to the town which is about 120 km from Binsar.
By Road :
Binsar is well connected by good roads with major destinations of Kumaon.
Luxury bus coaches, state buses are available to reach this town comfortably.
Distance from other places; Delhi: 405 km, Nainital: 98 km, Ranikhet:76 km,
Almora: 32 km, Mukteswar:95 km,Corbett National Park:162 km,Pithoragarh:145 km
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
The wildlife sanctuary in Binsar is home to some of the most fascinating flora and fauna that the region can boast of. The entire sanctuary comes alive with the music made by more than 200 different species of birds. Animals are found in plenty here roaming lazily in the verdant landscape. The Wild Boar, the Braking Deer, the Musk Deer, the Flying Squirrel, The Porcupine and the Himalayan Bear call the sanctuary their home. Some of the more mischievous animals include leopards, foxes and panthers. Every step in the sanctuary will be greeted with the sight of a new creature.
Also known as the Bineswar Mahadev Temple, this gleaming structure is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple was built in the 13th century. The architectural style is quite captivating. The temple makes the perfect combination with the natural beauty that surrounds it.
Kasar Devi Temple
The seemingly quaint temple is dedicated to Kasar Devi and was built in the 2nd century. Irrespective of its humble origins and structure, the temple became really prominent in the 1890s. Over the years, the temple was the home or sanctuary of many spiritual leaders and personalities. The great Swami Vivekananda visited and stayed here during his trip of the Himalayas. Foreign spiritualists also came here to experience the serene holiness of the area. The Danish seeker, Alfred Sorensen, known as Sunyata Baba, came here. The Lama Anagarika Govinda was another prominent person to stay here. Even some famous foreign Beat poets lived here for a time.