Activities In Binsar

A hidden jewel in the Himalayas, Binsar was once the former summer capital of the Chand Kings (between the 7th-18th century). This winsome place is peacefully snuggled in the luscious vistas of Kumaon. 

Taking its seat at an altitude of 2,420 meters about 24 km from Almora, Binsar offers unobstructed views of the snow-shrouded Himalayan peaks. If you are planning a trip to Binsar then check out some of the activities that you can do here.

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List of Activities you can do in Binsar

1. Bird Watching in Binsar

Glimpse of Flora & Fauna at Binsar bird sanctuary, Uttarakhand.

The avid bird watchers can head to the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary located here and can spot some of the rare Himalayan birds that are especially found in this region. Since Binsar has been declared as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International, you can see more than 200 species of birds including the Forktail, Nuthatches, Blackbirds, Parakeets, Laughing Thrush, Magpies, Khalij Pheasant, Monal, Koklass, Eagles, Woodpeckers, etc. Not just this but several reptiles and butterfly species can also be found here. October-May is a great season for bird watching.

2. Trekking in Binsar

Don’t forget to hike to Zero Point, the highest vantage point of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary from where one can savor a panoramic view of the majestic Himalayan peaks such as Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, and Panchachuli peaks. This rewarding trek is just 2 km from KMVN Tourist Rest House, you can park your vehicles here and can head for the trek. October-November is a great time for trekking at Binsar, do avoid the monsoon season.

3. Village Walks in Binsar
The jungle trek - inside Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Catch the morning mist hovering over the dense thicket of Binsar and explore the sleepy hamlet. Walkthrough the glittering orchards and on the soft green meadows. Hear the rustle of the leaves and admire the wildlife growing on the rocks and the shrubs making a territory over every nook and cranny of the terrain.

4. Explore the Heritage in Binsar
Climb up the machan at Zero point- 2km ahead KMBV Rest House at Binsar. Wait patiently and you would surely witness some of the wild animals how would come there for water

Binsar is not only famous for its wildlife sanctuary but for its archaeological sites as well. To name a few, there is the Binsar Sanctuary Museum having all the necessary details of the flora-fauna of the region. Another must-visit site is the large stone having cup-like marks near Dinapani on the Almora-Binsar road. The historians believe that the cup-shaped marks belong to the Megalithic Age.

5. Shopping in Binsar

Any trip is incomplete without taking back souvenirs as a little token of love for your loved ones. You can buy local handicraft items such as wooden crafted items which can be used as a decorative piece for your home. Other popular local products are the juicy rhododendron juice, woolen mufflers, sweaters, hand-knitted shawls, local honey and handmade soaps that are quite popular among the tourists.

6. Temple Hopping in Binsar

The famous Binsar Mahadev temple in tranquility of nature.

To have a spiritual retreat, you can go for a temple-hopping to Dana Golu Devta Gairar temple located about 2 km from the main gate of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary and around 15 km from Almora. This temple is highly revered by the locals and boasts a Pahadi architecture that shouldn't be missed at any cost.

7. Photography in Binsar

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Artistical view of Mt Nandakot and Panchacholi range from Binsar.

Since the area is rich in biodiversity, it’s a great opportunity for the shutterbugs to capture some candid photographs in the eye of their camera.

8. Sightseeing in Binsar

Explore the sightseeing in Binsar with Binsar Zero Point, situated approximately 10 kilometers from the town center, where panoramic views of the majestic Himalayan peaks unfold, offering a breathtaking spectacle. Khali Estate, with its serene ambiance and lush landscapes, beckons for a leisurely stroll amidst nature's beauty and is situated around 15 minutes from the town center. In Binsar, each destination, from the lofty heights of Zero Point to the historic charm of Marry Budden Estate and the tranquility of Khali Estate, contributes to an unforgettable journey of discovery.

9. Camping in Binsar

Camping in Binsar is a gateway to an immersive and rejuvenating experience amidst nature's embrace. Set against the backdrop of the mesmerizing Himalayan peaks, Binsar offers an ideal retreat for camping enthusiasts. Whether you choose a spot near Binsar Zero Point for panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains or decide on a tranquil location within the lush greenery surrounding the region, camping in Binsar promises serene nights under the stars. The crisp mountain air, the soothing sounds of nature, and the clear night skies create the perfect ambiance for a memorable camping adventure. Be it with friends, family, or solo, Binsar welcomes you to unwind and connect with the serene beauty of the great outdoors.

10. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

A visit to Binsar is incomplete without immersing yourself in the wonders of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. Spread across 47 square kilometers in the Kumaon region, this sanctuary is a haven for nature enthusiasts. Wander through dense oak, rhododendron, and pine forests, home to a diverse array of bird species that captivate birdwatchers. Keep your eyes peeled for glimpses of Himalayan goral, leopard, and musk deer, adding an element of wildlife intrigue to your adventure. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is a testament to conservation efforts, preserving the natural habitat and offering visitors a serene retreat to connect with the untouched beauty of the Himalayan ecosystem.

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