Binsar

Situated at an elevation of 7870 ft, Binsar in Almora district has the distinction of being the highest hill station in the entire Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.

Binsar enjoys pleasant climate throughout the year. The temperature during the summer months ranges from 11 degree Celsius and 29 degree Celsius. The winter temperature ranges from 4 degree Celsius to a maximum of 15 degree Celsius.

Binsar is popular with nature lovers, photographers and adventure lovers. The hill station offers scenic view of Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and Panchachuli peaks. The amazing sight of the Himalayas and hills covered with alpine flora is a feast for the eyes.

Binsar is known for its several temples like the Bineshwar Mahadev Temple from which the town derives its name. The Bineshwar Mahadev Temple is a famous temple that was built in the 16th century and dedicated to Lord Shiva. Another important temple is the Kasar Devi Temple which is dedicated to Goddess Kasar Devi.

Binsar was the ancient capital of the Chand Raj Kings who ruled the region in the 7th century. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva that was built during the reign of King Kalyan.

The hill station is also famous for the diverse flora and fauna found here.

The Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is visited by many wildlife enthusiasts from all over the world.

Bird watching is a popular activity. Over 200 species of birds have been spotted in the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. Jungle safaris are the best way to watch the wildlife.

The Himalayan town of Binsar is the perfect destination for a short vacation away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You can enjoy outdoor activities like trekking and bird watching in the midst of scenic landscape.

Shopping

The one famous thing that you can buy from Binsar is Rhododendron squash. This concentrate is unique to Binsar. You can also buy handmade soaps, mufflers and hand knitted shawls as souvenirs.

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Where to eat

There are a few restaurants that serve local cuisine. Most hotels have restaurants that offer Chinese, Italian, continental and India cuisine.

 

 

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Binsar is between April and June and September to November. Binsar enjoys pleasant weather throughout the year and can be visited anytime of the year.

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