is a beautiful and quiet little hill station
located 26 kms from Almora. It was once the
summer capital of Chand Rajas during the 7th and
8th centuries. It is one of the most scenic
spots in the Kumaon region and a very well
maintained spot. Binsar is a quiet little hill
station located in Uttarakhand. You can reach
Binsar by air, rail or road. Read on to find out
how to reach Binsar. There is nothing much to do
in Binsar apart from relaxing and taking long
strolls in the hilly road and terrains.
One of the
most beautiful places located in the Kumaoun
Himalayas, Binsar is the perfect destination
where along with lush acres of greenery you can
also spot important Himalayan peaks like Nanda
Devi, Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Trishul, Panchchuli
and Nanda Kot.
The weather in Binsar is pleasant throughout the
year. Summers are warm with temperatures between
10 and 20 degrees Celsius while winters are cold
with temperatures between 2 to 10 degrees
Celsius. The best time to visit Binsar is
between April to June and September to November
excursions consist of some of the finest places
near the beautiful hill resort. Excursions
around Binsar, Uttarakhand are a must see for
those visiting the city. Some of the famous
places to visit around Binsar are:
Almora is a beautiful hill station that has
still maintained its old and tranquil character.
It is located about 26 kms. from Binsar. The
main places of interest in Almora are Bright-end
corner, Chital temple, Kasar Devi, Deer Park,
Nanda Devi temple and Ram Krishna Mission
Gananath temple is located 31 kms. from Binsar,
at an altitude of 2,116 metres above sea level.
This place is famous for its caves and the
temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Jalna is a beautiful place situated about 59 kms.
from Binsar. It provides a picturesque view of
the Himalayan ranges. A number of orchards here
produce a variety of fruits like apricots,
peaches, pears, plums and apples.
Katarmal is located about 42 kms. from Binsar
and is a must visit place for people who love
history. It has the famous Sun Temple which was
built by Katyuri Rajas, 800 and 900 years ago.
Katarmal is situated atop a very high and steep
Jageshwar is a small temple town situated about
60 kms. from Binsar. It is famous for one of the
12 Jyotirlingas that is located here. It is
situated on the Almora-Pithoragarh road, in the
majestic Jataganga valley. The complex of
Jageshwar consists of 124 temples and is famous
not only for its beauty but also because of the
thick deodar forests that surrounds the place.
Binsar Forest Reserve
One of the famous wildlife sanctuaries of
Uttarakhand, Binsar Forest Reserve is home to a
number of wild animals and avian species. From
Himalayan palm civet, serow, ghoral,
yellow-throated Himalayan marten, yellow-bellied
weasel, fox and Himalayan Black Bear, one can
see a number of wild animals on their trip to
this forest reserve. Apart from this, Binsar
offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas as
Binsar Mahadev Temple
The Binsar Mahadev Temple located here was built
by King Kalyan and is considered to be one of
the 12 Jyotirlingas located in the country.
various ways to reach Binsar are described below
The nearest airport is located at Jolly Grant,
in Dehradun. From here, one can take a cab or
bus for Binsar.
The nearest railhead from Binsar is located at
Kathgodam which is about 116 kms from Binsar.
From Kathgodam, one can take the local cabs or
buses to reach Binsar.
Binsar is well connected by roads to all
prominent towns. Almora is located at a distance
of 26 kms. Nainital is about 90kms while
Haldwani is located about 120 kms from Binsar.
Cover Destination : Rishikesh - Pauri -
Thalisain - Piersain - Binsar - Gairsain -
The trek starts from Thalisain via Pauri, an
enchanting hill station presenting a panoramic
view of the Garhwal Himalaya snowy peaks, and on
a clear day the sunset is worth seeing from
Kondolia, 5 kms. from Thalisain the trek trails
through a very rich forest of deodar, silver,
fir, pine and oak and wildlife.