A small town set in the midst of lush green forests covered with oak, pine and deodar trees.

Adorned by the Jhandi Hills, Binsar is a sweet abode for nature aficionados situated at an elevation of 2420 m, where the views of the Himalayas can mesmerize you completely. This town is also dotted with oaks, pines and rhododendrons. Binsar is quaint and replete with pretty places, it is a place to unwind and give your weary soul much needed rest. The town is fringed by the gorgeous and opulent Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, where one can indulge in bird watching. Binsar is a bliss who loves exploring on foot!

History and Culture

Binsar has a rich, diverse and fascinating history that can be traced back to the ancient times. Binsar was the summer capital of the Chand Dynasty that ruled over the Kumaon region between the 7th and 18th centuries. The rulers of Chand Dynasty, the Chand Raj Kings, visited Binsar in summers to enjoy the pleasant weather and peaceful scenery amidst the hills and mountains in this quiet town.

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary serves as a habitat for the rare animals, birds and flower species. Since the place is wrapped up in thick foliage, it is undoubtedly the best place for experiencing adventurous hiking, camping and nature walks. One can go on long treks in the clean air, amidst the misty mountain trails, towering Oaks and Rhododendrons. Binsar is a formation of sleepy hamlets amidst orchards, silver streams and green meadows. The blanket of green hangs all around - rocks covered with unusual moss and ferns, flowers and shrubs - foliage sprouting out of every conceivable nook and corner of the hillside. 


Binsar has excellent weather conditions throughout the year; however, the best time to visit Binsar is from October to March.

Best Time
  • October - March

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Zero Point

Zero Point

In the premises of the wildlife sanctuary is the zero point from which one can look across 300 km of lush green forest giving a treat to your eyes. One can see the panoramic view of Himalayan peaks like Kedarnath Peak and Nanda Devi from Zero point.

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