Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Himalayas on top of the Jhandi Dhar hills. It is about 33 km north of the Almora town in Uttarakhand, India. From a place called Zero Point in Binsar one can see the Himalayan peaks like Kedarnath Peak, Shivling, Trisul and Nanda Devi. Binsar was the summer capital of the Chand Kings, who ruled over Kumaon from the 11th to 18th centuries AD. Binsar was established in 1988 for the conservation and protection of the shrinking broad leaf oak (Quercus) forests of the Central Himalayan region, and it has over 200 bird species.
Nearest airport is Pantnagar, 145 kilometers. Cars, Jeeps and buses available.
Nearest railhead is Kathgodam, 113 kilometers, Haldwani 120 kilometers. State transport buses and taxis available from morning to evening.
Binsar is well connected to major cities
The period from July to November is the best.
Binsar is popular for the pleasant weather it offers throughout the year. Due to the sub-tropical climate, the summers are moderate whereas winters are too cold. Monsoon hardly leaves any dampening effect on the tourists’ enthusiasm. The best period is during the summer, monsoon and early winters.
The weather in Binsar is very pleasant throughout the year, and the region experiences a sub tropical climate. The main seasons are those of summer, winter and monsoon. Summers are mild and moderate, and winters in Binsar are very cold. The region of Binsar is best visited during the summer months and also during early winter.
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Being a part of the Almora region, there are several festivals in Binsar. The most important of them being Dussehra in October and the Nanda Devi festival . Festivals and fairs are centered on the harvest and trading activities are carried out.
Shopping in Binsar is all about buying locally made handicraft items including the beautifully crafted wooden products that make for excellent souvenirs to take back home. Rhododendron squash is a special item you can buy in Binsar. Apart from these, you can add mufflers, sweaters and hand-knitted shawls to your shopping list. Local honey and handmade soaps that Binsar.
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