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Binsar is one of the most scenic spots in the Kumaun Himalayas . It is summer capital of the erstwhile Chand Rajas (7th - 18th Century). This picturesque, sleepy hamlet is situated at an altitude of 2,420 mtrs. It offers a majestic view of the snow covered Himalayan peaks, the mesmerising ranges - Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Shivling and Panchchuli. On a sunny day, one can have a glimpse of the holy shrines of Kedarnath, Badrinath and Gangotri.
It is a fascinating spot, encircled by vast wildlife sanctuary, Binsar, a home to many rare animals, birds and wild flowers.
Binsar is also a trekker's paradise. One can trek in the salubrious air, amidst misty mountain trails, towering Oaks and Rhododendrons. This sleepy hamlets amidst orchards, silver streams and green meadows, has much to offer !
How to reach
Binsar is well connected through motorable roads. The nearest airport ia Pantnagar ( 150 kms.). The nearest railhead is Kathgodam( 114 kms.). Distance from the nearest major town Almora is 26 kms. & Nainital is 90 kms. away .
What to see
Binsar Hill, Khali Estate (royal palace), Shiva Temple, Gananath Temple, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary