Binsar, a small town in Uttarakhand’s Kumaon area, is a beautiful spot. Nestled at an altitude of 2420 metres, Binsar is renowned for its breathtaking panoramas of the Himalayas, including Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Panchachuli, and Kedarnath. The stunning, 360-degree panorama of the Himalayas that can be seen from Binsar Zero is the town’s main draw. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary protects the area around this little hill hamlet, providing a haven for endangered plants and animals. Since the area is covered with dense vegetation, it’s perfect for outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and nature hikes.
Reason to put Binsar on your travel plan:
Binsar has everything: blessed hills, stunning orchards, murmuring streams, and magnificent, enchanted grasslands. Here, you may see the many kinds of birds, all of which seem to know exactly where you are at all times. Just 50 kilometres away lies the Jageshwar complex, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, and the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, where tourists can go on nature hikes, photograph birds, and relax. The Bineshwar Mahadev Temple, Zero Point, Binsar Sanctuary Museum, and Kasar Devi Temple.
Few other noteworthy sights in the area can be found in the Kumaon region; you’ll find the charming village of Binsar perched atop the Jhandi hills. The best time to visit, despite the nice weather year-round, is during October and November. The Nanda Devi Festival is one of Binsar’s most significant celebrations, showcasing the community’s strong bonds and illustrious heritage.
Mythology about Binsar
Binsar comes from the Arabic root bin-sary, which means “without ahead.” According to popular myth, Binsar’s royal family and the local deity, Golu Devta, once engaged in a bloody war. Skepticism, however, led to Golu Devta’s demise; his trunk was found near Binsar National Park, and his head was discovered in Kaparkahan, also in the vicinity of Binsar. They both boast ancient Golu Devta temples.
Birds of ASAN Conservation reserve
Large Hawk Cuckoo, Indian Cuckoo, Common Cuckoo, Fork-tailed Swift, Grey Hawk-moth, Large-tailed Nightjar, Fork-tailed Swift, Common Cuckoo, Wedge-tailed Pigeon, Oriental Turtle Dove, Spotted Dove, Yellow-footed Green Pigeon, Wedge-tailed Pigeon, Grey Nightjar, Large-tailed Nightjar, Fork-tailed Swift, Common Nightingale, Bearded Vultures, Crested Serpent Eagle, Red-headed Vulture, Fire-capped Tit Himalayan Vulture, Himalayan vulture. To name a few: the Bald Eagle, the Tawny Eagle, the Golden Eagle, the Bonelli’s Eagle, the Shikra, the Eurasian Sparrowhawk, the Lesser Fish Eagle, the Black Kite, the Collared Owlet, the Asian Barred Owlet, the Brown Wood Owl, the Common Hoopoe, and the Asian Barred Owl. The black-rumped woodpecker, the greater yellow-naped woodpecker, the less yellow-naped woodpecker, the grey-headed woodpecker, the scaly-bellied woodpecker, the brown-fronted woodpecker, the Himalayan woodpecker, the rufous-bellied woodpecker, the great barbet, the common kingfisher, the white-throated kingfisher, the black francolin Himalayan Woodpecker
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
About 30 kilometres from the Almora district is the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. Our resort Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor is nestled atop the Kumaon hills (Uttarakhand). Today it has reopened the doors of this exclusive resort in Binsar for guests to offer them a taste of the old-world charm and our hospitality. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary’s total area is over 45 square kilometres, and its central area is around 4 square kilometres. About 32 settlements in and around Binsar are dependent on wood products for their livelihoods. There are also five privately held estates, three of which are located beyond the central zone. Oak trees, flanked by Chir pine and an agricultural area, are a hallmark of the moist temperate forest floral features that Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary represents. Compared to a pine forest, the oak grove has a greater variety of tree species. Experts have identified a total of 40 tree species, 32 shrub and fern species, 50 herb and fern species, and 19 grass species. To date, over 166 different bird species have been identified.