Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, situated on Jhandi Dhar hills is a splendid Himalayan destination, which gives tourists the reason to be here and explore the fascinating Himalayan peaks such as Kedarnath Peak, Shivling, Trisul and majestic Nanda Devi from ‘Zero Point’.
Binsar is basically designed for the conservation and shielding of the shrinking broad leaf oak (Quercus) forests situated in the Central Himalayan region. The sanctuary has approximately 200 bird species and species of animals such as Leopards, Ghorals, Indian Red Fox, Jackals, Porcupines, Pine Martens, etc.
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is encircled by copious chaplets of alpine flora, ferns, hanging moss, and several other types of wildflowers. The tourists get to feel that they are moving in a celestial haven.
Visiting Places near Binsar
Almora, which is 20 km. from Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, is the Nearest Hill Station from Binsar. Another Hill Station is at Ranikhet, which is 70kms. from the wildlife sanctuary. Tourists can always make a choice.
Best Times to Visit
The idyllic time for visiting Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is February to April, and October to November.
How to Reach
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at an approximate distance of 35 km from Almora. The closest railhead is Kathgodam and is 126 km from Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Tourists can easily board the overnight train Ranikhet Express which starts from Old Delhi railway station to reach Kathgodam.