Places To Visit in Binsar
Binsar which lies thirty-three kilometers to the north of Almora is gaining popularity in nature lovers community. The place offers a unique mix of culture, heritage, scenery and biodiversity. Although one should keep an open mind while visiting places like Binsar. Here is the list of places to visit in Binsar. Check them out and choose your favorite place.
Binsar Zero Point
Binsar Zero Point at a summit of (2240m). A glimpse of the mighty Himalayas from here can be a soul touching experience. Tourist visit the point to witness sunrises and sunsets. You will be able the magnificence of Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi, Panchachuli, Bandar Puch and much more.
Binsar Wild Life Sanctuary –
Binsar wildlife sanctuary the cherry on the cake of Binsar. It was only established in 1988 to preserve the diverse flora and fauna in the area. It has been declared as important bird area by Bird Life International. The sanctuary is home to leopards, ghorals, wild boars, Indian red fox, musk deer among others. The forest consists of the beautiful oak and rhododendron trees. This wildlife sanctuary is one of the best places to visit in Binsar.
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Built under Raja Kalyan in the 16th Century Bineswar Mahadev holds high regard in the hearts of the locals. The name of the temple is derived from the name of the place. Bineshwar Mahadev temple enshrines the deity of Lord Shiva. The architecture of the site the remarkable of Chand dynasty. Pilgrimages from around the gather here especially on Shivratri and fair.
The home of the king of the Kumaun who fell in love with Binsar. The beautiful Gothic architecture of the Khali state reminds of a time gone by. Much of the state has now been converted into a resort. Khali Estate is situated on the top of a hill surrounded by pine and oak forest facing the vast panorama of the majestic snow clad mountains of the central Himalayas.
Kasar Devi is located at a distance of 15 kms from Binsar. The place has been a landmark point in the hippy trail of the 1960s. Bob Dylan, Nehru and Vivekananda are some of the famous celebrities that have stayed in Kasar Devi. Kasar Devi Temple and a hike to Crank’s Ridge is a must.