Some facts you should know about Binsar and the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary:
Binsar was declared as Reserve Forest in 1880 and was upgraded to a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1988.
A severe forest fire in 1995 caused tree mortality to a major chunk of tree species, pushed away and possibly killed some part of the faunal population.
The sanctuary is spread over 45 square kilometers and has a core area of 4 square kilometres.
Its altitude varies from 900 to 2450 metres.
It was declared an Important Birding Area by BirdLife International.
It is home to about 200 species of birds including Partridge, Woodpecker, Pheasant, Thrush, Warbler, Flycatcher, Nuthatch and Treecreeper.
Key fauna include Leopard, Barking Deer, Goral, Wild Boar, Fox, Jackal, Flying Squirrel, Macaque and Langur.
Binsar was once the Summer Capital of the Chand Dynasty whose kings ruled over Kumaon from 11th to 17th century.