A perfect refuge for those who crave for solace away from the humdrum of the cities and crowds, this picturesque and quiet little hamlet lies tucked away in the Kumaon Himalayas.
Nestled in a beautiful valley, the village is a trekker's paradise, where exploring meadows and dense pine flanked pathways is as dreamy as it sounds.
Its main attraction is the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, spread over 300 kms, giving stunning views of renowned Himalayan summits such as Shivling, Kedarnath Peak, Trisul and Nanda Devi. It is a haven for bird enthusiasts, where species such as forktail, parakeets, nuthatches, blackbirds, laughing thrush, monal, magpies, eagles, koklas, woodpeckers and Eurasian jays can be observed. Its vast habitation of flora and fauna includes leopards, Himalayan goral, chital, musk deers, Sumatran serows, jungle cats, wild boars, black bears, red foxes, red giant flying squirrels and many more.
Binsar in particular has no restaurants, but one can always head to Almora, which is 33 km away for a good choice of food. Some ideal places to stay here are Kinner Villa, Kasaar Jungle Resort, Idyllic Haven Homestay, Binsar Eco Camp and Club Mahindra Valley Resort which cater to everyone's range of desired comfort and affordability.
Binsar can easily be reached via road, train or air. However all modes of transport besides bus or car drop one off very far from Binsar.
Best time to visit Binsar is from October to June