Tale of Binsar and Local People-
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary offers limited stay options; KMVN being the main, while we stayed at Forest Guest House. Life is really tough for these people!! With no "Markets" within 10 kms, even an everyday vegetables like "Potato and Onion" is a big deal for them. Those having a vehicle is still fine!! but those on 2 legs vehicle(on foot), actually travels 10 kms down to get the basic necessity stuffs.
Kishore Bhatt, the caretaker of Forest Guest House; is a wise man. With Rs.9000/- salary, he is working for Forest Department for more than 10 years. What to say, this is dilemma of common man. Kishore Bhatt is always remembered amongst us, for the yummy food he prepared for us. It was simply mouth watering, even a regular sabsi(vegetable) prepared by him was not any less then 5 star hotel.
"Solar Panels", are the only source of electricity!! Charged at daytime, to consume in night for 2-3 hrs. Winters are quite harsh!! The only way to survive is "Fire".....Bonfire.
How to reach Binsar-
One can reach Binsar, with only private vehicles or private taxis. Binsar is approximately 30 kms from Almora. The Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is widespread in 10 kms, that comes under "Forest Department". Permission to be taken to enter this area. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is blessed with super varieties of Flora and Fauna. One just has to get lucky to see and experience it.
Rs. 1000/- charge from Almora to Binsar