Binsar

By | May 14, 2012

 

Binsar is a beautiful hill station in Almora District in Uttrakhand. This beautiful natural scenic place is at a height of 2400 meters above the sea level. The highest hill of Binsar is Jhandi Dhar. Jhandi Dhar is also the highest peak in Kumaon region. The amazing views of Himalayas leave the tourists in a gaze. The tourists to Binsar can enjoy the beauty of wild flowers, Oak, Rhododendron, Alpine Flora and fems etc. also here. This hill station is blessed with best Flora and Faunas.

A glorious past dignifies the importance of Binsar. According to tales this place was captital of Chand Raj Kings from 11th to 18th century.

The beautiful peaks of Himalayan which are 300 Kilometers from the place  like Nanda Kot, Panchachuli, Chaukhamba, Nanda devi and Kedarnath are visible clearly from Binsar in a very differentiate way. People who love to write in lap of nature it’s a heaven for them. Binsar is a perfect place for trekkers, adventure and nature loving people. Some precious and distinctive species of Birds and Animals are preserved in Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. Situated in the middle of the beautiful hill station. Approx. 200 species of birds and some rare animal species of Leopord, Fox, Langur, Porcupine, Flying Squirrel, Chital, Jungle Cat, Himalayan Bear, Barking deer etc. can be seen here. Binsar is a must visit place for wildlife photographers and Bird watchers. Electricity supply is very restricted in Binsar as to conserve Wild Life.

Climate of Binsar is very congruous all through the year. One can enjoy variety of seasons here. During winters there is heavy rainfall in Binsar region. Monsoons are very beautiful with lots of greenery and nature at its most beauty.

The most fascinating places for any tourist in Binsar includes Bineshwar Mahadev Temple and Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. One can not afford to leave them when visiting Binsar. Bineshwar Mahadev Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is an example of architectural beauty in 13th century.

Almora which is just 26 kilometers from Binsar is a surrounded by Garhwal, Nainital, Bageshwar and Pithoragarh is picturesque hill station. Almora is filled up with effusive waterfalls and emitting wildlife. The place has a cultural history and offers a collection of antique handicrafts. The place still shows its cultural heritage which can be felt in paved streets.

The place to visit here includes Ram Krishna Mission Ashram, Chitai Mandir or Gollu Devta, Bright end corner, Kesar Devi, Nanda Devi Mandir and Deer Park.

Gollu Devta is believed to fulfill wishes of people, So it is a sacred pilgrimage among the local and tourist devotees. This temple is dedicated to Gaur Bhairav. Gananath Mandir is dedicated to Lord Shiva and famous for its caves. A lot of fruit orchids are available in this temple area. The fruits include Plums, Apples, Peaches and apricots. Bageshwar is famous for Bagnath Mandir. The 2 rivers Gomti and Saryu also meet here. Thousands of Hindu devotees from different parts of India visit this pace every year. Katarmal is a historical place where Katyuri Kings built the famous Sun Temple approx. 1000 years ago.

Jageshwar Mandir is a very divine temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.The temple also has a historical significance as it has 8th Swadasa Jtotirlingas situated in it.

Binsar by Air

Pantnagar Airport is approx. 150 Kilometers from Binsar Daily flights fly from Pantnagar  to Delhi and Binsar. Pant Nagar Airport is another nearby airport which is connected by road.

Binsar by Rail

Nearest Railway station is Kathgodam which is 119 Kilometers from Binsar. Regular train connectivity to major cities like Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata etc. is available. Local Buses and Taxis are available from Kathgodam to Binsar.

Binsar by Road

Binsar is connected by road to major North Indian cities. Interstate buses are available from Delhi, Nainital, Naukuchiatal and Almora.

There are a lot of hotels in binsar are available. One can stay and enjoy this place for a week so can plan accommodation in advance. Mahindra Resorts Binsar can be an ideal option.

 

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