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Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary: The Charming Beauty of Mountains, Treks and Diversity of Flora and Fauna

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Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is inhabited on Himalayan landscapes of Uttarakhand, India. The Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is a haven for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers. The sanctuary is well-known for its diverse flora and fauna.

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary situated 30 Km far from Almora town and 16 km from Kasar Devi. it is Spanning across approximately 45.59 square kilometers. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is elevated an average height of 2412 metres and varies from 900 metre to 2500 meter.

The Himalayan peaks of KedarnathShivlingTrisulNanda DeviNanda Kot and Panchachuli can be watched from Zero Point (Jhandi Dhaar) and which is the highest point in the sanctuary.

Biodiversity and Wildlife of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Binsar wildlife sanctuary was established in 1988 with the primary aim of protecting the shrinking broad leaf oak and to protect flora and fauna.

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary boasts a rich and diverse ecosystem, many plant and animal species. Its dense forests are dominated by oak, rhododendron, pine, and cedar trees.

The sanctuary is also inhabited by leopard, deer, langur, Himalayan black bear and over 200 species of birds, making it a paradise for birdwatchers.  The whole sanctuary itself creates pleasant scenery that change tones with the seasons.

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Avian Delights in Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

One of the most attractive parts of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is variety of bird species. The sanctuary encloses the colorful Himalayan Monal, Cheer Pheasant, Koklass Pheasant and the secretive Scaly-bellied Woodpecker.

The diversity of altitude, vegetation and climatic conditions within the sanctuary makes it an ideal habitat for these feathered wonders, attracting bird enthusiasts from around the globe. Bird Life International has also declared this reserve as an ‘Important Bird Area (IBA).

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary


Almighty Trekking Trails

Binsar provides a network of well-marked trekking trails leading to vantage points through forests, offer panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. The most famous is the Binsar Zero Point Trek among all trails will lead to the spot from where you can witness a mesmerizing sunrise over the Himalayas.

Other trails like the Binsar Mahadev Trek provide an opportunity to explore the spiritual side of the as it leads to a centuries-old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Ancient Acknowledgment

Binsar was the erstwhile summer capital of the Chand Dynasty rulers, who ruled Kumaon from the 7th to 18th century AD. Local says, Binsar name was originated from 16th century temple Lord Shiva temple known as Bineshwar Mahadev Temple. In British Era it was used to be their summer capital as well.

Binsar At A Glance

Away from crowded world Binsar offers a haven of serenity and solitude. It is recommended to visit this majestic place to create memories for the life time.

The sanctuary’s peaceful ambiance and serene landscapes make it an ideal retreat for those want to reconnect with oneself and nature.

Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast, an avid birder or someone seeking break from the chaotic world, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary promises an unforgettable experience that leaves you rejuvenated and connected to the world around you.

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

When to Visit

March to June and October to December are the best months to visit.

Main Entry Fee:

    • Students: INR 75 per person
    • Indian Nationals: INR 150 per person
    • Foreign Nationals: INR 600 per person


  • The sanctuary opens every day from 09:00 am – 07:30 pm.

How to reach.

Nearest railway station is Kathgodam is about 120 km from the Binsar. Private taxi or Buses of Uttarakhand Travel can be opted to reach there. Nearest Airpot is Pantnagar is 152 km away by hiring a taxi cab from the airport.

Hotel and Stay.

Hotels and stays are available in the nearby town Almora. However, KMVN rest house and other hotels are also available within3-5 Km range of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.

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