Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Uttrakhand state of India on the top of Jhandi Dhar Hills. You can see Himalayan peaks like Trishul , Kedarnath Peak and Nanda Devi Peak from a point called Zero Point in Binsar. Binsar is 33 km from Almora in Uttrakhand.
Chand Kings ruled Kumaon region of Uttrakhand from 11th to 18th Centuries AD. It was their summer capital.
Binsar wildlife Sanctuary
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1988 for the protection of flora and fauna in the area. The sanctuary is spread in an area of around 46 km² with its altitude varying from 2900 feet to 8000 feet. The average height being on the upper side at 7600 feet.
Fauna at Binsar
There is a museum at Binsar about the flora and fauna of the region.The fauna include Nemorhaedus goral (goral), Petaurista petaurista), and barking deer (Muntiacus muntjak). parakeets, laughingthrush, leopard (Panthera Pardus), musk deer, serow (Capricornis sumatiensis), jungle cat (Felis chaus), Chital (Axis axis), Sus scrofa, black bear, pine marten, (Macaca mulatta), fox (Vulpes vulpes), langur ((Presbytis entellus), monkeyporcupine, flying squirrel (You can find over 200 species of birds here which includes tits, nuthatches, fork-tail-blackbirds, magpies, Kalij pheasant (Lophura leucomelana), monal, koklas, and Eurasian jays.
Zero Point at Binsar
Zero Point, is the highest point in the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary which is accessible easily. Tourists enjoy watching beautiful and famous peaks of Himalayas. Some of the peaks which one can see from Zero point are Trishul, Nanda Devi, Kedarnath and Shivling. Zero Point is merely 2 kilometers from KMVN (Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam) tourist rest house. It is the must visit point if you are visiting Binsar
Best time to visit Binsar
The best time to visit Binsar is summer and during October and November. In winters it is very cold and in rainy season it is not pleasant to visit at any hill station. If you want to see snow and snow fall you can visit here in winters too. In rainy season the region is lush green in color. So according to your choice you can visit Binsar.