Binsar is a beautiful and quiet little hill station located 26 kms from Almora. It was once the summer capital of Chand Rajas during the 7th and 8th centuries. It is one of the most scenic spots in the Kumaon region and a very well maintained spot. There is nothing much to do in Binsar apart from relaxing and taking long strolls in the hilly road and terrains. Read on to find out the major tourist attractions of Binsar.
Binsar Forest Reserve
One of the famous wildlife sanctuaries of Uttarakhand, Binsar Forest
Reserve is home to a number of wild animals and avian species. From
Himalayan palm civet, serow, ghoral, yellow-throated Himalayan marten,
yellow-bellied weasel, fox and Himalayan Black Bear, one can see a
number of wild animals on their trip to this forest reserve. Apart from
this, Binsar offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas as well.
Binsar Mahadev Temple
The Binsar Mahadev Temple located here was built by King Kalyan and is
considered to be one of the 12 Jyotirlingas located in the country.