Binsar is one of the most scenic spot in the Kumaon Himalayas and acclaimed hill resorts and is located at a distance of 95 kilometers from Nainital. The main attraction of Binsar is the majestic view of the Himalayas. At an altitude of 2412 meters, this scenic place offers an outstanding view of Kumaon hills and the greater Himalayas, encircled by Alpine flora, ferns, hanging moss and unusual species of wild flowers. The Himalayas comprises of a 3 hundred kilometers stretch of famous peaks which includes Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nandadevi, Nandakot and Panchchuli. The forests of Himalayan Oak and rhododendron are excellent for trekking and communicating with nature.
Binsar was the ancient capital of the Chand Raj kings who ruled in the 7th and 8th centuries. In Binsar, King Kalyan constructed the temple of Shiva, also known as Bineswar. The temple holds much importance for the devout. Outside Binsar, the temple complex of Jageshwar which is 34 kilometers from Almora nestles in a beautiful valley, crested by majestic deodars. This significant pilgrimage is considered one of the 12 Jyotiralingas.
The tourists can visit Binsar at any time of the year, but it is advisable to avoid the monsoons completely. Binsar is lovely around October-November. It is desirable to travel with 2 layers of woolens, walking shoes and an umbrella, as a hilly weather is always unpredictable. People should definitely carry a torch, candles and camera.
Accommodation in Binsar is limited to a few luxury estates, small hotels and the KMVN tourist bungalow. Advance bookings are essential in order to avoid rush and unavailability.
There are a large number of Hotels in Binsar which has been set up in order to meet up to the ever growing needs of the tourists visiting the city throughout the year.
The nearest airport is Pantnagar at 150 kms. The nearest railhead from Binsar is Haldwani at a distance of 120 kms. Distance from the nearest major town Almora is 26 kilometers and Nainital is 90 kilometers away. Binsar is well connected through motorable roads to all prominent towns- Almora (34 kms.), Nainital (120 kms.) & Delhi (418 kms.)
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