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The summer capital of the erstwhile Chand kings (7th - 18th century) of Kumaon, Binsar is a picturesque, sleepy hamlet and one of the most scenic spots in the Kumaon Himalayas.Pitched at the impressive altitude of 2,420 m, 95 km from Nainital, it offers a majestic view of the snowy Himalayan peaks like the mesmerizing ranges Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Shivling and Panchchuli.

Encircled by a vast wildlife sanctuary, a home to many rare animals, birds and wild flowers Binsar is a truly fascinating spot. Binsar is also a trekker's paradise. One can go on long treks in the clean air, amidst the misty mountain trails, towering Oaks and Rhododendrons. Binsar is a formation of sleepy hamlets amidst orchards, silver streams and green meadows. The blanket of green hangs all around - rocks covered with unusual moss and ferns, flowers and shrubs - foliage sprouting out of every conceivable nook and corner of the hillside. The entire area is now a sanctuary.

Little further from Binsar is the temple complex of Jageshwar (34 km from Almora) nestled in a beautiful valley, crested by majestic deodars. This important pilgrimage centre is considered to be one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.

Time just stands still at Binsar. You will keep discovering new walking trails up the mountains and down the valleys, new lookout points for another spectacular sunset. This intimate little hill retreat makes you feel that nothing can ever come between you and nature.

City Facts

State: Uttarakhand
District: Almora
Famous for/as: Wildlife
Languages: Hindi Best Season: Oct - Mar
Weather: Summer 22 to 40°C,
Winter 12 to 33°C
Altitude: 2412 m
Pincode: 263684
STD code: 05962


  • Pune to Binsar 1662 km

Best Season / Best time to visit Almora

The weather in Binsar is very pleasant throughout the year, and the region experiences a sub tropical climate. The main seasons are those of summer, winter and monsoon. Summers are mild and moderate, and winters in Binsar are very cold. The region of Binsar is best visited during the summer months and also during early winter.

Summers in the region of Binsar extend through the months of April, May and June. These months will experience a maximum temperature of around thirty degrees (30°C) and a minimum temperature oaf around fifteen degrees (15°C). The temperatures in Binsar are thus lesser than the temperatures that other cities and towns in the mainland experience, thus making it a very popular tourist destination.

Winters in the region of Binsar are very cold, and the maximum temperature during the winter months will range around twenty four degrees (24°C). The minimum temperature during the winter months will range around zero degrees (0°C). October, November, December, January and February are the winter months in Binsar. You can visit Binsar during the early winter months.

Monsoon in the region of Binsar brings moderate rainfall, and this makes the weather here even more pleasant. July, August and September are the monsoon months in Binsar.

Binsar Hill

Locally known as Jhandi Dhar, it offers panoramic view of the Kumaon Hills and the Greater Himalayas, from an altitude of 2,420 m. In the night, the lights of the Almora town present a fascinating picture.

Khali Estate

The erstwhile royal palace. Once occupied by Sir Henry Ramsay and later on by Smt. Vijaylakshmi Pandit, it now houses a heritage hotel.

Gananath Temple

Gananath is known for natural caves and an ancient Shiva temple. This place is 36 km from Almora. During Kartik Purnima every year a fair is hosted here.

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is known for the rarest species of animals, birds, butterflies and wild flowers. Accommodation facility is available at Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam Jungle Resort.



At a distance of 59 km situated at a lofty height of 1677 m, Jalna presents fascinating views of the Himalayan peaks. The area is full of orchards producing apples, apricots, peaches, pears and other alpine fruits.

Shiva Temple

A cave temple, 31 km from Binsar is highly revered by the people in the hills. Set amidst dense forests of Oak and Deodar, it's an important archeological spot.

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By Flight

The nearest Airport is Pant Nagar (127 km)

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By Train

The nearest railhead is Kathgodam (120 km).

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By Road

Distance from the nearest major town Almora is 30 km, Nainital is 96 km away. From Delhi it is 410 km.

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KMVN Tourist Rest House Binsar
KMVN Tourist Rest house at Binsar is situated admist the beautiful jungle from where one can have a mesmerizing view of the Himalayan Range.

Modified American plan is applicable at TRH Binsar

Room Categories:

1. Double Bed Executive
2. Double Bed Super Deluxe
3. Double Bed Deluxe

Applicable Season Period

1. Season Rates: (1st May to 3rd July, and 23rd Dec to 2nd Jan.)
2. Autumn Rates: (1st Oct. to 15Nov.)
3. Off Season Rates: (3rd Jan to 30th Apr., 4th Jul. to 30th Sep. 16 Nov. To 22 Dec.)

Rates (Applicable till 31st March 2014) :

Season Rates
1. Double Bed Executive
2. Double Bed Super Deluxe
3. Double Bed Deluxe

Autumn Season
1. Double Bed Executive
2. Double Bed Super Deluxe
3. Double Bed Deluxe

Off Season
1. Double Bed Executive
2. Double Bed Super Deluxe
3. Double Bed Deluxe

Contact Detail:

Tourist Rest House
Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd.,
Binsar, Dist. Almora
Mob. No.: +91- 9412996535



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