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Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttarakhand
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Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Himalayas on top of the Jhandi Dhar hills. It is about 33 km north of the Almora town in Uttarakhand, India.From a place called Zero Point in Binsar one can see the Himalayan peaks like Kedarnath Peak, Shivling, Trisul and Nanda Devi.Binsar was the summer capital of the Chand Kings, who ruled over Kumaon from the 11th to 18th centuries AD. Binsar was established in 1988 for the conservation and protection of the shrinking broad leaf oak forests of the Central Himalayan region, and it has over 200 bird species.GeographyThe sanctuary is spread over 45.59 km2 and situated at an altitude varying from 900 to 2500 metres with an average height of 2412 metres. It is located 35 km from Almora in the state of Uttarakhand.
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  • Excellent remote sanctuary near Almora. Please go to this place if only you and people accompanying your really love nature, appreciate solitude and have the respect for peace and tranquility. It is n...  more »
  • Binsar is one of the most beautiful yet under-rated destinations anybody can visit in Uttarakhand. It is a must go-to for all the nature lovers, hence you should update your bucket list. An adventurou...  more »
  • A place for nature lovers and trigger happy cameramen! No electricity. Beautiful cycle tracts for mountain biking that you get on rent at the KMVN forest rest-house. The only place that you should sta...  more »