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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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  • The wildlife sanctuary is a treat for nature lovers .. the bright red rhodendendrons add so much colour to the jungle that it mesmerises you. The view from the zero point is spectacular and the walk t...  more »
  • we started our trek from pithsain few kms from thalisain. Pithsain is the last stop for bus or taxi , from there the trek is about 12 km upto shiva temple and around 15-16km upto Brahma dhungi.Its nea...  more »
  • A visit to Binsar isn't complete without a trip to the wildlife sanctuary. the sanctuary was essentially built to protect a species of oak and isn't about wild animals, etc. However, nature lovers wou...  more »

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