Binsar Wild Life Sanctuary
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1988, for the conservation and protection of the shrinking broad leaf oak forests of the Central Himalayan region, and it inhabits 200 bird species.
Binsar was the summer capital of the Chand Kings, who ruled over Kumaon, from 11th to 18th centuries AD. Binsar is also noted for mythological warfare between King of Binsar and Golu Devata. Due to some confusion Golu Devata was beheaded and his trunk fell at Gairad Dana Golu near Binsar national Park and his head felled at Kaparkahan near Binsar. Both The places has ancinent temples of Lord Golu.
Time to visit
April to October.
How to reach?
- Nearest railway station is Kathgodam which is 126 km. Taxies can be used to reach Binsar
- Binsar is situated 33 km from Almora town.
Leopard, Ghoral, Red Fox, Jackal, Porcupine, Chital, Flying Squirrel, Barking Deer etc. It is also declared an important bird sanctuary with over 200 bird species.