Uttaranchal Wildlife » Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary Kumaon
About Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
The Binsar wild life sanctuary situated in the middle Himalaya near Almora. This tract is considered to be one of the most beautiful tracts in kumaon. In this santury numbers of animals and birds which includes the leopard, civet cat, serow, gharial, musk deer, brown bear and khaliji pheasant are usually found.
The climatic conditions prevailing in the Binsar sanctuary range from temperate to sub-arctic. Winters are very cold and Heavy snowfall is received.The main forests types found in this sanctuary are Oak and moist mixed deciduous forests.including deodar and blue pine.sub-alpine birch, fir and spruce forests., Sub-alpine pasture and scrub.
Binsar is a fascinating spot that offers majestic view of the snow capped Himalayan peaks. From this place only you can have a clear view of the holy shrines of Kedarnath, Badrinath and Gangotri.Binsar was the ancient capital of the Chand Raj kings who ruled in the 7th and 8th centuries. Here, King Kalyan built the temple of Shiva, also known as Bineswar. Binsar is 380 km from Delhi. The closest airport is at Pantnagar, 127 km and the nearest railhead is at Kathgodam, 85 km. From here you can take a tourist bus, taxi or drive up via Almora, 30 km from Binsar.Panoramic vistas of the snow capped Himalayas are visible. Almora has a museum that is a storehouse of information about the cultural heritage of Kumaon. There is a deer park on the outskirts of the city. The Nanda Devi temple in the heart of the city is a must for visitors.
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