Uttarakhand is the place to be when you feel the need to let off steam after a busy week or month of work. Refreshing greenery covers the rocky landscape of the state that is surrounded by mighty Himalayan mountains along with rivers flowing through many of these regions.
With such beauty filling the entire region, Uttarakhand has always been a popular place of tourist attraction. However, tourists mostly prefer going to places, such as Rishikesh, Nainital, Haridwar, etc., and often don't explore the pristine and more secluded regions of the state.
One such mesmerising small town is Binsar, located about 385 km from Delhi. If you prefer spending a weekend or your vacation in solitude and in the arms of nature, visit Binsar.
Best Time To Visit Binsar
For a pleasant weather, visit Binsar during summer. Since most of Binsar is dominated by the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, visiting in summer is advised. However, if you wish to play in the snow, visit the town during winter.
Route From Delhi To Binsar
Dr NS Hardikar Rd - NH9 - Bhensia - MDR 65W - Nainital Rd - UT SH 41 - NH109 - Nainital - NH109 - NH309A - Jhandi Dhar-Binsar Sanctuary Gate Rd - Binsar (10 h - 384 km)
You can visit these places on the way to Binsar.
At a distance of about 167 km from Delhi, Moradabad is a town you can stop by. It is fondly known as Pital Nagri which means "Brass City" due to the beautiful brass handicrafts that are famous in the city. The city was named after Mughal King Shah Jahan's son, Murad Baksh, but was founded by Rustam Khan who was the prevailing governor.
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Picturesque lakes, stunning landscapes with beautiful scenery of nature make up the popular hill station of Nainital. This is a famous honeymoon or family-friendly destination that is encircled by lofty Kumaon hills.
Almora is a beautiful cantonment town that is known for its local cuisine and handicrafts. Almora got its name due to the Kilmora plant which was used to wash utensils in the Katarmal Sun Temple. Temples like the Katarmal Sun Temple and Kasar Devi Temple, to name a few, are the main attractions of this picturesque town.
Next stop at Binsar.
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Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Nestled in the Himalayas, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful area of greenery which is home to some animals and over 200 species of birds. The sanctuary was founded in order to conserve and protect the reducing broadleaf oak forests.
Perfect for nature lovers, you can indulge in trekking through the sanctuary. Some animals you may spot include leopard, red fox, Himalayan goral, etc. and birds like magpies, nuthatches, parakeets, etc.
Zero Point is a popular peak found inside the wildlife sanctuary that needs to reached through trekking. Set at a fantastic height, this point offers a breathtaking view across 300 kilometres, where you can see the three glorious mountain ranges of Shivling, Nanda Devi and Kedarnath. Trek to Zero Point and revel in the stunning beauty of the mountains at the sanctuary.
Golu Devata Temple
This temple is dedicated to Golu Devata or Lord Golu, who is a major mythological god and is particularly worshipped by the folks in the Kumaon region. Golu Devata is in fact an incarnation of Lord Shiva. The temple is also known as Chitai Golu Devata Temple by some people.
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