Binsar, Uttarakhand – A painter’s imagination
Binsar is an idyllic place in Almora district of Uttarakhand, located between wildlife sanctuaries and mountain ranges and popular with tourists of younger generation. There are many activities like trekking that can be done in Binsar. The proximity of this sleepy town with many religious places makes it an ideal place for people with religious beliefs since this place is also very close to the Nanda Devi Temple and the Kedarnath Temple. You must definitely visit this place for Honeymoon & Romantic packages in India.
Binsar is located at an altitude of 2420 meters and is about 35 kilometers from Almora. It is a paradise for those who like hiking and trekking. At one time it had been the summer capital of Chand dynasty. Now the quiet town is well known for offering stunning views of Chaukhamba, Panchchuli, Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot. On days that are perfectly clear and sunny one can see Kedarnath, Badrinath and Gangotri at same time. A holiday in Binsar is always part of best honeymoon & romantic packages in India.
What to do in Binsar
- Biking – Hire a bike and travel deep into the mountains along hidden trails. Binsar is an uncomplicated place – no malls, no big stores, and no neon signs. It is perfect to relax while riding around the green valley and lush mountain forests to unwind and let go of worries. Riding through beautiful mountain roads is a wonderful way to spend a
- Kasar Devi Temple – This temple is considered one of the most interesting tourist places of Almora district. Its history dates back to the 2nd century. The temple is dedicated to a goddess named Kasar Devi. It is widely considered one of the most well known temples in this city. Every year, many faithful visit this temple during the special annual festival organized by the villagers and the temple authorities.
The temple is located on the edge of a crest on the Almora-Bageshwar highway in the Kaashay hills. The Kasar Devi Temple became famous after being visited by Swami Vivekananda during his stay in Almora. Since then, the temple has been revered for its importance and rich history since the 2nd century. Crank’s Ridge is just outside the village, a popular hippie destination. This is also one of the reasons for the great tourist attraction of this temple.
The temple hosts an annual festival organized by the villagers. The most exciting part of the festival is the Kasar Devi Fair which attracts several tourists to the town.
- Chitai Temple – The Chitai Temple, also called the Golu Devta Temple, is another tourist attraction close to Binsar. It is about 15 kilometers from the city of Almora and is one of the favorite destinations among the Lord Shiva enthusiasts. The temple is dedicated to Gaur Bhairav an incarnation of Lord Shiva.
It is also believed that this temple fulfills all the wishes you pray for. These beliefs of the faithful make the temple one of the most popular tourist destinations in Almora district.
- Katarmal Sun Temple – Kartarmal is located about seven kilometers from the city of Almora and is considered one of the hidden gems of the Almora district. The place is popular for the temple to Sun God and dates back some 800 years.
The Sun Temple of Katarmal is a nice visit to the list of places in Binsar. The magnificent view of the city from the temple is an additional experience for tourists who wish to visit this temple. Unlike the Kasar Devi Temple, this temple is not one temple but a complex of temples. The temple complex consists of a main temple for Sun God, also called Burhadita or Vraddhaditya. It is surrounded by almost 44 smaller temples dedicated to Sun God. The architecture of the temple and the sculptures are one of the main attractions of the place and impress the tourists. It is the perfect backdrop to loving honeymoons.
- Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary – The Binsar wildlife sanctuary is located in the foothills of the Himalayas, in the Almora district of Uttarakhand. Visit to this spell binding region has to be part of any honeymoon packages.
The Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary was inaugurated in 1988. The forest reserve is at an altitude of 2270 m and covers an area of 4 square km. The highest point, known as Jhandi Dhar, is at an altitude of 2412 m. In addition to the protection of wildlife, the sanctuary was founded with the aim of preserving the vast oak forests, especially in the central Himalayas.
Binsar was the summer capital of Chand Kings, who ruled over Kumaon from the 11th century to the 18th century. During the British government there was a base in Almora and during the summer Binsar was used as the official summer capital. There are 5 villages within the sanctuary and 30 villages on the edge of the sanctuary. This sanctuary is rich in flora and fauna, as it houses a wide variety of plants and animals.