Binsar: A Walk Through Into Wildlife

 Binsar Valley is said to be the perfect Himalayan paradise. Located in the wonderful state of Uttarakhand, the tiny village is situated at an altitude of 2420 m. Binsar is also a great destination for solo travel, since there are so many hidden gems here, that you have full liberty to go out and explore.

Binsar temperature  & tranquillity of the place allows you to just sit back and soak in the beauty that surrounds you. You can also just meditate in this Himalayan retreat and introspect as much as you want.

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

The day to visit the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary arrived. It’s a popular destination for wildlife enthusiasts and tourists alike, offering rare flora and fauna. After paying the entrance fee, I walked through a narrow muddy path surrounded by dense trees. The Himalayas were visible beyond the trees as if cradling the sanctuary.

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Binsar Hill Station Kumaon Uttarakhand
Binsar Hill Station Kumaon Uttarakhand

The Enchanting Town of Binsar

As I ventured into Binsar, I was greeted by an astounding absence of dust, dirt, or pollution. The air felt pure and refreshing, and the surroundings were immaculately clean. The sheer pristine beauty of the place instantly captivated my heart, igniting a sense of deep affection for this charming town. It didn’t take long for me to realize that Binsar was the perfect haven for a rejuvenating escape.

Before entering the enchanting realm of Binsar, a checkpoint appeared on the horizon. A nominal fee of approximately 400 rupees was required, a small investment that paled in comparison to the treasure trove of experiences that awaited me. Binsar’s allure was further enhanced by the presence of a remarkable and diverse wildlife sanctuary. It was no surprise that wildlife enthusiasts flocked to this sanctuary, drawn by the allure of encountering the region’s captivating inhabitants.


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A Village, Binsar
A Village, Binsar

The town of Binsar beckoned with open arms, offering not only its scenic grandeur but also the promise of a rendezvous with nature’s finest creations. The sanctuary’s thriving biodiversity and the town’s pristine atmosphere converged to create an ambiance that whispered secrets of the wild, promising an unforgettable adventure for every visitor.

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The Moustached Jay
The Moustached Jay – Binsar

Moon Gazing

One evening, I took a leisurely walk around my accommodation and witnessed the moonrise. Little did I know, this spectacle was in itself an enchanting scene. The locals encouraged me to look up and what I saw left me speechless. The moon appeared as a radiant orange ball rising from behind the mountains, reminiscent of a phoenix rising from the ashes. As the orange light slowly faded, the moon shone with all its magnificence, illuminating the snow-covered peaks of the Himalayas.

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Wildlife Sanctuary
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Embrace the Dawn and Embark on Exploration

The break of dawn in Binsar gifted me a spectacle of nature’s artistry as the sun painted the sky with its golden hues. Witnessing the sunrise was akin to embracing tranquility itself, as a profound sense of peace enveloped my surroundings. The once still village underwent a remarkable metamorphosis, blossoming into an earthly paradise, serenaded by the soft caress of a gentle breeze and the harmonious symphony of birdsong.

With the nourishment of a hearty breakfast, I embarked on a journey of exploration. The town unfurled its secrets before me, revealing its hidden treasures and untold stories. Engaging in conversations with the locals illuminated my experience, providing insight into their lives, traditions, and aspirations. This human connection added an enriching layer to my trip, etching the memories even deeper into my heart.

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Binsar wildlife Sanctury
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Gaze Upon the Majestic Himalayan Summits

A visit to a humble shrine unfolded a breathtaking spectacle before my eyes – the awe-inspiring snow-cloaked Himalayan peaks. In a moment of sheer wonder, the veil of clouds gracefully lifted, unveiling a panorama of magnificent mountains that seemed to touch the heavens themselves. The sight left me spellbound, lost in admiration of the natural grandeur that stretched before me.

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Village Hiking - Binsar
Village Hiking – Binsar

Embark on a Thrilling Jeep Safari

For an effortless and immersive exploration of the Park’s wonders, opt for an exhilarating safari jeep ride. Climb aboard and let the expert guides steer you through the Park’s enchanting landscapes. This guided adventure offers a convenient way to discover the Park’s beauty while increasing your chances of spotting its diverse wildlife.

The Delight of Bird Watching

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary emerges as a paradise for bird enthusiasts, offering a captivating realm for birdwatching. This sanctuary plays host to a myriad of exotic and vibrantly hued Himalayan birds, each a marvel of nature’s palette. Whether you’re a keen photographer or a dedicated birdwatcher, this sanctuary holds treasures waiting to be unveiled. The elusive nature of these birds often necessitates a seasoned guide’s assistance to uncover their well-concealed hideouts and observe them in their natural habitat. So, under the guidance of a knowledgeable expert, let the symphony of avian melodies and the spectacle of fluttering wings weave their magic upon you.

White-Collored Balck Bird , Binsar Wildlife Santuary
White-Collared Balck Bird, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Embark on Adventurous Treks in the Sanctuary

For the avid adventurers, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary beckons with a plethora of opportunities for hiking, trekking, and exploring jungle trails. The sanctuary’s sprawling landscapes provide a remarkable canvas for close encounters with a variety of animals and birds. As you tread along the paths, new realms of discovery open up, inviting you to forge your own trails of exploration. Notably, the iconic Zero Point stands as an unmissable gem, offering panoramic vistas that encompass the majestic peaks of Chaukhamba, Panchachuli, Nanda Devi, and Mt. Trishul, rendering your efforts in trekking truly rewarding.

Choosing the Ideal Time to Discover Binsar’s Charm

The allure of Binsar reveals itself in varying hues throughout the year. Winter months, specifically January and December, unveil the Himalayas in all their majestic glory, providing an exquisite panorama of snow-draped peaks. In contrast, the summer months of March, April, and May envelop Binsar in lush greenery, presenting an enchanting landscape teeming with wildlife.

A Perfect Retreat from the Everyday

In summation, Binsar emerges as an idyllic sanctuary for those seeking refuge from the urban hustle and bustle. A haven of natural beauty and cultural heritage, this destination offers a harmonious blend of serenity and adventure. Whether you’re drawn to its invigorating treks, mesmerizing viewpoints, or simply the tranquility it offers, Binsar promises an escape that revitalizes the soul and ignites a lasting connection with the wonders of the natural world.


Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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