Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttarakhand

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Jhandi Dhar hills in the Himalayas, 35 kilometers away from Almora of Uttarakhand, a state in India. The Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary was named after the Bineshwar Mahadev Temple located in the same hill region. Binsar was known for being the capital of the Chand Kings for the summer season as the hilly region would provide a cool and chilled climate to the royal family. The Chand Kings were the rulers of the Kumaon region during the 11th - 18th century AD.

The Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary was established in the year 1988 when the Broad leaf Oak tree was diminishing in the forest, as the sanctuary was established, Binsar is now known for being a home and museum for more than 25 types of trees, 24 types of bushes and several types of other herbs found in the region. The Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is more like a museum where you can find a variety of herbs, plants, trees and more.

More than 200 types of bird species can also be found in the sanctuary, apart from flora. Many types of rare Indian animals are also present in the sanctuary where they are being conserved and protected from the poachers and other problems which can pose as a threat to the species. Birds, butterflies, reptiles and other animals, you name it and they are present in this sanctuary. The Binsar Forest Retreat located near the sanctuary also provides a wonderful stay for family vacations where you would be spending quality time with your family without any internet or Wi-Fi.

Timings

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary open at 06:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Entry Fees

150 INR per Indian Tourists; 650 INR per Foreign Tourists and 75 INR per Students

Guide Fees

250 INR for Guide charge

Vehicle Entry Fees

250 INR for Small Vehicle; 500 INR for Medium Vehicle and 800 INR for Heavy Vehicle

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