Binsar, known for wildlife sanctuary, is situated close to Almora on the top of Jhandi Dara hills. Binsar, which served as the capital of the Chand Kings between 11th and 18th century, is a perfect place to observe the Himalayan peaks like Kedarnath Peak, Shivling, Trisul and Nanda Devi.
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is known for its wide variety of flora ranging from 25 types of trees and 24 types of bushes to seven varieties of grasses. Sanctuary has animals like leopard, Himalayan goral, musk deer, jungle cat, wild boar, and red giant flying squirrel. It has over 200 species of birds including tits, forktail, nuthatches, blackbirds, parakeets, laughingthrush, magpies, kalij pheasant (Lophura leucomelana), monal, koklas, eagles, woodpeckers, and Eurasian jays. Binsar is also home to many reptiles and a wide range of butterflies.
People in Binsar speak the local dialect Kumaoni. However, Hindi is also widely spoken and understood. English is understood and spoken by a small section of people involved with hospitality sector. Garhwali is also spoken by some people who have settled here from Garhwal region. Nepalese population working in the area usually speak Nepalese.
|Currency used||Indian Rupees|
|Area (km2)||45.59 km²|