Erstwhile summer capital of the Chand Kings (11-18 Century AD), this compact Kumaon hill station is set in the midst of the lush green forests covered with oak, pine, deodar and rhododendron trees.
Surrounding the town is the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, situated at the varying altitude of 900 m to 2500 m. Located just 35 km north of Almora, this town is also famous as a pilgrimage spot. Besides the Binsar wildlife Sanctuary, you can also visit the Kasar Devi temple, Bineshwar Mahadev temple, Zero point and Binsar Sanctuary Museum. You can also indulge in hiking, camping, nature walks and bird watching.
Road: Delhi (374 Km, 11 Hours via Moradabad, Rampur, Haldwani, Bhimtal and Almora)
Dehradun (378 Km, 12 Hours via Haridwar, Nazibabad, Nagina, Nainital and Almora)
Rail: Kathgodam (119 Km)
Air: Pantnagar (152 km)
All throughout the year, depending on the season visitor enjoys the most.
1. Nainital (85 km, 3 hours by road) Famous for Naina Devi Temple, Naini Lake, Candles and Trekking, with stay options available
2. Ranikhet (65 km, 2 hours by road) Apart from trekking and hiking, famous Binsar Mahadev temple, Golf Course, Jhula Devi temple etc., with stay options available
3. Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal and Sattal (Located within 100 km, 2-4 hours by road) Famous for paragliding, trekking, camping, fishing and their respective lakes, with stay options available
4. Almora (24 Km, 1 hour by road) Apart from trekking and hiking, famous for Nanda Devi temple, Katarmal Sun temple, Deer Park, Bright end Corner, to name a few, with stay options available