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“Binsar- a scenic paradise”

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Ranked #129 of 501 things to do in Uttarakhand
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New Delhi, India
1 review
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“Binsar- a scenic paradise”
Reviewed February 2, 2012

Take a break from hectic schedules of daily life, relax and rejuvenate in lap of nature ...
Binsar is truely a nature's paradise. It is famed for its beautiful scenic view of the famous Snow covered Himalayan peaks like Kamet, Sudershan, Nandadevi, Trishul, Maiktoli, Panchachuli to name a few.

Visited November 2011
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“An absolute gem for being one with nature in an eco friendly environment”
Reviewed November 6, 2011

A friend recommended this sanctuary as a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of Delhi and its endless traffic jams - what a delightful surprise.
Can drive there but exhausting and so much more fun to take the overnight train from Delhi to Kathgodam, opted for Ist Class sleeper AC, cabin had 4 berths so we just bedded down for the night. Bedding is provided and woke up when we reached our destination. We had pre arranged a cab through the hotel for the week. Recommend asking for a four wheel drive as hill driving is rather tiring and treacherous at places due to land slides. Train was booked through cleartrip.com, an excellent site for travel in India.
The resort is situated within the sanctuary itself and took about 3 1/2 to 4hrs drive time from KGM. The roads I must add are not the best and this was probably due to the monsoons and a lot of land slides so best to have a local driver who is used to these conditions. Stopped off en route for a tea break and had the most amazing Moong Dahl Pakoras - ah so deliciously warm and crisp !
Once inside the sanctuary the car can only go to a certain point and then the resort drivers take you up in their 4 wheel drives for the last stretch as the road is basically cut into the mountain side. For those who would rather walk up it is only a 10mt uphill climb at the most.
We of course fell in love with the place,but then we were not looking to be entertained but rather taking a break from the busy lives one leads. The sanctuary has 5 luxury tents and were in the process of building a few more. There are a few rooms as well but the beauty of the place is that is not commercialised and being a sanctuary would always maintain the beauty of its surroundings without the mad construction mania taking over.
They rely on solar power so in the evenings be prepared for candlelight and lanterns. Any mobile phones are charged up during the day if you give them to the ever helpful staff who always seem to have a ready solution for any problem. The tents all had proper beds and a bathroom at the back. Hot water was provided in buckets for bathing and a real treat to have tea in bed in the morning with nothing but breathtaking views of the himalayas as your front room.
Meals were all served in the main dining room, the food was simple and felt as if it was a home away from home - thankfully no oily stuff !!
If you like to be one with nature and enjoy the wonderful fresh air in the mountains then this is a great region to visit and stay for a couple of days. Would recommend a pack of cards or a board game or two as reading not really practical at night as there is limited light available. It goes with out saying an ideal romantic getaway for two.
Items that would be very useful for the trip - torch, mosi lotion, sanitising gel, breakfast bars, i pod dock for music ( though had to be charged in the day only), pack of cards, board games, book, camera etc
An ideal place for bird watching and butterflies.

Visited October 2011
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Mumbai
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“Binsar - Forest with Snow capped Mountains at height of 8000 ft”
Reviewed June 22, 2010

We had been to Binsar around 3-4 years back.

We were amazed to see this only place in the world from where you can see from one spot 300 km range of HIMALAYA. You can see peaks of Trishul, Nanda Devi etc.

What more?? It is dense forest and you can actually go for bird watching, and on the way you will find rare herbs, rosin trees etc. which will make you feel that how nature is wealthy and sharing its wealth with all absolutely free!!!!

Sunrise and Sunset is must watch at Binsar. You will find every Sun rise and every Sunset is different from each other.

The best place for honeymoon.

Thanks,
Vipul Jasani
JP {--}

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Delhi
1 review
“truly amazing experience”
Reviewed May 13, 2010

Binsar wildlife sanctuary is simply out of this world. Very calm, serene, peaceful and fantastic views of the Himalayas. If you really want the complete kumaon hospitality i would strongly recommend going to this pretty village called Gaunap which is a 2-3 km trek from Binsar Zero point. I stayed in the village having decided to forgo my room booking in a KMVN (Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam, govt tourist rest house) and i think one of the best decisions i made. food, hospitality , views and of course away from the maddening city life. Must visit i would say

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Mumbai
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“Binsar Sanctuary- A not to miss attraction”
Reviewed April 12, 2010

A walk in the Sanctuary to the "Zero Point" is an experience in itself. the chilly weather coupled with forest atmosphere, with a varierty of never seen kind of trees would be things to remember. The KMVN resort in the sanctuary has a nice viewing gallery and should not be missed. The travel however is through a very narrow road and you should engage an expert driver for this journey.

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