Delhi to Binsar
How to reach Binsar from Delhi
By Bus – Direct Delhi to Binsar bus service is not available, but Binsar can be reached by taking a bus and then a cab. Buses can be taken from Delhi to Nainital. The travel by bus in this route takes time of about 9 hours and 15 minutes. The price for the bus for one way varies from INR 550 to INR 750 depending upon the type of service. From Nainital, cabs are always available for hire to reach Binsar. This travel will take around 2 hours and 15 minutes as a distance of 110 km has to be covered from Nainital to Binsar. The total cab fare will range from INR 3100 to INR 3700 depending upon the type of cab and service.
By Train – No direct Delhi to Binsar train service is available. Instead, Delhi metro can be taken from Barakhamba Road to Yamuna Bank which takes only 9 minutes. Then another Delhi metro train has to be taken from Yamuna Bank to Anand Vihar Trm. From Anand Vihar Trm, Indian railway trains are available towards Kathgodam. Finally, cab services are available from Kathgodam to Binsar covering a distance of 130 km and taking 2 hours and 40 minutes.
By Flight – Direct Delhi to Binsar flights is not available as Binsar lacks an airport. So Delhi to Binsar flight travel is not possible, but a flight can be taken from Delhi to Pantnagar. The nearest airport from Binsar is in Pantnagar which is 152 km away. From Pantnagar, cabs can be hired to cover the remaining distance to reach Binsar.
By Cab – Cab services are readily available from Delhi to Binsar. Cabs are available on all days of the week for the travel to Binsar from Delhi. Delhi to Binsar distance of around 400 km has to be covered when travelling by cab. It will take around 6 hours and 15 minutes for the travel from Delhi to Binsar by car based on the type of service and traffic conditions. Delhi to Binsar by road is the optimal choice for those travelling with family or in groups.
Binsar – A Green Sanctuary
Binsar is a beautiful, peaceful travel destination in the Kumaon area of Uttarakhand state. This quiet destination is located within the Binsar wild life sanctuary. Legend has it that during the war between Lord Golu and the king of Binsar, the trunk and head of Lord Golu fell in Binsar. Historically Binsar was a summer vacation place of rulers of Chand dynasty who ruled the Kumaon region.
Things to Do
There is plenty to do in terms of sightseeing in Binsar. Visit the Binsar wild life sanctuary which was setup in 1988 and covers 45kms at a high altitude. This sanctuary was declared as an important bird region by the bird life international. It is identified to have around 200 bird species. Other attractions include Binsar zero point from where you can see the vista of the majestic Himalayas. The Bineshwar temple, the Mary Budden Estate, the Binsar sanctuary museum, the Kasar Devi temple, Khali estate and more.
As Binsar is a cut-off tourist hill station and a sanctuary region, there are a lot of limitations on the number of hotels in Binsar. Most of the rooms are booked in advance and it is relatively difficult to find suitable accommodation in summer season. You can find accommodation inside the bird sanctuary, outside the bird sanctuary and on Almora-Binsar road.