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Binsar - The Unexplored Himalayan Destination

Updated: Jul 19, 2021

It all started with an urge to visit some of the lesser known Himalayan destinations other than the commercially known places which are known to host tourists year long. Thus, trip materialised and aptly so, everything fell into place after a little bit of research on how to reach Binsar and where to stay. We took an Uttarakhand Roadways deluxe night bus to Kathgodam with our year and a half year old daughter in tow. Onward journey from Kathgodam was made in a cab which our hotel crew had sent as pick up. After about 3.5 hours of drive via picturesque Bhowali and Dinapani, we reached this beautiful destination which in itself is a wildlife area around 33 km from Almora and sitting atop the Jhandi Dhar hills in the Himalayas. We stayed at Mahindra resorts ( and the stay was made absolutely comfortable by the courteous and warm staff. Nestled in midst of thick lush greenery, Himalayan Oak and Rhododendron trees, this Himalayan town is home to a lot wildlife and birds. Let us now tell you the places you can explore when in Binsar