If you are one of those travelers who are tired of crowded hill stations and tourist places in India like Shimla, Manali, Nainital, etc., Binsar is a place you should definitely visit. Binsar offers both greenery and fresh mountain air. Roaming in the scenic hills of Binsar will transport you to a different world altogether. Especially, if you have traveled from Delhi, you will experience a drastic change in the quality of air from pollution and degraded air of Delhi to the freshness of Binsar will make you feel more alive. The untouched mountains and the not-so-crowded roads will make you fall in love with this place. Everything you need to know to go on a road trip from Delhi to Binsar Valley. In this article, you will find Road Trip Itinerary for India.
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How to Reach Binsar by Car:
If you are planning a road trip from Delhi to Binsar, it is a drive of 400 km via Moradabad, Rampur, Udham Singh Nagar, Haldwani, Bhowali, Garampani, and Almora. It takes 10-11 hours to reach Binsar directly from Delhi out of which the 4 hours would be the hilly drive.
The roads are extremely good, and the hill climb is enjoyable, but it is extremely necessary that you get your car serviced before you go on this trip as it is a long journey where you will be climbing steep hilly roads. If your car is not meant to be driven on hilly roads, it is better not to use it for this trip, as Binsar is a thinly crowded area and you might find many empty road stretches. If you have been postponing getting rid of your old car and buying a new one, this is the best time. Either sell and get cash for your junk car, using which you can buy a brand-new heavy-duty car that can easily climb hills, or rent a car in Delhi for the trip.
We advise you to take a halt at Jim-Corbett the first day and then continue your travel the next day, this way you will be able to cover the hilly drive before sunset.
Things to See in Binsar:
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary:
It is located 30 km from Almora town of Uttrakhand. This place should be visited by nature-lovers. The Sanctuary is a forest area where you will find mainly oak trees of the Himalayas. It is home to over 200 species of birds and many plants and animals. You will find a government rest house inside the sanctuary itself and a few more private properties where you can stay. Do not try to explore the sanctuary in your own car, as the roads are narrow and steep. Also, the gravel on the road will make it difficult for your car. It is better to rent a local jeep and explore the area.
This is a must-see if you go to Binsar as you can view many Himalayan mountain peaks from this point. The view is breathtaking, and it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You can reach zero-point by walking around 2 km inside the sanctuary. It is a small trekking trail that you can easily cover but make sure you reach this point by sunrise as you cannot miss the reflection of the sun rays on these Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Kedarnath, Trishul, and Shivling. In the daytime, it becomes difficult to get a clear view as mostly it is covered by clouds.
This temple houses Lord Shiva. It is a 16th-century temple built by King Kalyan Chand of the Chand Dynasty. This temple is largely visited for its grand architecture.
Binsar is listed as one of the most scenic places to visit in Uttarakhand. Other than its stunning views and solitude, do not forget to enjoy its famous mouth-watering Kumaoni cuisine.