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Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Uttarakhand, in the foothills of the great Indian Himalayas. The sanctuary was established in 1988 after a prolonged local movement for its formation. 

 

The sanctuary encloses an area of 47.04 sq kms. There is one entry gate for tourists, at Ayarpani, located on the south-east edge, and only one motorable road climbing in a north-westerly direction to end at the government run Forest Rest House. 

 

The sanctuary serves as a home for leopards, ghorals, wild boar, kakars, monkeys, Indian red fox, jackals, pine martens, Himalayan black bears, and porcupines. In addition to this, it also houses more than 200 species of birds that are of both resident and migratory. 

 

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is known for its wide variety of flora ranging from 25 types of trees and 24 types of bushes to seven varieties of grasses. The higher altitudes of the sanctuary are covered with oak and rhododendron forest.

Activities in Binsar

Wondering what to do in Binsar? Go bird watching and or just walk around and take in the breath taking beauty of this hill station.See the major attraction of Binsar- the splendid view of the Himalayas - a 300 kms, stretch on famous snow capped peaks which includes Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and Panchchuli.

There is ample opportunity to go trekking in the surrounding forests and botanists will revel in the variety of flora and fauna here.