Binsar at a glance
A small town set in the midst of lush green forests covered with oak, pine and deodar trees, Binsar has plenty of tourist attractions including green meadows temples and the Binsar wildlife sanctuary. This hill station is a perfect place to visit during weekends or anytime for that matter. This place has unique and serene landscapes with all the glory of nature.
Things to do in Binsar
Housing Lord Shiva, the 16th century temple built by King Kalyan Chand of the Chand Dynasty is famous for its architectural grandeur. Located on the way to visit the Wildlife Sanctuary, this place is a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the silent tunes of almighty.
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Spread across 49.59 sq. km, Binsar is home to a variety of musk deer, gorals, leopards, jungle cats, black bears, porcupines, pine martens, langurs, foxes, barking deer, flying squirrels, and chitals. It is a picturesque place to visit and provides many activities for nature lovers and adventure lovers to do. Photographers flock to this sanctuary to capture the amazing locations in the sanctuary.
Golu Devata Temple
A famous temple of Lord Gollu, another name for Lord Shiva, the Chitai temple was built during the Chand regime. Golu Devata is regarded as a god of justice. Many devotees write their wishes on letters and place them near the deity. This is a popular destination among the locals and tourists alike.
What to Eat in Binsar : Local Food and Cuisine
Binsar does not have too many options for food and cuisines. The handful of restaurants that it houses serve Kumaoni, Continental and typical Indian platters. You can also find some cakes, jams, pastries, homemade breads and more. Also try the local cuisine here which includes Bhaang Ki Khatai, MiKhatai, Mixed dal Salad, Kappa (a green curry), Sisunak Saag(a dish prepared with green leafy vegetables and many local ingredients), Aloo ke Gutke( a Kumauni potato dish), Rus (a preparation of many dals) and much more.