Virgin wilderness .. !

Binsar, Almora, UT

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On my way to Munsyari, I could not resist myself from spending couple of days at Binsar, more so cause I love exploring. Less known, Binsar situated right in the heart of the majestic Kumaon was once the summer capital of the Chand Kings and is a paradise for bird lovers. It is home to over 200 bird species, wild flowers, animals and the sanctuary is spread over 45 km situated at an altitude varying from 900 to 2500 metres with an average height of 2412 metres. The entire 7 hours long ghat trip from Jim Corbett to Binsar is just breathtaking with huge oak, deodar and chir pine trees alongside, steep valley mountains and most beautiful sight of North eastern Himalayas - Kedarnath peak, Pachachuli, Shivling, Trishul and Nandadevi. The small hamlet looking villages passing by, transports you back in time. Binsar is simply an untouched and hardly known place of India. Wherever you choose to stay in Binsar, you are sure to be surrounded by the dense forest as it is so strictly preserved for the reason that it harbours one of the last existing natural temperate broadleaved forests in the Himalayas. It is just untouched, serene, peaceful, beautiful and in true sense close to nature (heaven)!

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