the jewel of Kumaon, untouched and virgin, is seldom
visited. This quaint locale being one of the most beautiful
natural surrounds in the hills offers solitude, quietude and
a reflective and contemplative setting. This former capital
of the Chand Rajas is 34 km from Almora.
Binsar hills known as Jhandi Dhar, rising to a height of 2412
m, offer an excellent view of Almora town, Kumaon Hills and
the greater Himalayas.
This idyllic settlement consists of a 300-km stretch of
famous peaks, which include Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Trishul,
Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and Panchchuli. A walk through the
dense oak and rhododendron forest leads to a vantage point
at the summit, which gives an uncluttered view of the
Himalayan range and the surrounding valley.
The surroundings are flourishing with alpine flora, ferns,
hanging moss and countless species of wild flowers. The
beautiful bird sanctuary is a paradise for bird watchers
with very good sightings of the Khaleej Pheasant and the
In the olden days, the devout came to pray at the Temple of
Bineshwar (an aspect of Shiva) built by Raja Kalyan
Club Mahindra Valley Resort Binsar, the epitome of
serenity and tranquility is perched on top of a hill with a
spectacular view of the snow-capped peaks and the Almora
Tiffins: The 24 hour coffee shop and multi cuisine
restaurant serves delectable Indian, Continental and Chinese
Floating Restaurant: serves seafood specialty and the
freshest catch of the day.
Places Of Interest :
Katarmal and Jageshwar:
Katarmal has the the 800-year old Surya Temple. 65 km from the
resort is Jageshwar, the temple town, in which in an
attractive valley of Deodhars are a large group of temples
dating back to the 7th century AD. Most of the temples here
are dedicated to the various manifestations of Lord Shiva.
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
The Binsar wild life sanctuary encompasses an area of about 50
sq. km near Almora. The forest is abound with wildlife -
commonly seen are leopards, deer and wild boar.
Patal Bhuvaneshwar looks over steep green valleys to the
Himalayan foothills, beyond which lies the glorious view of
the snow-capped mountains. This underground cave complex is
over 6000 years old.
This peaceful hill station offers an excellent view of the
Himalayas with beautiful walking paths.
This is a picturesque hill station and is famous for the Kasar
Devi Temple where Swami Vivekananda came to meditate.