Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Binsar Wildlife sanctury Binsar attractions,Uttarakhand

Binsar Wild Life Sanctury Binsar

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Himalayas on top of the Jhandi Dhar hills. It is about 33 km north of the Almora town in Uttarakhand, India.From a place called Zero Point in Binsar one can see the Himalayan peaks like Kedarnath Peak, Shivling, Trisul and Nanda Devi.Binsar was the summer capital of the Chand Kings, who ruled over Kumaon from the 11th to 18th centuries AD. Binsar was established in 1988 for the conservation and protection of the shrinking broad leaf oak (Quercus) forests of the Central Himalayan region, and it has over 200 bird species.

Fauna

Binsar has a museum about the flora and fauna of the region.The fauna include leopard (Panthera Pardus), Nemorhaedus goral (goral), Chital (Axis axis), musk deer, serow (Capricornis sumatiensis), jungle cat (Felis chaus), Sus scrofa, black bear, pine marten, fox (Vulpes vulpes), langur ((Presbytis entellus), monkey (Macaca mulatta), porcupine, flying squirrel (Petaurista petaurista), and barking deer (Muntiacus muntjak). It has over 200 species of birds including tits, forktail, nuthatches, blackbirds, parakeets, laughingthrush, magpies, Kalij pheasant (Lophura leucomelana), monal, koklas, eagles, woodpeckers, and Eurasian jays. Binsar is also home to many reptiles and a wide range of butterflies.