Located around 30 km from Almora, the hamlet of Binsar lies high up on the top of the Jhandi Dhar hills, in the Kumaon Himalayas of Uttarakhand. Once the summer capital of the Chand kingdom that ruled the Kumaon, Binsar today is a quiet little spot nestled in the green mountains, around 2,420 meters above sea level. From here, you get incredible views of some of the most daunting and majestic mountains in the Indian Himalayas, including Panchachuli, Kedarnath, Nanda Kot, Nanda Devi and Chaukamba. Here is a look at some photos of this quiet little haven. ALSO READ: Photos of Zagreb, A Relatively Unknown European Romantic Destination Also Read - Exclusive: On Swara Bhasker's Birthday, Director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari Talks About Her 'Gutsy' Friend

A stream flowing through Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Photo: Mohit Gupta/Creative Commons

Photo: Mohit Gupta/Creative Commons



Binsar, nestled in Jhandi hills of Himalayan range at Almora, Uttrakhand

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A distant view of the Himalayan peaks from Nanda Devi to Nanda Kot as seen at Khali Estate, Binsar

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A view of the sunset at Binsar

View at sunset at Binsar, Uttarakhand

What you will see around you: the tropical Himalayan forest at Binsar

Tropical Himalayan forest at Binsar, Uttarakhand

Walking through the evergreen tropical rainforest where trees are covered with moss

Evergreen tropical rainforest where trees covered with moss in Binsar

A colourful butterfly sitting on small flower in forest of Binsar wildlife sanctuary

A colourful butterfly sitting on small flower in forest of Binsar wildlife sanctuary

The town of Binsar is surrounded by its namesake wildlife sanctuary, home to a number of rare endemic birds, animals and flowers. Surrounded by the dense jungle of the sanctuary, Binsar is shielded from the sounds and calls of the rest of civilization, making it ideal to just unplug and relax in nature’s cradle. NOW READ: Best Christmas Destinations in India for the Long Weekend

These photos are just a glimpse of the beautiful orchards, dense green hills and gushing streams that you’ll find in and around Binsar. Spend a few days and listen to the myriad sounds of the jungle, the playful birds and the rustling leaves of the trees.