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Binsar is a scenic, sleepy and a cut-off travel destination, situated in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand state, which will bring you much closer to the nature. Located at an elevation of 2,412 mts above the sea level, Binsar is situated amidst Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.  The main attraction of Binsar is the 300 kms of majestic and panoramic view of Himalayan peaks from Zero point. Binsar is an ideal destination for writers, nature lovers and adventure lovers. The views of major peaks like Chaukhamba, Panchachuli, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, and Kedarnath are distinctly visible from here. Binsar Hills known as Jhandi Dhar, rise to a height of 2412 mts and offer an excellent view of Almora town, Kumaon hills and the greater Himalayan valley. If you are a die-hard nature lover then prepare yourself to add Binsar in your bucket list. It is an ideal place for Bird watching and wildlife photography.  There are several popular excursions in proximity of Binsar. Take peaceful and serene walks at Binsar, enjoying the unmatched beauteousness of nature. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary was setup in 1988, is spread over an area of 45.59 km and is situated at an altitude varying 900 to 2500 metres with an average height of 2412 mts. Binsar is rich in its flora and fauna due to the proximity with Binsar Wild Life Sanctury. The slopes have a varying expanse and the terrain has been shaped by the action of running water. The sanctuary has been declared an ‘Important Bird Area by Bird Life International‘. as there are more than 200 species of birds in the sanctuary, including Forktail, Blackbirds, Laughing Thrush, Kalij Pheasant, Nuthatches, Parakeets and Monal. The dense Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is the home of 200 bird species, Barking Deer, Himalayan bear, leopard, fox, musk deer, langur, porcupine, flying squirrel, chital, jungle cat etc. Binsar Sanctuary Entry Tickets An entry ticket of Rs. 40 per person and Rs. 50 for a car has to be paid at the entry point of Binsar. Electricity is limited in Binsar region so as to prevent the exploitation and degradation of natural beauty. Binsar History It was the capital of rulers of Chand Dynansty, which ruled over Kumaon, from 11th to 18th centuries AD  and enjoyed their summers at Binsar. Binsar is also noted for mythological warfare between King of Binsar and Golu Devata. Due to some confusion Golu Devata was beheaded and his trunk fell at Gairad Dana Golu, near Binsar national Park and his head felled at Kaparkahan near Binsar. Both these places have ancient temples of Lord Golu. Binsar Weather (Best Time to Visit) Binsar offers salubrious...

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Naukuchiatal literally suggests a nine-cornered Lake, perched at an elevation of 1,220mts above sea level in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand state. The length of the lake is approximately 1km and it has depth of around 40mts. It is the deepest lake in the greater Naintal area. According to myths and some stories, if one takes a glimpse of all the nine corners at once with foots on earth, one can disappear in a cloud of smoke to attain nirvana, which means that it is impossible to look at all nine corners of the lake at once with your foots on the ground. Naukuchiatal is situated in an enchanting valley providing ample scope for rowing, paddling and yatching.   Naukuchiatal is blesses with scenic splendors of nature offering panoramic vistas. The salubrious climate and placid beauty of Naukuchiatal has made it a popular and unique destination. Every month thousands of tourists visit this place for revitalizing and rejuvenating of mind and soul. The ambiance at the banks of this pristine lake is beguiling. The environment of Naukuchia Tal is an old man’s good old days, its beauty is a poet’s thought, a travelers odyssey, and an avid city dweller’s peace of mind.  Naukuchiatal is a complete destination in truest sense of words. Plan an unforgettable trip to Naukuchia Tal with your loved ones at any time of the year.   Naukuchiatal Weather and Climate Naukuchiatal Temperatures ranges from Summers: 11C – 26 C Winters: 0C – 14C Content Credits:...

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Clinging to a steep-sided valley, Almora is the regional capital of Kumaon, first established as a summer capital by the Chand rajas of Kumaon in 1560. These days you’ll find some colonial-era buildings, reliable trekking outfits and a couple of community-based weaving enterprises. Don’t be put off by the ugly, shambolic main street when you’re first deposited at the bus stand – head one block south to the pedestrian-only cobbled Lalal Bazaar, lined with intricately carved and painted traditional wooden shop facades. It’s a fascinating place to stroll, people-watch and shop. Almora is famous for its alluring beauty, panoramic view of the Himalayas, rich cultural heritage, unique handicrafts and delicious cuisines. Perched at an elevation of 1,638mts above sea level the town of Almora is spread across a 5-km ridge atop Kashaya Hill. Almora district is surrounded by Pithoragarh to the east, Garhwal region to the west, Bageshwar to the north and Nainital to the south. The hill station is situated on a horse shoe shaped ridge of a mountain, the eastern portion of which is called the Talifat and the western one is known as Selifat. The picturesque landscape of Almora attracts hundreds of tourists each year as it is one of the business hubs of Kumaon region. Developed by the Chand Rajas  it was maintained and further developed by the British. Renowned Swami Vivekananda, meditated in this region and was in love with its clean air and pristine environment but now Almora requires attention regarding excess construction and cleanliness. Chitai (Golu Devta) and Nanda Devi temple are the famous temples of Almora. Other important temples of Almora are Katarmal (an 800-year old Sun Temple), Jageshwar and Kasar Devi, built on a mountain peak near Kalimutt. You can also watch Apen folk-paintings and other treasures at the Govind Ballabh Pant Museum or catch a picturesque glimpse of the Himalayas along with the lovely Pine and Deodar trees at Simtola, 3 kms from Almora. You can also enjoy the beauty of sunrise and sunset at Bright End Corner, which is 2 kms from Almora. It was here that Swami Vivekananda stopped en route to the upper Himalayas. Almora city has several shopping centres which also includes the 200-year-old Lala Bazaar. Almora is also popular for Angora clothes, made from Angora rabbit’s fur and Almora’s special copper vessels. Kathgodam is the nearest railway station for Almora while the nearest airport is Pantnagar. Almora is about 46 km. from Soulitude in the Himalayas. Content Credits:...

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Mukteshwar is a pleasing destination situated at an elevation of 2,285mts above sea level in Nainital district of Uttarakhand state. Mukteshwar got its name from a 350year old temple Mukteshwer Dham whose residing deity is Lord Shiva. The top of the mountain on which Mukteshwar Temple stands offers astonishing and marvellous views of the imposing Himalayan range. Mukteshwar was developed by the Britishers as research and education institute (IVRI) in 1893. Perched atop a hill in a remote corner of Kumaon hills, Mukteshwar is bounded by fruit orchards and coniferous forests.   Mukteshwar offers distinctly visible 180 degree views of the majestic Himalayan range. The beauty of Mukteshwar is unpolluted and unaffected till date and accommodation options are growing here. It is believed that Lord Shiva killed a demon at this spot and he granted him salvation or mukti. The unspoiled beauty of Mukteshwar has a lot to offer. Wake up with the chirping of birds and sun rays kissing the cliffs and enjoy short treks in the woods. Jim Corbett, the world renowned hunter and nature lover came to shoot a tiger here and fell in love with its natural beauteousness. Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Nandaghunti, Trishul and Panchachuli are the major peaks visible from Mukteshwar. One one side Mukteshwar is covered by dense forest and on the other side it offers splendid view of the enchanting valley and the Himalayas. Mukteshwar is about 27 km from Soulitude in the Himalayas. It takes around 45 min reach there. The directions to reach there are given below in the map. Content Credits:...

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Located at an altitude of 1,938mts above sea level, Nainital derives its name from Naini Lake, a prominent tourist spot of Nainital. Nainital is located in the Kumaon region and is popularly known as the Lake District of India. Nainital is a famous tourist destination of India, attracting hundreds of both domestic and foreign tourists every year. It shines as a glittering jewel in the Himalayan Mountains and is surrounded with lakes and nature’s bounty. Some of the important places in the district of Nainital are Haldwani, Kaladhungi, Ramnagar, Bhowali , Ramgarh, Mukteshwar, Bhimtal, Sattal and Naukuchiatal. Nainital is famous for the Naini Lake where it is believed that Lord Shiva performed his tandava. The Naini peak or the China peak is the highest in Nainital with a height of 2611mts. Some of the other places of tourist interest are the Mall, now known as the Govind Ballabh Pant Marg. You can find restaurants, offices and hotels all located in the Mall. Nainital Zoo is a very important tourist spot where you can find rare species of snow leopard, steppe eagle and the Himalayan black bear. The Governor House of the Raj Bhavan with its sprawling gardens is one of the few Raj Bhavnas open for public viewing. Nainital’s latest attraction is the Eco Cave Garden where your children can learn about ecosphere. Nainital is also famous for its various schools and research facilities. The Observatory or the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) is located 9kms from Nainital on Manora Peak and is the center for astronomical studies and optical tracking of artificial satellites. It also proudly houses many renowned schools some from the British period. Important and famous schools in Nainital includes Sherwood College, St Joseph’s College, and Sainik School. Nainital is also one of the campuses of Kumaun University. Nainital Climate and Weather Nainital enjoys a temperate climate with the maximum reaching 27 degree C and the minimum at 10 C. Nainital is about 22 km from Soulitude in the Himalayas. It takes around 35-40 min to reach there. The directions to reach there are given below in the map. Content Credits:...

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