Binsar, the erstwhile summer capital of the Chand Rajas, is an acclaimed hill resort and one of the most scenic spot in the Kumaon Himalayas of Uttaranchal
. Binsar is 120 km north of Nainital
and around 34 km from Almora
Nestled amidst thick forests of oak and rhododendron, alpine flora, ferns, hanging moss, and various species of wild flowers, the region offers an excellent ground for trekking. A walk through the forests leads to the summit which gives an unimpeded view of the Himalayan range ó a 300 km wide vista, which includes the peaks of Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and Panchchuli. Birdís eye perspective of the Almora town and the surrounding valleys is an added attraction.
Almora (34 km), Jalna,
Katarmal (50 km) and Jageshwar constitute interesting excursions outside the town.
Nearest airport is at Pant nagar (157 km). Closest railhead is at Kathgodam (120 km). By road, Binsar is linked with Almora (34 km), Nainital and Delhi (418 km).