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Friday, February 9, 2018

A Short Trek to Binsar Zero Point near Almora with Family

Manu Khandelwal
View from Binsar Zero Point
Binsar Zero Point

The highest point found within the lush landscape of the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is the Binsar Zero Point. It is one of the fascinating places to visit near Almora and serves as an excellent vantage point to enjoy the Himalayan sceneries. From the top of it, an unobstructed view of the Himalayan Ranges, including Nanda Devi and Kedarnath peaks, may be enjoyed.

A manmade watchtower at Binsar Zero Point was built in the center of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary for the sole purpose of providing visitors an opportunity to experience the grandeur of the majestic Himalayas. You, along with your family, may plan to trek about 2km to reach this popular point. Trekking on a scenic trail is a wonderful experience. But on this route, you will get to enjoy much more than just trekking. Hire a local guide to help you spot the fascinating bird species that are found here. The guide will also help you and your kids recognize the many trees found in these woods including oak, rhododendron, and deodar.

Mother Nature has ensured that there is no dearth of places to visit in Uttarakhand. The whole region is so scenic that everything you see here is a sight to behold. Apart from Binsar Zero Point, you may also take your family to Chaukori and Binsar Hill. Your children will love to click the different hues of nature here.

How to reach

Out of the countless tourist places in Uttarakhand that you may tour with your family, Binsar Zero Point should definitely make it to the list. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is located at 30km from Almora. If you want to reach there by road, you may take a 395km trip from Delhi to Binsar via Moradabad and Haldwani. The road distance from Nainital is 96km. The nearest railway station is in Kathgodam. If you are flying to reach here, the nearest airport is in Pantnagar. 

Best time to visit

The ideal time to include Binsar Zero Point in your family vacation plans would be in the months of October and November. Winters here are chilly, but the view is stupendous; so make sure that you carry ample warm clothing.

Where to stay

When looking for resorts in Uttarakhand, look no further than Club Mahindra Binsar Valley resort. This gorgeous resort is a treat to the eyes. Staying here is downright memorable. The rooms here are spacious and equipped with the latest amenities to ensure you and your loved ones have a comfortable stay. The in-house restaurant will satiate your desire of trying out the local cuisine. The resort’s hospitable staff will help you plan fun holiday activities with your family for a complete Himalayan holiday experience. Plan a vacation with Club Mahindra and have a pleasant & memorable stay at Club Mahindra Binsar Valley resort in Uttarakhand.

Also, read through these Club Mahindra reviews of Binsar Valley resort & get a sneak peek of how our happy members are spending their family vacation

Manu Khandelwal / Author

I call myself a traveller more than a travel blogger. Started this blog in 2013. Apart from this I am an Electrical Engineer. Love trekking and doing bike road trips. Like using technology but not addicted to it. A true foodie and love eating burgers.

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