Spread over an area of 47 sq km, the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is host to more than 200 species of native and migratory birds and endangered species like Indian red fox, jackals, pine martens and porcupines. It also houses leopards, ghorals, wild boars, kakars, monkeys and Himalayan black bears. Located in the lap of Kumaon hills, it gives a panoramic view of the snow-clad mountains. The sanctuary is covered by oak and rhododendron forests at higher altitudes and by chir pine forests at a lower height. Apart from this, it has 25 types of trees, 24 types of bushes and seven varieties of grasses. 

There are jeep safaris from the main gate to the Forest Rest House. One can also explore the eastern fringes of the sanctuary, from the main entrance towards Gairad Bend and also to Paleo Bend, before backtracking to the gate. Many peaks of the Himalayas are visible from here, including the Kedarnath peak.

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