ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
You may choose to do whatever you feel like at Mir Bahay, from
- Losing your self in a Book during the day
- Enjoying millions of stars at night
- Appreciating the breath taking view of snow capped mountains surrounded by lush green hills and valleys
Mir Bahay, which lies in between Almora and Binsar, offers a plethora of places to visit and things to do in and around. You could get in some long needed exercise while trekking through the forest or drive to the nearby temples for some soul cleansing. Whatever you preferences may be, the area has something to offer for everyone.
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary:
An erstwhile summer capital of the Chand rulers, Bisar Wildlife Sanctuary overlooks the Himalayas. It is home to over 200 different species of wildlife and also boasts of a museum about the flora and fauna of the region.
Within the wilderness of the sanctuary is Zero Point from where one has a panoramic view of about 300 km stretch of Kedarnath, Shivling, Trishul and Nanda Devi.
You have to walk inside the sanctuary for a kilometer and half to reach to the point. A guided trek to Zero Point is the most recommended way to explore the green beauty of the Wildlife sanctuary. One can see the panoramic view of Himalayan peaks like Kedarnath Peak, Shivling, and Nanda Devi from Zero point.
The home of one among the twelve Jyothirlingas, Jageshwar is definitely worth the trip. Surabhi and Nandini rivers flow through this place that has 124 temples built in medieval architectural style, and heavily influenced by Buddhist style craftsmanship.
The Jageshwar temple complex was built between the 8th and 18th centuries and consists of 108 temples. Mrityunjaya is the oldest temple and Dindeshwara the biggest.
Kasar Devi Temple:
Kasar Devi Temple is located 5 km away from Almora and it dates back to 2nd Century. The temple overlooking Almora and the Hawabagh valley gives a panoramic view of Himalayas from Bandarpunch peak.
People often trek up to the temple from Kalimath town for its cozy little alleys carved in the hills. Located in the area covered with deodar and pine forests, the temple attracts many devotees and trekkers every year.
The Kasar Devi temple is perched on the hill Kashyap. The surrounding village took its name from this famous temple. It is believed that Swami Vivekananda visited Kasar Devi in 1890’s. Every year Kasar Devi hosts the most colorful and lively fair thronged by locals and tourists alike. The festival is celebrated on the occasion of Kartika Poornima.
The village is home to the deodar and pine forests . As the village is on the hill so it provides a view of area of Almora and near by places. One km away from this village is another famous village among the visitors Kalimath.
A famous temple of Lord Gollu, another name for Lord Shiva, the Chitai temple was built during the Chand regime.
You will love the soft tinkle of the million bells swaying in the wind, hung by devotees as an act of offerings, wishing or thanksgiving can be heard far and wide. The temple is also called the temple of a million bells.
Kosi is a himalayan river which originates from Dharpani Dhar in Baramandal region of Almora district in Kumaon, Uttarakhand, flowing through valleys and town of Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, finally entering the Tarai regions of Uttar Pradesh, where it joins Ramganga river. It is a 168km long river and often referred as ‘Kosila’ by the locals.
Bright End Corner:
Situated 3 km away from Almora, Bright End Corner offers breathtaking views of sunset and sunrise. This serene viewpoint has a Vivekananda library situated very close to it.
This place is dedicated to Swami Vivekananda and is the place where he spent his days while staying in the Himalayas.
Located 3 km from Almora, Deer Park is one of the best places for nature and wildlife lovers. In this park you can spot the docile deer, the sleek leopard and the wild black bear among lush green pine trees.
This place is among the favourites for adventure seeking trekkers and nature enthusiasts. You must remember to carry your SLR’s, you may just capture an award winning shot.