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Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park

Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park is located near Purola in Uttarkashi District, Uttaranchal. Spread over 953 sq km, the sanctuary forms the upper catchment of the Tons River.

Inhabitants include snow leopard, black bear, brown bear, musk deer, bharal, Himalayan thar, serow and common leopard. The endangered birds include monal pheasant, koklas pheasant, western tragopan, Himalayan snow cock, golden eagle, steppe eagle, black eagle and bearded vulture. Other important bird groups such as pigeons, parakeets, cuckoos, owls, bulbuls, tits, warblers, thrushes, finches and buntings are also found.

The best time to visit is May to June.

Naitwar, the entrance and starting point of the sanctuary, is 200 km from Dehradun. Bus services are available from Uttarkashi.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Uttarkashi


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