Govind Wildlife Sanctuary
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Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park Tourism Travel GuideGovind Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. The Govind Wildlife Sanctuary established in 1955, covering an area of 953 sq km includes mountains like Swarg Rohini, Black Peak and Bandarpunch. The Park is spread over an area of 472sq.km. and sanctuary in 485.89sq km. and consists of Chirpine, scrub tropical Euphorbia scrub and oak species.
In the Eighth Five-year plan, the Government of India set up the “Snow Leopard Project” to ensure the long-term conservation of the elusive and endangered Snow Leopard. In 1990, a team of experts chose the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary as one of the implementation sites of the project and, subsequently, 472 sq. km within the upper reaches of the sanctuary (the Snow leopard’s preferred habitat) were notified as the Govind National Park.
Govind Wildlife Sanctuary Travel DestinationApart from the sanctuary and wildlife, the place is a popular tourist destination, mainly because of the beauty of its snow-clad peaks and glaciers. Govind Wildlife Sanctuary attracts many trekkers and famous for its lush green beauty is Har-ki-Dun.
Tourists also frequent the Har-ki-dun Forest Rest House, known for its location amidst a valley of wild flowers. The forest rest houses of Naitwar, Taluka and Osla are en-route to Hari-ki-dun and are worthy attractions in their own right.
The wide variety of wildlife animal species that live here includes Himalayan black bears, tahr, serow, monal, snow leopard, brown bears, trogopan, chir, bharal, musk deer, koklas, kaleej pheasants and chukor.
The Ruinsara catchment has been an important area for high altitude expedition to peaks like block Peak and Banderpunch. Harki Doon, Ruinsaratal, Deokyara, Kedarkantha and Bhratsar are important places of attraction for the tourists. Swargarohini, Black peak and Banderpunch are the important peaks in the area.
Govind Wildlife Sanctuary Popular treks
Govind Wildlife Sanctuary Travel Information
Note: The sanctuary receives heavy rainfall and hence it should be avoided during monsoons.
Entry fees and other charges of Govind Wildlife Sanctuary
Govind Wildlife Sanctuary charges a minimal amount as entry fee and some additional charges for camera and video cameras. Please contact the park officials for more details as the fees are subject to change and are charged as per the season.
Govind Wildlife Sanctuary Information Centre
Govind Pashu Vihar Sanctuary,
Divisional Forest Officer,
Tons Forest Division,
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