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A brief description about Govind Wildlife Sanctuary

Govind wildlife Sanctuary, situated amidst dense green forests is beautiful wildlife sanctuary in Purola town of Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand state, India. This place is also considered as the home to wide ranging medicinal plants which are have been used the making of life saving drugs.

Founded in 1955, the Govind National Park sprawls a vast expanse of 958 sq km and contains mountain ranges like Black Peak, Swarg Rohini and Bandarpunch. This region is highly popular for extreme natural beauty and its white leopard inhabitants. The elevation at the Govind wildlife Sanctuary varies from the average height of 1400mts to an astounding 6323mts and includes scrub tropical Euphorbia scrub, Chirpine, and oak species.

According to the legendary stories of Ramayana, this is the place from where Laxman kept a watch on Lanka. This sanctuary is also well known for its varied Flora and fauna. The virgin beauty of this National Park has always attracts a large number of nature lovers, botanists and adventure enthusiasts.

Here at this park, you can find almost 150 species of bird and around 15 diverse species of mammals. Animals found here contain black bears, bharal, brown bears, Himalayan tahrs, common leopards, musk deer and the very rare species of snow leopards. Some of the endangered varieties of birds found here include black eagles, bearded vultures, Himalayan snow cocks, monal pheasants, steppe eagles koklas pheasants, golden eagles, and western tragopans. Other common species of birds found here are bulbuls, buntings, cuckoos, minivets, finches, owls, parakeets, pigeons, thrushes, warblers and tits.

Famous travel destination at Govind Wildlife Sanctuary
In addition with the sanctuary and wildlife, the Govind National Park is also tagged as popular tourist destination in Uttrakhand state, generally because of the serene beauty of its snow-clad hills and glaciers. Har- ki- dun the most popular lush green trekking spot is very close to Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and it attracts many trekkers from across the nation. Travelers also frequent the Har-ki-dun Forest Rest house, renowned for its site amidst a valley of numerous wild flowers.

Name of the popular treks towards Govind Wildlife Sanctuary
places on route: Sankri - Talika - Osla - Har ki Doon
Total Trekking distance: 38 kms
Places on route: Sankri - Talika - Osla - Ruinsara Tal
Total trekking distance: 40 kms
Places on route: Naitwar - Himri - Droni - Rupin Pass - Sangla
Total Trekking distance- 60 kms
Places on route: Ruinsara Tal - Yamunotri
Total Trekking distance- 20 kms (High altitude, difficult to trek)
Basic info regarding Govind Wildlife Sanctuary Travel
Height: Between 1,300- 6,323 mts.
Area covered: 953 sq km.

Best time to visit Govind Wildlife Sanctuary
The routes for Govind Wildlife Sanctuary are accessible throughout the year. However, the perfect time to visit Govind Wildlife Sanctuary is from April to June and September to November as the weather is very pleasing during these months

Remeber: during the season of Monsoons the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary receives heavy rainfall and therefore it should be avoided your trip during monsoons.

Guide to arrive at Govind Wildlife sanctuary
Govind wildlife Sanctuary is convenient to reach by Railway, buses, and flights. One can pick any transportation mode for their journey to Govind wildlife Sanctuary according to their ease as this place is well connected with all travel routes. Here below we’ve provided the updated travel guide for Govind wildlife Sanctuary which will surely helps you a lot while your travel.

Govind wildlife Sanctuary via Road route:
Govind wildlife Sanctuary does have an excellent connectivity with prime cities of India and Uttrakhand by motorable roads. This park is located at the distance of 200 kms from Dehradun. Buses and taxis are easily accessible from New Delhi Kasmiri Gate ISBT up to Dehradun from where one can hire a local or shared taxi to Govind wildlife Sanctuary. It can also accessible from Delhi via taking 65 kms long divergence from Naugaon located on the Delhi Yamunotri state highway. Frequent bus service is available b/w Dehradun and Naitwar

Govind wildlife Sanctuary via Air (flights)
Nearest airport to Govind wildlife Sanctuary is Jolly Grant Airport located in Dehradun at distance of 231 kms. The airport has convenient connectivity to Delhi and Chandigarh with regular flights and Govind wildlife Sanctuary is well connected with Jolly Grant Airport by motorable roads.

Govind wildlife Sanctuary via Railway
The nearest Railway station from Govind wildlife Sanctuary is Dehradun Station, situated at the distance of 207 kms away. This station has well connectivity by Indian railway networks with prime destinations of India. Frequent taxis and cars are accessible from these stations towards Govind wildlife Sanctuary.

Information regarding Govind Wildlife Sanctuary entry fees and other charges
Govind Wildlife Sanctuary charges pocket friendly cost amount as entrrance fee and some extra charges for camera and video cameras. For more details regarding fees as the fee is subject to change or charged as per the season, please contact the park authority.

Contact details for Govind Wildlife Sanctuary
Wildlife Warden,
Govind Pashu Vihar Sanctuary,
Purola,
Divisional Forest Officer,
Tons Forest Division,
Purola, Uttarkashi.

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