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Govind National Park
|Location : Uttar Kashi, 200 kms from Dehradun (Uttaranchal.)
Covered area : 953 sq. km.
Main attractions : Thar, Bharal, Musk Deer
Best time to visit : May to June
Arrival information :
-- By rail : The nearest railhead is Dehradun, 195 km.
-- By air : Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun (195 km).
-- By road : 200 kms from Dehradun.
Nearby excursions : Harki Doon, Ruinsaratal, Deokyara, Kedarkantha
Nearby cities : Uttar Kashi
Govind Wildlife Sanctuary is surrounded by Uttarkashi district. The sanctuary spread over an area of 953 sq. kms. This sanctuary was set up in 1955. It is believed to be one of the most beautiful towns in the Garhwal region. It has snowclad peaks and glaciers including mountains like Swarg Rohini, Black Peak and Bandarpunch. The popular destination for the trekkers is Har-ki-dun, which is famous for its emerald greenery.
The wildlife populations counts as snow leopard, brown and Himalayan black bears, thar, bharal, musk deer, serow, monal, trogopan chir, koklas and khaleej pheasants and chukor.