Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary (Chamoli (Uttranchal))
: Chamoli (Uttranchal )
: Musk deer, Snow Leopard, Snow Cock
: June 15 to November 15
Stretched about 967 Sq.Kms. the Kesarnath Sanctuary was established in the year 1972 in the one of the most pious region of Garhwal.Surrounded by the breathtakingly spectacular view of snow covered peaks of the great Himalayan mountain range , rivers , glaciers , valleys and forests it is one of the most site seeing scentuary in this region.
Because this sanctuary is located in the Kedarnath region it is a famous and most visited natural place by the tourist of different countries for various reason.
A project funded by WWF was undertaken in this sanctuary in between 1978-1980 on the research of Musk deer.
The variety of wildlife in this sanctuary includes Snow Leopard, Snow Cock, Tahr, musk Spotted Deer, Leopard ,Serow and a number of species of birds.
The Wildlife PopulationThe sanctuary is home to a host of wild inhabitants. The population includes the snow leopard, tahr, serow, snow cock, ghural, sambhar, musk deer, fox, deer, jackal, hare and Himalayan mouse. Khaleej and monal pheasants are some of the many avian species.
ExcursionsThe important places in the vicinity, worth visiting are Kedarnath, Triyuginarain, Kalimath, Chopta and Rudranath.
By Air : Nearest airport is Jolly Grant in Dehradun, Distance 252 kms.
By Rail : Nearest railway station is Rishikesh, Distance 235 kms.
By Road :
From Chamoli at a distance of 136 kms.
From Gaurikumd at a distance of 14 kms.
From Guptakashi at a distance of 47 kms.
Places to Stay
Tourist lodges and PWD Inspection Houses.
For More Information, Contact:
Wildlife Warden, Kedarnath Sanctuary, Gopeshwar, Distt. Chamoli.