Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary

Govind national park or Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary as it is known officially, is situated in Uttarakhand state, India. The national park and wildlife sanctuary is named after Govind Ballabh Pant, who was the Indian home Minister in 1950’s. Har-ki-dun valley, a famous trekking destination, is situated inside this park.

Govind national park at an altitude of 1,400 meters to 6,323 meters or 4,593 feet to 20,745 feet, is spread over an area of 958 square kilometers. Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary is a Snow leopard habitat located on the higher reaches of the Garhwal Himalayas. Snow leopard, an endangered species, is the highlight of Govind Wildlife Sanctuary. Snow Leopard Project is being implemented here by the Indian Government. The National park is one of the remaining strongholds of the Near threatened bird species, Bearded vulture.

The park is rich in flora and Fauna. There are 150 bird species or so in this national park. Some of the other endangered species of birds found in this park are golden eagle, steppe eagle, black eagle, Himalayan monal pheasant, Himalayan snowcock, western tragopan, cheer pheasant, etc.

How Do I Go to Govind National Park?

Govind National Park is located at a distance of 17 kilometers from Dharkadhi town. Dehradun is the nearest railway station and airport to Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary at around 190 kilometers away.

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