Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary is a national park in Uttarakhand, India established initially as a wildlife sanctuary in 1955, and later converted into a national park. It is named after a prominent Indian freedom fighter and politician Govind Ballabh Pant, who became Home Minister in 1950 and is remembered for his achievement in establishing Hindi as an official language.
The park was established on March 1, 1955, and is situated in the Uttarkashi district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The park lies in the higher reaches of the Garhwal Himalayas. The total area of Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary is 958 km2 (370 sq mi). The Snow Leopard Project started by the Government of India is being managed at this sanctuary. Also, it is one of the remaining strongholds in the Himalayas of the bearded vulture, a vital ecological catalyst. Read more about Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary
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Tiger was sitting on a log, Leopard with a cub sitting on a tree, Elephants, gaur, sambar, malabar giant squirrel. White bellied woodpecker, crested serpent eagle, green imerial pigeons, streak throated woodpecker and crested hawk eagle. Crocodiles and Rattlesnake.
How to reach?
Govind Wildlife Sanctuary is accessible by trek route, roads are available till Sankari Village that can be reached by car, taxi or bus. The entrance and starting point of the Govind Wildlife sanctuary is approachable on a metalled all weather road. It is at a distance of 200 kms from Dehradun. It can also be approached from Delhi by taking a 65 kms. long bifurcation from Naugaon situated on the Delhi-Yamunotri state highway. Daily bus service exists between Dehradun and Naitwar.
By Air : Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun, 227 km.
By Rail; The nearest railhead is Dehradun, 198 km.
By Road: Nearest town from the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary park is Dharkadhi 17 km from the Park.
Accessible by road via Rishikesh Uttarkashi or via Mussoorie-Purola-Saur. Bus services are available from Uttarkashi,
Barkot, Dehradun, Naitwar to Saur-Sankri.