General Information
Altitude : Between 1,300 to 6,315 m.
Area      : 953 sq km.
Air : Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun, 231 km.
Rail : The nearest railhead is Dehradun, 207 km.
Road Accessible by road via Rishikesh-Uttarkashi or via Mussoorie-Purola-Saur. Bus services are available from Uttarkashi, Barkot, Dehradun, Naitwar to Saur-Sankri.
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Wildlife Warden, Govind Pashu Vihar, Sanctuary, Purola, Uttarkashi. Divisional Forest Officer, Tons Forest Division, Purola, Uttarkashi.
Govind Wildlife Sanctuary

In the beautiful and captivating environs of the Uttarkashi district is Govind Wildlife Sanctuary. The Govind Wildlife Sanctuary established in 1955, covering an area of 953 sq km includes mountains like Swarg Rohini, Black Peak and Bandarpunch. Apart from the sanctuary, the place is a popular tourist destination, mainly because of the beauty of its snow-clad peaks and glaciers. Attracting many trekkers and famous for its lush green beauty is Hari-ki-Dun. The wide variety of animal species that live here includes Himalayan black bears, tahr, serow, monal, snow leopard, brown bears, trogopan, chir, bharal, musk deer, koklas, kaleej pheasants and chukor.
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