Pithoragarh, the picturesque hill district of Uttaranchal
Pradesh, houses amidst its greens, the Askot Sanctuary,
which adds more dazzle to its already splendid beauty.
Lying in the lap of Kumaon Himalayas at a height of
5412 ft, snow-capped mountain peaks and fine temples
are an integral part of Pithoragarh. The highlights
of the sanctuary are snow leopards, Himalayan black
bears, musk deers, snow cocks, tahra, bharals, monals,
chirs, koklas, pheasants and chukors.