ASKOT WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

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Location: Pithoragarh (Uttranchal )
Established In: 1986
Best Season: Mid-November To Mid-June
Main Species: Snow Leopard, Musk Deer

Askot Sanctuary, established in 1986, is located in the pastoral surroundings of Indo-Nepal border, in Pithoragarh. Nestled in the picturesque Kumaon Himalayas, Pithoragarh is often called 'Mini Kashmir'. Snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, musk deer, bharal, tahr, snow cock, monal, chir and koklas, pheasants and chukor are the major highlights of the sanctuary.

WILD POPULATION
Deers at Askot Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttranchal The park is rich in various species of captivating flora and fauna. The wild species of fauna include snow tiger, leopard, bharal, thar, kakar, black and grey himalayan bear and different types of pheasants and other birds.

The wild vegetation comprises of kunj, kail, khersu, fir, bhoj patra, darkunja, raijal etc.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun.

Rail: The nearest railhead is Tanakpur, 151 km.

Road: Askot is accessible by road via Tanakpur - Pithoragarh or via Haldwani - Almora

PLACES TO STAY

Forest Rest Houses are available at Askot, Kaflani, Rugling and Tejam.


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