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.
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.
Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant,
Rail: The nearest railhead is Tanakpur, 151 km.
Road: Askot is accessible by road via Tanakpur - Pithoragarh or via Haldwani - Almora
Forest Rest Houses are available at Askot, Kaflani, Rugling and Tejam.