Govind Wild life in Uttarakhand
Govind wild life sanctuary is situated in the altitude ranges between 1300mt to 6315mt, in the beautiful place Purola of the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. It is established in the year 1955, covering the area of 953sq. kms. This sanctuary has dense forest rich in flora and fauna. The area has some of the medical plants, which are the important lives saving drugs. It is a natural habitant of a lot of endangered animals. In the Eight year Plan Snow leopard is signifies as the most endangered animal which inhabits the Govind national park.
There are fifteen type of species of mammals and 150 species of birds. The important mammals are Bharal, Black Bear, Brown Bear, Common Leopard, Himalayan Thar, Musk Deer, Serow and Snow Leopard.
The endangered birds found in the area are Bearded Vulture, Black Eagle, Himalayan Snow Cock, Golden Eagle, Monal Pheasant, Koklas Pheasant, Steppe Eagle and Western Tragopan. Other important bird found here are Buntings, Bulbuls, Cuckoos, Finches, Minivets, Owls, Pigeons, Parakeets, Thrushes, Tits and Warblers.
Nearby tourist destinations of Govind wildlife sanctuary are Har-ki-Doon, Ruinsara Tal, Deokyara, Kedarkantha and Bhratsar .Swargarohini, Black Peak and Banderpunch are the important peaks in the area.
Temperature in summer temperature ranges 15 degree Celsius. to 25 degree Celsius. Winters are harsh. Heavy rainfall during Mansoon.
Best season to visit is March to June and September to November.
Nearest Airport is Jolly grant, Dehradun, Railway station is Dehradun –Rishikesh. Uttarkashi is well connected with motorable roads.