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Govind Wild Life Sanctuary

Location: Uttarakhand

Main Wildlife Attractions: Black Bear, Brown Bear, Golden Eagle, Bearded Vulture, Snow Cock, Steppe Eagle, and Black Eagle

Coverage Area: 957 sq.kms

Established: 1955

Best Time to Visit:April - June and September - November

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Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand was established in 1955, 1st March due to environmental reasons. The maximum temperature in this National Park ranges from 25°C and 5°C. It receives a maximum of 100-1500 mm of rainfall, and the languages spoken by the people here are Garhwal, Hindi, English, etc.

Located in the greater part of the Tons River, Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand is a popular tourist destination, especially among wildlife lovers. Most importantly, it is the main watershed of the Yamuna River and receives maximum precipitation all around the year. The rich forest surrounding the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand consists of exquisite varieties of trees, some rare and with a mythological connection.

Legendary Association of Govind National Park in Uttarakhand:

It is said that Lord Hanuman, who traveled across the Palk Strait, came flying over Indian landmass until he finally reached Uttarakhand. He took medicine for Sri Laxmana, brother of Sri Rama, who was affected by the snake's poison, as the medicinal herbs of Uttarakhand thus possess life-endowing capacities and are a new lease of life to the people.

Moreover, species such as the Snow Leopard residing in the zenith of the Mountains, which are endangered by constant interference from poachers, threaten the ecological balance and therefore need attention. Thus, after scrutinizing this condition, the government declared this zone a National Park.

Flora and Fauna in Govind Wild Life Sanctuary:

There are 15 mammals and 150 species of birds found in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand, including the Common Leopard, Himalayan Tahr, Bharal, Black Bear, Brown Bear, Musk Deer, Serow, and Snow Leopard.

In addition, there is a large variety of endangered birds found in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary. This list includes the Golden Eagle, Monal Pheasant, Koklass Pheasant, Steppe Eagle, Western Tragopan, Bearded Vulture, Black Eagle, and Himalayan Snow Cock.

Some other varieties include the Minivets, Owls, Pigeons, Parakeets, Thrushes, Tits, Warblers, Buntings, Bulbuls, Cuckoos, and Finches. So come and enjoy the splendor of nature at Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand.