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Kedarnath Sanctuary Uttrakhand

Location: Uttrakhand

Main Wildlife Attractions: jackal,Fox,Himalayan Black Bear, yellow-throated Marten, Himalayan musk deer, rhesus macaque

Coverage Area: 975 sq.kms

Established: 1972

Best Time to Visit:April to September

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Kedarnath being one of the most holy places in Garhwal, it is visited by hordes of tourists from different countries.

You can reach Kedarnath Sanctuary in Uttrakhand comfortably by air, rail, and road. The closest airport is the Jolly Grant in Dehradun, situated 252 km away. The closest railhead is located at Rishikesh, at a distance of 235 km. Well-connected by an extensive network of roads, the sanctuary is 14 km away from Gaurikund, 47 km from Guptakashi, and 136 km away from Chamoli in Uttrakhand.

The Kedarnath Sanctuary in Uttrakhand is encircled by snow-clad mountains of the great Himalayan mountain range, and a plethora of rivers, glaciers, valleys and forests. At this picturesque sanctuary you can witness a variety of wildlife such as the Snow Leopard, Snow Cock, Musk Spotted Deer, Tahr, Leopard, Serow and several species of birds. In between the years 1978 and 1980, a project funded by WWF was undertaken in this sanctuary, on the research of Musk deer.

During your visit to the Kedarnath Sanctuary in Uttrakhand, you can enjoy a comfortable stay either at a forest hut, available at Madhyamaheshwar, or at the Dharamshalas available at Trijuginarayan, Gaurikund and Kedarnath, or at a guest house in Sonprayag. The sanctuary should be ideally visited between the months of April to September.