Govind National Park, Uttarakhand | Govind Wildlife Sanctuary | Govind Pashu Vihar National Park
Govind National Park is named after renowned former politician cum great Indian freedom fighter ‘Govind Ballabh Pant.’ It is famously known as Govind Pashu Vihar National Park. Earlier it was a wildlife sanctuary, later it is converted into the national park. The National Park spreads over an area of 958 square kilometers. The altitude in the park ranges from 1,400m to 6,323m.
Wildlife Species And Bird Species At Govind National Park:
It houses the endangered snow leopards. In order to protect these species government of India declared the upper reaches as a national park where snow leopards are taking shelter. While the other prominent inhabitant wildlife species include Brown Bear, Himalaya Thar, Musk Deer, Serow, Himalayan Black Bear, and Common Leopard.
Apart from it, the national park is an abode for the endangered bird species like Koklas Pheasant, Monal Pheasant, Bearded Vulture, Himalayan Snow Cocik, Western Tragopan, Black Eagle, Steppe Eagle, and Golden Eagle. While the other famous birds that the visitors can spot easily are Pigeons, Minivets, Owls, Thrush, Cuckoo, Finches, and Bulbul.
Best Time To Visit Govind National Park:
The idle time to Visit Govind National Park is between May and October.
How To Reach:
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant in Dehradun.
The nearest railway station is Dehradun.