Askot Wildlife Sanctuary
Askot wildlife sanctuary is surrounded by the mountain and forest is often called a “Miniature Kashmir” due to its stunning beauty and the presence of several high Himalayan peaks. The sanctuary is a house of many wild animals such leopard, deer, bears, kakars and a great variety of birds. Lying in the lap of Kumaon Himalayas at
a height of 5412 ft., the sanctuary is visited by many Indian and foreign scientists for the research projects.
The forests are fed by the Gauri Ganga and Dhauli Ganga rivers, both of which drain into the Kali Nadi. The area is populated by the Himalayan thar, Himalayan water shrew, Assamese macaque Stone / beach martin, Himalayan musk deer, Leopard, Leopard cat, Serow, Himalayan bear, and the Fulvous fruit Bat. Also found here are the endangered Snow leopard and the Goral with the Bengal fox and the Red fox, both of which are threatened species.
Best Time To Visit: April to September.
How to Reach:Askot wildlife sanctuary
By Air Nearest airport is Naina Sani in Pithoragarh, At a Distance of less than 60 km. By Rail:Nearest railway station is Tanakpur , Distance 204 km. By Road: From Pithoragarh at a distance of 55 km.
From Almora at a distance of 150(approx.) km.
Best Time To Visit: April to September.Road :
How to reach: From Pithoragarh at a distance of 55 km. From Almora at a distance of 150(approx.) km.
Rai l: Nearest railway station is Tanakpur , Distance 204 km.
Air: Nearest airport is Naina Sani in Pithoragarh, At a Distance of less than 60 km.