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Askot Wildlife Sanctuary

Location : Pithoragarh (Uttaranchal)
Coverage area :
Main attraction : Snow Leopard, Musk Deer
Best time to visit : Mid-November to Mid-June
Accommodation : Forest Rest Houses are available at Askot, Kaflani, Rugling and Tejam
Arrival information : 
-- By rail : The nearest railhead is Tanakpur, 151 km.
-- By air : The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun
-- By road : Askot is accessible by road via Tanakpur - Pithoragarh or via Haldwani - Almora.
Nearby excursions :
Nearby Cities : Pithoragarh

Askot Sanctuary, established in 1986, is located in the pastoral surroundings of Indo-Nepal border, in Pithoragarh. Nestled in the picturesque Kumaon Himalayas, Pithoragarh is often called 'Mini Kashmir'. 

Flora and Fauna :
The park is rich in various species of captivating flora and fauna. The wild species of fauna include snow tiger, leopard, bharal, thar, kakar, black and grey himalayan bear and different types of pheasants and other birds.The wild vegetation comprises of kunj, kail, khersu, fir, bhoj patra, darkunja, raijal etc.
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