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Kedarnath Sanctuary

Location: Chamoli (Uttaranchal).
Coverage area: 967 sq-kms.
Main attractions: Musk deer, Snow Leopard, Snow Cock.
Best time to visit: June 15 to November 15.
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Arrival information : 
-- By rail : The nearest railhead is at Rishikesh.
-- By air : The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun, 315 km away.
-- By road :The road distances from Kedarnath are: Rambara 6 kms, Gaurikund 15 kms, Soneprayag 20 kms,  Guptkashi 49 kms, Kund 54 kms, Tilwara 83 kms, Rudraprayag 92 kms, Chopta 89 kms, Mandal 117 kms  and Chamoli 138 kms.
Nearby excursions : Kedarnath, Triyuginarain, Kalimath, Chopta and Rudranath.
Nearby cities : Chamoli

Founded in 1972, Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary sprawls over an area of 967 sq. km of the Garhwal Himalayas. This stretch of the Chamoli and Rudraprayag districts affords a splendid view of mountains and dales, forests and grasslands, exotic butterflies and flowers.Some of the interesting residents of the sanctuary are the snow leopard, leopard, tahr, serow, snow cock and musk deer. Khaleej and monal pheasants are some of the feathered inhabitants.

The Garhwal Himalayas have some of the highest peaks in India, housing the sacred Badrinath and Kedarnath shrines as well as several forest reserves. It is from here that the holy Ganga and Yamuna rivers originate.


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