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Name Of Sanctuaries, Park

  Rajaji National Park

  Govind Pashu Vihar    
  Mussoorie Sanctuary 
  Asan Baragge
  Valley of Flowers
  Corbett National Park
  Other Sanctuaries





Wildlife Sanctuary is rich in both flora and   fauna. Both Herbivores and Carnivores are found in this area, viz Himalayan Goat (GHURUL), Panther, and Himalayan Bear. Ghurul is the flagship species of the area. This is the only area in Uttaranchal where the endangered bird Himalayan 'Bater' (The Mountain Quail) was seen long back.

The Himalayan Quail, last sighted in 1876 and believed by some to be extinct now, may well be spotted again in the picturesque Mussoorie hills. Primates, reptiles and avi-fauna are commonly met in this block. The sanctuary is unique in having plant communities in various climax forms. Apart from this the area is rich in medicinal plants.

The area forms the catchment of the Aglar River, which is a tributary of the Yamuna River. This falls in the catchment of  the famous Kempty fall. The area  has unique scenic beauty as snow peaks  like Chaukhamba and Bandar Punch, etc., can be seen from there. The area with its diverse endemic flora and fauna is a paradise for nature lovers, so it has a great potential for tourism.


Mussoorie or Binog Mountain Quail Wild Life Sanctuary is accessible from two directions, northwest and south by road from Mussoorie. Bus services and overnight trains are available for Dehradun. It is very well connected by road from Dehradun to Mussoorie. 


The entry point in Binog Block is from Dhobhi Ghat, which is on the Mussoorie Kempty road. There is also a motorable kuchcha road from Hathipaon up to Cloud End Estate, which is about 6 kms. along from Gandhi Dwar, Library in Mussoorie. From Cloud End Estate to Binog top is about 2 kms. along a bridle path.





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