This beautiful sanctuary offers an astonishing beauty of nature. The Govind Wildlife Sanctuary established in 1955, covering an area of 953 sq. kms. The mountains like Swarg Rohini, Black Peak and Bandarpunch are within the area of the park. The wide variety of animal species that lives here includes Himalayan black bears, tahr, serow, monal, snow leopard, brown bears trogopan, chir, bharal, musk deer, koklas kaleej pheasants and chukor. The Sanctuary and the beauty of snow-clad peaks and glaciers of Himalaya attract more & more tourists day by day. The elevation range of this forest is between 1300 mts and 6300mts.
Where to stay:
Forest Rest House, Naitwar,
Forest Rest House, & Tourist Rest House, Taluka
Forest Rest House, & Tourist Rest House, Osia
Forest Rest House, & Tourist Rest House, Har-ki-Dun
Forest Rest House, Jakhol
Wildlife Warden, Govind Pasha Vihar, Sanctuary, Purola, Uttarkashi.
Divisional Forest Officer, Tons Forest Division, Purola, Uttarkashi.
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun, 231 km.RAIL
The nearest railhead is Dehradun, 207 km.ROAD
Accessible by road via Rishikesh-Uttarkashi or via Mussoorie - Purola - Saur. Bus services aire available from Uttarkashi, Barkot, Dehradun, Naitwar to Saur-Sankri.