Stretched about 967 Sq.Kms. the Kedarnath Sanctuary was established in the year 1972 in the one of the most pious region of Garhwal. Surrounded by the breathtakingly spectacular view of snow covered peaks of the great Himalayan mountain range , rivers , glaciers , valleys and forests it is one of the most site seeing sanctuary in this region. Because this sanctuary is located in the Kedarnath region it is a famous and most visited natural place by the tourist of different countries for various reason.

A project funded by WWF was undertaken in this sanctuary in between 1978-1980 on these research of Musk deer. The variety of wildlife in this sanctuary includes Snow Leopard, Snow Cock, Tahr, musk Spotted Deer, Leopard ,Sparrow and a number of species of birds.

Species Found

Snow Leopard, Snow Cock, Tahr, musk Spotted Deer, Leopard ,Sparrow and a number of species of birds

How to Reach

Air : The nearest railhead at Rishikesh, 235kms.

Rail : Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun, 252kms.

Road : The road to Kedarnath diverts from Rudraprayag and goes alongi Mandakini valley. The road distances from Kedarnath are: Rambara 7 kms. (Trek) Gaunkund 14 (Trek) Sonprayag 19 kms, Guptkashi 47 kms., Kund 56 kms., Tilwara 84 kms., Rudraprayag 93 kms., Chopta o 87 kms., Mandalll3 kms. and Chamoli 136 kms. Ponies, dandis and porters are available at Gaurikund, the starting point of the 14 kms. trek to Kedarnath. Gaurikund is connected by direct bus services to 'Rishikesh, Haridwar, Rudraprayag and Ukhimat.


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