Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Chamoli and is known for its exquisite floral species. Sprawled over an area of 975 sq km, it has been named after the Kedarnath Temple, which lies on its northern border. Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary is the largest protected area in the region of the Western Himalayas. It is best known for the endangered musk deer, and is thus called the Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary. The sanctuary is endowed with stunning natural beauty. You can get amazing views of valleys, forests, grasslands, glaciers, along with those of colourful flowers, butterflies, etc. Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary falls on the trekking route from Gauri Kund to the Kedarnath Temple. The sanctuary is rich in fauna and one can find animals like snow leopards, Indian leopards, jackals, Himalayan black bear, yellow-throated marten, red fox, etc. Some of the popular avifauna are snow partridge, Himalayan monal, Koklass pheasant, little-pied flycatcher, grey-cheeked warbler, West Himalayan bush warbler, etc.
Best Time to Visit
May to June and September to November is the best time to visit Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary.
How to reach
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport, about 104 km away.