Benog Wildlife Sanctuary, Mussoorie

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Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is situated amid thick forests and is encircled with snow covered Himalayan peaks. The Chaukhamba and the Bandar Punch are some of the beautiful peaks which are visible from the sanctuary. Once home to the extinct birds namely, red-billed blue magpie and Himalayan quails, the sanctuary has been developed as a bird-watching destination.

Apart from avifauna, travellers can also spot deer and leopards in their natural habitat in the sanctuary. The Himalayan quail was last spotted in the year 1876. The flora of the sanctuary consist of fir and pine trees along with plants with rich medicinal properties. Many animals like the Himalayan goat, Himalayan bear and panther can also be seen here. Buses and taxis for the sanctuary are easily available from the cities of Dehradun and Mussoorie.


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