Uttarakhand / Uttaranchal tourism is well kinown for its snow peak mountains, water parks, wild life, natural flora and fauna, ayurveda, religion and spirituality.
Uttarakhand Wild Life Sanctuaries
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At a distance of 54 km from Pithoragarh, Askot was the ancient kingdom of katyur dynasty. There is a palace of the last katyuri king. The name has been derived from the word - Asi – Kot, that is 80 forts. There are remains of the ancient forts all over the area. The area is rich for its sal, oak and pine forest and numerous waterfalls. The Malika Arjun temple and the Swami Narayan Ashram – where his belongings have been preserved.
The picturesque hill district, houses amidst its greens, the Askot Sanctuary, which adds more dazzle to its already splendid beauty. Lying in the lap of Kumaon Himalayas at a height of 1650 mtrs with the view of snow capped mountain peaks, the highlights of the sanctuary are snow leopards, Himalayan Black Bears, Musk Deers, Snow cocks, Tahrs, Baharls, Monals, Chirs, Koklas, Pheasants and Chukors.