Benog Wildlife Sanctuary Mussoorie
Benog Wildlife Sanctuary has been developed as a bird-watching haven and is a part of the famous Rajaji National Park. It is about 11-kilometer (6.8 mile) from Library point in Mussoorie. Popular tourist attractions near Benog are Park Estate and Cloud’s End, from where a 2-kilometer (1.24 mile) trek uphill leads to the Sanctuary. Although Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is open all the year round, the best time to visit is in the summer months. There is no entry fee to the Sanctuary.
The wildlife sanctuary is home to several species of exotic birds such as White Capped Water Redstart and Red Billed Blue Magpie to name a few. The Sanctuary’s claim-to-fame however, is the bird after which it is named. The Mountain Quail or the Pahari Bater was last spotted here in 1876, and is now considered extinct. The Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is located far away from the usual tourist haunts in Mussoorie and, offers the quiet and solace that many visitors seek in the mountains. The view of the rising sun is stunning and something that nature lovers should not miss. However, in order to get here in time to watch the sunrise, visitors should leave very early from lower Mussoorie since vehicles are not easily available and they would have to walk quite a distance.
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