Askote Musk Deer Sanctuary#Wildlife Sanctuary
Askote Wildlife Sanctuary is a majestic destination located in the middle of a snow covered peak in the Kumaon Himalayas at an elevation of 5412 feet in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is a majestic destination for the nature enthusiast.
The Sanctuary is rightly known as the green paradise of India. The wildlife sanctuary is positioned 54 km from Pithoragarh near Askote in Uttarakhand. The sanctuary covers an area of 284 square kilometers.
The Askot Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1986 with the object of conserving the musk deer and its habitat. Though the musk deer are present in significant numbers in the sanctuary, they required further protection as they are an endangered species.