Benog Wildlife Sanctuary

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Timings : All days of the week: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Time Required : 1-2 hrs

Entry Fee : No entry fee

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Benog Wildlife Sanctuary, Mussoorie Overview

A part of the Rajaji National Park, the Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is located around 11km from the Library End Road in Mussoorie. Famous for its almost-extinct mountain quails, deer, leopards and red-billed blue magpie, the Wildlife Sanctuary is well known to house rare species of birds and offers an excellent trail of pine-clad slopes surrounded by Himalayan peaks for a refreshing walk. It is an ideal site for bird watching and capturing gorgeous views of the surrounding Chaukhamba and Bandarpunch Peaks.

Apart from housing the fir and pine trees, the Benog Wildlife Sanctuary also hides some medicinal plants. Also known as Vinog Mountain Quail Sanctuary, it is spread across 339 hectares. The abundant wildlife paired with stunning views of the enveloping scenic vistas makes Benog Wildlife Sanctuary a must visit, especially for the nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.

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How To Reach Benog Wildlife Sanctuary

Since the Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is situated quite close to Mussoorie, you can easily reach here by taxi. However, keep in mind that local transport is not easily available near the wildlife sanctuary site, so either hire a full day taxi or leave early to allow for some buffer time. You can also trek to the sanctuary from a nearby hiking point.

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