Pithoragarh, the picturesque hill district of Uttaranchal Pradesh,
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 5412 ft., snow-capped mountains peaks and
fine temples are an integral part of Pithoragarh. The highlights
of the sanctuary are snow leopards, Himalayan black bears, musk
deers, snow cocks, tahra, bharals, monals, chirs, koklas,
pheasants and chukors.