Benog Wildlife Sanctuary

Benog Wildlife Sanctuary-Benog Mountain bird Quail Sanctuary is a 339 ha area of attractive lush valleys and densely forested mountain sides located near mussorie. It is famous for its rare species of birds especially, as the name tells, the near-extinct Mountain Quail. It is located around 11 km from the core of Mussoorie towards Kempty and receives very few visitors. Benong sanctuary is reachable from the Mussoorie Kempty road. An attractive privately owned cottage and small resort exist along the upper most part of theKempty Fall stream at an entry point to the sanctuary., within the catchments of the Aglar River, a tributary of the Yamuna.Some of the species of birds are the white crested Kaleej Pheasant,Blue rock pigeon, Monal (the state bird of Uttarakhand) Snow partridge, Bush quail, which are becoming rare, Himalayan pheasant.Benong santuary is covered with Oak and Banj forest with Deodar and kail trees.Varities of flowers, fern,orchids and mosses are found here.Benong sanctuary also has a vast floral diversity, consisting of mosses, ferns, flowers, and orchids. Wild animals like  lagurs, Ghoral, Kakar, Lepoard cat, Flying Squirrel etc. are found here.

Binog Wildlife Sanctuary
Location: Nr Mussorie (Around Mussorie)
Estb: 1993
Alt: 2150m to 800m

Accommodation :There is no accommodation inside the sanctuary but the area is dotted with various resorts, one of which is Clouds End,  housed in an old building built by the British in 1838.
How to reach:The sanctuary is accessible by road from Mussoorie from the northwest and the south, and is most commonly accessed from Dhobi Ghat on the Mussoorie-Kempty road.