Vinog Mountain Quail Sanctuary in Mussoorie

Vinog Mountain Quail Sanctuary Overview

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Vinog Mountain Quail Sanctuary, also known as Benog Wildlife Sanctuary, was established in the year 1993. This beautiful sanctuary, spreading across an expanse of about 339 hectares, is a haven for birdwatchers. It is home to Pahari Bater or Mountain Quail (on-the-verge-of-extinction bird), which was last seen in the year 1876.

The natural essence and picturesque location are major stimulants that attract visitors to this sanctuary in large numbers. The Aglar River (tributary of the Yamuna River) flows through this sanctuary, adding to its overall appeal. Besides, visitors can behold snow-clad Chaukhamba and Bandarpunch mountain ranges from here.

  • Opening Closing Time 07:00 am - 05:00 pm
    Open all days

  • Photo Opp

    Lush vegetation, River Aglar and surrounding snow-covered mountains coalesce to make this sanctuary beautiful. Every bend, turn and corner of this natural treasure oozes beauty, compelling visitors to keep on clicking! The indigenous as well as exotic birds found here are worth capturing.

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Near Library Point, Mussoorie, 248179, Uttarakhand