Explore the Beauty of Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary

Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary, situated 7 km from Chopta towards Gopeshwar, is renowned as a refuge for endangered species. It covers an area of 5 square kilometers, this sanctuary boasts abundant greenery and enchanting aromatic flowers. Surrounded by dense forests and lush landscapes, it offers a perfect escape for animal enthusiasts and those eager to encounter rare Himalayan wildlife.

Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary

How to Reach Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary?

The sanctuary is part of the Chopta region in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, falling within the renowned Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary. Chopta is well-connected by motorable roads, and you can easily hire taxis from the nearby towns of Ukhimath Temple and Gopeshwar.

To reach the sanctuary: 

  • By Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is about 226 kilometers away. 
  • By Train: The nearest railway station is Rishikesh Railway Station, approximately 209 kilometers from the sanctuary. 
  • By Road: You can hire a taxi or take a bus from major cities like Rishikesh or Dehradun to reach Chopta, and then travel a short distance to the sanctuary. 

Opening and Closing Dates 2024 

The Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary is open to visitors from April 1, 2024, to November 30, 2024. During these months, the sanctuary welcomes nature enthusiasts, wildlife lovers, and those keen on experiencing the beauty of this unique ecosystem. 


Visitors can enjoy several activities in and around the sanctuary: 

  • Wildlife Watching: Spot the rare musk deer and other wildlife species. 
  • Nature Walks: Explore the lush greenery and serene environment. 
  • Photography: Capture the stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife. 


When visiting Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary, you’ll be immersed in the natural beauty of the Himalayas, surrounded by diverse flora and fauna. Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast or simply seeking tranquility in nature, this sanctuary offers a unique experience.

For a comfortable and memorable stay near the sanctuary, consider Char Machan Resort.

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