The Kedarnath Wild Life Sanctuary, also called Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary, is a national sanctuary in Uttarakhand, India. Its other name originates from its basic role of securing the jeopardized Himalayan musk deer. Comprising of a territory of 975 km2 (376 sq mi), it is the biggest ensured zone in the western Himalayas. It is universally vital for the assorted qualities of its verdure (especially of ungulate species). The national sanctuary has a large number of Hindu sanctuaries situated inside its areas. Kedarnath sanctuary is the most noteworthy of these and is visited by the majority of the pilgrims. This sanctuary dates to the eighth century. Different sanctuaries, however not of coordinating significance, have solid legends identified with the epic Mahabharata days. Other exploratory spots revolving around the sanctuary are: the high-height natural field station set up at Tungnath (3,500 m or 11,500 ft) by the Garhwal University, Uttarakhand, India.