Wildlife in Uttarakhand
Wildlife Travel Guide
Uttarakhand has 12 National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries covering 13.8 percent of the total area of the state where you can capture the indisputable expressions of various animals and birds. The various Parks and Sanctuaries are located at different altitudes varying from 800 mts to the high altitude protected areas at 5400 mts. Apart from these there are two Conservation Reserves– The Asan Barrage and Jhilmil Tal conservation Reserves, two World Heritage sites of the Nanda Devi Biosphere reserve and Valley of Flowers National Park.
Jim Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National is regarded as an oldest national park of India visited by maximum number of visitors every month. This park was established in 1936 and since the time it has been the main tourist attraction of Uttarakhand. Whether you talk about its beauty or climate, it is just perfect in all aspects. Along with that, Corbett is also known for its flora and fauna; you can find 488 various species of plants and different kinds of fauna at this place. If you are a wildlife lovers then this is a must place to visit. As it is a national park so tourism activities can only be completed in specific areas. Here you’ll able to experience the real beauty of wildlife and capturing that beauty will be a memorable moment for your life. This park is exclusively famous for Royal Bengal Tiger and comes amongst the popular tourist destination of India.
Rajaji National Park
Rajaji National Park is an Indian National Park that is situated at the foothills of Himalayas that incorporates Shivalik range and spreads over 820kms. The National park encompasses three important districts namely Haridwar, Pauri Gaharwal and Haridwar.
Asan Barrage, Dehradun
Asan Barrage is a wet land that is perched at the confluence of Easter Yamuna Canal and Asan River that is about 11kms, near Dehradun. It is located in the Uttarakhand-Himanchal Pradesh border in the Doon valley. The uniqueness about this lake is it lures large number of waders and divers from corners of the world. The place is also renowned for its globally threatened species of birds that is listed in IUCN Red Data book.
Govind wildlife Sanctuary
Govind wildlife Sanctuary, situated amidst dense green forests is beautiful wildlife sanctuary in Purola town of Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand state, India. This place is also considered as the home to wide ranging medicinal plants which are have been used the making of life saving drugs.
valley of Flowers- wildlife
The Valley of Flowers National Park, highly renowned for its natural beauty, is the 2nd Zone of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve and is located in the Western Himalayas. The invention of this valley happened incidentally by two British mountaineers named R.L. Holdsworth and Franks S. Smythe in 1931 after the successful voyage of Mount Kamlet.