National Parks in Uttarakhand

National Parks in Uttarakhand

By | Update Date: February 15, 2021, 02:19 IST

Uttarakhand is not less than heaven for wild animals. For its rich biodiversity, the state has a unique identity throughout the country. Thousands of species of wild animals are residing here in protected and non-protected forest areas. Those who provide environmental balance are also a matter of enthusiasm andadventurefor human beings. The gardens, sanctuaries and protected areas present here are eminent across the country. Corbett and Rajaji Parks have a distinct significance in terms of wildlife tourism. In Uttarakhand with 71% forest area, Asian elephants with tigers, chital, sambhar, leopard and reptiles put four moons in glory. In addition, birds and insects of hundreds of species also attract tourists.

Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is located in Nainital and Pauri districts. This national park along the river RamGangahas a unique hue of nature. In this park, flocks of elephants and herisons are easily visible. In addition, many other wild animals like lions, tigers, Guldar, Sambhar, Chital, Kakkar, wild boar, bear, monkey, jackal, Nile cow are characterized here.

Rajaji National Park

As the first wildlife conservation centre in the state, Motichur Wildlife Sanctuary was established in Dehradun District in 1935, which joined Rajaji National Park in 1983. The area spans 820.42 sq. The park is composed of Motichur Sanctuary, Cheela Sanctuary and Rajaji Sanctuary. The Rajaji National Park, counted among the major wildlife parks in the country, is home to 315 species of birds and 23 species of mammal. The flocks of Gajraj increase its glory.

Nanda Devi National Park

The Nandadevi National Park, located on the second highest peak in the country, has the world's most unique high altitude flora and fauna. Spectacular views, the richness of the biosphere make it different from other wildlife sanctuaries. The park has been declared aWorld Heritage Siteon behalf of UNESCO and its surrounding area has a valley of flowers, Badinath Temple and Hemkund Sahib. It is inhabited by the finest wild animals of the high Himalayan surroundings. There is also a favourable atmosphere for snow leopard.

Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary

Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary is also known asKedarnathForest Life Division. The Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary spread over Chamoli and Rudraprayag districts was established in 1972. The sanctuary in the Alaknanda Valley contains trees of other species including alpine, coniferous, oak, pine, bhuj. Also, large species of wild animals are found.

Nandore Tiger Reserve

This wildlife sanctuary in Uttarakhand was established in 2012, which is spread between gola and Sharda rivers in Haldwani Forest Division.

Deer Park Almora

Located in Almora district, the Reindeer Park has many pine trees, reflecting the rich natural beauty of this place. Tourists from all over the world come here to see endangered species like deer, leopards and Himalayan black bears.

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