Watching animals in the cage at anonymous zoo is an entirely different and unrealistic experience in comparison with that of wildlife sanctuary or national park. Stop cheering yourself by looking at the helpless animals in a zoo and observe the real life struggle of animals in a wildlife sanctuary. Do you know Uttaranchal hosts India's oldest National park - Jim Corbett National Park well known for tigers, elephants and leopards. It also supports a wide variety of birds sharing its boundary with the Rajaji National Park?
Wake up with chirping of birds in Uttarakhand rather than the maddening crowds of the city. If you are an avid nature lover, photographer, traveler, adventurer or wildlife lover then Uttarakhand is the place where you will meet all your needs.
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.
The high altitude National Park in Uttarakhand includes the Nandadevi National Park and the Valley of Flowers National Park which are regarded as unique creation of nature. They have become popular with trekkers and mountaineers. Almost 300 species of wild flowers bloom here and attracts nature lovers, botanists, ecologists, zoologists, ornithologists and trekkers. Other National Parks and Sanctuaries include Binog Wildlifie Sanctuary near Mussoorie, Govind Pashu Vihar and National Park, Askot wildlife Sanctuary, Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary, Binsar WLS near almora, Gangotri National Park.