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National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries, Uttarakhand

Famous National Parks in Uttarakhand

National parks are designated area marked for conservation for wildlife, especially endangered species of flora and fauna. Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand is India’s first and oldest national park. These wildlife reserves are not only significant for conservation of 'wild nature' for posterity but also as a symbol of national pride. National parks are almost always open for visitors.

Browse through the List of National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is home to abundant species of flora and fauna, some of which are rare and endangered. Wildlife tourism in is a significant aspect of Uttarakhand tourism. Jim Corbett National Park is one of well-known places to visit in Uttarakhand and popular among wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers and bird watchers

Other popular national parks in Uttarakhand include Nanda Devi National Park which is home to the enchanting Valley of Flowers. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is another popular destination for bird watching and wildlife safari. Gangotri National Park and Askot Musk Deer sanctuary are other wildlife treasure chests in Uttarakhand.

NameFounded Area     Sq KmLocation
Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve19885860.69Chamoli - Pithoragarh - Bageshwar
Corbett National Park1936521Nainital - Pauri
Govind National Park1980472.08Uttarkashi
Nanda Devi National Park1982624Chamoli
Valley of Flowers
198287Chamoli
Rajaji National Park1983820Dehradun - Pauri - Haridwar
Gangotri National Park19892390.02Uttarkashi
Govind Wild Life Sanctuary1955485Uttarkashi
Kedarnath Wild Life Sanctuary1972975.20Chamoli - Rudraprayag
Askot Wild Life Sanctuary1986600Pithoragarh
Sona Nadi Wild Life Sanctuary1987301Pauri
Binsar Wild Life Sanctuary198847Almora
Vinog Mountain Quail Wild Life Sanctuary199311Dehradun
Asan Wild Life Sanctuary20054.44Dehradun
Jhilmil Wild Life Sanctuary20053.83Haridwar

For tourists who are in awe of nature and wildlife, they prefer Jim Corbett tour packages that include stay at a resort in Jim Corbett as well as jungle safari to catch the glimpse majestic Bengal tiger. Valley of Flowers trek takes one into the Nanda Devi National Park.