The state of Uttranchal in the northern part of India.
Time to Visit :
Any Time of the year.
Salubrious and Pleasant.
Known For :
The Rich Biological Resource.
Uttranchal in the northern part of India is blessed with rushing rivers,
awesome snow-coated peaks, bewildering lakes, venerated temples and a
bursting plethora of flora and fauna. Also known as the Abode of the
Gods, Uttranchal, embraced by the blissful air of divinity and
picture-postcard beauty enveloping the Himalayas is a paradise for the
Uttaranchal State is subdivided in two major areas,
& Kumaon. Garhwal comprising
the seven districts - Dehradun, Hardwar, Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Pauri, Tehri
and Rudraprayag. Garhwal is the prime destination for the devout. It also
offers ample scope for wildlife watching and adventure sports.
serves as the travel hub for
the tourists coming to experience the wonders of Uttaranchal's mountains,
valleys, rivers, forests, flora and fauna, and its marvellous people.
The Kumaoni region spans across broad plains of Bhabar and Tarai bordering
the fertile Gangetic bowl. Kumaon consists of six districts Nainital,
Almora, Udham Singh Nagar, Pithoragarh, Champawat & Bageshwar.
Refreshing dawns, murmuring dusks, yellow spreads of corn, thick beds of
forests, bouquets of pink and red rhododendrons, snowy peaks and famous
Corbett National Park, make Kumaon, a dream destination.
Green Tourism in Uttranchal
Uttranchal has a fascinating diversity of wildlife. Uttaranchal exhibits a
diverse variety of geographical terrain that is an incredible treasure house
and birds. Starting from the lofty
mountains predominantly under a thick blanket of snow, to the river valleys,
from the undulating highlands to the densely forested Terai, one finds a
rich stock of flora and fauna.
Uttranchal is abound with wildlife resources. In order to protect and
conserve its many species of flora & fauna and to enable visitors to
view them in their natural surroundings, the state has specially designated
reserved areas, national parks and sanctuaries.
Considering the abundance of nature's treasure heaped in and around
this park, it is bound to attract a large number of wildlife
conservationists, nature lovers and eco-friends to visit this most
breathtaking wilderness area.
At present, Uttaranchal Forest Development Corporation takes you to the
following sanctuaries for wildlife tours:
Corbett National Park
India's first and finest national park spread over 520 sq. kms., along the
banks of the Ramganga river in the state of Uttranchal India. The park
offers different kinds of vegetation all along its varied topography, which
comprises hilly and riparian areas, temporary marshy depressions, plateaus
and ravines. 110 species of trees, 51 species of shrubs and over 33 species
of bamboo are found here. Corbett
known as the haven for Tigers houses over 50 mammals, 580 birds and 25
Rajaji National Park
Rajaji National Park is distinct for its pristine scenic beauty and rich
biodiversity. A paradise for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. The
wildlife of the park is bestowed with elephants, tigers, leopards, deer and
ghorals as its best known life forms. Spread over an area of 820.42 sq km,
Rajaji National Park is an awe-inspiring ecosystem nestled in the Shivalik
ranges and the beginning of the vast IndoGangetic plains, representing
vegetation of several distinct zones and forest types like riverine, broadleaf
mixed forests, Chirpine forests, scrubland and grassy pasturelands. It
inhabits as many as 23 species of mammals and 315 avifauna species.
Govind Pashu Vihar
The Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, situated in the Uttarkashi district of
Uttararanchal in the northern part of India. The sanctuary was established
on 1st March in the year 1955. It sprawls over an area of 957.969 sq km. The
area is housed by a lot of endangered animals and its large area along with
the contiguous forests of the neighbouring forest divisions helps in
maintaining genetic diversity. This area is very rich in medicinal plants.
The scenic beauty of the area is unrivalled.
Valley of Flowers
The world famous Valley of Flowers is situated in the upper expansions of
Bhyundar Ganga in the state of Uttranchal India. The valley is spread over
an area of 87.5 Sq. Kms. and is 3,250 mts. to 6,750 mts. above mean sea
level. Almost 300 species of wild flowers bloom here in natural way.