Best Uttarakhand Wildlife Sanctuaries & National Parks

Discover best wildlife sanctuaries & national parks by categories in Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand has a diversity of flora and fauna. It has a recorded forest area of 34,666 which constitutes 65% of the total area of the state. Uttarakhand is home to rare species of plants and animals, many of which are protected by sanctuaries and reserves.

Bird Sanctuaries in Uttarakhand

Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary
  • Location: Nainital District
  • Species: Lammergeier, Himalayan griffon, Blue-winged minla, Spotted & Slaty-backed forktail, Rufous-bellied woodpecker, Rufous-bellied niltava, etc.
Binsar wildlife sanctuary
  • Location: Almora district
  • Species: Lackbirds, Nuthatches, Kalij pheasant, Forktail, Laughingthrush, Monal, Eagles, Magpies, Eurasian Jays, Koklas, Woodpeckers, etc.

National Parks in Uttarakhand

Nanda Devi National Park
  • Location: Joshimath
  • Famous for: Himalayan musk deer, Mainland serow, Himalayan tahr, Snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, Brown bear, Langurs, Rhesus macaque.
Gangotri National Park
  • Location: Gangotri
  • Famous for: Snow Leopard, Black Bear, Brown Bear, Musk Deer, Blue Sheep or Bharal, Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan Monal, Tiger, Tahr, Serow, Pigeons, Parakeet, Bulbul, etc.
Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: Rudraprayag district
  • Famous for: Indian Jackal, Snow leopard, Indian leopard, Yellow-throated marten, Himalayan black bear, Red fox, Leopard cat, Indian boar, etc.
Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary
  • Location: Kumaon region
  • Famous for: Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, Himalayan jungle cat, civet, Barking deer, Serow, Goral and Himalayan brown bear.

Safari in Uttarakhand

Jim Corbett National Park
  • Location: Ramnagar
  • Famous for: Tigers, Elephants, Chital, Sambar Deer, Nilgai, Gharial, King Cobra, Muntjac, Wild boar, Hedgehog, common Musk Shrew, Flying fox and Indian Pangolin. It is home to around 50 species of trees, 580 bird species and 25 reptile species.
Rajaji National Park
  • Location: Haridwar
  • Famous for: Tiger, Leopard, Himalayan bear, Cheetal, Hog deer, Barking deer, Sambar deer, Wild boar, Nilgai, Goral, Jackal, Hyena, Jungle Cat, Leopard Cat, Civets, etc.
Benog Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: Mussoorie
  • Famous for: Himalayan goat, Panther, Leopard, Deer, Bear, Red-billed blue magpie, Mountain quails and White Capped Water Redstart.

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