National parks and wildlife sanctuaries are a prime feature of Uttarakhand. Wildlife lovers, naturalists, eco-tourists and holidaymakers keep flocking to the region all the year round. The state is known for its diversified flora and fauna. It is in this reagion that travellers get to see some of the most endangered and rarely seen animal species in the world. Not only for animal lovers but for bird watching enthusiasts as well, Uttarakhand has a number of surprises in store to satiate their thirst for wildlife watching. Major wildlife species to be watched here include the Indian Tiger, deer, Sloth bear, Black bear, Indian elephant, leopard, Jungle cat, Rhesus monkey, langur, ghoral (goat antelopes), wild dog, common otter, porcupine, python, King cobra and a variety of resident and migratory bird species.
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.
On wheels join us for jeep Safaris on majestic mountain ridges, in open valleys along rivers with sweeping are of the himalayas to ever present. Our safaris promise to take you to places in the corners of the himalayas to place of enthralling beauty each unique in its character , customs and people from the moonscape terrain Laddakh to the unexplored Spiti and Kinnaur region, from the interiors of Kumaon hills to Garhwal holy land from the sand dunes of Rajasthan to the great history and cultures. All our jeep safaris are planned to give you variety and a true taste of the himalayas way of life.....
Like Camel and Horse safaris, another popular form is the Jeep Safari. The Jeep Safari not only refreshes and revitalises but one feels close to nature while driving through the quiet and beautiful countryside. Let your senses sway to the romance of the surroundings as you pass forts, palaces, historical landmarks and villages.
Jeep Safari :
The jeep safaris can be organized for 1 to 15 days duration, and overnight
jungle camps could be arranged, accordingly. Jeep safaris could also be arranged for bird watching and wild life tours.
Elephant Safari :
For the more adventurous we arrange elephant safaris through the elephant corridor within Rajaji National Park. You would keep off the main park road and get a choice to view the shy varieties of wild life. Jungle camps are located along the routes of the safaris. The booking of elephant safaris has to be done at least 15 day before the scheduled date.
Forest Treks :
For those who would like to be closer to the nature and study the flora and fauna of the park and encounter wild life on foot. We arrange a variety of trekking activities through the park and across the Shiwalik ranges. Our naturalists and guides would accompany you at all times.
Cycle expedition :
A full day’s expedition covering about 30-60 Km's Cab is arranged for jungle excursion. Expedition for 3-4 days, including over night stay at forest camps could also be arranged.
Last Updated: April 1, 2014