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National Parks to Experience Breathtaking Jungle Safari in Uttarakhand

Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park 1

Rajaji National Park is distinguished for its pristine natural beauty and rich bio-diversity. The park’s wildlife is blessed with elephants, tigers, leopards, deer and horses as its best life forms and it is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. Shivalik – Rajaji, Motichur and Chila these three sancturies in Uttarakhand were amalgamated into one large protected area. In the year 1983, Rajaji National Park was named after the famous freedom fighter Late Shri C.C.  Rajagopalashree, Popularly known as “Rajaji”.

Jungle Safari in Rajaji National Park is an ideal option to enjoy wildlife and nature in its pristine and untouched form. The nature walks, jungle safaris or the sightseeing by vehicle in Rajaji National Park are truly awesome.

Many wild animals including Asian elephants, tiger and king cobra, panther, bear, chital, sambar, wild boar, kakar, python, monitor lizard, wild cats can be seen during the safari. You can also see many birds and many species of different plants, shrubs and trees.

Jungle safari is a visitor’s enjoyment and one can always remember the genuine magnificent experience from a safari in the Rajaji National Park.

Things To See In The Park:

  • Royal Bengal Tiger
  • Yellow-Throated Marten
  • Jackal
  • Barking Deer
  • Sambhar
  • Approx 400 Species Birds

Place That You Should Visit In The Park:

  • River Rafting
  • Mansa Devi Temple

Best Time: November – June

Weather: Summer: 32 – 45

               Winters: 20 – 25

Nearest Airport: Dehradun

Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park

Between the foothills of the Himalayas, Corbett National Park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna including rare ones like tigers and is a treat for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.

Being the first national park in India, the Jim Corbett National Park was established by the name Hailey National Park in the year 1936. The Jim Corbett National Park is a home to the critically endangered species of the Royal Bengal Tiger. This was the first place where Project Tiger was launched in 1973. It is located in Uttarakhand and on the banks of the Ramganga River, it is home to over 480 species of flora and fauna. Covering an area of ​​over 500 sq km covering river banks, hills, marshy sediments, lakes, rivers and grasslands. The park is divided into 5 zones: Bijrani, Dhikala, Jhirna, Domunda and Sonandi and they all have separate gates. Without a jungle safari your trip to Corbett National Park is incomplete , so make sure you go for a jungle safari. There are many resorts inside the national park for an ideal getaway.

Things To See In The Park:

  • Royal Bengal Tiger
  • Five species Of Deer
  • 50 Species of raptors
  • Rich Birdlife

Place That You Should Visit In The Park:

  • Sitabani Buffer Zone (Tiger Area)
  • Corbett Falls
  • Bijrani Zone (Safari)
  • Garjiya Devi Temple

Best Time: Mid Oct- Mid Jun

Weather:  26° C

Ideal duration: 1-2 days

Nearest Airport: Dehradun

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Nandadevi National Park

Nanda Devi National Park

Nandadevi is the second highest peak in India, Nandadevi National Park is located, which has the world’s most unique flora and fauna. The awesome view, sylvan air and wealth of the biosphere make it very unique in relation to other wildlife sanctuaries in India. The park has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and its surrounding area is the Valley of Flowers, Badrinath Temple and Hemkund Sahib.

The park was notified in 1982, has a long history. In the year 1883 the W Garden was the first to arrive in the region, but his expedition to the Nanda Devi peak failed to produce any impact. In 1936, N.E. Odell and Tilman grew up Nandadevi and opened its vista to follow others. The area became a sports sanctuary in 1939. The area of ​​the park remained absent until 1950 when an organized campaign for Nanda Devi began. To protect the park from these disturbances, the Government of India declared the area a national park in 1982 and was later given the special status of Biosphere Reserve.

In this park, groups of visitors will be formed, which will be followed by guides there. Each group will have five members. In this national park, only “two groups” will be allowed in a day and no more than “four groups” a week.

Things To See In The Park:

  • Himalayan Black Bear, Brown Bear
  • Himalayan Musk Deer, Brown Deer
  • Himalayan Tahr
  • Serow, Goral

Place That You Should Visit In The Park:

  • Joshimath
  • Auli
  • Chenab Lake
  • Mountain Tour

Best Time: April to October

Weather: 25 – 26 Degree

Nearest Airports: Dehradun

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Binsar is located in the Himalayas and 30 km from Almora city in the Kumaon hills. This wildlife sanctuary has a lot of jungle safaris with rich beauty of flora and fauna. It was established to protect the broad-leaved oak trees of the Himalayas in the year 1988 and now has become a paradise for over 200 species of birds and nearly half of animals and plants. The best thing about Binsar wildlife sanctuary is that every experience is real and as authentic as it gets.

Binsar has a point which is zero point. From this point of view, one can see the Himalayan peaks like Kedarnath Shikhar, Shivling, Trishul and Nandadevi.

The sanctuary is in dense forests with various special trees, even many call it the second valley of flowers when red flowers bloom.

Tourists can enjoy trekking and also enjoy wildlife along with the beauty of nature. Binsar has a place called “Watch Deck” which is world famous for sunrise views and Binsar also has a beautiful sunset point.

Things To See In The Park:

  • Himalayan Goral
  • Chital
  • Musk Deer
  • Black Bear
  • 200 Species of Birds

Place That You Should Visit In The Park:

  • Zero Point
  • Kasar Devi Temple
  • Binsar Mahadev
  • Almora

Timings : Sunrise to Sunset

Time Required : 3-4 hrs

Weather : 18° C

Best Time: Feb – April or Oct-Nov

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Gangotri National Park

Gangotri National Park

Gangotri National Park is the third largest park in India which is located in the Uttarkashi District Garhwal Range of Uttarakhand, India. This national park is about 2,390 square kilometers long and is established in the year of 1989.

The beauty of the area is highlighted by snow-capped mountains, dense forests and eye-catching waterfalls that offer you peace and tranquility. Your trekking, hiking or jungle safari plan would be great to see this park.

The park is named after Gangotri, which is famous as one of the important shrine of Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand. The park belongs to the biographical zone and is situated at an altitude of 1800 m to 7,083 m above sea level.

Things To See In The Park:

  • Tiger
  • Snow Leopard
  • Black Bear
  • Serow
  • Doves
  • Pigeons

Place That You Should Visit In The Park:

  • Gangotri Glacier
  • Yamunotri
  • Paragliding
  • River Rafting
  • Divya Shila

Best Time: April – October

Weather: 8 degree

Nearest Airport: Dehradun

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