UTTARAKHAND

"Land of the Gods"

Uttarakhand, India

Uttarakhand formerly known as Uttaranchal , is a state in the northern part of India. It is often referred to as the "Devabhumi" (literally "Land of the Gods") due to numerous Hindu temples and pilgrimage centres found throughout the state. Uttarakhand, a state in northern India crossed by the Himalayas, is known for its Hindu pilgrimage sites. Rishikesh, a major centre for yoga study, was made famous by the Beatles’ 1968 visit. The city hosts the evening Ganga Aarti, a spiritual gathering on the sacred Ganges River. The state's forested Jim Corbett National Park shelters Bengal tigers and other native wildlife.

Capital:

Dehradun

Location:

North India

BEST TIME TO VISIT UTTARAKHAND:

Uttarakhand is a destination to be visited all through the year as each season has something special to offer.

WHY VISIT UTTARAKHAND?

Uttarakhand is also famed for its high altitude religious tourism attractions like Hemkund Sahib; Chardham Yatra Temples of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri; and has sacred rivers like Ganga and Yamuna flowing through its land and The state's forested Jim Corbett National Park shelters Bengal tigers and other native wildlife.

TEMPERATURE

  • 17°C to 35°C

    Summer
    (April to Mid-June)

  • 15°C to 30°C

    Monsoon
    (Mid-June to September)

  • 12°C to 0°C

    Winter
    (October to March)

List of Popular Wildlife for Uttarakhand

Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve

Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve

Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India and was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park to protect the endangered Bengal tiger. It is located in Nainital district and Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand and was named after Jim Corbett, a well known hunter and naturalist.

UTTARAKHAND WILDLIFE INFORMATION

"Quick Facts about Wildlife Tourism in Uttarakhand"

No of National Parks12
No of Tiger Reserve3
No of Wildlife Sanctuaries15
Forest Area53,483 km2 (20,650 sq mi)
Protected Forest Area69.86%
  • The oldest National Park in India, Jim Corbett National Park was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park and is home to the critically endangered species of the Royal Bengal Tiger
  • Uttarakhand has a highly varied topography, with snow-covered peaks, glaciers, deep canyons, roaring streams, beautiful lakes, and a few patches of dusty plains in the south. Some of the highest mountains in the world are found in Uttarakhand.

Tiger Reserve and sanctuaries in Uttarakhand

The best way to explore the Uttarakhand are wildlife spotting beautiful nature make up for ideal holiday destinations and valley flower national park, lake and more.

NamePlace
Jim Corbett Tiger ReserveNainital District, Ramnagar
Kalagarh Tiger ReserveDivision Lansdowne, Dugadda Range, Pauri Garhwal
Rajaji Tiger ReserveNear Cheela Dam, Haridwar to Rishikesh Road Cheela Colony, Haridwar
Sitabani Wildlife ReserveAbhishek Ray, Village Maujli, PO Amgarhi, District Nainital, Ramnagar
Nandhaur Wildlife SanctuaryNandhaur Range
Nanda Devi National ParkJoshimath