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    The best way to let our young, wild, and free side out is by heading out to a place that is packed with pulsating experiences, and the national parks in Uttarakhand offer exactly that & a lot more. You can expect to get the most serene side of Uttarakhand from your trip to these famous national parks. From wildlife spotting to walking amidst gorgeous flowers, these places make up for ideal holiday destinations. Believe us, be it a trip with your family, an adventurous getaway with your friends or partner, or a solo escape, this Uttarakhand national park list is perfect for your next holiday!

    6 National Parks In Uttarakhand

    Here is a list of the national parks in Uttarakhand that are full of greenery and exquisite flora to witness. These places check out to be the best ones for nature lovers.

    • Jim Corbett National Park: Watch The Tigers
    • Rajaji National Park: Admire The Natural Beauty
    • Valley Of Flowers National Park: See Colorful Valleys
    • Nanda Devi National Park: A World Heritage Site
    • Gangotri National Park: Witness The Different Species
    • Govind Pashu Vihar National Park & Sanctuary: Admire Valleys

    1. Jim Corbett National Park: Watch The Tigers

    Jim Corbett National Park

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    Popular amongst tourists as a weekend getaway destination, Jim Corbett National Park is the most famous and oldest national park in Uttarakhand. It is divided into five zones that make its expansive landscapes easier for wildlife enthusiasts, bird lovers, and culture vultures to explore.

    While it has a plethora of flora and fauna, what makes it a paradise for travelers is that it is amongst the few tiger reserves in India that allow an overnight stay in the lap of nature.

    Entry Fees:

    • Jeep & Elephant Safari
      INR 4500 for Indians and INR 8000 for foreigners per jeep (Maximum 6 persons are allowed in one Jeep)
    • Canter Safari
      INR 1500 for Indians and INR 3000 for foreigners per person (One Canter has 16 Seats)

    Timings:

    • Jeep & Elephant Safari
      5:45 AM to 09:15 AM
      3:00 PM to 6:15 PM
    • Canter Safari
      6:00 AM to 11:30 AM
      12:00 PM to 5:30 PM

    Best Time To Visit: October to June

    Things To Do:

    • Jungle safari
    • Wildlife spotting and photography
    • Witness the Corbett waterfall
    • Visit the Garjia Temple

    Best Hotels To Stay Nearby: Corbett De Coracao, Corbett Country Inn, Parfait The Roar Resort Corbett, and more.

    Location: Nainital District, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand

    How to reach: Buses, cabs, taxis, local transportation

    Famous for: Wildlife, safari rides

    Must Read: The Top 10 National Parks In India: A List You Just Can’t Ignore In 2020!

    2. Rajaji National Park: Admire The Natural Beauty

    Rajaji National Park

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    Situated along the foothills of the Shiwalik range in the Himalayas, this famous national park in Uttarakhand is now a common home of three sanctuaries, i.e. Chilla, Motichur, and Rajaji. It is an ideal place to go for a holiday if you’re a bird lover as this park has around 400 species of birds like Great Hornbill, Black-bellied Tern, Scaly Thrush, and more.

    For a wildlife photographer and a birder, this national park has a lot of good spots that can make your holiday experience quite enriching.

    Entry Fees:

    • INR 150 for Indians and INR 600 for foreigners for about 3 hours
    • INR 2000 for gypsy

    Timings:

    • 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    • 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Best Time To Visit: Mid-November to Mid-June

    Things To Do:

    Best Hotels To Stay Nearby: Wild Brook Retreat,

    Location: 5/1, Ansari Road, Mohand Range, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

    How to reach: Buses, cabs, taxis, local transportation

    Famous for: Shivalik mountains, nature

    Suggested Read: 28 Offbeat Places In Uttarakhand: Explore The Hidden Himalayan Gems In 2020

    3. Valley Of Flowers National Park: See Colorful Valleys

    Valley Of Flowers National Park

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    The Valley of Flowers National Park in Uttarakhand is like a heaven on earth. With an exotic range of flora and endangered species of fauna like the blue sheep, black deer, and more, this place is where every nature admirer, photography enthusiast, and botanist should be.

    While the breathtaking beauty of this place is unmatchable in its own way, the trek route that leads from Govindghat to here is a gem worth admiring as well.

    Entry Fees: INR 150 for Indians and INR 600 for foreigners (for three days)

    Timings: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Best Time To Visit: June to October

    Things To Do:

    • Visit the Pushpawati river bed
    • Capture the beauty of the gorgeous flora
    • Visit the nearby famous Hemkund Sahib

    Best Hotels To Stay Nearby: Ganga Resort Govindghat, Sri Nanda Lokpal Palace Ghangaria, and more.

    Location: Chamoli District, Near Govindghat, Uttarakhand

    How to reach: Buses, cabs, taxis, local transportation

    Famous for: The flower blossoms

    Suggested Read: 8 Cozy Hostels In Uttarakhand That Are Perfect For Budget Travelers

    4. Nanda Devi National Park: A World Heritage Site

    Nanda Devi National Park

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    Located in the Chamoli district, amidst the Himalayas, Nanda Devi is not just one of the most famous national parks in Uttarakhand, but also a famous UNESCO world heritage site. With an exotic range of flora and unique fauna like Brahma-Kamal and Bharal (the blue mountain goat), this place has exceptional experiences for you in store.

    And while you’re here, make sure your camera is completely charged and so are you on energy, because the restricted entry to this place makes it only once in a lifetime opportunity.

    Entry Fees: NA

    Timings: 4:00 AM to 7:00 PM

    Best Time To Visit: May to October

    Things To Do:

    Best Hotels To Stay Nearby: Auli Resort, The Tattva Resort, Dream Mountain Resort, and more.

    Location: Joshimath, Uttarakhand

    How to reach: Buses, cabs, taxis, local transportation

    Famous for: The Himalayan mountains

    Suggested Read: Top 22 Places To Visit In Uttarakhand In Summer In 2020 To Dial Down The Heat

    5. Gangotri National Park: Witness The Different Species

    Gangotri National Park

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    Nestled amidst coniferous forests and lush green meadows, this is the biggest national park in Uttarakhand. It is home to some 15 species of mammals like snow leopard, pheasants, blue sheep & more, and 150 species of birds that make it a one-of-its-kind park in the region.

    Also being the place of origin of River Ganga, this park offers scintillating views of the flowing rivers, which are enough to calm the chaos within.

    Entry Fees: INR 150

    Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Best Time To Visit: April to October

    Things To Do:

    • Nature walk
    • Sightseeing
    • Capturing the unique species of mammals

    Best Hotels To Stay Nearby: Neelanga Resorts, Prakriti Retreat in Harsil, and more.

    Location: Gangotri – Gaumukh Pedestrian Way, Post Taknaur Range, Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand

    How to reach: Buses, cabs, taxis, local transportation

    Famous for: Mystic landscape

    Suggested Read: 15 Resorts In Jim Corbett That Are Definitely A Class Apart

    6. Govind Pashu Vihar National Park & Sanctuary: Admire Valleys

    Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary

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    Of all the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in Uttarakhand, this park is known for its exceptional flora that makes up as remedial plants, and fauna. It lies in the higher reaches of the Garhwal Himalayas, and is one of the only remaining strongholds of the bearded vulture, a vital ecological catalyst.

    Also called as Dev Bhoomi, this place has captivating mountains and glaciers that are a sight worth witnessing.

    Entry Fees: NA

    Timings: NA

    Best Time To Visit: April to June and September to November

    Things To Do:

    • Wildlife spotting
    • Visit Har ki dun, Swargarohini, and Juda ka Talab
    • Staying in a forest rest house

    Best Hotels To Stay Nearby: Lemon Tree in Dehradun, Camp Nirvana Yamunotri in Barkot, and more.

    Location: Supin Range, Uttarakhand

    How to reach: Buses, cabs, taxis, local transportation

    Famous for: Nature and lush green zones

    Suggested Read: 11 Valleys In Uttarakhand That Will Make You Believe That Heaven Does Exist!

    Tips For Visiting The National Parks In Uttarakhand

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    Here are a few tips to keep in mind while touring the national parks in Uttarakhand:

    • Make sure you check the timings and opening months of these national parks before planning your trip to Uttarakhand.
    • Carry a good camera with you.
    • Pack a few windcheaters even if you are traveling in the summers, along with essential toiletries and mosquito repellent.
    • The Valley Of Flowers National Park remains open till 5 PM, but the entry is allowed only till 2 PM. Make sure you reach before that so that you spend a good amount of time there.
    • If you wish to spot more animals, prefer taking an early morning safari as animals tend to begin their day earlier than we do.

    Further Read: Gangotri Glacier Trek Is A Challenging Journey In The Mystic Himalayan Land

    Excited about planning your Uttarakhand trip in the wilderness already? Don’t forget to check out these national parks in Uttarakhand that are perfect for an outing in the wilderness. You can explore these places with your friends as well as families. Make sure that you carry a camer with you to capture the best views of Uttarakhand valleys. 

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    Frequently Asked Questions About National Parks In Uttarakhand

    How far is Jim Corbett National Park from Dehradun?

    Jim Corbett National Park is 163 km away from Dehradun.

    How much biodiversity is there in Uttarakhand?

    Uttarakhand has lots of biodiversity due to which almost 12% of the area is full of protected reserves including 6 National Parks, 7 Wildlife Sanctuaries, 4 Conservation & 1 Biosphere Reserve Zone.

    Which is the biggest national park in Uttarakhand?

    The biggest national park in Uttarakhand is the Gangotri National Park.

    Which river flows through Jim Corbett?

    There are 2 rivers that flow through the park including Kosi and Ramganga.

    How many tigers are there in Rajaji National Park?

    There are approximately 34 tigers in Rajaji National Park.


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