India's first National Park is cradled in the foothills of the Himalayas
and spreads over an area of 520 sq. kms., along the bankds of the
Ramganga river. The dense Sal forests of the Himalayan foothills
and the tall grassy meadows make it one of the richest areas of
northern India for the habitation of the big mammals. Situated in
the hilly districts of Pauri Garhwal and Nainital, the park was
first established in 1936 by the then Governor the park was first
established in 1936 by the then Governor Sir Malcolm Hailey and
was named Hailey National park. After independence, the park was
renamed Corbett national park in honour of the late Jim Corbett,
who helped in demarcating the park's boundaries and setting it up.
the reptiles, the long snouted, fish-eating gharial and mugger could
be seen basking in the sun on the sand banks. Sporting fish such
as the mahseer and malee thrive in the lake and in the river, offering
great fishing to the anglers. The tiger is the biggest attraction
of this park. Other carnivores include the leopard, elephant, bear,
hog, sambar deer, muntac and fox. The park has more than 300 species
common birds seen here are ducks, snipe, egrets, herons, spotted
eagle, harrier, wood pecker,darter, cormorants and thrushes. Ramganga
river is the home to the gharial and the mugger. The gharial has
been saved from extinction in the park through captive breeding.
A few species of turtles and tortoises are also found in and around
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DEVI NATIONAL PARK
The Nanda Devi National Park, spread over 630 sq. kms. of area
in the vicinity of Nanda Devi Peak (25, 675 ft./7816 mts), India's
second highest mountain. Has a unique combination of flora and fauna.
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Kedarnath Sanctuary was established in 1972 on 967 sq. km.
of the Garhwal Himalayas. The fascinating Garhwal Himalayas present
a spectacular viewing of mountains and valleys, forests and grasslands,
butterflies and flowers, Snow leopard, leopard, thr, serow, snow cock
and musk deer have made their habitation in this beautiful sanctuary.
Kaleej and monal pheasants are among the many birds to be seen here.
Situated on the edge of the Dehradun valley, the Rajaji national
Park was established in 1966 and covers an area of about 820 sq.
kms. nestling in a side and thickly wooded valley of the Shivalik
ranges, Dehradun has many picnic spots, excursions and is an ideal
holiday resort. Scenic surroundings, pleasant climate and beautiful
setting has made Dehradun and attractive tourist destination. The
Sanctuary offers exciting opportunities of viewing the wild in their
natural habitat. The wildlife here includes elephant, tiger, panther,
bear chital, sambar, wild boar, kakar, python, monitor lizard and
a large variety of avifauna.
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Established in 1977 on the east bank of the Ganga, the sanctuary
is a paradise for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. Wildlife
here includes elephants, tigers, bear & gorals.