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Gangotri National Park

The park is situated in Uttarkashi District is a vast in extent. The airport and rail head is Dehradun. The nearest town is Harsil 30 km away from Gangotri. The park provides majestic beauty of coniferous forests and grandeur of glacial world combined with lush green meadows.

The forests of the park are Himalayan moist temperate type. Vegetation consist of chirpine deodar, fir, spruce, oak and rhododendrons.

The fauna found are tiger, snow leopard, ibex, thar, serow, pheasants, partridges, doves, pigeons, parakeet, Himalayan barbet, bulbul etc.

Garhwal Msndal Vikas Nilgain have their tourist bungalows at Uttarkashi, Bhaironghate, lanka, Gangotri and Bhojwasa.

Best Time to Visit: April to October

Valley of flowers National Park

Valley of flowers National Park was a set up in 1981 in Chamoli district covering an area of The nearest town from the park is Karna parayag at a distance of 33km. The rail head is 290 km at Rishikesh. The nearest airport is at Dehradun which is 330 km from the park. 

The fauna in the park include snow leopard, musk deer, Himalayan kthar, monal and pheasants.

Best Time to Visit: June and July end read more

Nanda Devi National Park

This park is also situated in Chamoli district. It was established in1980 covering an area of 630 The town of the Joshimath is 23km from here. The nearest rail head is at Rishikash at a distance of 276km and the nearest airport is at Dehra Dum, 295km away.

The animal found in this park are black and brown Himalayan bear, snow leopard, barrel, musk deer, Himalayan thar, goral, panther, sambar, wild boar, monal, pheasant, snow pigeon, green pigeon, etc.

Best Time to Visit: The park is open only for a period of six months from 1st May to 31st October. Best season is from mid-July till August end. read more

Rajaji National Park

This park was established in 1966. It is situated in Siwaliks of Saharanpur district covering an area of 1420 The nearest town and rail head is Hardwar 10km from the park. The nearest airport is at Dehra Dun about 50km from the park.

The terrain of this park is very rugged and cut up by ravines which are dry in winter. There are chirpines in the upper ridges and sal on the lower hills with Khair and Sissoo in the river beads.

The fauna comprise sambar, cheetah, barking deer, leopard, bear, tiger, elephant, pig, jungle fowl, and peafowl.

Best Time to Visit: October to March read more

Govind Pashu vihar

The park is spread over an area of in Uttarkashi District. Nearest town from the park is Dharkadhi 17km from the park. The nearest airport is Dehra dun at a distance of 190 km. The rail head is also Dehra Dun.

The forest of the park consists of Chirpine, scrub tropical Euphorbia scrub and oak species.

The wild life species found in the park are panther leopard, snow leopard, leopard cat, the brown and the black Himalayan bear, fishing cat, musk deer, serow, thar, bharal, goral, sambar, wild boar, etc. The birds found are monal, snow pigeon, green pigeon. Rest house accommodation is available.

Best Time to Visit: May to October

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Nearest Town -Harsil - 30km.
Railhead -Dehradun - 210km.
Airport -Dehradun - 220km.



Conservator of Forest Uttarkashi UP

Nanda Devi

Nearest Town - Joshimath -23km.
Railhead -Rishikesh - 276km.
Airport -Dehradun - 295km.

April&; September


Dy Conservator of forest, Nanda Davi National Park, &; Dehradun.

Valley of Flowers

Nearest Town - Joshimath -33km.
Railhead - Rishikesh - 290km.
Airport - Dehradun - 320km.

July - August

Two rest houses with 18 beds

Dy. Conservator of Forests,      Valley of Flowers, National Park Joshimath (Dist. Chamoli) 
(2) Wildlife Warden, Dehradun Region - Dehradun.

Govinda Pashu Vihar

Nearest Town - Kashi - 17km.
Railhead - Dehradun - 190km.
Airport - Dehradun - 210km.

May to October

Accommodation available

Asst. Conservator of forests,   Purola, Uttarkashi, 
(2)Wildlife Warden, Dehradun Region Dehradun.


Nearest Town - Hardwar -10km.
Railhead - Hardwar - 10km.
Airport - Dehradun - 30km.

October to June

Tourist Rest House at Chilka. Forest Rest Houses.

Wildlife Warden,
Dehradun Region