Uttarakhand, a Himalayan State of Indian Subcontinent

Uttarakhand has a great diversity of flora and fauna. It has a recorded forest area of 34,651 km2 which constitutes 65% of the total area of the state. Uttarakhand is home to rare species of plants and animals, many of which are protected by sanctuaries and reserves. National parks in Uttarakhand include the Jim Corbett National Park (the oldest national park of India) at Ramnagar in Nainital District, and Valley of Flowers National Park and Nanda Devi National Park in Chamoli District, which together are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A number of plant species in the valley are internationally threatened, including several that have not been recorded from elsewhere in Uttarakhand. Rajaji National Park in Haridwar District and Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary and Gangotri National Park in Uttarkashi District are some other protected areas in the state.
All this make it suitable for terrific avifaunal diversity. Till date 1303 bird species recorded from India more than 50% (724 approximate) are found in Uttarakhand. It include Himalayan Forest Thrush (Soothera salimali) is the newest species discovered at Uttarakhand and China border.

Birding Rajaji National Park

6 Days/5 Nights,
Tour Type: One Week
Rajaji Park Bird Watching

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Birding Devalsari

4 Days/3 Nights
Tour Type: Weekend
Devalsari Birding and Heritage Tour

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Birding Sattal

4 Days/3 Nights
Tour Type: Half Week,
Sattal Bird Watching

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Bird Watching in Garhwal

Bird Watching in Kumaun

The Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, though having fewer protected landscapes compared with the Garhwal region, is endowed with well-established birding circuits, easy accessibility.

Birding in Corbett Country

  • Kaladhungi Baur

    Chhoti Haldwani, a mere 2-km from Kaladhungi, was the winter home of Jim Corbett.

  • Dhikala Gairal

    Corbett Nainital Park, established in 1936, has three Tourism Zones, Dhikala Tourism Zone is the oldest and most restricted.

Important Bird watching area of Uttarakhand
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