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Himalayan Wilderness |
|Main Forest Regions : ||Himachal
Pardesh, Uttaranchal, Sikkim, Darjeeling |
|Famous Wildlife Reserves : ||Corbett
National Park, Namdhpha National Park, Kaziranga National Park, The Great Himalayan
|Wildlife Attractions : ||Indian
Rhino,Indian Elephant, Bengal Tiger, Leopards|
|Best Time To Visit : ||November
The highest mountain ranges in the world
offer some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. The western and eastern
sectors of these lofty Himalayan mountains have distinct differences in vegetation
and wildlife. Vegetation also varies with altitude and ranges from tropical and
sub tropical forests of the himalayan foothills, the temperate ones of the higher
reaches, to the high altitude deserts in Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. With diverse
habitats, animal life in the Himalayan wilds is varied too. Take a wilderness
travel expedition to explore the remote wild lands of the Himalayas.
National Park, U.P.
Famous Himalayan Wilderness Expedition Sites
Corbett is India's first and finest national park
spread along the banks of the Ramganga River, in the foothills of the Himalayas.
A well-protected wild habitat, Corbett provides an unforgettable experience to
a nature lover.
Dachigam National Park, J&K
Other Himalayan Wilderness
Of all the sanctuaries present in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, the one at
Dachigam is the best known. Once an exclusive hunting preserve of the Maharaja
of Kashmir, it was declared a national park in 1951, owing to a strictly enforced
conservation programme, to preserve the or Hangul population or the Kashmiri Stag.
Dudhwa National Park, U.P.
Also popular as a Tiger
Reserve, this national park is located in the district of Lakhimpur, along the
Indo-Nepal border. Another major attraction of this wild reserve is the Barasingha
or the Swamp Deer, found in the southwest and southeast region of the park.
Govind Sagar Sanctuary, H.P.
A famous reservoir
of Himachal Pradesh, this place is an anglers delight. If you are interested in
fishing this place will give you the best laid back ours to relax in and catching
Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, J&K
It is famous for retaining several rare and endangered species such as the musk
deer, and a rich and varied avifauna. The area holds a rich cover of vegetation,
the dominant forest consisting of conifers, which account for over 90%.
Kishtwar High Altitude National Park, J&K
High Altitude National Park in Jammu is interesting for the marked variations
in topography and vegetation that occur here. the park contains 15 mammal species
including the Musk Deer, Markhor, Hangul, Langur, Leopard and Himalayan Black
and Brown Bear.
Overa Wildlife Sanctuary, J&K
The area is home to a number of rare, threatened and protected species of birds
and mammals. It sustains 13 species of mammals and over 80 species of birds. The
sanctuary has acquired an outstanding position for its varied and magnificent
species of pheasants.
Pin Valley National Park, H.P.
Tucked in between the snow laden higher reaches and scree slopes covered with
scanty tufted vegetation, Pin Valley National Park forms the natural habitat of
a number of endangered animals including Himalayan Ibex, Snow Leopard, Bharal,
Wooly Hare, Tibetan Wolf, and Snow Cock.
The Great Himalayan
National Park, H.P.
The National Park with an area of 620-sq-kms is caved
out of the splendid mountain terrain of the Kullu District and has the representative
area of temperate and alpine forests of Himachal. It is also one of the largest
protected area of the state.
Hemis High Altitude National
Hemis is a high altitude protected area that was created
in the year 1981, in the eastern part of the cold desert of Ladakh, for the conservation
and protection of its unique flora and fauna.