The region around Nainital provides tourists with exciting tours that encompasses numerous outdoor activities for example boating, fishing and trekking. One of the most sought after outdoor tour is enjoying a Jeep Safari, a trek or an Elephant Safari through sanctuaries abundant with flora and wildlife. Daily routine can definitely take a toll on you hence makes it more important to take a break and rejuvenate in these Sanctuaries that will not only add adventure to your life but also bring out the explorer in you accompanied with renewed energy and a memorable journey of a lifetime. Accommodation is never a problem and accessibility is also easy and comfortable.
It is important to know that animals as well as trees and plants are a vital part of this environment. They play a significant role in providing us and nature with agricultural, horticultural, medicinal and ecological balance. A well balanced ecosystem can only promote growth and more importantly existence hence it is even more essential to conserve and preserve wildlife and forests in India especially endangered species that seem to be disappearing through the years.
The region around Nainital boasts of excellent sanctuaries and is known to be the pioneer in establishing a friendly habitat for animals and nature. The first and one of a kind in India is the Jim Corbett National Park and Sanctuary and a smaller one is the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Corbett National Park is first wildlife sanctuary that was established in India in 1936 that spans over an area of 521 Sq. Km. that sits at the foothills of the Grand Himalayas. It is 128 km from Nainital and lies in the RamGanga Valley in Ramnagar which is a part of the District of Nainital. The topography of this sanctuary cascades along ridges, small rivulets and thick forests and different species of wildlife including 585 birds, 50 mammals, 25 reptiles, Asiatic Elephants and the famous Royal Bengal Tiger. more about Corbett National Park
Binsar is a small town about 33 km north of the Almora District and famous for its own small but special Wildlife habitat surrounded by beautiful and quiet destination rich with dense forests and the Himalayan ranges in the backdrop. It spans over an area of 45.59 Sq. Km. and lies amidst varying altitudes of 900 mts to 2500 mts above sea level and averages at 2412 mts in height and also rich in its flora and fauna. more about Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary