Apart from the hill stations and pilgrimage centres of Uttarakhand, this place is also known for the wildlife sanctuaries. It is home to a wide variety of wildlife. One of the primary reasons for this is the topography of the state, which ranges from semi green to lush green forests. Uttarakhand is a place which has many rare species of animals. It boasts of a few National Parks and sanctuaries as well.
The species of animals found here are many; one can see numerous rare species like Snow Leopard, Yak, Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Musk Deer, etc. which are very rare to find anywhere else in India. Some of the famous National Parks of Uttarakhand, along with Uttarakhand Wildlife Sanctuaries, are: