Uttarakhand has a total geographic locale of 53,483 km², of which 86% is bumpy and 65% is verified by woodland. The vast majority of the northern pieces of the state are a bit of Greater Himalaya ranges, verified by the high Himalayan apexes and ice sheets, while the lower districts were thickly forested till stripped by the British log merchants and later, after opportunity, by woods impermanent laborers. Late undertakings in reforestation, in any case, have been productive in restoring the condition somewhat. The stand-out Himalayan organic framework plays host to a far reaching number of animals (tallying bharal, snow pumas, jaguars and tigers), plants and remarkable herbs. Two of India’s mighties, the Ganges and the Yamuna take birth in the frosty masses of Uttarakhand, and are sustained by crowd lakes, sub zero melts and streams.
Indian National Parks in Uttarakhand incorporate the Jim Corbett National Park (the most seasoned national park of India) in Nainital District and Pauri Garhwal District, Valley of Flowers National Park and Nanda Devi National Park in Chamoli District, which together are an UNESCO World Heritage Site, Rajaji National Park in Haridwar District and Dehradun District and Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Gangotri National Park in Uttarkashi District.