Located at the foothills of the Himalayan mountain ranges, Uttranchal is largely a hilly State, rich in natural resources especially water and forests with many glaciers, rivers, dense forests and snow-clad mountain peaks.
Dotted with small temples atop the green Kumaon hills, and natural fresh water lakes in close pro!imity is an enjoyable destination- Bhimtal . A serene town, good for relaxation and the beautiful natural setting, walks around the lake, dense oak, pine trees and shrubs surrounding all the freshwater lakes makes Bhimtal a nature lover's paradise. One can watch the migratory birds and butterflies and there are many species indigenous to the area.
Located at an elevation of 2,412 mts above sea level, is Binsar, situated amidst Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. The main attraction of Binsar is the 300 kms of majestic and panoramic view of Himalayan peaks. The views of major peaks like Chaukhamba, Panchachuli, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, and Kedarnath are distinctly visible from here.
Jageshwar is a religious town having more than 124 temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva. A distance of 37kms from Almora, Jageshwar is situated amidst dense deodar forest with a stream flowing at its backyard and is estimated to be about 2500 yrs old.
Jim Corbett National park
Jim Corbett National park is the oldest national park in India. The park contains 488 different species of plants and wide variety of wild life including elephant, tiger, chital, Sambar Deer, nilgai, gharial, King Cobra, wild boar, hedgehog, common musk shrew, flying fox, Indian Pangolin, and around 600 species of birds. It is always advisable to book safaris prior to arrival, as there are only 60 vehicles allowed inside the Corbett National park at a time