Jim Corbett

Jim Corbett National Park is spread over an area of 520 sq km that comprises large lakes, grasslands, marshy depressions, hills and riverine belts. Renowned for sheltering the Royal Bengal tigers of India, the park also houses more than 650 species of native and migratory birds, along with over 50 species of raptors, 33 species of reptiles, seven species of amphibians, seven species of fish and 36 species of dragonflies. A wildlife safari, either in an open jeep or on the back of an elephant, makes for a memorable experience. Corbett is one of the few places in the country that allow visitors to stay overnight. Some rare species like the endemic fish-eating crocodiles and otters can also be spotted.

 

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Jim Corbett

Malsi Deer Park

A popular site in the region, this deer park or mini zoological park is located at the foothills of the Shivalik range. Surrounded by the Malsi Forest Reserve, the park boasts a rocky and forested terrain, which shelters fauna like deer, two-horned deer, monkeys and nilgai. Various migratory birds also stop here, thus making it a great place for birdwatching. The park has a children's park, equipped with various slides, and a well-stocked canteen where visitors can relax and unwind after their tour. The planned architecture of the park finds a lot of appreciation and makes it a great spot to enjoy picnics with family. The park remains open from 10 am to 5 pm and is closed on Monday.

Malsi Deer Park

Robber's Cave

Robber's Cave

Kempty Falls

Located at a height of 4,500 ft, the Kempty Falls is situated about 13 km away from Mussoorie. It is one of the most preferred locations for locals and tourists to enjoy the calm and soothing waterholes along with activities such as boating, angling and camping. A trekking tour is available through the falls and takes one through crystal clear rivers and lush forests. It leads to the Malsi Deer Park, Jwala Devi Temple and other major attractions of Mussoorie. Don't forget to carry your camera while visiting here as you are likely to find some captivating views. The water of the falls after flowing downwards meets the Yamuna Falls. The falls was established in the 1830s by a British officer for organising tea parties.

Kempty Falls

Sahastradhara

Literally meaning a thousand springs, Sahastradhara waterfalls is one of most popular tourist spots around Dehradun. A group of several falls, Sahastradhara lies on the Baldi river. Water drips into these pools from limestone stalacites and the total expanse of the falls is about 9 m. It is believed that the water contains medicinal properties that can heal ailments like acne, arthritis, muscle ache and poor blood circulation. This has led to a popular belief that bathing in these waters is auspicious. The best time to visit the waterfalls is in monsoons when it flows in all its glory.

 

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Sahastradhara