Uttarakhand is known for its diversified flora and fauna. The state has 12 National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries covering 13.8 percent of the total area of the state where you can capture the indisputable expressions of various animals and birds. Apart from these, the state boasts of two Conservation Reserves -The Asan Barrage and Jhilmil Tal conservation Reserves, two World Heritage sites namely Nanda Devi Biosphere reserve and Valley of Flowers National Park. It is in this region that travelers get to see some of the most endangered and rarely seen animal species in the world. Not only for animal lovers but for bird watching enthusiasts as well, Uttarakhand has a number of surprises in store to satiate their thirst for wildlife watching.