Uttarakhand is known to have 12 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries that cover major part of the state land. Jim Corbett National Park is the most popular for being home to most exotic wildlife species in India such as Indian Tiger, Rhinoceros etc. Rajaji National Park is popular for elephants. Nanda Devi National Park and Govind National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary in Chamoli are spots widely visited as well.
The Naini Lake in Nainital surrounded by hills is a beautiful spot for late evening strolls. Rishikesh with its white water rafting spots is an adventurous as well spiritual centre point.