Govind National park, also known as Gangotri national park, is situated Uttarkashi district of Uttrakhand state of India. Established in 1955, the park covers an area of 1553 sq km
The park offers majestic beauty of coniferous forests and grandeur of glacial world combined with lush green meadows. It s located with an altitude from 1300 from 6323 meter, extremely rich in medical plants and much sought after for ayurvedic doctors.
The park falls in Himalayan region, thus, it includes rich vegetation. Surrounded with mountains, dense forests, blossoming meadows and swift stream, the park has diverse flora and fauna. It is loaded with dense, mangrove, and evergreen coniferous trees in which fir, birch, maple, willow and alpine grasses are common. Temperate broad leaves dominate the whole forest. Many medical herbs and plants are found in the majestic hills. The vegetation also covers alpine grasses and shrubs at higher altitudes.
The Govind National Park has rich vegetation thus provides shelter to more than 15 species of mammals which include Himalayan Snow leopard, Himalayan Black bear, Brown bear, Musk deer, Bharal, Himalayan Tahr, Serow and Common leopard. It is home to more than 150 species of migratory and domestic birds such as Monal Pheasant, Koklas Pheasant, Bearded Vulture, Himalayan Snow Cock, Golden Eagle, Western Tragopan, Steppe Eagle, Black Eagle Owls, Pigeons, Minivets, Thrush, Warblers, Bulbul, Cuckoo and Finches.
Apart from these attractions the park provides wide range of tourist attractions. The magnificent glacier of the Kumayun hills attracts thousands of tourist allover the year. Adventure tourism can be best option for the adventure travelers. Trekking, mountaining are perfect option for them. Now a day the park emerges as a pilgrimage centre n north India. In this way, the Park presents perfect amalgamation of scenic beauty, pilgrimage centre and wildlife attractions.