Wildlife Sanctuaries of Himachal Pradesh
If you are looking for fascinating wildlife species on your tour to Himachal Pradesh? Don't worry, Himachal Pradesh will not disappoint you. The dense forests of the state are rich in flora and fauna. Himachal Pradesh boasts of 32 wildlife sanctuaries, 2 national parks and 3 game reserves. It is a land where around 3240 species of plants, 64 species of mammals, 463 species of birds, 43 species of reptiles and 516 species of aquatic fauna are found.
Some of the wildlife destinations worth a visit in Himachal Pradesh are:
It is a wonderful wildlife sanctuary located in the middle of dense Sal forests of the Paonta Valley. Some of the wildlife species sighted here are chital, sambhar, goral etc.
The best time to visit the sanctuary is from October to February.
Great Himalayan National Park
Located in the famous tourist destination of Kullu, the Great Himalayan National Park is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and green valleys. Covering an area of 620 sq km, the Park provides shelter to around 375 wildlife species. The most propitious time to visit the Park is from April to June, and September to November.
Apart from sheer natural beauty, Chail Sanctuary is the destination, which offers?sights of the rare orchids and the endangered wildlife species. Amazing avian species is another attraction of this Park. The most favorable time to come to the sanctuary is from October to February.
Pin Valley National Park
Famous for being home to a good population of Ibex, Pin Valley National Park is perched at a great elevation in the Himalayan mountains. Snow leopard is another breathtaking attraction of this park. The best time to visit is from April to June.
Sitting pretty amidst the snow-clad peaks and lush green valleys, Churdhar Sanctuary???? houses a variety of wildlife such as monals, barking deer, Himalayan black bear, musk deer, leopard and langur. The sanctuary also offers amazing opportunities for trekking. The best time to visit the sanctuary is from October to February.
Dharangati wildlife sanctuary, Kalatop Khajjiar sanctuary, Kanwar sanctuary, Maharana Pratap Sagar sanctuary, Majathal sanctuary, Manali sanctuary, Nature Park Gopalpur, Renuka sanctuary and Nature park Kufri are the other important wildlife destinations in Himachal Pradesh.