Wild Life Sanctuaries of Himachal
THE GREAT HIMALAYAN NATIONAL PARK :
Located in the picturesque valley Kullu is spread over an area of 620sq. Km. Musk Deer, Ghoral, Thar, Ghoral Serow, Bear, Leopard and Snow Leopard in habit these coniferous forests having alpine pastures and glaciers.
PIN VALLEY NATIONAL PARK :
Cold desert of spiti valley is the high altitude location of this National Park forming the habitat of big herds of Ghoral and exclusive Snow Leopard.
MANALI SANCTUARY :
Starting on a bridle path from Manali log huts one can wander past the Dhoongri Temple to enter this heaven of dense Deodar, Kail, chestnut, Walnut and Apple forest to meet musk deer Monal and Browr bear.
SIMBALBARA SANCTUARY :
Poanta valley of sirmour district is adorned by this easily accessible sanctuary.It lies studded in the dense forest having grassy glades and a perennial stream. Lying nested in this greenery is a small rest house. Ghoral, Sambhar and Chital can be seen majestically moving about.
CHAIL SANCTUARY :
The popular hill resort Chail situated at a height of 7000ft is breathtakingly adorned by Deodar and Oak forest which from a part of the sanctuary here.Sambhar, Ghoral and Cheer pheasants are its in- habitants.
KALA TOP KHAJJIAR SANCTUARY :
Trekking on well laid out forest trails from Dalhousie one lands up in the scenic meadows of Khajjiar surrounded by thick forest.This sanctuary has pheasants and serow.
KANAWAR SANCTUARY :
Parvati valley of kullu distt. Is the habitat of Himalayan Thar.High mountain precipices here are the dwelling areas of the big goat.
MAHARANA PARTAP SAGAR SANCTUARY :
The Pong Dam and the surrounding shallow water of the lake provide a heavenly habitat to the migratory birds from Siberian region. Innumerable Ducks can be seen in these swamps. Black Buck, Cheetal , Cranes, Pintails and other varieties of water birds are found in adundance.
DARANGHATI SANCTUARY :
Upper reaches of shimla distt have an undisturbed forest area with abundant wild life. Monal, Trogopan, Koklas, Khalij Pheasants, Musk Deer, Ghoral, and Thar are the inhabitants of this sanctuary.
KAIS SANCTUARY :
Spread over a splendid area of 12.61 sq. Km this sanctuary attracts the tourist for a brush with Black Bear, Brown Bear, Pheasants, Monal, Koklas , Tragopan and Snow Leopard.