Wildlife in Himachal Pradesh

Pong Lake Sanctuary

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that entire state of Himachal Pradesh is a home to lush greenery and forest ranges. However, most of the forest ranges have been converted into wildlife sanctuaries and national park so that rare to endangered variant of animals and mammals can be canned in their natural inhabitant; while at the same time the real beauty of Mother Nature can be keep maintained for the time to come. Pong Lake Sanctuary is also one of the perfect instances of protection of rich flora and fauna and rare species of animals and mammals.

As far as Pong Lake Sanctuary is concerned, it is located very close to famous hill station and city of Dharamshala in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh. The most beautiful sanctuary is only 65 km from Dharamshala with areas of 9675 square kilometer. Like other renowned sanctuaries and national parks in Himachal Pradesh, Pong Lake sanctuary is also known for compact forests and having around 220 species of birds belonging to 54 families who take shelter in Pong Lake sanctuary in Himachal Pradesh. The most happening sanctuaries is the perfect destination to explore Nilgai, Sambar, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Clawless Otter and Leopard.

In addition to this, Pong Lake sanctuary is also a home to different 27 varieties of fish that live in Pong Lake that is also the main attraction of the sanctuary. For those who love to explore birds in their natural habitants, Pong Lake sanctuary is a must see site for them. What makes it more attractive is the thick and healthy vegetation that swamp in the placid lake of this sanctuary and keep tourists enticed for a long time.

Pong Lake Sanctuary Lake

Himalayan National Park

Himalayan National Park is one of the most beautiful places to explore. One of the most beautiful places full of rich flora and fauna and lush greenery, Himalayan National Park is in the most stable, pleasant and beautiful region of Kullu in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Spread in an area of 1,171 sq km, Himalayan National Park was established in the year of 1984 on an altitude of 1600 meters above sea level.

One of the most beautiful park in India and the proud of the state that add more glory in Himachal Pradesh tourism, Himalayan National Park is a natural habitant of rare to endangered species of animals, reptiles, birds and mammals. According to a survey conducted on animals and habitants of the national park, there are more than 375 species of fauna that constituting more than 31 mammals, 181 birds, 5 reptiles, 10 amphibians, 15 annelids, 20 Mollusks and 130 insects. And it is big enough data to explain the richness of Himalayan National park. The park was protected under Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. Today, it is the increasing concern of the Himachal Pradesh forest department and the government; there are countless varieties of plants available in the park.

On the other hand, the national park also houses different rivers that are also the main water sources for animals here. These rivers are Jiwa, Sainj, Tirthan, etc. As far as animals and mammals in Himalayan National Park are concerned, then mountain goats, Brown bear, snow leopard are found in a large number here. According to tourists and forest offices of Himalayan National Park, this park is a rich source for honey, fruits and a number of other natural ingredients.

Himalayan National Park

Manali Wildlife Sanctuary

Manali wildlife sanctuary is for sure to make your dream come true, if you are looking for the right destination in Himachal Pradesh to explore.

For those tourists who visit Manali and its surrounding areas, the tour to Himachal Pradesh is considered as incomplete if they don’t explore Manali Wildlife sanctuary. Located at a walking distance from the main town and the city centre of Manali, the most beautiful and amazing wildlife sanctuary is a perfect destination to explore rich flora and fauna. However, Manali wildlife sanctuary covers a very small area of 31.80 sq km, but the small area offers you all that you have expected in a wildlife sanctuary in India.

Manali wildlife sanctuary is a natural habitant to a number of rare to endanger to common species of mammals, reptiles, birds and animals. However, the most commonly found animals and other species are Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Palm Civet, Hmalayan Yellow throated Marten, Kashmir flying Squirrel, Flying Fox, Barking Deer and the list goes on.

Some of the other species of animals and mammals found in Manali wildlife sanctuary are Musk deer, Monal and Brown Bear, Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Palm Civet, Barking Deer, Flying Fox, Goral, Indian Hare, Stripped Hyena, Leopard, Himalayan Yellow Throated Marten, Serow, Kashmir Flying Squirrel and Himalayan Tahr and the list goes on.

Reaching to Manali Wildlife sanctuary is easy and extremely simple. Those people who find out Manali have better chances to explore Manali wildlife sanctuary in the most amazing way.

Manali Wildlife Sanctuary

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