Best Himachal Pradesh Wildlife Sanctuaries & National Parks

Discover some of the best wildlife sanctuaries & national parks in Himachal Pradesh
The state of Himachal Pradesh has a diversity of flora and fauna.the state has 37,691 geographical area having 38.3 % forest covers.The state government aims to increase forest cover to 50% of the total land area.

Bird Sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh

Bandli Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: near Sunder Nagar Town
  • Species: Chir pheasant, rare snow leopard, civet cats, bears, barking deer and ghorals
Shimla water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: near Shimla
  • Species: An encounter with a Ghoral, a Sambhar, a fox, a jackal, a flying squirrel or flying fox, a porcupine or may be a leopard
Kanwar Sanctuary
  • Location: Manikaran,kullu
  • Species: Kanwar Sanctuary is home to the rare "Western Tragopan" and 200 species of birds and over 30 species of mammals

National Parks in Himachal Pradesh

Great Himalayan National Park
  • Location: Kullu region
  • The park has many important wildlife species native to the Western Himalayas, like Musk Deer, Brown Bear, Goral, Thar, Leopard, Snow leopard, Bharal, Serow, Monal, Kalij, Koklas, Cheer, Tragopan, Snow cock etc
Pin Valley National Park
  • Location: Kaza, Spiti Valley
  • Pin Valley National Park is a beautiful land and showcases. The best of floral and faunal species of cold desert
Simbalbara National Park
  • Location: Paonta Valley
  • The Park is famous for its unique and diverse wildlife and bird species. The park flaunts romantic wilderness, deep green valleys, mountains, rivers and forests

Safari in Himachal Pradesh

shimla reserve forest sanctuary
  • Location:Shimla
  • This wildlife refuge is populated by vivid flora and fauna. The rich wildlife includes animals like kakkar(barkingdeer), jackal, leopard, and birds like Himalayan eagle,chikor, partridge and pheasant
Renuka Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: Renuka Lake, Renukaji, Nahan
  • Renuka Wildlife Sanctuary is a reserve forest includes leopard, samber, spotted deer, barking deer, jackal, hare, jungle cat, palm civet, blue jay, black partridge, bulbul, common coot, and green pigeon
Chail Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: Chail
  • Chail Wildlife Sanctuary is densely covered by Oak and Pine, apart from grassland and the park is also a home to a huge variety of birds
Manali Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: Manali
  • Manali Wildlife Sanctuary animals like the Himalayan Black Bear, Musk Deer,Stripped Hyena,Himalayan Tahr,Indian Hare,Barking Deer, Palm Civet,Serows,Himalayan Yellow Throated Martens etc
Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary
  • Location: Kalatop and Khajjiar
  • The Khajjiar Wildlife Sanctuary has a rich forest cover. It has a wide variety of animal species like bear,leopard,jackal and langur
Churdhar Sanctuary
  • Location: Sirmaur
  • Major attracted animals are Monal, Musk Dear, Barking Deer, Himalayan Black Bear, Leopards, Langur
Majathal Sanctuary
  • Location: near Kashlog
  • The sanctuary is famous for its undulating, steep terrains and cheer pheasant
Daranghati sanctuary
  • Location: near Rampur Bushahr
  • The sanctuary bounded by coniferous trees such as blue pine, silver fir and spruce and main attraction are Musk deer, Goral, Thar, Monal, Tragopan, Koklas

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