The Great Himalayan National Park

Updated: Jul 30, 2021

If you are looking for places to visit in the month of September, then plan for Great Himalayan National Park. Along with exploring, this place is also the best for relaxation.

The Great Himalayan National Park, located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, is one of the most beautiful national parks in India. This park is spread over an area of ​​about 754.4 sq km in 1,171 sq km. This park was included in the list of World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 2014. Which has a great contribution to the conservation of biodiversity.




There are about 375 varieties of trees and plants in the Great Himalayan National Park. Apart from this, more than 31 types of mammals, 181 types of birds, 3 types of reptiles, 9 types of amphibians, 17 types of molluscs and about 127 types of insects are found here. Special arrangements have been made for their protection under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972.


Biodiversity




Animals


For the safety of the animals, the Himachal Pradesh government has banned hunting here for almost 10 years. You have to trek some distance to see Blue Ship, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Brown Bear, Tahr and Musk Deer. Yes, but they are easy to see when they come down during their migration from September to November.


Trees & Plants


The environment here is also very favourable in terms of trees and plants. Here you will find many types of trees and plants that you have probably never seen before. Apart from horse chestnut to pine, many varieties of herbs are also present here.





What's so special about the park


1. Birds present here are some species of snakes which are on the verge of extinction from all over the world.

In the year 2010, the Sainj and Tirthan Wildlife Sanctuaries were also included in the Great Himalayan National Park. 2. Many fauna species are found in the Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area such as Asiatic Black Bear, Himalayan Musk Deer, Blue Sheep, Himalayan Tahr, Snow Leopard, Western Tragopan etc. 3. Boundaries of the Great Himalayan National Park Khirganga National Park (710 sq. km.), established in 2010, Pin Valley National Park (675 sq. km. in Trans Himalaya), Rupi-Bhabha Wildlife Sanctuary (503 sq. km.) located in the Sutlej watershed. ) and Kanawar Wildlife Sanctuary (61 sq. km.). 4. The Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area includes the water source of the rivers Jaiwanal, Sainj and Tirthan and the north-west flowing Parvati River.


Best time to visit The Great Himalayan National Park





It would be best to go here between October to November as the tracks are organized by the Himalayan Eco-Tourism Team during that time. Avoid going here in winters because during that time it gets very cold and sometimes snowfall is also seen. Completely avoid visiting here during the monsoon season.


How to visit The Great Himalayan National Park?


By Air


The nearest airport is Bhuntar in Kullu, which is about 60 km from here. By Train


Joginder Nagar (143 km) near Mandi is the nearest railway station to the Great Himalayan National Park. By Road


Bus facility is not available to reach this park, otherwise, you can reach here by reaching Sainj and Tirthan Valley. You can hire a vehicle from Kullu or Mandi or you can drive your own car to reach here.



 

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