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The Great Himalayan National Park

The Great Himalayan National Park

The Great Himalayan National Park was established in Kullu region in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Sprawling over an area of 1,171 km2, the park was established in 1984. This is a haven for nature devotees where they can cherish the most wonderful sights of Mother Nature untouched by the outside world. The park has been adorned with Deodar and Oak trees which add to its exquisiteness. Taking jeep safaris through the Great Himalayan National Park is a dream of many which makes them fall in love with the world of wild instantly. The park is home to numerous species belonging to the Western Himalayas such as Musk Deer, Brown Bear, Goral, Thar, Leopard, Snow leopard, etc. A trekking experience inside the park takes you to some unbeaten paths where nature shines with all its grandeur.

The Great Himalayan National Park houses a diversity of fauna which includes 31 species of mammals.???? Some of the commonly spotted animals here include the bharal (blue sheep), common leopard, snow leopard, Himalayan brown bear, etc. Also, spot Himalayan musk deer and snow leopard here which are endangered species. The National Park is also a perfect ground for enjoying sights of 209 bird species, including endangered western tragopan, lammergeiers, Himalayan griffon vultures and golden eagles.

Around one third of the park is blessed with closed-canopy forest. The park has a high diversity of plant life with mixed forests of horse chestnut, evergreen oak, spruce and deodar.

General Information

Best Time to Visit: April to June, September to October

How to Get There

Air: Nearest airport to Great Himalayan National Park is Bhuntar near Kullu.

Rail: Joginder Nagar near Mandi is the nearest railhead.

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