Great Himalayan National Park
The Great Himalayan National Park is located in Kullu region in the state of Himachal Pradesh. This park is the new addition in the National Parks of India and it was built in 1984. Situated at the height of 1,700 meters above the seal level, The Great Himalayan National Park comprises the watersheds of Jiwa, Sainj and Tirthan Rivers.
The Great Himalayan National Park is one of only two national parks of the world to house a significant population of the endangered Western Tragopan and is absolutely pristine area. There are many places to visit in and around this park that includes places of religious significance like hot springs at Khirganga and Mantalai Rakti Sar, the origin of the Sainj River and Hans Kund, which is the source of the Trithan River. Leopards are seen both at Rolla and in Sainj. Trekking through the park to Rakti Sar is one of the most spectacular natural trails.
Travel to the Himalayas will be an enthralling journey through this park. The Great Himalayan National Park is a habitat to more than 375 fauna species that comprises nearly around 31 mammals, 181 birds, 3 reptiles, 9 amphibians, 11 annelids, 17 mollusks and 127 insects. They are protected under strict guidelines of Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, hence any sort of hunting is not permitted. It also supports the variety of plant life, scattered over the park.
How to get here:
By Air: Bhuntar Airport- 50 km
By Rail: Shimla railway Station- 270 km
By Road: Kullu- 60 km
This best time to visit here is from April to June and October to November.