National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh - Himachal Pradesh General Studies

In our previous posts, we had talked about the River System of Himachal Pradesh. We also gained insight about various Hot water Springs in Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal Pradesh is one of the very few states of India that have a rich forest land cover. There are as many as 32 Wildlife Sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh, three Ramsar Wetlands (about which we will talk in a separate post), and Five National Parks.

The state has a wide variety of flora and fauna. Some of the most popular Wildlife Sanctuaries of Himachal are Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary, Sainj Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Tirthan Wildlife Sanctuary, and Gobind Sagar Sanctuary.

As far as the National Parks of Himachal Pradesh are concerned, we have five very popular parks namely The Great Himalayan National Park (Kullu), a recently announced World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Pin Valley National Park (Lahaul-Spiti), Inderkilla(Kullu), Khirganga(Kullu) and Simbalbara (Sirmaur).

The Pin Valley National Park is spread across an area of 675 sq km.

The Great Himalayan National Park is spread across an area of 764.4 sq km. 

(Note: This post is updated on 24/03/2016)

In this post, we talk about the list of Wildlife Sanctuaries of Himachal Pradesh spread over an area of more than 5000 square kilometers. 

Kindly point out mistakes, if any in the comment section. 

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  1. There is an addition of three national parks i. e Inderkilla National Park
    Khirganga National Park ,Simbalbara National Park notified in the year 2010.

    1. Thanks for your attention. This information is already there in the post.

  2. In regard to the correction the map!

  3. There is also Chandratal Wildlife Sanctuary spread accross 38 sqkm. in Lahul&Spiti.


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