Maharana Pratap Sagar Sanctuary, Himachal

     State : Himachal Pradesh

     Best Time to Visit : November to March
Maharana Pratap Sagar Sanctuary, Himachal

Maharana Pratap Sagar Sanctuary, located in the beautiful Himalayas is one of the lake sanctuaries of Himachal Pradesh. Every year, thousands of avian species from far off Siberia and other countries make the Maharana Pratap Sagar Sanctuary their nesting grounds.Nestled amidst the dense Alpine Forests with snow clad peaks on the backdrop. Explore the sprawling actress of greenery and also get a glimpse of the migratory ducks from Siberian region. Especially in the swamp area between Shahnahar Barrage and Pongdam the birds flock from all over. The sanctuary is fascinating as it is set amidst green valleys and the snowy Dhauladhar Range of the Himalayas in the background.

The rich variety of Himalayan flora and fauna will attract you to the Ransar Island amidst the Lake in Maharana Pratap Sagar Sanctuary. This island is the home of the Black Buck and Cheetals and you can also get to see Surkhab, Cranes, Pintails and other variety of water birds in this area.Maharana Pratap Sagar Sanctuary which grew around a lake is a reservoir. During 1983 this was declared a wildlife sanctuary. There is a rich variety of avian species in this park which amounts to 220 species in total.However it is also the home of barking deers, wild boars and leopards.