The Great Himalayan National Park, Himachal

     State : Himachal Pradesh

     Best Time to Visit : April to June and September to      November
The Great Himalayan National Park, Himachal

The Himalayas offer some of the most spectacular landscpaes in the world. Among the high altitude wildlife reserves of the Himalayas comes the Great Himalayan National Park, located in the beautiful district of Kullu. Himalayan National Park 765-sq-kms area has temperate forests - some of the virgin coniferous forests of the state. Vast areas of alpine pastures and glaciers cap this park. The park area is the largest protected area in the state of Himachal Pardesh.

The Park consists of the upper catchment areas of the Tirthan, Sainj, Parvati and Jiwa Nala, flowing East to West and mingling into Beas river. The bewitching scenic beauty of the Park is a complement to its biological richness. Among the animals found in this part of the Western Himalayas are Musk Deer, Ghoral, Thar, Bharal, Serow, Brown Bear, Leopard and Snow Leopard. Bird life includes a variety of colourful Pheasants- Monal, Khalij, Cheer and Tragopan.