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Himachal Pradesh Wildlife Tourism
The Simbalbara sanctuary located in Paonta Valley of Sirmour District has beautiful dense Sal forests with grassy glades in the Shivalik ranges. The animals found in the region are Goral, Sambhar and Chittal.
The Renuka Sanctuary is a small sanctuary with Renuka Lake and temples. It has lion safari facility. The animals found freely moving are Chittal, Sambhar, Kakkar etc.
The Churdhar Peak is the highest peak in outer Himalayas. Apart from un-paralleled scenic beauty, the sanctuary has a large number of multicoloured and agile Monals in the adjoining forests.
The Chail Sanctuary has Deodar and Oak forests with grasslands. The common animals of the place are Sambar, Goral and Cheer Pheasants apart from Barking Deer and Kalijin.
The Majathal sanctuary has a very steep and rugged terrain and the highest concentration of Goral which can be seen in its natural habitat. It also has the maximum population of endangered Cheer pheasant.
Maharana Pratap Sagar
The Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake sanctuary has migratory ducks from Siberian region during winter.
There are thousands of ducks in the swamp area between Shahnahar barrage and Pongdam and the surrounding shallow waters of the lake. Other important inhabitants of the place are Black buck, Cheetal, Surkhab, Cranes, and Pintails.
The Manali sanctuary situated at about 2 km from Manali town has dense Deodar, Kail, Horse chestnut, Walnut and Maple forests. There are animals such as Musk deer, Monal, Brown bear and Leopard in the region.
The Kanawar sanctuary located in Parbati valley of Kullu district has dense majestic Deodar and Fir forests. It has the largest population of Himalayan Thar.
Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary
The Kalatop Khajjiar sanctuary has well laid out trekking jungle trails both at Kalatop and Khajjiar. It has dense Deodar and Fir forests. The animals of the region are Pheasants, Serow, Black bear, Himalayan Black Marten, Leopard, Deer, Barking Goral, Squirrel, Jackal, and Langur.
The Daranghati sanctuary located in the upper area of Shimla District has undisturbed forest area with plenty of wildlife. Monal, Tragopan, Koklas and Kalij are the pheasants found here. The area also has Musk deer, Goral and Thar.
Great Himalayan National Park
The Great Himalayan National Park located in Kullu District has temperate and alpine forests of Himachal. This area has many important wildlife species of Western Himalayas, like Musk deer, Brown bear, Goral, Thar, Leopard, Snow leopard, Bharal, Serow, Monal, Kalij, Koklas, Cheer, Tragopan, Snow cock etc.
Pin Valley National Park
The Pin National Park situated in the cold desert of Spiti Valley has large herds of Ibex and Bharal apart from Snow leopard.
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