Great Himalayan National Park
Open Time : 12:00 a.m - 2:00p.m
Entry : free
Address : Great Himalayan National Park, Forest Office Road, Shamshi, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Why to visit Great Himalayan National Park
The Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area safeguards the Himalayan front ranges' monsoon-affected forests and alpine meadows, which support a diverse biota of altitude-sensitive ecosystems. Many endemic plants and animals can be found on the property.
Why is Great Himalayan National Park?
- A total of 125 invertebrates, 209 birds, 9 amphibians, 31 mammal species, and 12 reptile species are also protected on the land.
- Four globally endangered mammals, three globally endangered birds, and numerous medicinal plants all have a habitat in the Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area.
Great Himalayan National Park features more than 100 plant varieties, including therapeutic herbs, with a focus on Deodar and Oak trees. The list is extensive and diverse, ranging from pine, chestnut, and spruces to junipers and mountain plants. There are some alpine meadows that have been cleared for grazing even at lower elevations.
Wild animals such as the brown bear, musk deer, thar, goral, snow leopard, bharal, monal, koalas, Tragopan, tahr, and blue sheep are among those found in the Great Himalayan National Park. Also present are more than 181 different bird species.
Entrance Fees at Great Himalayan National Park:
- Indian visitors: INR 100/ day
- Foreign nationals: INR 400 /day
- Students: INR 50 /day
- Foreign student: INR 250/ day
FAQ on Great Himalayan National Park
What is the best time to visit Great Himalayan Park?
For visiting the Great Himalayan National Park, the ideal months are April, May, June, October, and November. April is a good time to see species seeking refuge at lower elevations, while October is a good time to see the fall foliage.
How to reach Great Himalayan National Park?
Bhuntar in Kullu is around 60 kilometres from the Great Himalayan National Park and is the closest airport. From Delhi, there are frequent flights to this airport. The closest railhead to the Great Himalayan National Park is Joginder Nagar, which is close to Mandi and is located 143 kilometres away. Between Joginder Nagar and Chandigarh, frequent trains run. There are a few gravel roads, but no motorable roads that lead directly to the national park. You may get to the park gate from Kullu by either travelling from Gushaini to Ropa in the Tirthan Valley or from Ropa to Shangarh in the Sainj Valley.
14 guest house for accommodation is available in the park. Do ask before visiting.
By Abhilasha Prasad
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