The Great Himalayan National Park is located in Kullu region in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. The reserve spreads over an area of 754.4 square kilometer. It was established to protect the ecosystem of the Himalayas with bushes and plants.
UNESCO declared it as a World Heritage Site in on 23 June. In 1999, it was formally declared as a National Park. Later in 1994, the Great Himalayan National Park was formed by adding the Sainj Wildlife Sanctuary and Tirthan Wildlife Sanctuary with a total area of 905.4 square kilometers.
The beauty of this national park is everlasting. Great Himalayan National Park is habitat to numerous floras and this Park is rich in species followed by alpine along with temperate broad-leaved forests, Sub-alpine, Alpine meadows, Riverine forests, Alpine herbs, Junipers, Grassy slopes and Conifer forests etc. This Park also contains endless variety of vegetarian species, spruce etc.
The Great Himalayan National Park is home to more than 375 faunal species. So far species of 31 mammals, 181 birds, 3 reptiles, 9 amphibians, 11 annelids, 17 mollusks and 127 insects belonging to six orders have been identified and documented. Other wildlife includes wild mountain goats like the Bharal, Goral, and Serow, the Himalayan Brown Bear and predators like the Leopard and the very rare Snow Leopard. Birds like Himalayan Pied Kingfisher, Brown Dipper, Bearded Vulture etc.
Trekking is the most popular activity to do in Great Himalayan National Park.
Best time to visit:
Great Himalayan National Park is open throughout the year. Best time to visit the park is during the months of May to June.
Visitors are advised to get in touch with officials of the sanctuary for complete information entry timings and fee.
There are several accommodation options around Great Himalayan National Park to accommodate outsiders or tourists. Visitors are advised to get in touch with us to get know about accommodation and other facilities along with charges.
By Road: From Delhi, it is approximately 500 kms by road
By flight: To visit this park through air mode, the nearest airport is located in bhuntar which is 10kms in distance from kullu.
By Train: The nearest rail station is Joginder Nagar far by 95kms from kullu to reach at Great Himalayan National Park.