Great Himalayan National Park
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Great Himalayan National Park

Great Himalayan National Park is located in Kullu region of Indian state Himachal Pradesh. For its outstanding significance for biodiversity conservation, the park was inscribed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The national park is situated at the junction of oriental and palaearctic faunal regions. The oriental faunal region lies to the south and the palaearctic faunal region to the north of the national park.

Flagship animals of the Great Himalayan National Park: Snow leopard, Himalayan tahr, musk deer.


The Great Himalayan National Park was notified in the year 1984.
The notified area of the national park is 1,171 sq. km.
The average elevation of the National park is ranging from 1500 to 6000 m from the mean sea level.
Best time to visit the Great Himalayan   National park is from March to June and mis September to November.

Flora

The vegetation of the park is comprised of alpine, glacial, temperate, and subtropical forests. The variation of gradient in altitude brings a variation if floral composition. Dominant plant species of the national park are pines, spruces, horse chestnuts, junipers and many herbs.

Fauna

Mammal

31 species of mammals including snow leopard, Himalayan bear, Himalayan tahr, musk deer. blue ship etc.

Avifauna

181 species of birds including Western Tragopan, Monal Pheasant, Koklass, White-crested Kaleej and Cheer Pheasant, Himalayan Griffon vulture, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Black Eagles, Booted Eagles, Peregrine Falcon, Eurasian Woodcock, several cuckoos, Oriental Turtle-dove, Grey Nightjar, Ashy Drongo, House Martin, Grey Wagtail, Fork-tailed Swift, Eurasian Chiffchaff and Tickell’s Leaf-warbler etc.

Approach to Great Himalayan National Park

Nearest Airport: Bhuntar near Kullu (60 km)

Nearest Railway Station: Joginder Nagar (143 km)

Great Himalayan National Park is well connected with Delhi and Chandigarh by road.

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