The Great Himalayan
Great Himalayan National Park is located in the upper ranges of Himalayas
in the state of Himachal Pradesh India. It is a fine composition of alpine
flora and fauna. The park has some very unique features, which you may not
find elsewhere in India. A major part of the national park is permanently
under glaciers and ice. It is one of the last undisturbed Western Himalayan
ecosystems giving shelters to a vast variety of wildlife and forests. The
biological richness of the park makes it a bewitching destination in this
part of India. Also known as Jawahar Lal Nehru National Park, the region was
notified as a national park in the year 1984 to save the endangered wildlife
species of this Himalayan Ecosystem.
Himachal Pradesh, in the northern part of India.
The temperature is extreme here. Minimum temperature : -5ºC;
Maximum Temperature 30ºC.
765 sq km.
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Best Time to Visit :
April to June and September to November.
Nearest Town :
Kullu (60 km).
International Airport :
Indira Gandhi International Airport,
At Bhuntar (10 km from Kullu), where taxis and buses are
Narrow gauge railhead at Jogindernagar, (95 km from
To get to the Great National Himalayan Park one has to take
the eastern divergence at Aut on the Kullu- Manali highway. Aut is 45 km
from Mandi and 30 km from Kullu. From Largi which is 4 km from Aut, two
routes, one along the Sainj Nala, motorable till Neuli (26 km) and the other
along Tirthan Nala, motorable upto Gushaini (28 km) lead to the park.
Accommodation within the Great Himalayan National Park is inexpensive,
though limited in its scope; about the only place you can stay is one of the
dozen-odd forest rest houses scattered across the park. The facilities are
minimal, and you'd be well advised to bring your own bedding and food. Rooms
here must be reserved well in advance by contacting the Park authorities.
Other options for accommodation lie outside the park's boundaries, but
these too are rest houses, and not too different from those within the park.
Forest resthouses exist at Aut, Sainj, Sairopa and Shangarh; for all,
reservations need to be made well before you arrive.
Venture Into The Great Himalayan
The only means to explore the Great Himalayan National Park is your own two
legs. A qualified guide is mandatory for everybody to get well informed
about the park ecosystem. Trek through the park to Raktesar, the origin of
the Sainj River and camp amidst alpine pastures to gain some memorable
experience. A trek through the park is definitely the best way to see the
beauty of this area, and with some luck you should be rewarded with some
great sightings of flora, fauna and avifauna. The park is home to rare "Western
Tragopan" and 200 species of birds and over 30 species of mammals.
Among the animals found in this part of the Western Himalayas are Musk
Deer, Ghoral, Lagurs, Thar, Bharal, Serow, Brown Bear, Leopard and Snow
Bird life includes a variety of colourful Pheasants- Monal, Khalij, Cheer
From here you can go to other parts of Himachal Pradesh. Himachal will make
your trip absolutely bewitching. Though entire state has something to give
to every single traveller, some of the destinations you can visit are -
Kullu, Manali, Shimla. In Himachal you can also make your tour adventurous
by participating in various adventurous activities like - trekking,
mountaineering, skiing, hang-gliding, etc.
Extend the Trip
Go to Uttaranchal. The tranquil ambience of Uttaranchal will leave you
spellbind. Here you can tour Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradun. Uttaranchal is
truly spiritual and a perfect place to spend to revitalize yourself.
Beyond November, and right up to April, heavy snowfall can block roads and
trails, besides making it a little too cold for comfort! Rainfall hits the
park between July and September, sometimes resulting in landslides and muddy
trails. Accessibility is not so easy.
Visits to the Great Himalayan National Park are allowed only between
sunrise and sunset. Make sure you're physically fit and wearing a sturdy
pair of boots. Don't get into any unknown or illegal activity. Don't get
into any unknown or illegal activity. Do not disturb the local culture and
local atmosphere. Try to be well informed about the routes and the place you
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