National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh

By | November 7, 2016

Himachal Pradesh is one of the very few states of India that have a rich forest land cover. There are as many as 26 Wildlife Sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh, three Ramsar Wetlands Sites (about which we will talk in a separate post), and Five National Parks.

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The state has a wide variety of flora and fauna. Some of the most popular Wildlife Sanctuaries of Himachal are Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary, Sainj Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, and Gobind Sagar Sanctuary.

As far as the National Parks of Himachal Pradesh are concerned, we have five very popular parks namely The Great Himalayan National Park (Kullu), a recently announced World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Pin Valley National Park (Lahaul-Spiti), Inderkilla(Kullu), Khirganga(Kullu) and Simbalbara (Sirmaur).

The Pin Valley National Park is spread across an area of 675 sq km.

The Great Himalayan National Park is spread across an area of 1171 sq km.

A cow sanctuary will be developed in district Sirmaur.

(Note: This post is updated on 13/05/2020)

In this post, we talk about the list of Wildlife Sanctuaries of Himachal Pradesh spread over an area of more than 5000 square kilometers.

Kindly point out mistakes if any, in the comment section.

Happy Reading!

S.No.

 National Park

Area ( Km² )

1 Great Himalayan National Park
1,171
2 Pin Valley National Park 675
3 Khirganga 705
4 Inderkila 94
5 Simbalbara 27.88

There are 3 notified Conservation Reserves in the State of H.P. The details are as under:

S.No.

 Conservation Reserve

 

District Area ( Km² )

1

Shilli Conservation Reserve Solan 1.49

2

Shri Naina Devi Conservation Reserve Bilaspur 17.01

3

Darlaghat Conservation Reserve Solan 0.67
TOTAL AREA   19.17

 

S.No.

Sanctuaries District

Area ( Km² )

1

Bandli Mandi 32.11

2

Chail Solan 16

3

Chandra Tal Lahaul & Spiti 38.56 +(11.53 for Consideration)

4

Churdhar Sirmour 55.52

5

Daranghati I & II Shimla 171.50

6

Dhauladhar Kangra 982.86

7

Gamgul-Siyabehi Chamba 108.40

8

Kais Kullu 12.61

9

Kalatop-Khajjiar Chamba 17.17

10

Kanawar Kullu 107.29

11

Khokhan Kullu 14.94

12

Kibber Lahaul & Spiti 2220.12

13

Kugti Chamba 405.49

14

Lipa Asrang Kinnaur 31

15

Majathal Solan 30.86

16

Manali Kullu 29

17

Nargu Mandi 132.3731

18

Pong Dam Lake Kangra 207.59

19

Rakchham-Chitkul Kinnaur 304

20

Renuka ji Sirmour 3.87

21

Rupi-Bhaba Kinnaur 503

22

Sechu-Tuan Nalla Chamba 390.29

23

Shikari Devi Mandi 29.94

24

Shimla Water Catchment Shimla 10

25

Talra Shimla 46.48

26

Tundah Chamba 64

Total Area 5964.9731

Source: Department of Forests, Himachal Pradesh

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4 thoughts on “National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh

  1. PANKAJ SHARMA

    Sir please provide the imp FLORA AND FAUNA for which a sanctuary is famous. For example Majathal sanctuary has the highest population of CHIR PEASANTS like wise KANWAR sanctuary known for H.TAHR. DO RECTIFY IT

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  2. Mahender singh

    Sir how many nation park in hp pls tell correct and
    …….many site and book to tell different different no of nation park and wild life century in hp ……please tell me correct ans sir…
    Thanks

    Reply
  3. Kushal

    Simbalwada is national park of India
    Not wildlife sanctuary
    So fatal is 31 wildlife sanctuary

    Reply

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