Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh

Established in 1984, the Great Himalayan National Park rolls out some breathtaking natural beauty. This factor, coupled with its significant biological diversity has helped it in attaining the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sprawled over 754.4 km2, this lush region displays snowy peaks while sitting in the lap of the gorgeous Himalayas. Mystical glaciers and unique ecological conditions of the Western Himalayas were salient features responsible for the park’s establishment in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district.

The high altitude park comprises of peaks ranging from 1,500 to 5,800 meters. The park area consists of watersheds of Jiwa, Sainj and Tirthan rivers and includes many endemic plant and animal species. A home to major pristine glaciers, the park is peppered with four crucial rivers. These rivers originate among the park’s glaciers themselves. Local people benefit a lot from the forest, because the forest environment offers them sustainable products like medicinal herbs, honey, fruit nuts, flowers, fuel wood, etc. The park is a trekker’s paradise and famous trekking regions are the Sainj-Tirthan valleys, Raktisar in Sainj valley, Gushaini to Shilt Hut, etc.

Ideal Time to Visit Great Himalayan National Park India

The best time to Visit the park is between the months May – September.

How to Find there

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