The Great Himalayan National Park in Kullu
Enjoy the exquisite beauty of The Great Himalayan National Park in Kullu and get drenched in the beauty of nature
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Best time to visit
Mar - Jun
- Ideal for families
About The Great Himalayan National Park in Kullu
With the beautiful surrounding of the towering Himalayan Mountains, The Great Himalayan National Park is a home to many wildlife species. It is located at a distance of fifty kilometers from Kullu and boasts over three hundred and seventy-five species. The rich flora and fauna of the park are truly worth witnessing. It is also home to many endangered species and hence marks the importance of wildlife and greenery. It was built back in 1984 and is spread over a huge area of seven hundred and fifty-five square kilometers. Exotic species like Himalayan Tahr, Musk Deer, Brown Bear and Blue Sheep can be seen here. You can also find a variety of birds that are not easily found anywhere else in the country. The Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh has also found a place is India’s most amazing national parks.
This exquisite place along with the scenic surroundings is a must visit for every traveler, especially those who love natural beauty. To add a little spice to the expedition, the Great Himalayan National Park Trek is also an epic experience and attracts a lot of trek lovers. The best time to visit this place is either in summer or in autumn. The trek also crosses through Sainj river valley which has a picturesque view. The Great Himalayan National Park is also a UNESCO world heritage site and is truly the most pristine place to visit in Western Himalayas.
Trek enthusiasts can plan to take The Great Himalayan National Park Trek and do activities like river-crossing, rock climbing and of course trekking. The five-day trek passes through Sainj River Valley and one can stay at Shakti Trekker’s Camp. This trek is an awesome rejuvenation with dense forests, walnut trees, and medicinal herbs.
The entrance to the park is by permit and authorities charge an extra amount for video cameras. Also, to visit the core zones, one needs to take the permission from the head office. However, one should only plan to visit in the months of March, April, May, June, September, October and November. This is the best time to travel to the park as it mostly rains during Monsoon. One may also plan to travel in the month of December to enjoy a low altitude trek. Cold nights can also prove to be equally thrilling and exciting.
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FAQ's of Kullu
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Yes, permits are required for certain treks in Uttarkhand and tourists can find out all the necessary infromation beforehand from the tourist office. The permits can also be availed from the tourist office after submitting ID proof and photographs.
Uttarkhand is completely safe for tourists as there is heavy security and precautionary measures in place all around. As a cautionary safety measure, tourists should avoid staying in hotels that are built on the flood plains of a river and shoudl avoid driving during the rainy season as there could be landslides. Apart from this, Uttarakhand is a delightful destiantion to enjoy a holiday in.
The off-season in Uttrakhand is from April through September during the monsoon season when the prices fall and tourists can avail heavy discounts on their tour packages.
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