Wildlife Parks Manali
There are many wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in and around Manali. The diverse and varied wildlife in these parks of Himachal Pradesh are a rich resource for the people here. The Manali wildlife parks are among the major tourist destinations in this Indian state.
The Manali Sanctuary is located about two kilometers away from the town. This wildlife park of Manali formally came into existence in the year of 1954. The exquisite greenery of this park covers a land area of about three thousand one hundred and eighty hectares.
The wildlife attractions in this sanctuary in Manali include Himalayan Black Bear, Musk Deer, Flying Fox, Stripped Hyena, Himalayan Tahr and Kashmir Flying Squirrels. A visitor can also enjoy the sight of Leopards, Brown Bears and Goral playing around. There are also many Serows, Himalayan Yellow Throated Martens and in this sanctuary. Further attractions of this wildlife sanctuary include the Flying Fox, Indian Hare, Barking Deer and Palm Civet.
While on a vacation in Manali you can also visit some of the other important wildlife sanctuaries and national parks of Himachal Pradesh. The Churdhar Sanctuary in Solang valley is one of the nearest parks to Manali. The Pin Valley National Park in Spiti and the Kanwar Sanctuary in the Kullu district are can be good options for an excursion from Manali .
It is best to visit the Manali wildlife parks during the winter months, when the surroundings are livelier.
Last Updated on 14 June 2011