Shimla Wildlife Parks

Shimla wildlife parks have been very beautifully maintained by the Shimla forest department. They have taken the urge to protect the rare species that are on the verge of being extinct.

A number of wildlife parks and sanctuaries have been opened up in Shimla for the tourists.

This page gives the name of some of the Shimla wildlife parks.

Shimla Wildlife Parks

  • Daranghati Sanctuary
    This wildlife park of Shimla is the abode to the species like Monal, Tragopan, Koklas and Kalij. The park also has a number of Musk deer, Goral and Thar.

  • Kurfi Wildlife Park
    This consists of Himalayan Brown Bear, Sloth Bear, Panther, Snow Leopard, Tibetian Wolf, Barking deer, Ghoral, Sambar, Himalayan Thar, Yak and Black Bear.

  • Chail Wildlife Sanctuary
    This includes animals like Sambar, Goral, Himalayan Black Bear, Red Deer, Silver-White Oak, Barking Deer, Leopard, Rhesus Macaque, Himalayan Yellow Throated Marten, Porcupine, Common Giant and Kashmiri flying Squirrel and Chir. Also the Barking Deer and the Kalijin are other attractions of this Shimla wildlife park.
  • Churdhar Sanctuary
    This sanctuary is situated at Solan in Shimla. Major attractions of this place are Monals, Black Bear, Barking Deer, Musk Deer, Common Langur and Leopards.

  • Daranghati Sanctuary
    This wildlife park of Shimla is known for Himalayan Black Bear, Brown Bear, Himalayan Palm Civet, Barking Deer, Musk Deer, Flying Fox, Goral, Indian Hare, Stripped Hyena, Himalayan Ibex, Leopard, Himalayan Yellow Throated Marten, Serow, Blue Sheep, Common giant flying Squirrel and Himalayan Weasel.

  • Majathal Sanctuary
    This place is the home to a large number of Gorals and Cheer pheasants. This wildlife park is located at Solan of Shimla.

  • Pin Valley National Park
    Located in the Spiti valley, this park is the habitat of Ibex and Bharal.
Other wildlife parks that falls under the vicinity of Shimla are:
  • Great Himalayan National Park (Kullu)
  • Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary (Chamba)
  • Kanawar Sanctuary (Kullu)
  • Manali Sanctuary (Kullu)
  • Maharana Pratap Sagar (Kangra)
  • Renuka Sanctuary (Sirmour)
  • Simbalbara Sanctuary (Sirmour)

Last Updated on : 25 March 2011