Shimla Wildlife



Shimla Wildlife is an added attraction among the visitors to the hill station. Due to its diverse typography and climate, Shimla has been gifted with various forms of vegetation and wildlife.

Shimla's cool climate along with the natural beauty of woods, has made it the most desirable place for living among both the human beings and the beasts.

Shimla Wildlife comprises of its neighboring regions too. Some of the wildlife sanctuaries along with the wildlife species available there are as follows :
  • Chail Sanctuary : This place is 45 km away from Shimla. But this land of Deodar and Oak forests are a home to Sambar, Goral and Cheer Pheasants. You can also check out the Barking deer and Kalijin which are mostly out of their hubs at dawn and dusk.
  • Churdhar Sanctuary : Located in the Solan valley of Shimla district, this is famous for the Musk Deer and Monal. One of the latest sanctuaries it is also house to Black bear, Common Langur and Leopards.

  • Nature Park, Kufri : This place is 16 km away from Shimla and is a must for those who visit Shimla. Here you can found various kinds of Hangal, Barking Deer, Musk Deer, Brown Bear and some uncommon species of Monal.

  • Majathal Sanctuary : This is a place located on a very rough land and is not connected by any pucca road. You have to travel about 10kms. from Kararghat(Shimla-Bilaspur-Highway) to Kashlog and then on your foot. The main attractions here are the Cheer Pheasants and the Gorals.


Last Updated on : 25 March 2011





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