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Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Kalatop, a hilltop dedicated to Lord Shiva, boasts of a grand view of the Pir Panjal Range. The hilltop falls in the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, whose altitude varies between 1,460-2,750 m. The sanctuary was notified in the 1970s to protect what was once a gaming reserve of the Chamba royals. There are no guided tours and visits are restricted to the Kalatop Peak. Most visitors treat the place as a local picnic spot.

To avoid the crowds, take the 2-km path to Kalatop Peak. Most of the park’s steep terrain consists of dense coniferous and oak forest with the upper reaches rich in deodars. The wildlife here includes bear, leopard and the shy ghoral. Kalatop is an open forest, which means that the animals move in and out of it depending on the season.

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3 Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary reviews
Arun Singh Chauhan
Arun Singh Chauhan
go nomadic, go adventures
Jul 17 2016
It is a wildlife sancuray area, have deep forest and big beautiful deodar trees.
Karan Aneja
Karan Aneja
Snow in the forest
Jul 03 2014
I would suggest visit in the winters and get the amazing experience of snow all around ! The place is very calm and has very open atmosphere. We trekked there for few hours and it was real fun. I especially liked strolling in the Dalhousie Potato far ...... read more