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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What all should one know about Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary?

Nitin Gurha DEC 10 2012
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Are you a wildlife enthusiast, who loves exploring the myriad breeds of animals and plants? If that is so, we are sure The Kalatope Wildlife Sanctuary is already in your wishlist. This exotic abode of multiple hues of flora and a wide variety of fauna is a natural habitat par excellence. Check out some important features of this amazing place.

  • It was recognised as a game sanctuary (children are allowed to play around here) on July 1, 1949.
  • It lies between Dalhousie and Chamba at the northwestern extremity of Daula Dhar.

  • This exotic abode of multiple hues of flora and a wide variety of fauna is a natural habitat par excellence.
    The sanctuary is home to a variety of species including
    Black Bear and Barking Deer (Kakar) as well as an abundant bird life that delights you.
  • There is a checkpoint at Lakar Mandi on the perimeter of the Sanctuary,which has breathtaking views of the mountains. It is possible to get a taxi over here or you can walk 3 km into the sanctuary.
  • The beautiful deodars greet you with fresh breeze as you journey through the zigzag roads. In addition, they function as home to many estranged/endangered species of animals.
    Though it is rare to spot wild animals, owing to the dense forests, you will get to view the breathtaking wonders of the colourful fauna all too often.
  • The sanctuary is located some 9 km away from Gandhi Chowk in Dalhousie and can be reached within half an hour by taxi and a little more through bus.
  • If you are keen on taking your own vehicle inside the sanctuary, then a permission from the Forest Officer in Chamba must be taken in advance.
  • The months of March, April, May, September, October, November are said to be the best time to come visiting at this place. The weather is very pleasant, since these months normally are the transitional periods between the summer and winter seasons.

Doesn't this all sound all so amazing? The wildlife, the flora, the enchanting views will all rejuvenate you and inspire you to love nature even more.

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