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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the famous parks and wildlife sanctuaries in and around Palampur?

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Palampur somehow finds different ways to surprise you, for instance its parks and sanctuaries housing rare flora and fauna is real treat to all the senses, don't you think? Well friends, your answer will be a yes once you visit these amazing national parks and sanctuaries around Palampur.


  • Dhauladhar Nature Park

    A major attraction for wildlife enthusiasts, the park is situated at a distance of 13 kilometres from Palampur. Also known as the Gopalpur Zoo, this complex houses a variety of fauna in a mini zoo including leopards, black bears, red fox and various other varieties of deer, along with Asiatic lion, angora, rabbits and sambhar. Set up by the wildlife department of Himachal Pradesh Government, the complex stretches over an area of 30 acres.


  • Saurabh Van vihar

    Saurabh Van Vihar is named after Captain Saurabh Kalia, a Kargil Shaheed. Situated in Neugal near Palampur (2 kilometres), it is managed by the Himachal Pradesh Forest Department. The park has been established to enable the visitors to enjoy the nature and make them aware of the importance of nature and environment. Bounded by majestic and picturesque Dhauladhar mountain ranges the park encompasses Picnic Sheds, Water bodies, Health trails, Open Air Theatre, Bambusetum, Tiger Hill Bridge, shrubs and 151 species of herbs/medicinal plants.


  • Pong Lake Sanctuary

    Located at a distance of 36 kilometres from Palampur in Kangra, this sanctuary is one of the perfect instances of preservation of rich flora and fauna and rare species of animals and mammals. Situated on the banks of the river Beas, it houses many animals like sambar, nilgai, barking deer, wild boar and leopard, around 220 species of migratory birds and at least 27 varieties of fish. Bird lovers will surely enjoy this place.

These places are truly one of a kind, preserving the natural habitat and providing different kinds of environment for such natural diversity to flourish.

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