Water Catchment Sanctuary is located near the Shimla town in Himachal Pradesh. Spread over an area of approximately 10.25 sq.kms it was notified in revenue records of the state on 4 December 1982.Its altitude varies from 1900 to 2600 mtrs.
It is one of the very few sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh which is free from habitation. This sanctuary acts as a catchment area providing water to Shimla town.
The calm environment away from the hustle and bustle of city life gives
a feeling of lightness to the nature lovers visiting the place.
It probably has the highest population density of “Koklas Pheasant” present in all the national parks and sanctuaries in the state.
The sanctuary is a very famous tourist spot due to its proximity to the world famous hill station Shimla.
The vegetation mainly includes Conifers, Deodars, Oaks, Chir and Spruce. Fauna is divided into Leopard, Marten, Porcupine, Sambar, Squirrel, Rhesus Macaque etc.
The sanctuary is situated in the proximity to a famous hill station named Koti which is also a major attraction to the tourists visiting the sanctuary. The Koti resorts are very famous place of stay for the tourists.
The sanctuary can be visited anytime as weather remains pleasant throughout the year.