Wildlife Sanctuaries in Himachal – Churdhar Sanctuary, Sirmour

Pheasant Churdhar Sanctuary

One of the prime wildlife sanctuaries located on the Churdhar peak, ambulance this wildlife sanctuary is situated in the Himalayas in the Sirmour district, at the Shimla-Sirmour border.

The nearest routes to the sanctuary are 8 kms from Chaupal near Shimla and 14 kms from Nohradhar in Sirmour district. With an area over 5,600km the sanctuary was registered on 15 November 1985.

The Churdhar wildlife sanctuary is the newest of all the sanctuaries present in the hilly state of Himachal Pradesh. The peak is visited by many pilgrims annually, as it is considered an abode to Lord Shiva.

The sanctuary is a very good place for the trekking lovers. Though the sanctuary is covered with snow for most part of the year but the months of April to June and October to November are best suited for the visit. The region is highly hilly and rough.

The Churdhar wildlife sanctuary like all other sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh is a home to diverse species of flora and fauna.

Pheasant Churdhar Sanctuary
Pheasant, Churdhar Sanctuary

The sanctuary has a decent population of Pheasants, Monals, Barking Deer and Leopard.

The roads are well connected to the state capital of Himachal Pradesh and there is a regular bus service on the route towards the destination. Tourists can also enjoy toy train ride on Kalka- Shimla narrow gauge and make their tour memorable.

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