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Himachal Pradesh Manali
In northern part of India in state of Himachal Pradesh is the Manali Wildlife sanctuary. The beginning of the sanctuary is at a throw of just 2 Km from Manali. The Flora of the forest is combined with Deodar, Horse Chestnut, Maple forests, Kail and Walnut. The path along the Log huts of Manali to Dhungri Temple pass is covered with the dense forests that combine the trees. The fauna of the sanctuary is very rich and includes animals like Monal, Leopard, Musk Deer, Brown Bear and Snow Leopard. The Ibex Herds visit this place during the summer season. This sanctuary came into existence on 26th February 1954 and was spread over an area of 31.8 square kilometers. The sanctuary is governed by the Punjab Birds and Wild Animals Protection act of 1933. Himachal Pradesh has a total number of 32 wildlife sanctuaries and among them is the Manali Wildlife Sanctuary that is considered at the top most to be visited while the visit to Manali.
This is considered as one of the best locations for those have an essence of beautiful and mesmerizing nature. Manali wildlife sanctuary is considered to be the most attractive and unsurprisingly best place to be visited in state of Himachal Pradesh. It is also the favorable destination for the newlywed couples as it provides the enchanting, eye-soothing, placid and tranquil scenic beauty so they can enjoy themselves away from the shove and hum of the city. This is the destination place for any visitor who visits this place. The visit to Himachal Pradesh is not complete if the visit to Manali Wildlife Sanctuary is not made. The wildlife sanctuary in Manali is at a walking distance from city centre and main town of Manali. The flora and fauna of the sanctuary is considered to be very rich. It is considered as the paradise for the nature lovers.
The wildlife sanctuary has been housed with the sporadic and imperils class of mammals, Birds, reptiles and animals. The common animal species like the Himalayan Palm Civet, Himalayan Black Bear, Kashmir flying Squirrel, Himalayan Yellow throated Marten, Barking Deer and Flying Fox and few others can be added to list.
The one who have the taste of photography would love the visit to this place. The background has the huge snow covered mountains, the tall alpine trees add to the beauty of the place.
The legacy of the Manali Wildlife sanctuary can be declared by its sundry inheritance. The type of vegetation supported in the area is that of coniferous type and has an exemplary deciduous type. The another importance that attracts the visitors is that the sanctuary is a place for the ornithologist that is the people who are linked to the study of birds as there are numerous variety of birds that flock in the vicinity of Manali Wildlife sanctuary. The other who gets benefitted while their visit to the Manali Wildlife sanctuary is the Entymologists as the sanctuary houses a wide species of insects along with the species of reptiles like lizards and snakes.
Another option is the setting up of camp in sanctuary or Lambadug and Gallant thatch.
Weather and Best Time to Visit
The best and favorable time to visit Manali Wildlife sanctuary is in the months of October to February. The temperature is pleasant during these months.
How to Reach
The nearest airport to reach Manali Wildlife sanctuary is Bhuntar that is at a throw of 50 km from Manali. Local taxi or a bus can be hired to reach the main town of Manali.
Though reaching the place via train is the difficult and tiring journey since the nearest rail line is at a distance of as long as 95 km in Joginder Nagar. The tourists then can hire local taxi or bus to reach Manali while enjoying the mesmerizing beauty on their way to Manali.
One should first reach Kullu and further continue their journey to Manali. Manali is very well connected to the other major tourist’s places in nearby areas.
Where to stay
There are numerous hotels both luxurious and budgeted all around the nearby place of sanctuary. There is also an option to stay in the camp that is in the interior of the sanctuary.