(Last Updated on : 31/03/2016)
Churdhar Sanctuary is the high elevation sanctuary in India. Churdhar Sanctuary is named after Churdhar peak, which is 3647 meters above the sea level.
Churdhar Sanctuary is named after the Churdhar peak, which has an elevation of 3647 metres above sea level and is located in Sirmour, Shimla district
of Himachal Pradesh
. Churdhar peak is the highest peak in Sirmour district and is also the highest peak in the outer Himalayas.
Churdhar peak has its very religious significance for the devotees of eastern Himachal Pradesh which include the districts Shimla
, Sirmour and Solan
of the Himachal Pradesh and Dehradun of the Uttrakhand. Churdhar is a Holy Place of Lord Shirgul Maharaj (Chureshwar Maharaj). Churdhar Sanctuary can be approached by lots of routes but the main routes are from Nohradhar, Sirmour of 14 km and Sarahan, Chaupal of 8 km
The total covered area of Churdhar Sanctuary is 56.16 square kilometres as notified on 15 November 1985. This is one of the newest sanctuaries of Himachal Pradesh. Fauna includes Himalayan black bear, barking deer, musk deer
, langur and leopards.
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