Flora of Raksham Chitkul Wildlife Sanctuary
Raksham Chitpul Wildlife Sanctuary is filled with intense greenery and vegetation which involves Sub-Alpine Forests, Dry Broadleaf and Coniferous Forests, Dry Temperate Forests and Dry Alpine Scrubs and Pastures. Fir and Birch trees thrive in Sub-Alpine Forests while Dry Deodar Forests and Chilgoza Pine Forests are observed in the Dry Temperate Forests. Deodar and Chilgoza Forests are found above 2, 000 metres and Bamboo grows on a large scale from a height of above 2, 800 metres. The Alpine forest belt of this sanctuary contains a large quantity of herbs like Dhup, Karu, Kuth, Patish and others which serve as efficient Ayurvedic antidotes. These local herbs are collected and sold by the regional villagers, as a means of their daily livelihood.
Fauna of Raksham Chitkul Wildlife Sanctuary
A majority of Himalayan fauna have been noticed inside Raksham Chitpil Wildlife Sanctuary which consist of Musk Deer, Wild Goat, Leopard, Brown Bear, Wild Sheep, Himalayan Black Bear, Goral and much more. Some of the numerable birds which survive in this wildlife reserve include Golden Oriole, Mountain Thrush, Chukor, Steppe Eagle, Monal Pheasant, Gold Crest, Long-Legged Buzzard and others.
One can reach this sanctuary throughout the entire year as this region is ignored by the monsoons. The perfect time to approach this place is between the months of May and November.
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