Geography of Dhauladhar Wildlife Sanctuary
Dhauladhar Wildlife Sanctuary is a high altitude forest which lies between Jogindernagar and Nurpur however its area lacks exact demarcation. The sanctuary has also been regarded as an Important Bird Area owing to its vast diversity of avian population. The altitude of the region ranges from 700 to 1400 metres. Alpine meadows and rocky mountains covered in snow beautifully dot the sanctuary.
Flora and Fauna of Dhauladhar Wildlife Sanctuary
Dhauladhar Wildlife Sanctuary is the home to a plethora of wild animals like Sambar, Rabbits, Angora, Asiatic Lion, Deer, Red Fox, Black Bear, Leopard and many more. Civet, Pheasant, Cheer, Himalayan Ibex and Himalayan Tee Pie can also be commonly spotted here. Prominent flora found in the sanctuary includes mixed Conifers, Pine, Oaks, Spruce, Deodars and others. Grassy slopes and meadows of the sanctuary are covered with Rhododendron and Oak forest. The sanctuary enjoys a mild temperate climate all round the year which makes the visit to the sanctuary pleasing anytime and supports a wide array of wildlife.
Dhauladhar Wildlife Sanctuary is best visited between the period of April and October. A number of eco tourism spots are present inside and around the sanctuary. It also caters to the adventure sports lovers by providing the facilities of trout fishing and paragliding. Wildlife enthusiasts greatly relish the place. Thamsar pass and Thamsar Lake are nearby tourist attractions. The mesmerizing natural beauty of the sanctuary makes it a cherished tourist destination and popular among the nature and wildlife lovers.
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