Kanwar Sanctuary

The wildlife in Himachal Pradesh is no less interesting and varied than its topography. While most tourists are bent on exploring the snowcapped peaks, glaciers and the popular tourist haunts, the wildlife sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh are quite worth a visit. With 32 Sanctuaries, 2 National Parks and 3 Games Reserves to boast of, the wildlife in Himachal is fascinating. The forests in Himachal is home to 64 species of mammals, 463 species of birds, 43 species of reptiles and 516 of aquatic fauna coexisting with over 3240 species of plants. The Kanwar Sanctuary in Himachal Pradesh promises an exciting experience for wildlife enthusiasts, photographers and trekkers. The uphill walk along the Garahan Nala from Kasol through dense Deodar and Fir forests is worth all the trouble.

Kanwar Sanctuary- Wildlife
The Kanwar Sancturay located in the Parbati Valley is the home of the Himalayan Tahr. Spotting this big Himalayan goat in the wilderness can be a treat for your eyes. The deodar and fir canopy that keep away the view of the sky from you inside the sanctuary makes trekking through the forest an amazing experience.

Kanwar- How to Reach
By Air :- the nearest airport is at Bhuntar, 10 km from Kullu.
By Rail :- Jogindernagar is the nearest railhead. It is 95 km from Kullu.
By Road :- the sanctuary like most places in Himachal is well connected by road. Shimla is 240 km from Kanwar.
Best Time to Visit Kanwar
The best time to visit Kanwar Sanctuary is between May and June.