Churdhar Wildlife - Tourist Places of Himachal Pradesh

About Churdhar Wildlife

Churdhar is a small reserve, located at the foothills of the Himalayas, and has been acknowledged as a wilflife reserve in 1985. Located at an height of 3,600 metres, this reserve offers a view of the Gangetic plains from its top. This reserve is well known for its herbal medicine trees and plants like- Himalayan Cherry, Amaranthus Spinosus and many more. This wildlife is also home to a large number of birds and mammals.


How to reach

By Road : Chaupal is the nearest city, which connects this wildlife to the rest of Himachal Pradesh. Buses from major cities like- Shimla, Manali are available for this place. 
By Rail : Nearest railway is a narrow guage line, which connects Shimla with Kalka. Major station is located at Pathankot, which connects this region with the rest of India.
By Air : Jubbarhatti Airport is the nearest one, located 23 kilometres away from Shimla. Cabs are available from here as well.


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  • When to visit
  • April to June and October to November is considered as the best time to visit this place.

  • What to Eat
  • Tourists are advised to carry some food items, as decent eateries are quite rare in the remotest parts of the state.

  • Attractions
  • This reserve is home to a number of untamed living creatures like - Monal, Musk Deer, Barking Deer, Himalayan Black Bear, Asiatic Black Bear, Leopards and many more. 
    Tourists can also find some really beautiful and rare birds in this region. This place also houses some rare plants which have medicinal values like - Aloe Vera, aromatic plants, Oak, Deodar and many more.

  • Activities
  • - Forest trekking is one of the most popular activities in this region. In fact, some of the famous trekking routes run through this reserve.
    - This reserve is considered as a heaven for wildlife photographers as well. The presence of rare and vulnerable species attracts enthusiasts fro round the world.

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