5 Himachal Pradesh National Parks Photographers Must Visit

5 Himachal Pradesh National Parks Photographers Must Visit

Jul 19, 2022, 4:34 PM
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Entrance fees for national parks are nominal (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Himachal Pradesh is every traveler’s paradise. The state has something for everyone: peace seekers, spiritual retreats, adventurous souls and tourists.

This Himalayan state is also home to several national parks, a point of interest for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.

Did you know you can visit all of these parks with virtually no entrance fee?

Discover them here.

Great Himalayan National Park

The Great Himalayan National Park, located in the Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh, is one of the best and largest national parks in the state.

In 2014, the park received UNESCO World Heritage Site status for its contribution to biodiversity conservation.

It is home to over 375 species of fauna, such as snow leopard, blue sheep, and Himalayan tahr.

Pin Valley National Park is a lush landscape in Lahaul and Spiti district.

Part of Cold Desert (Biosphere Reserve), the park’s elevation ranges from 3,500 meters to over 6,000 meters.

This park was established in 1958 and is open to tourists with no entrance fees.

This national park is home to endangered animals like the snow leopard and the Siberian ibex.

Established in 2010, Inderkilla National Park is located in Kullu district, just 46 kilometers from the airport.

Home to rare mammals and hundreds of species of birds, this park covers 104 square kilometers.

There is no entrance fee and while hiking in the forests you can spot many beautiful birds and some of the endangered animals.

Also known as Colonel Sher Jung National Park, Simbalbara National Park is located in the Paonta Valley of Sirmour District, bordering Haryana.

This park is home to gorals, chittals, sambars, spotted deer, Himalayan black bears, Hanuman langurs, and Indian muntjacs, among many other animals.

The nearest airport, Chandigarh, is located approximately 87 kilometers away.

October to November is the best time to visit the place.

About 50 kilometers from Kullu airport, Khirganga National Park is perched at an altitude of about 5,500 meters.

Established in 2010, this is a must visit on your trip to Himachal Pradesh.

The park shares a border with the northern Great Himalayan National Park.

Travelers can visit this national park while trekking from Khirganga to the hot springs.

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