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Great Himalayan national park- Himachal pradesh

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Great Himalayan national park- Himachal pradeshGreat Himalayan national park is located in Seraj Tehsil of Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh. GHNP is spread over an area of 754 sq kms. The park was built in the year 1984. The great Himalayan national park is situated at an altitudes ranging from 1,700-5,800 m. GHNP, the splendid mountain terrain of the Kullu, encompasses Rich corniferous forests, alpine meadows, lush green fields, snow-capped peaks, shimmering rivers, deep valleys and glaciers.

The ideal time to visit Ghnp is April to Oct. Shoja Seruvalsar Lake and Kullu are nearby locations to Great Himalayan National Park. The Great Himalayan National Park provides an opportunity to have adventure tourism like trekking.The Ghnp Park comprises of a large variety of flora and fauna. Great Himalayan National Park is covered with wide variety sub-tropical and alpine forests. Lofty spruces, horse chestnuts, alpine meadows and junipers.

Great Himalayan National Park boasts 375 faunal species including 31 mammals, 203 birds, 9 amphibians, 3 reptiles and 127 insects. Tahr, Ghoral, Blue Sheep, Leopards, Snow Leopards, Himalayan Black Bear, Brown Bear, Great Indian Flying Squirrel and the Indian Pika. About200 species of birds are found in Great Himalayan National Prak. Ghnp consists of some colourful birds like Monal, Khalij Cheer, Tragopan and Himalayan birds.

Kullu is the nearest town to Great Himalayan national Park, about 60kms. Kullu's airport, at Bhuntar has flights from across the country. The nearest railhead is at Jogindernagar, 95-km from Kullu. The Great Himalayan National Park has well road connections to shimla, Chandigarh, ambala through kullu.

Within the Great Himalayan national park, you can stay either in canvas tents or in patrolling huts constructed by the Forest Department. Outside the park, you can stay at rest houses of Aut, Sainj, Sai Ropa and Shangarh. Some of the popular accommodation options in Ghnp are the Range Office Complex (Sai Ropa), Raju Guest House (Gushaini), Apple Valley Resort (Kullu) and Hotel Span Resorts (Katrain) etc.