Located on the slopes between Khajjiar and Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh, the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most popular and well known of the wildlife sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh. It spreads over 30.69 sq km and is covered with deodar trees. The vegetation also include Green Oak, Blue Pine and Rhododendron trees.
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Founded in 1958, the wildlife sanctuary was once a gaming reserve for the rulers of Chamba. The main attraction here are the little streams flowing into river Ravi. The place is home to deer, bear, Himalayan black marten, leopard, barking goral, jackel, langur and several beautiful birds.
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The wildlife sanctuary is also popular for nature walks, picnics and trekking. Guided tours are not available here. Hiking and trekking are the best ways to explore the sanctuary. The best time to visit the place is between March and May.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT KHAJJIAR
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