The UNESCO awarded national park, The Great Himalayan National Park, breathes in the midst of the mighty Himalaya. It is in the Banjaar subdivision of the Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh. Major parts of this conservation area are perpetually under glaciers and ice. But it protects a wide variety of flora and fauna in its adobe.
The park was inaugurated in the year 1984 and it expands up to an area of 1171 kilometer square at an altitude of 1500 to 6000 meters. It is home to a wide variety of species of flora and fauna. According to the official website itself, ”the park protects over 1,000 plant species, including many medicinal herbs, 31 mammal species, and 209 bird species, as well as amphibians, reptiles, and insects”. The best time to feel this virgin site is from September to July.
As it is a strictly protected area under law one should keep in mind that any kind of hunting is not allowed here and if done so it is punishable too. At the same time, it offers a grand treat for everyone, especially to bird watchers and wildlife lovers. It houses many endangered species of flora and fauna.
It is a complete pristine forest and it keeps many medicinal spices. The snow-capped peaks, alpine meadows, glaciers together create a great ambiance for every trekker. It is definitely a place worth visiting.