Wildlife Wonders of Chamba: An Adventure Tour with Upper Hills Travel

Chamba Adventure Tour

Chamba, a district renowned for its rich art and culture, holds a hidden gem within its pristine wilderness – the Chamba District Wildlife Sanctuaries. These sanctuaries, nestled amidst the captivating landscape of Chamba, offer an adventure like no other. Join Upper Hills Travel as we take you on a journey through five extraordinary wildlife sanctuaries that will leave you spellbound: Kugti Wildlife Sanctuary, Tundah Wildlife Sanctuary, Sechu Tuan Nalah Wildlife Sanctuary, Kalatop Khajjiar Wildlife Sanctuary, and Gamgul Wildlife Sanctuary.

Kugti Wildlife Sanctuary: A Paradise for Nature Enthusiasts

Chamba Adventure Tour

Kugti Wildlife Sanctuary, the second-largest wildlife sanctuary in Himachal Pradesh, sprawls across 378 square kilometers. Nestled at altitudes ranging from 2195 meters to 5040 meters, this sanctuary is a treasure trove of medicinal plants and rare floral species. Located just 87 kilometers from Chamba, 30 kilometers from Bharmaur, and 15 kilometers from Kugti village, it is easily accessible for adventurers.

What makes Kugti famous? The sanctuary boasts numerous water springs formed by glacier melt, making it a paradise for nature enthusiasts. Researchers and local experts have discovered medicinal herbs like Podophyllum Hexandrum (Bankakudi), Aconitum Heterophyllum (Potish), and Angelica Glauca (Chaora). Moreover, Kugti Wildlife Sanctuary is home to endangered species such as ibex, musk deer, monal snow cock, pheasants, Himalayan thar, red-vented bulbul, and white-cheeked bull. Plan your visit between May-June and September-October for an unforgettable experience.

Tundah Wildlife Sanctuary: Where Nature Unfolds Its Beauty

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Situated just 59 kilometers from Chamba Town, Tundah Wildlife Sanctuary graces the confluence of River Ravi and Tundah Nalah. It stretches from an altitude of 2074 meters to 5532 meters and is connected to the Kugti Wildlife Sanctuary through a forest corridor. These two sanctuaries, appearing as one to amateurs, offer an abundance of temperate deciduous forests, deodar forests, mixed coniferous forests, and diverse fauna. For an optimal experience, visit between May and June.

Sechu Tuan Nalah Wildlife Sanctuary

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Sechu Tuan Nala Wildlife Sanctuary is another of the important sanctuaries of the Chamba district. It is located at a distance of 113 km from Chamba town.The sanctuary is spread over an area of 102.95 km and is famous for its ibex and musk deer. The vegetation here mostly comprises moist Alpine scrubs. Apart from ibex and musk deer other animals found here are Himalayan back bear, brown bear, serow, goral, common langur, etc.

Kalatop Khajjiar Wildlife Sanctuary: A Green Haven

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Kalatop Khajjiar Wildlife Sanctuary, known for its “black cap” forest atop the highest hill, is located a short distance from the Chamba Dam and Chamera Reservoir on the Ravi River. This sanctuary is rich in flora and fauna, with numerous small freshwater streams flowing into the Ravi River in the north. Covering an area of 30.69 square kilometers, it boasts dense fir and deodar forests, with altitudes ranging from 1185 meters to 2768 meters. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this sanctuary.

Gamgul Wildlife Sanctuary: A Birdwatcher's Paradise


Nestled in the Bhandal Valley in Saluni Tehsil, just 75 kilometers from Chamba town, the Gamgul Wildlife Sanctuary offers a captivating wilderness experience. This sanctuary, spanning 108.85 square kilometers and established in 1974, is situated at altitudes ranging from 1,800 meters to 4,000 meters. With its vibrant birdlife, colorful pheasants, and diverse vegetation, including deodar and coniferous forests, Gamgul is a paradise for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts. Explore its alpine pastures and revel in its natural wonders.

Embark on a Chamba Adventure Tour with Upper Hills Travel and immerse yourself in the biodiversity of these remarkable wildlife sanctuaries. Discover the hidden treasures of Chamba district and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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