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Manali Sanctuary

Location: Himachal pradesh

Main Wildlife Attractions: Monal,Musk Deer,Leopard,Snow Leopard,Ibex

Coverage Area: 31 sq.kms.

Established: 1954

Best Time to Visit:September to June

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The sanctuary's scenic landscape beside the Manalsu Nullah, a tributary of the Beas River, is home to rare species of birds and animals.

How to reach Manali Sanctuary

By Air

The nearest airport is Bhuntar Airport, which is only 49 km from the city.

By Rail

You can board a train to Joginder Nagar (95 kilometers) or fly to Bhuntar (52 kilometers) and then drive to Manali.

By Road

The well-connected road network in Himachal Pradesh makes Manali accessible. Buses and cabs are easily available.

Area and Altitude:

The sanctuary is spread across a small area of 31 square kilometers within the altitude of 2,273 to 5,173 meters above sea level. Established in February 1954, Manali Sanctuary is home to exotic wildlife species, including flora and fauna.

Forest Cover:

The sanctuary lies in the northwest Himalayan biogeographic zone and has subtropical pine forests, alpine pastures, moist temperate deciduous, and western mixed coniferous types.

Climate and Visiting Season:

Manali Sanctuary experiences an annual temperature of -4 to 30 degrees centigrade and a mean annual rainfall of 1,080 millimeters. Therefore, you can enjoy this sanctuary to the maximum between October to February.

Flora at the Manali Sanctuary:

Dense forests of oak and conifers dominate the sanctuary below the tree line. You can find deodar, fir, horse chestnut, walnut, poplar, Robinia, maple, and willow trees here. Beyond the tree line, the area is covered by rhododendrons and junipers at higher altitudes.

Fauna at the Manali Sanctuary:

Manali Sanctuary has a wide range of faunal species, including birds, animals, and reptiles. The Koklass pheasant is easily spotted among birds by its silver-gray colored plumage and white-colored patches on the neck. Others include western tragopan, snow pigeon, chakor, Himalayan monal, tree creepers, bar throated minla, rufous bellied niltava, kingfisher, green-backed tit, snow partridge, and Himalayan snowcock.

Mammals in the sanctuary include snow leopard, Asiatic black bear, Himalayan ibex, barking deer, musk deer, brown bear, and jungle cat. Snakes and lizards are the reptiles found in the sanctuary. With our Manali tour packages, you can get the opportunity to spot flora, fauna, and wildlife species. Soak in the scenic beauty of the serene environs and rejuvenate amidst tranquility. These tour packages are customizable and you can modify the itinerary according to your requirements. Contact us for more information

Things to do in Manali Sanctuary:

Nature trails, trekking, bird watching, and wildlife viewing are the things to do in Manali Sanctuary. A walk in the sanctuary with your loved one is a romantic way to spend your time on your honeymoon to Manali. Please help keep the sanctuary clean and do not litter.