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Nature Park Gopalpur

Location: Himachal Pradesh

Main Wildlife Attractions: Musk deer, Monal and Himalayan Black bear,

Coverage Area: 12.5 Hactare

Best Time to Visit:April to June

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It is located near Palampur, a picturesque town in the Kangra district that is famous for its sprawling tea gardens on the Dhauladhar mountain range.

How to reach Nature Park Gopalpur

By Air

Gaggal (Kangra) has the nearest airport.

By Rail

To reach Gopalpur by train, you will have to get down at Pathankot railway station and then take the road to Gopalpur.

By Road

Gopalpur Nature Park is easily accessible from Palampur by road.
You can take the Palampur-Dharamshala highway to reach the nature park. Public transport and cabs are available

Area and Altitude: It covers an area of 12.5 hectares of lush green landscape at an elevation of 1200 meters on the Dhauladhar Mountains.
Forest Cover:Dhauladhar Nature Park lies in the Himalayan biogeographic zone and has wet temperate forest cover.
Climate and Visiting Season: The best time to visit the Gopalpur Nature Park is during the summer months of April to June and winter months of November to February. During monsoon, the area is prone to landslides, so, you must avoid traveling at this time.

Flora at the Nature Park, Gopalpur:Flora of this nature park at Gopalpur include maple, oak, pine, walnut, deodar, fir, kali, bamboo, horse chestnut, khair and fruit trees of apple, raspberry, strawberry and cherry.

Fauna at the Nature Park, Gopalpur: The fauna in the nature park are kept in enclosures and visitors get a chance to learn about the rare animals and birds living on the Himalayan ranges. Birds in the park include kaleej, cheer, koklass and monal. Animals include barking deer, musk deer, black bear, tiger, hyena, sambar, wild boar and leopard.

Things to do in Nature Park, Gopalpur Himachal Pradesh

Wildlife viewing is the main attraction of this nature park. Trekking enthusiasts can have a great time taking the route from Taklech to Gopalpur through Daranghati and Sharai Kothi. You can stay at the forest rest houses in Taklech and Gopalpur. There are a number of campsites here as well. In Palampur (10 kilometers away) you can enjoy bird watching, camping and paragliding. Nearby pilgrimage sites include the Chamunda Devi Temple (8 kilometers away) and the Buddhist monasteries at Dharamshala (13 kilometers away).