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Nature Park Kufri Sanctuary

Location: Himachal Pradesh

Main Wildlife Attractions: jackals, bonnet macaques, jungle cats, sloth bears, Foxes

Coverage Area: 90 Hactare

Established: 1992

Best Time to Visit:April to June and November to February

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The Forest Department set up this nature park to spread awareness about the wide range of flora and fauna found in the Himalayas. The scenic view of snow covered Himalayan peaks and verdant landscape makes for a pleasurable experience.

Area and Altitude:The Himalayan Nature Park at Kufri is situated at 2,600 meters above sea level across an area of 90 hectares. Climate and Visiting Season:The ideal visiting season is during the summer and autumn months. During winter you will find the area snow covered. The rainy season is risky due to landslides on the slopes. The nature park remains open to public on all days except Monday from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Flora at the Nature Park Kufri: Kufri Nature Park has a variety of trees including species of fir, oak, spruce, blue pine, deodar and holly. The park also has colorful herbaceous plants growing all around that include species of orchid, balsam, geranium, potentilla and primula.

Fauna at the Nature Park Kufri: The huge enclosures in the nature park facilitate animals and birds to live the way they would have in the wild. You can check out carnivores including snow leopard, Tibetan wolf, common leopard, brown bear and Asiatic black bear at a distance of 10 meters from where you stand. Other mammals include musk deer, hangal, bharal, goral, sambhar and barking deer. Among the avifauna, you can see white crested kaleej, cheer and monal pheasants.

Things to do in Nature Park Kufri: You can enjoy camping, picnics and trekking in the Kufri Nature Park. Children can have a great time watching the antics of animals and birds. Please do not litter the area while you are visiting.

How to Reach Nature Park Kufri: You can take a taxi from Shimla to reach the Nature Park at Kufri. Take the NH-22 from Shimla and drive south. The nearest railhead is at Kufri and airport is at Jubberhatti (22 kilometers from Kufri).