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Simbalbara Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Himachal pradesh

Main Wildlife Attractions: Goral ,Sambhar, Chittal

Best Time to Visit:April to November

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Simbalbara Wildlife Sanctuary in Paonta Valley, Sirmour in Himachal Pradesh, is a peaceful, isolated wildlife getaway located in the lower reaches of the Shivalik hill ranges. The sanctuary is managed by the Department of Forests, Himachal Pradesh government.



Coverage Area of Simbalbara Wildlife Sanctuary: 27.88 sq km Simbalbara enjoys an idyllic setting against the backdrop of deep green valleys, rivers, dense forests – all in absolute wilderness. The wildlife park also provides excellent views of the picturesque Puruwal valley. Vegetation in Simbalbara wildlife sanctuary is mostly covered with dense Sal vegetation with grassy glades. There are also the odd pine and deodhar trees flanking the outskirts of the forest.

Wildlife Spotted in Simbalbara Wildlife Sanctuary - Coral, Chittal, Spotted Deer and Sambhar are the most common species of animals found here. Other species found here include Leopard, Rhesus Macaque, Crested Porcupine, Indian Muntjac, Wild Boar, Himalayan Black Bear, and the common Langur

How to Reach Simbalbara Wildlife Sanctuary Simbalbara is well connected to Nahan, a major city in Himachal Pradesh. From Nahan, one can easily board other means of transport.

  • Nearest airport:- Digarh (87 km from Nahan)
  • Railway:  Ambala Junction (63 km from Nahan)
  • By road: Nahan is well connected by road, linked to many cities and tourist spots.
  • Nearest inhabited village: Palhori opposite Simbalbara

Best Time to Visit Simbalbara Wildlife Sanctuary

The best time to visit Simbalbara is between the months April and November since it can get really cold during the rest of the year