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Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Dalhousie

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, also known as Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary, is situated at a distance of 6 km from Dalhousie. The sanctuary falls under the district of Chamba of Himachal Pradesh and spreads over an area of 1962 hectares, which is entirely covered with thick deodar trees. The main vegetation of this sanctuary includes blue pine, fir and deodar trees. Animals and birds of different species reside in this sanctuary making it a popular tourist destination of the state. The sanctuary is home to a variety of leopards, bear, deer and squirrel, barking goral, serow, langur, jackal and the Himalayan black marten. A habitat for a huge flock of birds, this sanctuary is a treat for the ornithologists.

A beautiful stream that ultimately meets the river Ravi in the north flows through the sanctuary. Visitors will require at least 3 to 6 hours to explore the whole region. The roads of the sanctuary are well maintained; as a reason, strolling through it is popular amongst visitors. It must be noted that a special permit is required from the District Forest Officer of Chamba for the entry of vehicles inside the sanctuary. The ideal time for visiting the place is during the months between March and May and September and November.

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