Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary, Kinnaur

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Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary is a popular tourist destination situated at an altitude of 3200 to 5496 m above sea level in the district of Kinnaur. Spreading across an area of 3411 hectares, this sanctuary is one of the three famous sanctuaries of the Reckong-Po region. It was notified and re-notified in the years 1962 and 1974 respectively. The sanctuary is home to various species of animals like goral, leopard, musk deer, blue sheep, Himalayan black bear, and brown bear. Travellers can also find different types of trees such as oaks, fir, and deodar in this sanctuary.The two villages, Rakchham and Chhitkul are located 15 km away from each other. The village of Rakchham lies on the banks of the river Baspa and is renowned for its natural beauty while Chhitkul is famous for producing the best quality potatoes in the world.

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