Shikari Devi Sanctuary, Mandi

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Shikari Devi Sanctuary, located near the Shikari Devi Temple in the Mandi District, was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1962. This wildlife sanctuary is home to a different species of animals and birds, including the goral, monal, black-bear, barking deer, musk deer, cat leopard, and the Himalayan black bear. Tourists can also see the Himalayan palm civet, barking deer, marten, Indian porcupine, Kashmiri flying squirrel, musk deer, common langur, leopard, the common Squirrel, and the snow leopard inhabiting the sanctuary.The vegetation of the place includes trees of the ban oak, western mixed coniferous trees, kharsu oak, West Himalayan upper oak, moist temperate deciduous forest, and sub Alpine pastures. The best time to visit this sanctuary is between August and October, besides the months of April and May. The place can be reached from Karsog via Chindi.

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