The Great Himalayan National Park was formed in 1984 and was formally notified as a national park in 1999.
The GHNP was granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2014 in recognition of its outstanding importance for biodiversity conservation.
The Great Himalayan National Park is spread over four valleys, each with a wide variety of endemic and exotic flora and fauna. The names of those 4 valleys are Jiwa Nal Valley, Sainj Valley, Parvati Valley and Tirthan Valley.
The park protects over 1,000 plant species. The park contains many medicinal herbs, 31 mammal species and 209 bird species as well as amphibians, reptiles and insects.
A major part of the park’s green cover is made up of three varieties of oak – Ban, Mohru and Kharsu.
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Location: Forest Office Rd, Shamshi, Himachal Pradesh 175126
Price: Entry fee for Adult INR 50/- and for Student INR 30/-
Timing: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Best Time to Visit: March to June and Mid-September to November
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FAQs About The Great Himalayan National Park
Q1. What is Great Himalayan National Park famous for?
A. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Great Himalayan National Park is one of the most protected areas of the Himalayas. It is home to about 350 species of flora and 800 species of fauna. The Great Himalayan National Park is home to the largest known population of the western tragopan, an endangered species of pheasant.
Q2. Great Himalayan National Park entry fee?
Ans. Entry Fee
Indians INR 50/-
Foreigners INR 200/-
Indian Students INR 30/-
Foreigner Students INR 100/-
Q3. Great Himalayan National Park is famous for protection of which animal?
Ans. Most of the Himalayan fauna are protected under the Wildlife Act of India, including Bharal (blue sheep), common leopard, snow leopard, Himalayan brown bear, Himalayan tahr (wild goat), musk deer and serow (goat-like antelope).
Q4. How many valley in Great Himalayan National Park?
Ans. 4 Valleys (Jiwa Nal Valley, Tirthan Valley, Sainj Valley and Parvati Valley)
Q5. Where is Great Himalayan National Park situated?
Ans.The Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area is located in the western part of the Himalayan Mountains in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
Q6. What is the best time to visit Great Himalayan National Park?
Ans. To see the best climate and beautiful flora and fauna, March to June and mid-September to November are the best time to visit.