Churdhar Sanctuary

Churdhar Sanctuary

  • Shimla
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • India
Amont Things to Do in Shimla
  • Elevation 3,647 metres
  • Dedicated To Shri Shirgul Maharaj (Chureshwar Maharaj)
  • Famous For Musk Deer and Monal
  • Best Time to Visit April-June & October-November
  • Height 3,647m
  • Area 5616 hectares
  • Nearest Airport Jubbarhatti (23kms)
  • Nearest Railway Station Shimla

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Churdhar Sanctuary, Shimla Overview

CHURDHAR SANCTUARY is like an Oasis of Alpine area in an ocean of temperate forests. The view from Churdhar peak is un-paralled. The sanctuary got its name from the Chur Peak, on the top of which sits a majestic status of Lord Shiva. One is sure to come across a large number of multi-coloured and agile Monals in the adjoining forests.

The total covered area of this sanctuary is 5616 hectares and this is notified on 15th November 1985. This is one of the newest sanctuaries of the State. Now at the point of local extinction, Churdhar still contains good habitat for Monals and other pheasants.

Other fauna includes Himalayan Black Bear, Barking Deer, Musk Deer, Common Langur and Leopards but Musk Deer has been severely depleted by hunting. TREKKING This is an excellent area for trekking during summer and early winters. Trekking from Nohra, Sarain and Pulbahal are tough but enjoyable.

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