The Great Himalayan National Park is one of the newest parks of India which is located in Kullu, Himanchal Pradesh. Established in 1984, the park is spread in the area of 1,171 Km and protects over 1,000 plants, including many medical herbs. This park was declared a national park in 1999 and since then, has been home to wide variety of animal species.
Some of animals to be seen in the Great Himalayan National Park include snow leopard, Himalayan tahr, Himalayan brown bear, goral blue sheep, musk deer and many others. Visitors here can also find many birds like the golden eagle, raptors and Himalayan griffon vultures. There are four main rivers (Beas, Sainj, Jiwa and Tirthan) that flow through this forest adding to its catchment area and providing perfect shelter to animals.
Deodar and Oak trees are in abundant in the park lending it a unique appeal and some scenic beauty as well. Many tourists prefer camping and trekking in the forest. Summer and autumn are two best seasons to visit this park, which is open all the day for tourist. Most of tourists who visit this place prefer to stay at Kullu which is at 50 km distance from the park.