About 2 km from Manali station in Himachal Pradesh is located the Manali Wildlife Sanctuary – a renowned wildlife sanctuary. Stretching over an area of 31.80 sq km, the sanctuary is home to an impressive range of flora and fauna and catches the attention of wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers from across India. The sanctuary brings the opportunity of watching animals and birds in the midst of lush green dense forests and unspoiled glaciers.
A visit to the Manali Wildlife Sanctuary gives visitors to gaze a colorful range of birds and their diverse species including Kingfisher, Snow Pigeon, Monal, Kokla, Tree Creepers etc. A big variety of migratory birds flock here during the summer making the place a delight for bird watches. What’s more, visitors can see animals as varied as Snow Leopard, Brown Bear, Musk Deer etc. in their natural habitat.
That apart, Manali Wildlife Sanctuary has a rich vegetation including fir, deodar, walnut, maple, willow tress etc. The place is adorned with meadows and wooded hill that make it a delight for nature lovers. A night stay in tents will make the trip memorable for sure. The best part, the sanctuary is open and accessible right through the year for visitors.