Himalayan Nature Park, located in Kufri
, is about 18 km from Shimla
. It is at an altitude of 2600 m above sea level, and is in the middle of 90 hectares of temperate vegetation. The area is covered with snow from late December to March.
The park provides natural habitat for selected Himalayan animals such as musk deer, bharal, black bear, Tibetan wolf, leopard cat, sambhar, ghoral, barking deer, monal, white-crested kaleej and cheer pheasant. The park is used for educational purposes.
Many herbaceous species of plants such as primulas, potentillas and balsams are grown here in abundance. Fir-spruce and oak formations are the main vegetation of the park. One can enjoy the natural beauty of the snow clad peaks of Himalayas from the park.
There are limited camping facilities within the park, and guided treks are available for students.
For more information, contact:
Divisional Forest Officer (Wildlife)
HNP Eco-tourism Society