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Churdhar Sanctuary

Churdhar Sanctuary, situated on Churdhar Peak in Sirmaur District, lies at an altitude varying from 2000 m to 3647 m. It was announced as a sanctuary in 1985, and the sanctuary derived its name from the peak on which it lies. The peak with the breathtaking views of valleys and forests below is sanctified with a majestic statue of Lord Shiva.

The scenic features include coniferous forest, alpine meadows and plantations of deodar and oak. Several medicinal herbs can be found in the slopes. Some of the inhabitants here are common langur, rhesus macaque, leopard, Himalayan black bear, wild boar, barking deer, musk deer, goral, Royle's pika and Indian porcupine.

The sanctuary provides opportunities for trekking during summer and early winter. The temples within close proximity to the sanctuary are popular pilgrim centers. Accommodation facilities are available in the nearby rest houses and within the temple complex near Churdhar Peak.

The sanctuary can be reached from Dadahu (48 km away), the headquarters of Renuka tehsil, via Sangrah, Bhawai, Gandhuri and Naura through a bridle path. It can also be easily approached by the Solan-Rajgarh road.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Sirmaur
Location: Nahan    


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