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GREAT HIMALAYAN NATIONAL PARK
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The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP), located in the state of Himachal Pradesh lies within the Parvati valley of Kulu division. Its boundaries are also contiguous with the Pin Valley National Park.

The Park supports a rich diversity of flora and fauna including mammals like Musk Deer, Himalayan Tahr, Bharal or Blue Sheep. The lower hills are home to both Serow and Ghoral. Snow Leopard is present in the Park, as are Himalayan Black and Brown Bear.

Of the more spectacular birds, this Park is home of the Monal Pheasant and the rarer Western Tragopan. Other species include the Himalayan Griffon, the Lammergeier, Golden Eagle, Slaty-headed Parakeet, and Great Himalayan Barbet. This Park is a trekker’s paradise and is best visited between April-June and September-October.The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) is located in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh. The Tirthan Wildlife Sanctuary (61 sq.km.) and the Sainj Wildife Sanctuary (90 sq.km.) have also been brought under the National Park administration. Following a survey in 1980, the Himachal Wildlife Project-II, in 1983 , recommended the creation of GHNP and notification of intent was gazetted in March 1984. In 1994 the notification of intent to constitute the Sainj Wildlife Sanctuary was filed which was followed by a notification to include the upper Parvati catchment. In May 1999 the Government of Himachal Pradesh issued the final notification of the Great Himalayan National Park.

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