Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary – Dalhousie

Bowl shaped pasture at Khajjiar, with lake and floating island is a famous tourist spot in Dalhousie.  At the edge of this meadow there is a golden domed shaped temple dedicated to the god ‘Khajinag’ and hence it is also known as Khajjiar.Kalatop has a beautiful and panoramic view of surrounding landscape till the direstion of Jammu and Kashmir and it meets a horizon of snow peaks.

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Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most popular and attractive wildlife sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh.It is located at a distance of 6 km from Dalhousie falls under the district of Chamba of Himachal Pradesh.This sanctuary is spread over an area of 1962 hectares and is flooded by Ravi River. We can see the beautiful hills, snowcapped mountains, the valley, the villages, the rich greenery and rockiness area from here.

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The main flora of this sanctuary includes blue pine, fir, deodar trees. This sanctuary is also rich in animals and home to variety of leopards, bear, deer, and squirrel, barking goral, serow, langur, jackal and Himalayan black marten. Many birds including Eurasian Jay, whitewinged Black Bird, Black Headed Jay, Chesnut Billed Rock Thrush, and Grey Headed Cannery Flycatcher are found in this Sanctuary.This entire forest is covered with thick foliage of deodar trees. This sanctuary also allowed for trekking both at Kalatop and Khajjiar.

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This is one of the most conveniently located and well-connected wildlife sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh. Beautiful stream that meets Ravi /river in the north flows through the sanctuary is treating as ornithologists.Best time to visit this sanctuary is between April to June and October to November. It needs 3 to 6 hours to explore the whole sanctuary. These tidily maintained zigzag roads of the sanctuary make it awesome strolling path to the visitors. Temperature of this place varies from 10 degree to 35 degree Celsius.

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Special permit is required from District Forest Officer of Chamba for entry of vehicle inside the sanctuary. Along with this Dalhousie serves many other beautiful tourist destinations too, which increases the rush of travelers coming here every year. The best way to reach here is via bus, because it offers beautiful natural sceneries to see on roadside. Hence, there is a great demand for best star category and budget ‘Hotels near Dalhousie Bus Stand’.

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The Rich History Of Heaven’s On Earth

Jammu and Kashmir is an incredible place to see in India, which it is known as ‘Heaven on Earth’. This state is blessed with numerous natural beauties like snow covered mountain tops, lush green pastures, exotic orchards, green forests and many more. The divine and delightful land of Jammu and Kashmir is the first preferred choice for spending holidays by the worldwide nature lovers. J & K offers multiple numbers of scenic places that are acquired with immense popularity of travellers  Each of these tourist spots are unparalleled in there scenic beauty, with a panoramic view of long stretches of sun. Along with this touristic beauty Kashmir also had a magnificent history, in which people of all religion leave together happily.

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Buddhism In Kashmir:

The Buddhist Mauryan emperor Ashoka, known to be a founder of old capital of Kashmir, ‘Shrinagari’, which is now ruins on the outskirts of modern Srinagar. The buddhist monks of East and Central Asia are recorded as having visited the kingdom. The famous Kuchanese monk Kumarajiva, was born to an Indian Noble Family in the late 4t century. Later he became a prolific translator who helped to China in taking Buddhism. Many such famous Buddhist monks are belonging to J & K state of India.

Muslim Rule At Kashmir:

In Kashmir both Muslims and Hindus live together in relative harmony. The Sufi – Islamic way of life of Muslims in Kashmir has complemented the Rishi tradition of Pandits in Kashmir. So the Sufi saints such as Sheikh Noor-ud-din Wali were thought of as ‘Muslim Rishis’. This emerges to a syncretic culture where Hindus and Muslims are revered as the same local saints and also prayed at the same shrines.

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Sikh Rule At Kashmir:

In 1819, the control of Kashmir Valley has been passed from Durrani Empire of Muslim rule to the armies of Sikhs. The silent feature of this Sikh Rule in Kashmir is the Jama Masjid of Srinagar, which today becomes one of the scenic beauties of this state.

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All such historic features are covered in any of the Kashmir Packages selected by tourists for spending there holidays.