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Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

Location : Khajjiar, Chamba District Himachal Pradesh.
Coverage area :
Main attractions : Himalayan Ibex
Best time to visit : April-June & October-November.
Accommodation :  Sunil Lodge, Khajjiar HPTDC's Hotel Devdar, Khajjiar Ghar Resorts, Khajjiar.
Arrival information : 
-- By rail : The closest railhead is at Pathankot, 120-km away.
-- By air : The airport at Gaggal in Kangra is at a distance of 18-km.
-- By road : Khajjiar is connected by road and is 26-km from  Dalhousie and 24-km from Chamba. It is 520-km from  Delhi.
Nearby excursions :
Nearby cities : Chamba, Dalhousie.

It's possible to trek 30-km from Dalhousie to Chamba along the eastbound road from Gandhi Chowk. A short but steep ascent leads to the Kalatope wildlife sanctuary, from which one can walk into a pleasant track.This sanctuary area with its well-laid out trekking jungle trails both at Kalatop and Khajjiar is a tourist paradise. Dense Deodar and Fir forests are places of solitude very close to Dalhousie town.

Fauna :
The sanctuary is rewarding for the view but its Ibex, deer, bears and leopards rarely come out of their hiding. Visitors should look for pheasants and Serow in these forests but should be beware of Black bear, which can be encountered often in the area.


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