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Pin Valley National Park

Location : Pin Valley, Lahaul Spiti District, 60 kms from Kullu, Himachal Pradesh.
Coverage area: 9,675-sq-km.
Main attraction : Wooly Hare, Tibetan Gazelle & Snow Leopard
Best time to visit : April-June
Accommodation : The town of Kaza is a maze of shops, hotels and houses. Some of the hotels in Kaza include  Milarepa's Guest House, Hotel Sharma, Hotel City and Ladakhi Hotel. At Keylong a Tourist  Bungalow is run by HTPDC, other hotels in Keylong are Geypa Hotel, Hotel Gang Steng and  Hotel Snowland.
Arrival information : 
-- By Rail : Shimla at 270 kms, is the nearest railhead.
-- By Air : Bhuntar 50 kms away, is the nearest airport .
-- By Road : 
Nearby excursions : Khirganga and Mantalai Rakti Sar.
Nearby cities : Kullu (60 kms).

This Pin Valley national park is situated in Lahual Spiti district. In this park there is a variety of rare animals such as wooly hare, Tibetan gazelle and snow Leopard. The entire area is a cold desert. It was declared National Park on 9th January 1987 and occupies an area of 67,500 hectares.

Fauna :
Animals that are found in this sanctuary includes Red Indian Fox, Tibetan Gazelle, Wooley Hare, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Marmot, Himalayan Mouse-hare, Indian Hodgsoris Porcupine, Blue Sheep and Wolf. In this area visitors come across large herds of Ibex and Bharal. Snow leopards are also found in this park.


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