The Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This confirms us that the Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area has an Outstanding Universal Value as a site which contains the most important and significant natural habitats.
The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP in short) nests in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. In 1984, GHNP has formally declared a National Park. This park covers a total area of 754 sq km. This park is divided into various zones so as to control it efficiently. The buffer zone is about 5 km from the Park’s western boundary which covers an area of about 300 sq km. The Ecozone has 2,300 households in 160 villages. It is said that the population (Around 16,000 people) in this very zone are dependent on natural resources for their livelihoods.
This gorgeous park which spans over 700 sq km, lies at the altitude of about 1500 to 6000 meters. This fabulous location and picturesque surroundings are heightened by the deodar and oak trees. You may even find many species of animals which are native to the Himalayas. Some of them include- brown bear, snow cock, snow leopard etc. This place is ideal for trekking and campaigning in alpine pastures. The best season to visit this park is summer and autumn.