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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
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.
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.