Kugti & Tundah WildLife Sanctuary

WildLife Sanctuary

Kugti natural life asylum is situated at a height of 2250 meter and lies between Latitudinal extent 32°22′ to 32°35′ N; Longitudinal reach 76°44′ to 76°53’E; in Bharmour of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh. This asylum has a region of 37,886.68 hectare (378.87 sq. km). It has likewise Pir Panjal Himalayan reach. The geography of the region is bumpy having altitudinal scope of 2000 meter to 5000 meters from ocean level, and incorporates distinctive zones like calm (2000-2800m), upper mild (2800-3300m), subalpine (3300-3600m) and snow capped zone >3600m.

From December tbirdhimo March, temperature stays under 10º C and comes down to 0º C in view of substantial snowfall. The change over from winter to summer is slow. Amid March and April, climate is cool and brilliant, and the temperature starts to rise quickly after the center of April and proceed till end of the blustery season in July. The months of October and November are relatively dry and chilly climate ordinarily begins by the center of November. The yearly precipitation in the Kugti untamed life haven is recorded 1400mm.tahr-home-page

All in all, the atmosphere is mild with all around checked seasons. The south-bound physical environment in the Kugti untamed life asylum can be depicted as rough territory with regular outcrops of tremendous stones, slate and shake faces while north-bound a portion of haven are having thick blended woods, rich in high-height Himalayan natural life, and isone of the last homes of Himalayan tahr in Himachal Pradesh. It is likewise surely understood as a wellspring of numerous therapeutic plants, plenteous water assets, numerous beginning from ice sheets and a differing geography add to the fascination of the range. Toward the west it is associated with Tundah Sanctuary by a timberland passage. The principle occupation is cultivating and they develop more than two harvests in a year took after by yield turn.

Wheat (Triticum aestivum), Maize (Zea mays), grain (Hordum vulgare), rajma (Phaseolus sativus), potato (Solanum tuberosum) and so forth are the fundamental yields. The mammalian fauna included chestnut bear (Ursus arctos), Asiatic wild bear (Ursus thibetanus), Leopard (Panthera pardus), Himalayan Tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus), Himalayan ibex (Capra ibex), Goral (Nemorhaedus goral), Common Langur (Presbytus entellus), porcupine (Hystrix indica) and the zone likewise underpins a little populace of musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster)etc.wild-leoparda

The best periods for going by the asylum are May-October, when the climate is great. Kugti is snow bond region and fortified with snow for four to five months in year. Consequently give great time to specialist to explore the snow living spaces like Snow panther, Goral, Himalayan Thar, Serow, Brown and mountain Bear, musk deer, birdlife, shrouded greenery and numerous more which are fundamental natural surroundings and vegetation of Kugti sanctuary. Woodlands are thick and mountains gives numerous therapeutic plants and herbs like Aconitum heterophyllum (Potish), Podophylum hexandrum (Bankakudi), Angelica glauca (Chaora), Jurinea macrocephala (Dhoop), and Morchella esculenta (Guchhi) and so forth are likewise removed from the backwoods. There is a yearly journey by absences of individuals to the Mani Mahesh Lake; few individuals pick the way through the Kugti asylum. Kugti is well known for Kartik Temple and an approach to Lauhal and Spiti through Kugti Pass. At the point when Kugti pass is opened for neighborhood Gaddi shepherd to cross with their herds to Lauhal valley, giving an uncommon event to see and study the traditions and ceremonies of the nearby individuals.

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