Welcome to the Reserve Forest Sanctuary is Shimla, where nature and wildlife enthusiasts can find a slice of paradise!
This place is known for its rare and diverse flora and fauna, making it a must-visit destination for anyone who loves the great outdoors. Get ready to spot animals like jackals, barking deer, monkeys, and even leopards!
One can even catch a glimpse of the Pir Panjal ranges of Jammu and Kashmir from here. Bring your own bicycle or rent one for INR 50 and explore this sanctuary on your own.
The entry fee is INR 25 per person, INR 150 per vehicle, INR 100 for bikes/scooters, INR 20 for your own cycle, INR 50 for a still camera, INR 1000 for a video camera/handy cam for commercial purposes per day, and INR 5000 for a cine camera. Students can enter for just INR 10 with their I-Cards.
The Reserve Forest Sanctuary is located 4 km away from Mashobra and is enveloped with plantations of cedar, oak, and pine. It’s one of the largest watersheds in Asia and is bounded by the Indus River. The views of Rakta Dhar, Deo Tibba, Badrinath, and Pir Panjal mountains ranges of Jammu and Kashmir are breathtaking, and the fresh breeze blowing all the time will make you forget about your daily routine!
Here are some tips for your visit. Carry a water bottle to keep yourself hydrated, wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from sunlight, and wear comfortable shoes as you might need to walk to explore its enchanting beauty. Bring an umbrella and a raincoat along if you are planning to visit it during the monsoon season. And if you’re coming from Delhi, follow NH 44 to reach Chandigarh and then take the route of NH 22 to get to Shimla. You can also hire a private vehicle or take a bus operated by the HRTC department to get to this sanctuary.
So, pack your bags, grab your friends, and get ready for a wild adventure at the Reserve Forest Sanctuary in Shimla. It’s the perfect place to unwind, relax, and reconnect with nature.
Just don’t forget to take some awesome pictures to make your Instagram followers jealous!