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This is the road from Sangla to Chitkul, the last Indian village on the Indo-Tibetan Border of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
The road is very picturesque. It passes through deep valleys and jungles to reach Chitkul which is situated on the banks of River Baspa. One has to cross the Rakchham Wild Life Sanctuary in order to reach Chitkul. Spread over an area of 34 sq km, the place is a heaven for trekkers and wildlife lovers.

Situated at an altitude of 5500 m, the wildlife sanctuary was established in the year 1962.There are many ancient temples located in and around the sanctuary. The sanctuary lies in the Higher ranges of the Himalayas and the famous Kinner-Kailash peak lies in the same region. The sanctuary is very famous for its weather; unlike other sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh, it doesn’t experience lot of rains during monsoon, as the sanctuary is placed under dry zone. The tourists can visit the sanctuary anytime in the year.The vegetation includes Dry Scrub forests, pine, fir, chilgoza, birch, cedar etc. The wildlife includes Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep, Musk Deer, Goral (mountain goat), Himalayan Black Bear and many kinds of birds and insects.
The months from May to November are the best time to visit the sanctuary as the weather is very pleasant.

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  • Copyright: Subho Banerjee (Subhogen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 411 W: 14 N: 908] (4065)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-04-15
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1250 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-01-15 1:04
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