Rupi Bhaba Wildlife Sanctuary is at an altitude of 909 to 5,650 meter, and lies on the left bank of the Satluj River.
Rupi Bhaba Wildlife Sanctuary is covered with lush green forests, and the undulating terrain shelters a large number of Indian Wildlife species. The sanctuary lies adjacent to the Great Himalayan and Pin Valley National Parks.
Flora: Lower western Himalayan temperate, kharsu oak, alpine pastures, dry temperate coniferous and dry broad leaved coniferous.
Fauna: Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan tahr, brown bear, snow leopard, fox, blue sheep, ghoral birds yellow-billed chough, nutcracker, black-throated jay, streaked laughing thrush, white-capped redstart, orange-flanked bush robin, wren, black tit, wall creeper, crested black tit, wagtail and western tragopan.
Exact Location: Rupi Bhaba sanctuary is located near Rampur Bushahr in the district of Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh.
Area: 269 sq. km
Route: The National Highway (NH 22) connects Shimla to Wangtu. The nearest airport and railway station is at Shimla. Reaching Shimla, one can take a bus or hire a taxi to reach the Sanctuary.
Best Time to Visit: April to June and September to October.
Things to keep in mind
- The road network is limited and the sanctuary can only be explored on foot.