Daranghati Wildlife Sanctuary located in the upper area of Shimla District, has undisturbed forest area with plenty of wildlife and was notified in March 1974. The total covered area of this sanctuary is 16740 hectares.

Himalayan Black Bear, Brown Bear, Himalayan Palm Civet, Barking Deer, Musk Deer, Flying Fox, Goral, Indian Hare, Stripped Hyena, Himalayan Ibex, Leopard, Himalayan yellow throated Marten, Serow, Blue Sheep, Common giant flying Squirrel and Himalayan Weasel are the animals that are founf over here.

There is a network of bridle paths and inspection paths in the sanctuary. Visitors are advised to seek assistance from the forest staff posted at Dofda and Sarahan. The area is ideal for those who love to trek along mountain heights.

Major Wildlife Attractions: Daranghati is home to Himalayan Black Bear, Brown Bear, Himalayan Palm Civet, Barking Deer, Musk Deer, Flying Fox, Goral, Indian Hare, Stripped Hyena, Himalayan Ibex, Leopard, Himalayan yellow throated Marten, Serow, Blue Sheep, Common giant flying Squirrel and Himalayan Weasel are the animals that are founf over here.

Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Daranghati Wildlife Sanctuary is from April to November.

How to get there:
Air: The Jubbarhatti airport is 23-km from Shimla and major domestic airlines cater their services from here to Shimla .

Rail: Shimla is the nearest railhead.

Road: Roads connect this capital city of Himachal with other places in the state as well as other major towns and cities. There is regular bus service from Delhi and Chandigarh as well as ordinary, semi deluxe, deluxe and AC coaches for Shimla are available too. One can also cross over to Leh and Ladakh via Rohtang pass from here.

General Info / Tips: Accommodation is not a problem, as you can find a number of private as well as government resorts to live in and around the sanctuary.

Location:
Himachal Pradesh, India

Nearest Access:
Rampur Bushahr

Wildlife Found:
Leopard, Black Bear

Coverage Area:
167.40-sq-kms