Bandli Wildlife Sanctuary, Himachal Pradesh is home to the rare snow leopard and Chir pheasant. Amidst the thick foliage of the tall tress, these animals can be seen living a life of peace and serenity. This is the territory of the elusive snow leopard. If you are lucky enough you will perchance get a glimpse of this animal. Spending a few pleasant, peaceful hours and viewing animals in their natural surroundings can be considered time well spent.
Situated seven kilometers from Sunder Nagar town, Mandi, Bandli Sanctuary- Himachal Pradesh, is a must see if you are in the vicinity of Himachal Pradesh. The government of Himachal Pradesh is instrumental in preserving the wildlife sanctuaries and parks of the state, with a view to balance the ecological system.
Major Wildlife Attractions: found over here includes rare Snow Leopard, Himalayan Black Bear, common Palm Civet, Barking Deer, Goral, Indian hare, Rhesus Macaque.
Best Time to Visit: Bandli Wildlife Sanctuary is from May to October.
How to Get there:
Air: The nearest airport is Bhuntar about 57 km from Mandi.
Rail: The broad gauge railhead is at Pathankot, a distance of 210-km. From Pathankot the narrow gauge railway connects Joginder Nagar, which is 55-km from Mandi.
Road: Mandi is well connected by road to other places. The main bus stand is just above an open playing field, where the National Highway- 21 continues along the left bank of river to Pandoh.
Himachal Pradesh, India
Sundar Nagar (07-kms)