Gobind Sagar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the districts of Bilaspur, which is 83 km away from Anandpur Sahib in Himachal Pradesh. One of India’s largest and world’s highest gravity Dams, Bhakra-Nangal Dam is built on the bank of Gobind Sagar.
Built in the year 1976, the Gobind Sagar feeds water to several states of North India. Spread over an area of 170 sq km, the Gobind Sagar houses variety of birds. The travel & tourism department of Himachal Pradesh permits fishing in the Gobind Sagar and the permit can be obtained from the department of fisheries at Bilaspur. During the month of October and November a variety of water sports activities are organized by the Department of Tourism & Civil Aviation. Tourists can enjoy water-skiing, sailing, Kayaking and water-scooter racing on the turf of Gobind Sagar.
Connected by a rope-way, the shrine of Naina Devi overlooks the Gobind Sagar. The adjoining wildlife sanctuary holds Sambhar, wild boar, barking deer and red jungle fowl.
Major Wildlife Attractions: Sambhar, wild boar, barking deer and red jungle fowl.
Other wildlife is Singhara, Chilwa, Catla, Jhalli, Mrigal, Grass crap, Misror crap, Topra, Silver Crap and Gid.
Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Chail Wildlife Sanctuary is from April to November.
How to get there:
Air: Chandigarh and Bhuntar are the nearest airports, located at 135-km and 131-km from Bilaspur.
Rail: The nearest broad gauge railway station is at Kiratpur Sahib and nearest narrow gauge railway station is at Shimla, which are connected by regular bus services.
Road: Bilaspur is approachable by road from Shimla and Chandigarh.
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.
Himachal Pradesh, India
Leopard, Black Bear