The Great Himalayan National Park is situated nearby the Kullu town of the Himachal Pradesh state of India. Located over the youngest mountain range in the world, Himalaya, it covers an area of 765 sq km. The park is situated 1500-5805 meter above the sea level; make it one of the highest national parks in India.
Since the park varies in its altitude, thus, it is the home to variety of plants which include Ban Oak Forest, Moist Deodar Forest, Western mixed coniferous Forest, moist temperate deciduous Forest, Himalayan alpine pastures, and Rhododendron Scrub Forest. The down trodden area of the park i.e. below 2000 meters is covered with blue pine (pinus wallichiana), and higher up by a broad broadleaved forest on sloping areas and fir (Abies pindrow) on the steep areas. Oak, blue pine, cedar (Cedrus), deodar, bamboo Arundaria spathiflora, Iris, Frittilaria, Gagea, Primula, and Taxus Baccata are other known trees.
The Himalayan national park is notable for many endangered species of mammals such as Musk deer, Brown bear, Goral, Thar, Leopard, Snow leopard, Bharal, Serow, Monal, Kalij, Koklas, Cheer, Tragopan, Snow cock etc. In this way the park offers a wide range of natural wealth which makes it an ideal destination for the wildlife seekers.
Now a day the park emerges as important pilgrimage destination in India, as it is the place for origination of many holy rivers for instance Raktisar river from Sainj; Tirthan from Hanskund. Apart from the wildlife sanctuary, Kullu, the place where park is situated, is one of the finest hill stations in India which offer variety of tourist attractions such as trekking, mountaining, Paragliding etc.