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Dhauladhar National Park


Dhauladhar National Park is situated in the Gopalpur village, Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh, India. The park is also named after the village and is also called as Gopalpur National park or Gopalpur Zoo.It is surrounded by the Dhauladhar Range of Himalays. The zoo is adorned with maple trees, horse chestnut trees, chil and greenery. The zoo is the home for the various species of birds and animals. The main atrraction of the park are:

  • Lion Pair
  • leopard
  • Himalayan black beer
  • sambar deer
  • wild pigs
  • Bhutan Grey Peacocks
  • Red Jungle Fowl peacocks
  • vultures
  • eagles

The park was established on Dharamshala - Palampur Raod. This was actually the result of an initiative taken by the wildlife department of the state government of Himachal Pradesh. The village also gained the spirtual significance of Buddhist Monastic Institute – Dorzong Buddhist Monastic Institute by the Dalai Lama in September, 2010. The average elevation of park is 2405 feet which is the highest point in the kangra district. The flora and fauna found here are diverse in nature and the zoo has been designed with proper signage to inform the tourists and spread awareness about the Himalayan wildlife and vegetation alike.

Dhauladhar National Park Timings

  • Openings and Closing Timings are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.


  • Summer temperature ranges from 8°C to 30°C.
  • Winter temperature ranges from -10°C to 10°C.

Best Time to Visit

  • The best time to visit the Kangra Fort is Between the months September– June.

How to Reach

By Air – Nearest airport is the Gaggal Airport at distance of 13 km.

By Rail – Nearest railhead is the Palampur Railway Station.

By Road – The park is well connected to all the major cities by road. Tourist can go using their own vehicle.