Saurabh Van Vihar Palampur, Himachal

Saurabh Van Vihar Palampur

Spread in an area of 13 kms, Saurabh Van Vihar is a nature park that is dedicated to brave soldier Saurabh Kalia (martyr in the Kargil War). The park is situated on the bank of snow-fed Neugel Khad in Kwat Village. A perfect place for recreation, Saurabh Van Vihar is at a distance of about 4kms from Palampur. Overlooking the mighty Dhauladhar Range, the beauty of this nature park is enhanced with the different varieties of plants and trees. The park also shelters a sizable population of birds' species, which further adds to its charm.

Saurabh Van Vihar was established in order to create awareness regarding the gradually depleting environment. In the course of time, this nature park has become a popular picnic ground for people. Today, boating, birdwatching and bouldering can be enjoyed in the park apart from nature walks on the pebbly bank of the Neugal Khad.

History: Saurabh Van Vihar is dedicated to Indian Army martyr Capt. Saurabh Kalia, who lost his life during the Kargil War in 1999. Capt. Kalia is believed to have endured tortures in the captivity of Pakistan for more than 20 days during the war. The nature park dedicated to him in Palampur is an inspiration of all to sacrifice for our country, conserve its rich wildlife and respect it by protecting it against all odds.

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