Himachal Pradesh has a varied topography, climate and
forest cover and is endowed with a vast variety of flora and
fauna. From times immemorial, this tract is known for its
wilderness, landscapes, beautiful forests and wildlife. In
Himachal Pradesh, out of the total geographical area of
55,670 sq. km., the forest area as per legal classification
is 37,691 sq. km. At present there are 32 Sanctuaries, 2
National Parks and 3 Games Reserves.