Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary in pictures

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Photo of Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary in pictures by Shilpi

Tucked in the quiet side of Himachal, 8 km from Dalhousie, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is a nature lover's paradise. This is the same place where Bollywood flick Lootera was filmed. Remember the house where Sonakshi stayed? Well, that was Forest Rest House in Kalatop. This is a photo journal of my visit to Kalatop, the less visited place in Himachal-

At the toll gate

Photo of Kalatop, Himachal Pradesh, India by Shilpi

The barrier gate entry for Kalatop

Photo of Kalatop, Himachal Pradesh, India by Shilpi
Photo of Kalatop, Himachal Pradesh, India by Shilpi

The narrow roads through the jungle leads to the sanctuary

Photo of Kalatop, Himachal Pradesh, India by Shilpi
Photo of Kalatop, Himachal Pradesh, India by Shilpi

Pathway towards the rest house

Photo of Kalatop, Himachal Pradesh, India by Shilpi

Simple yet stunning Forest Rest House

Photo of Kalatop, Himachal Pradesh, India by Shilpi
Photo of Kalatop, Himachal Pradesh, India by Shilpi

The very place where Lootera was shot

Photo of Kalatop, Himachal Pradesh, India by Shilpi

Not the tree from the movie, but a nice prop

Photo of Kalatop, Himachal Pradesh, India by Shilpi

Later the locals told us that the tree in the movie was artificial, specially created for the film. Woah!

Seems the road takes you to horizon

Photo of Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary in pictures by Shilpi

Panoramic view of Kalatop 

Photo of Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary in pictures by Shilpi

Lot of greenery and independent rest houses  

Photo of Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary in pictures by Shilpi

Besides the Government owned rest house, may other resorts have opened in the vicinity. The place is gradually turning noisy and losing the green cover. It was beautiful when it was left alone. The cost of development may be? 

Who wouldn't love this sight

Photo of Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary in pictures by Shilpi
Photo of Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary in pictures by Shilpi

Hubby in action

Photo of Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary in pictures by Shilpi

Towards the exit

Photo of Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary in pictures by Shilpi
Photo of Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary in pictures by Shilpi

The untouched intact forest 

Photo of Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary in pictures by Shilpi
Photo of Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary in pictures by Shilpi

Did not spot a single bird in Kalatop because of noisy tourists and change of weather. Hope this place maintains its green cover and remains stunning with its natural beauty. More commercialization would make it lose its sheen. Nevertheless the place is breathtakingly beautiful. Don't you agree? 

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