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5 Places in India Where You Could Spot Snow Leopards if Lucky

5 Places in India Where You Could Spot Snow Leopards if Lucky

Snow leopards are beautiful and majestic animals and if you get to see them even once in your life, consider yourself lucky. With the snow leopard population diminishing around the world there’s still hope left if you wish to catch a glimpse of this mesmerizing cat. Good news, you can now do this in India!   

Read on to see the places where you could spot this breathtaking animal and take mental pictures that will last you a lifetime. Our HolidayIQ travellers will help you figure your journey out!


Jammu and Kashmir


Hemis National Park is situated in the eastern Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir and is famously known as India’s largest national park. It’s a spectacular high altitude national park.

Home to the highest density of snow leopards in India, this is one of the best places to spot a snow leopard.

HolidayIQ traveller Raheela Rashid says “This place offers green meadows for tired eyes, fresh water flowing streams, big tall deodar trees, water rafting, fishing, and gorgeous wooden and paper mache craft shopping”

Best time to visit:  May to September





Himachal Pradesh

The remote Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh has become a hotspot for snow leopards. You could expect to see them in Kibber wildlife Sanctuary and Pin Valley National park of Spiti Valley.

HolidayIQ traveller Komal R says “Awesome place to visit. Peaceful place, mountains, hills, awesome weather.Wonderful place for trekking. Best place for adventure lovers and for those who are looking for a peaceful getaway”

Best time to visit: January and February




Uttarakhand

Head to Gangotri National Park in Uttarkashi District of Uttarakhand to witness wildlife on a high-altitude. This magnificent park shelters rare and endangered species like snow leopards, Tahr, Bharal, Ibex, Himalayan Snowcock and Himalayan Monal.

HolidayIQ traveller Sumit Rawat says “Uttrakhand is a beautiful place to visit with amazing views. Indeed a very beautiful place. It was such relief to see untouched and pristine landscapes, beautiful temples, and a variety of wildlife.”

Best time to visit: April and October

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Sikkim

Get ready and hopeful to see Snow leopard, Sloth bear, Himalayan Tahr, Tibetan wild dog and Himalayan blue sheep in the Khangchendzonga National Park situated in the North and West Sikkim districts. It’s one of the 18 Biosphere Reserves of India.

HolidayIQ traveller Raghuneesh Rattan says “Sikkim is a haven for travellers, full of rich nature's bounties - waterfalls, lakes, snow-clad mountains, dry mountains, valleys, flowers, treks, temples (Buddhist & Hindu), monasteries etc”

Best time to visit: March to May and September to Mid-December.




Arunachal Pradesh

Namdapha National Park in Arunachal Pradesh is one of the richest protected areas in terms of biodiversity. It’s home to several mammals of great diversity, like the Snow Leopards, Clouded Leopards, Dholes and Asiatic black bears to name a few.

HolidayIQ traveller Rini Choudary says “The scenic beauty of Arunachal is heavenly. Being a regular traveller, I must admit that I have never seen such rustic and unspoiled beauty of nature before. It is surrounded by the lush green lofty mountain ranges of the gigantic Himalayas and washed by the beautiful Kameng river and innumerable springs.”

Best time to visit: October to April

So it’s time you pack your bags and set out on a mesmerizing journey to see these stunning cats as it will be worth your time, no doubt!


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