Shimla water catchment and wildlife sanctuary is situated 8km northeast of Shimla, just off the Nh 22. The sanctuary serves dual purpose, conservation of wildlife and water harvesting.
The area is biodiversity rich, home to many species of plants, animals birds and insects. Bird watchers paradise,chirping of the birds is the only noise inside the sanctuary. The catchment area offers a perfect day hike. The trail starts from the gates of the Water catchment area, it is a 6km walk in the dense forest from the gates to a beautiful guest house at Seog. Below the trail are the pipelines laid a century ago. The trail is surrounded by tall Himalayan Deodar trees and himalayan oak. The dense Deodar forest is stretched out as far as the eyes could see.
For all those who are seeking solace in the nature, this place is perfect. Far away from the noise of city and worries of material world this place will connect you to divine.
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