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Chandigarh has 3245 hectares under forest and most of it is hilly. The forest areas lie around Sukhna Lake and Patiala ki Rao. Close to village Kansal, on the outskirts of Chandigarh, towards the hills is a reserve forest. Entry to which is restricted. One has to obtain an entry pass from Deputy Conservator or Forest, Chandigarh, inside this forest is a rest house surrounded by beautiful grassy lawns and flower beads.

At a short distance from here is another reserve forest know as Nepli, which is a bit more wild than Kansal. On two sides, it is surrounded by small hill and the whole area is covered by thick forest replete with wildlife, there is a small rest house amidst green and flowery lawns.

A walk in these forest areas can be rewarding as one may sport a large variety of wild animal – antelopes, neelgais, hyenas, jackals and hares, A fireline, which is laid down by the forest Department to reduce fire hazard, serves the dual purpose of a trek is 8 km long and runs over three hillocks and has a steep gradient. It originates at Nepli Forest Lodge and teminates at Kansal forest Lodge. It is an educative trek which introduces a different king of flora and fauna.

A trek so near...

   How to Reach


Airport – Chandigarh
Railhead – Chandigarh
Road – Connected with motorable roads. (Delhi-Karnal-Ambala-Chandigarh


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