Nepli Forest Reserve is a part of Sukhna Wildife Sanctuary; it is a hilly forested area of the Shivaliks. The route to Nepli is via ‘Saketri’ village of Haryana which is not far from the Sukhna Lake end. This is a Nature Trek Spot and the view you get to see are good, in all there are 4 nature trails ranging from 6 to 8 km in length. 12 traditional watchtowers & signages camouflaging the forests are constructed along the nature trails one can get wide view of Shivalik hills. Nepli Inspection hut, a Rest House is another attraction which provides some refreshments to the visitors. Since its a natural trail you can take and you should take eatables inside the sanctuary because enroute you will not find aything to eat or drink.
One can visit this forest from sunrise to sunset, both of which are the best times to see the wildlife which would almost be invisible during Noon time. It has a good number of Flora and Fauna including 150 varieties of bird and mamamls like Sambar, Spotted Deer (Chittal), Pangolin (ant eater), Wild boar, Jackal, Small Indian Civet, Jungle Cat, Porcupine, Hanuman Langur, Rhesus Monkey, Indian Hare, Common-Mongoose, Squirrel etc.
No visitor is allowed to stay inside the forest during night. The sanctuary remains open on Saturday, Sunday also but not on national holidays.
Since this is a Reserve Forest, you have to give application/request letter to Conservator of Forests & Chief Wildlife Warden, U.T. Chandigarh for seeking entry permit, which is not a big deal.
Your application should contain following information:-
Place to be visited i.e. Nepli.
Number of persons in your group.
Mode of journey.
Date and time of the visit.
Full address and telephone number of the applicant.
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