Majathal Sanctuary is an interesting sanctuary situated in the Shimla and Solan districts. It was first notified in 1962 and then renotified in March 1974. It covers an area of 39.4 square kilometers on varying altitudes of 900 to 1,966 meters above sea level.Majathal Sanctuary is home to the rare cheer pheasant and goral which are generally found in the upper reaches of the Himalayan mountain ranges. Other animals that are visible are the Himalayan black bear, leopard, rhesus macaque, jungle cat, Himalayan palm civet, yellow throated marten, barking deer, sambar, Indian wild bear and langur.
This sanctuary has a very steep and rugged terrain. Cheer Pheasant away from habitation. This can be visited by travelling about 10 kms on a kacha road Kararaghat (Shimla-Bilaspur- Highway) to Kashlog and then walking on foot from Kashlog. This sanctuary has the highest concentration of Goral which can be seen in its natural habitat. This sanctuary is reported to have the maximum population of endangered Cheer pheasant. One has to stay in tents in the forest, Best season to visit is the winters.