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Home>>North India>>Jammu-Kashmir>>Adventure-Wildlife>>Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve

Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve

Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve

Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, Wildlife of Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, Travel to Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, Animals wildlifeLocation : 48-km Southwest of Srinagar, Kashmir Region, J&K
Coverage Area : 180-sq-kms
Main Attraction : Musk Deer
Best Time To Visit  :
Mammal Viewing - September To March
Bird Viewing - March To May

Spread over 180 sq. km 2400 to 4300 m above sea level, the Biosphere Reserve is famous for retaining several rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. The area has a rich foliage cover. The main species of conifers, which account for over 90% of forests, are Cedrus deodara, Pinus griffithii, Abies pindrow and Aesculus indica. Major shrubs in the reserve are Indigofera heterantha, Viburnum spp., Sorbaria tomentosa Dicotyledonus. Multiple species of rare and endangered fauna like hangul, musk deer, brown bear, leopard and black bear are provided protection in the Biosphere Reserve. The area has a good population of pheasants and upland birds, both resident and migratory. The common birds are griffon vulture, monal, snow cock, koklas, blue rock pigeon, Kashmir roller, European hoopoe and jungle crow.

The Park Ecosystem :

Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, Wildlife of Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, Travel to Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, Animals wildlifeThe Animal Being

Nature has gifted this Biosphere Reserve with multiple species of rare, endangered and protected species. The main species found over here are Hangul, Musk Deer, Serow, Brown Bear, Leopard, Black Bear and Red Fox, etc. The Vegetation The area holds a rich cover of vegetation, the dominant forest consisting of conifers, which account for over 90% of forest. The principal species are Cedrus Deodara, Pinus Griffithii, Abies Pindrow, Aesculus Indica, etc. The major shrubs are Indigofera Heterantha, Sorbaria Tomentosa, etc. The ground cover over here is also very rich and Dicotyledonus herbs dominate the area, comprising of Rumex Patientia, etc.

The Winged Beings
The area houses a good population of pheasants and upland birds apart from other species, both resident and migratory. The common birds are Griffon Vulture, Monal, Snow Cock, Koklas, Blue Rock Pigeon, Kashmir Roller, European Hoopoe, Jungle Crow, etc. Flora The area holds a rich cover of vegetation, the dominant forest consisting of conifers, which account for over 90%. The principal species are Cedrus Deodara, Pinus Griffithii, Abies Pindrow, Aesculus Indica, etc. The major shrubs are Indigofera Heterantha, , Sorbaria Tomentosa, etc. The ground cover over here is also very rich and Dicotyledonus herbs dominate the area, comprising of Rumex Patientia, etc. Fauna Nature has gifted this Biosphere Reserve with multiple species of rare, endangered and protected species. The main species found over here are Hangul, Musk Deer, Serow, Brown Bear, Leopard, Black Bear and Red Fox, etc. Avifauna The area houses a good population of pheasants and upland birds apart from other species, both resident and migratory. The common birds are Griffon Vulture, Monal, Snow Cock, Koklas, Blue Rock Pigeon, Kashmir Roller, European Hoopoe, Jungle Crow, etc.

HOW TO GET THERE
Air :
Nearest airport is Srinagar (57-km). Rail: Nearest railhead is Jammu (342-km).

Road : Regular buses ply from Srinagar, which is 48-km away from the reserve area

Whom to Contact
The Chief Wildlife Warden, Jammu & Kashmir State, Tourist Reception Centre, Srinagar 190001, (Kashmir.)

WHERE TO STAY
Tourist and private accommodation are readily available in Gulmarg. There is also a camping site available near the reserve area.

FOR RESERVATIONS
CONTACT: The Chief Wildlife Warden, Jammu & Kashmir State, Tourist Reception Centre, Srinagar -190001, (Kashmir.)  

 

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