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Kishtwar High Altitude National Park

Kishtwar High Altitude National Park

Kishtwar High Altitude National Park, Wildlife of Kishtwar High Altitude National Park, Travel to Kishtwar High AltitudeState
: Jammu & Kashmir District Doda
Status : Snow Leopard Reserve
Season  : April - October.
Attitude : 1700 m - 4800 m.
Railway Station : Jammu Tawi (245 Km.)
Air Port
 : Srinagar
Bus Service : Range forest Officer, Masau Forest Division, Sirhi, Distt. Doda (J & K).
Location : Jammu, J&K
Coverage Area : 400-sq-kms
Main Attraction : Musk Deer, Himalayan Brown-Black Deer
Best Time To Visit :
Mammal Viewing - September To March
Bird Viewing - March To May

Kishtwar High Altitude National Park, Wildlife of Kishtwar High Altitude National Park, Travel to Kishtwar High AltitudeSpread on 400 square kilometers of rolling Himalayan glory, Kishtawar High Altitude National Park Kashmir India opens up a magical wild land inhabited by rare Mountain animals such as the hangul, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, langur, Himalayan brown bear, markhor, hangul and musk deer. There is a wide difference in climate and vegetation in different parts of Kishtawar High Altitude National Park due to difference in altitude and topographical variations in different parts of this enchanting mountain wildlife sanctuary in Kashmir India. Different parts of Kishtawar High Altitude National Park is located on different altitudes that range from 1,700 meters above sea level to 4,800 meters above sea level. Kishtawar High Altitude National Park Kashmir India was accorded the status of a national park in February 1981. Set on the catchment areas of Kibar, Nanth and Kiar mountain streams, Kishtawar High Altitude National Park offers an enchanting habitat for a wide species of rare wildlife. 14 species of mammals and 28 species of birds have been recorded at Kishtawar High Altitude National Park in Kashmir India

Kishtwar High Altitude National Park, Wildlife of Kishtwar High Altitude National Park, Travel to Kishtwar High AltitudeThe Park Ecosystem :

The Animal Beings
Spread over an area of 400-sq-kms, the park contains 15 mammal species including the Musk Deer, Markhor, Hangul, Langur, Leopard and Himalayan Black and Brown Bear. The Vegetation The sanctuary area is characterised by marked variations in topography, climate and altitude as a result of which different types of forest vegetation occur. The principal tree species are Cedrus Deodara, Pinus Gerardiana, Pinus Wallichiana, Juglans Regia, etc. The dominant shrubs are Parrotiopsis Jacquemontiana, and Desmodium Tiliaefolium. The major herbs include Dipsacus Mitis, Artemisia Vulgaris, etc.

The Winged Beings
Fifty species of birds also exist here and the main species are the Himalayan Jungle Crow, Griffon Vulture, Bearded Vulture, Golden Oriole, Paradise Flycatcher, White Cheeked Bulbul, and Indian Mynah. Avifauna Fifty species of birds also exist here and the main species are the Himalayan Jungle Crow, Griffon Vulture, Bearded Vulture, Golden Oriole, Paradise Flycatcher, White Cheeked Bulbul, and Indian Mynah. Flora The sanctuary area is characterised by marked variations in topography, climate and altitude as a result of which different types of forest vegetation occur. The principal tree species are Cedrus Deodara, Pinus Gerardiana, Pinus Wallichiana, Juglans Regia, etc. The dominant shrubs are Parrotiopsis Jacquemontiana, and Desmodium Tiliaefolium. The major herbs include Dipsacus Mitis, Artemisia Vulgaris, etc.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air :
Nearest airport is situated at Jammu (250-km).

Rail :
Nearest railhead is Jammu (248-km).

Road :
The road is constructed up to Ikhala, but bus services are operated up to Plamer only, which is 20-km north of Kishtwar. Wildlife Authority Regional Wild Life Warden Near Hotel Hammu Ashok, Manda (Ramnagar) Jammu. Chief Wild Life Warden, J & K, Srinagar (J & K) Tourist Office of J & K Tourist Reception Center, Srinagar - 190001 Kashmir.

 

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