Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve :
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Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve
48-km Southwest Of Srinagar
Kashmir Region, J&K.
Area Coverage :
180 sq km.
Major Attractions :
Himalayan Musk Deer, Red Fox, Black & Brown
Best Season to visit :
For bird viewing March-May; For animal
is just 48 km from Srinagar
to its southwest. The reserve has an area of 180 sq km, and an altitudinal
range of 2,400 - 4,300 meters above sea level. Fauna includes Himalayan musk
deer, red fox, brown and black bear. among avifauna are upland birds, both
resident and migratory. The best time for animal viewing is September to
March and for bird viewing March to May. It is famous for retaining several
rare and endangered species such as the musk deer, and a rich and varied
Arriving At Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve
By Flight :
The Srinagar airport is 57 km away.
By Trackways :
Nearest railhead is Jammu (342-km).
By Roadways :
Regular buses ply from Srinagar, which is
48-km away from the reserve area
The Park Ecosystem
The 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 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.