Location: 48-km Southwest Of Srinagar, Kashmir
Coverage Area: 180-sq-kms
Main Attraction: Musk Deer
Best Time To Visit: Mammal
Viewing - September To March
Bird Viewing - March To May
The reserve area is located
at a distance of 48-km from Srinagar , to its southwest. It is
famous for retaining several rare and endangered species such as
the musk deer, and a rich and varied avifauna
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
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,
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
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
WHERE TO STAY
here for Hotels & Restaurants in Srinagar