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Gulmarg biosphere Reserve

 
Location : 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
Accommodation : Tourist and private accommodation are readily available in Gulmarg. There is also a camping  site available near the reserve area.
Arrival information : 
-- By rail : Nearest railhead is Jammu (342-km).
-- By air : Nearest airport is Srinagar (57-km).
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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.

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 Indigof era 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, S erow, Brown Bear, Leopard, Black Bear and Red Fox, etc.

 

 
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