Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve

Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve in Kashmir is a place where you will find rare and exotic species of musk deer. A rich and varied flora and fauna are the main attractions of the Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve of Kashmir. Dominating in the rich green cover of the area are the conifers, accounting for over ninety percent of the vegetation. Aesculus indica, Pinus griffithii, Cedrus deodara, Abies pindrow, etc consist of the major species. Embracing the ground of the Kashmir, India Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve is shrubs, consisting of Sorbaria tomentosa, Viburnum spp., Indigofera heterantha, etc., along with the Dicotyledonus herbs.

Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve is safe haven for numerous rare and endangered species of animals and birds. Scores of tourists come here to have a look at these wild animals like Leopard, Red Fox, Serow, Musk Deer, Brown Bear, Leopard, Hangul, Black Bear, etc. Both resident and migratory birds namely European hoopoe, Snow Cock, Jungle Crow, Koklas, Blue Rock Pigeon, Griffon vulture, Kashmir roller, etc, live in the lap of nature. Visit Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve to enjoy the unparalleled experience of viewing the diverse wildlife.

It lies just 57 kilometers from the Srinagar airport and the nearest railway station Jammu lies at a distance of 342 kilometers; both the places are very well connected to all the Indian cities.

The best time to visit the Reserve for viewing mammals is between the months of September to March. But if you want to watch the birds, March, April and May are the ideal months. Tourist and private accommodation as well as camping sites are easily available.

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