Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve in Gulmarg

The Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve is home to some rare mountain species

The Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve is home to some rare mountain species

Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve Overview

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Spread over an area of 180 sq km, Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve is home to many common and rare species of fauna, flora and avifauna. Located at an altitude varying between 2400 and 4,300 metres above sea level, this reserve is among those regions where biodiversity is in its richest form. Nature has blessed this sanctuary with expansive patches of conifers and green herbs that give it a scenic appearance.

Here, you can catch sight of the endangered Musk Deer - the main attraction of the park. Also seen in this park are Hangul, Leopard, Brown Bear, Black Bear and Red Fox. A paradise for ornithologists, this area has a huge population of indigenous and migratory birds. Worth mentioning among them are Griffon Vulture, Blue Rock Pigeon Monal, Snow Cock, European Hoopoe, Koklas, Kashmir Roller and Jungle Crow. The best time to visit this place is from September to March (for mammal viewing) and March to May (for birdwatching).

  • Opening Closing Time 10 am to 4 pm (Daily)

  • Photo Opp

    An excellent place for wildlife lovers, Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve offers many opportunities to capture movements as well as moments of animals in their different moods. From rare species of fauna to spectacular flora and astonishing avifauna, there are seemingly endless things to shoot in this reserve.
  • For Kids

    Kids would love watching different plants, animals and birds inhabiting the park.

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Location

48 km Southwest of Srinagar, Gulmarg, 193403, Jammu and Kashmir