Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve is a beautiful reserve located to the southwest of Srinagar at a distance of 48 km from Srinagar. It spreads to an area of 180 sq. km. This reserve is located to a height of about 2400 to 4300 meters above the sea level.
Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve - Tourist Information
Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve – Introduction
Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve hosts to some of the exceptional species of wildlife. This reserve offers you the unmatched experience of watching the varied wildlife in its wetlands and widespread forests. It is a paradise for the ornithologists. The favorable eco-system of the place makes it explicitly suitable to hold a large variety of flora and fauna. Tourists can ensure private accommodation options during their sightseeing tour of the Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve.
Wildlife in Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve:
The most parts of the reserve are dominated with dense forests consisting of conifers. The other floras found in this resort are Cedrus Deodara, Pinus Griffithiii, Aesculus Indica etc. The Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve is a home to many species of flora and fauna. Here you can find endangered and rare species of protected animals. Hangul, musk deer, serow, brown bear, leopard, red fox, etc are some of the animals that can be witness in this reserve. Also, the tourists can find a lot of bird folks like Griffon Vulture, Monal, Snow Cock, Koklas, Blue Rock Pigionm European Hoopoe etc.
The climate of the place remains favorable throughout the year.
Best time to visit –
The best time to visit the resort is between the months of September to March.
Getting there -
By Air –
The nearest airport to the Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve is the Srinagar airport that is located at a distance of 57 Km from the reserve.
By Rail –
The nearest railhead is at Jammu, located to a distance of 342 km from the reserve.
By Road –
Regular buses runs from the Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve to Srinagar, ensuring high standards of roadway communication.