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About Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve

The Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve is a reserve area located at 48 km to the southwest of Srinagar. It is a well-maintained reserve that boasts of a rich flora and fauna collection. The vegetation cover is thick and dominated by conifers, pines, Abies Pindrow, Aesculus Indiaca, etc. The reserve is gifted with a rich fauna as well- Musk Deer, Serow, Brown Bear, Black Bear, Red Fox, and Hangul. The Gulmarg Reserve also houses a variety of resident and migratory birds like Monal, Griffin Vulture, Snow Cock, and Koklas. Spread over an area of 180 square km, this is one of those areas where biodiversity is in its most untouched and richest form. Safari through the reserve and if you are lucky, you may spot some of the most endangered mountain species. This also acts as an educational excursion for children; they learn about the wilderness. Teach them why we must conserve our ever depleting forest cover and take care of rich fauna our Earth is blessed with. This place is a paradise for all nature and photography enthusiasts. A camping site present near the area and accommodation facilities are decent. You can get to the reserve via airways, road or rails.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 3 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Family, Couple
  • Not Allowed Pets
  • Allowed Camera, Video, Footwear

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Gulmarg Children's Park

Gulmarg Children's Park

Cultural- Sports Center

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Baba Reshi Shrine

Baba Reshi Shrine

Religious

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Alpather Lake

Alpather Lake

Water Bodies

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Gulmarg Ski Resort

Gulmarg Ski Resort

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Hillpoint

Hillpoint

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Hotel Highlands Park

Hotel Highlands Park

In Hotel

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Bakshi

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Big Bite Fast Food

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Main Market

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Khan Cloth House

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Top Choice

Individual shop

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Picnic at Ningli Nallah

Picnic at Ningli Nallah

Interactive

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Cable Car Ride to Apharwat Peak

Cable Car Ride to Apharwat Peak

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Snow Skiing

Snow Skiing

Adventure

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Visit Khilanmarg

Sightseeing

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Alpine Lounge

Alpine Lounge

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 900

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Pine Palace

Pine Palace

Bars

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