Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, Kashmir

Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve

Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve (Sanctuary) snapshot

Rank 11
Ranked 11 of 18,
in Kashmir
Average Rating
6.8 / 7 1
10 Ratings & 2 Reviews

About Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve (Sanctuary)

    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Summer: 6.30 AM - 6.30 PM , Winter: 6.30 AM - 6.30 PM

Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, sprawling over an area of 180 sq. km, is located at a distance of 48 km from Srinagar. The biosphere in addition to being the home to some of the rarest and endangered species of animals and plants, is also privileged for preserving and nurturing them. Some of the rare species that tourists can spot in this reserve include musk deer, hangul, brown bear and other animals.  

Known for its rich vegetation, the forest of this reserve has around 90% conifers. Some of the other principal species of flora that can be found in this biosphere reserve are abies pindrow, aesculus indica and others. On the other hand, shrubs like indigofera heterantha and sorbaria tomentosa are also found in plenty in this reserve. Herbs like dicotyledonous can also be seen in this reserve.

Gifted with rare and endangered species like hangul, musk deer, serow and red fox, this reserve is one of the ideal places for nature, adventure and bird lovers. When it comes to avifauna, this reserve is home to a large population of pheasants and upland birds like crimson tagopan, monal pheasant, blood pheasant and koklass pheasant.

In addition, golden eagles and bearded vultures are the other birds that tourists can spot while touring to this reserve. Griffon vulture, monal, snow cock and more   are some of the other species of birds that tourists can spot.

The best time to visit this reserve is from the month of September to March and then again from March to May.

What travellers are saying about Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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2 traveller reviews for Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve

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Aditya Thombre

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  • Aditya Thombre
  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 6 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  5311 readers

"Beautiful views and mountains everywhere"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 5, 2015
It's the only place other than Sonmarg where you will find ice for the whole year. The cable car experience is breathtaking. Can't forget the fun had in the snow. Just loved it. Beautiful views and mountains everywhere. You can also di skiing if you know how to.
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Ankit Dahiya

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  • Ankit Dahiya
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  724 readers

"Such an amazing place to visit."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 4, 2014
I went there these summer holidays and I must say its a must visit place. The calmness of that place provides peace of mind. It doesn't even feel cold even if there is ice there. I went with my family and we enjoyed a lot there. Even played with ice balls.
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