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Jammu
( Wildlife )
( Kishtwar High Altitude National Park )
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This Park is interesting for the marked variations in topography and vegetation that occur here. Spread over an area of 400 sq.km the park contains 15 mammal species including the musk deer and Himalayan black and brown bear.There are 50 species of birds.
-: Jammu - Wildlife :-
Kishtwar High Altitude National Park
Nandni Wildlife Sanctuary

Ramnagar Wildlife Sanctuary
Surinsar Mansar Wildlife Sanctuary

General Information

Approach : Airport Jammu (250 kms.)

Railhead:
Jammu (248 kms.)

Road:
Constructed up to Ikhala, but bus services are operated up to Plamer only 20 kms. north of Kishtwar.

Area : 400 sq.kms

Altitudinal Range : 1,700 to 4,800 metres above M.S.L

Accomodation : Check with Regional Wildlife Warden.

Flora : The area is characterised by marked variations in topography,climate and altitude as a result of which different types of forest vegetation occur.The principal tree species are Cedrus deodara,Pinus gerardiana, Pinus wallichiana, Quercus spp., Juglans regia, Ulmus spp., etc. The dominant shrubs are Parrotiopsis jacquemontiana,Viburnum spp., Desmodium tiliaefolium and Rosa spp. The major herbs include Primula spp., Brachypodium spp., Anemone spp., Dipsacus mitis, Artemisia vulgaris, etc.

Fauna : There are over fifteen mammal species; the principal species being hangul, musk deer, markhor, goral Himalayan brown bear, langur, leopard, etc.

Avifauna : Fifty species of birds exist here and the main species are the Himalayan jungle crow, griffon vulture, bearded vulture, golden oriole, paradise flycatcher, white cheeked bulbul, Indian Mynah.

Visit

Mammal viewing :
( September to March )

Bird Viewing: ( March to May )

Dress : Spring/Summer Trekking Shoes , Raincoat, and light clothing
Winter Trekking shoes, Heavy woolens, waterproof windcheaters.

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