Jasrota Wildlife SanctuaryJammu is a beautiful city and is blessed with numerous places of great natural beauty. The wildlife sanctuaries of Jammu are a reminiscent of the fact that Mother Nature has bestowed its blessings on Jammu in abundance. There are many rare species of animals, birds and tress and shrubs, which are found in abundance in these sanctuaries.
The richness in flora and fauna, makes these wildlife sanctuaries a great spot of tourist attraction. Being at a sheer distance of 63 kilometres from Jammu, this wildlife sanctuary named the Jasrota Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the right side of the banks of the River Ujh which falls towards the north side of the Jasrota Village. This lavish extravaganza of wildlife delights extends over ten square km sq. The totality of this area, witnesses the strong presence of bamboo plantations.
Attractions in Jasrota Wildlife Sanctuary in JammuOn the forefront of the fauna richness one can find the broad leaved species of Lannea Grandis, Dalbergia Sissoo, A.Arabica, Acacia Catechu and other trees and herbs. The main shrubs are , Dodonea Visacosa, Carisa spinarum, Lantana camara. The fauna category boasts of Wild boar, Cheetal,Barking deer and the variety of Rhesus monkey which are sheltered in this sanctuary.
One can also find the abundance of a rich variety of pheasants and other migratory and resident birds. The most important species are blue rock pigeon, green pigeon, jungle bush quail, red jungle fowl and peafowl .
Best Time to visit Jasrota Wildlife Sanctuary in JammuThe favourable time period to view the animals at their best is from the month of September to the month of March and for viewing the birds is from the month of March to the month of May. And, it is recommended that you should be armed with heavy woolen clothes for winters and some light clothing for the summers. Also, do not forget to pick up the umbrellas, raincoats and windcheaters to handle any sudden rain, in case you happen to encounter some downpour.
Also, for bookings and reservations regarding one's accommodation or visit to the Jasrota Wildlife Sanctuary in Jammu, the Regional Wildlife Warden of the Jammu Region can be contacted.
How to reach Jasrota Wildlife Sanctuary in JammuTravelling to this wildlife sanctuary is convenient as the nearest airport and railway station is located in Jammu at a distance of 65 kms from the sanctuary. There are many local buses, as well as taxis, which can help you reach the Jasrota Wildlife Sanctuary directly from airport or railway station. There are many buses and taxis available from the main areas of the city as well, which will help you reach this wildlife sanctuary.
Regional Wildlife Warden Jammu
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