Wildlife in JammuJammu is a beautiful tourist spot with breathtaking scenic views and lovely architectural delight. It is rich in flora and fauna and boasts of some great mineral reserves as well. The vicinity of Jammu is surrounded with some beautiful wildlife sanctuaries which are places that one should visit on a compulsory basis if a trip to Jammu is planned.
A visit to the wildlife sanctuary should be in one’s travel itinerary to make one’s visit, travel, trip or vacation memorable. The wildlife sanctuaries have the rare merit of being an absolute delight for avid bird watchers and animal lovers.
Wildlife Sanctuaries in Jammu
Below are some of the popular wildlife sanctuaries of Jammu that are discussed at length:
Ramnagar Wildlife SanctuaryRamnagar Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the periphery of Jammu and is one of the nearest wildlife sanctuary from the heart of the city. It is easily accessible due to its well connectivity through roads and is famous for the various rare and uncommon birds and animals that it shelters. This wildlife sanctuary is very well maintained and the accommodation facilities are available in the outskirts and nearby areas of this sanctuary.
Kishtwar High Altitude National ParkLocated on a height and altitude, this national park is a place of great significance and importance for the bird lovers. There are many trees and shrubs which are unique to this place and some of the rare species of vultures, bulbuls and leopards are found in good numbers in this place.
Nandini Wildlife SanctuaryOne of the very famous wildlife sanctuaries of this region is the Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary which is situated on the National Highway. The leopards and the langurs found here are a beautiful sight to watch. This place also has a sizeable populaiton of phesants. One can also spot, different kinds of pigeons here.
Surinsar Mansar Wildlife SanctuaryThe Surinsar Mansar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most renowned sanctuaries and attracts a large number of tourists on a daily basis. This wildlife sanctuary is an epitome of the beauty of many broad leaved trees and the mixed shrub forest is a beauty to watch. Also, this sanctuary lies in close proximity to the two most famous lakes of Jammu, namely Surinsar and Mansar.
Jasrota Wildlife SanctuaryThis wildlife sanctuary is located on the banks of the Ujh river and is in close proximity to the village of Jasrota. This wildlife sanctuary's name and fame is farfetched due to the exuberance it oozes in the rich fauna and flora that it shelters.
The trees, shrubs and herbs found in this sanctuary are very uncommon and rare and a visit to this place will bring to the forefront the rare jewels that nature has in its store for us.
In case, if one is interested in booking reservations for a visit to any of the wildlife sanctuaries then one should contact the Regional Wildlife Warden of the Jammu Region as per the contact details below.
The Regional Wildlife Warden Jammu Region
Close to Jammu Ashok Hotel Manda
Therefore, in order to view and spot some of the rarest wildlife species like the langurs, the nilgais, the barking deer etc. do plan a visit to any of the wildlife sanctuaries mentioned above to have a wonderful experience. Also, some of the beautiful birds of nature like Indian Mynahs and pheasants can be found in abundance in these wildlife sanctuaries.
In 1978 Jammu and Kashmir wildlife protection act was brought into force in order to preserve the rich wildlife of Jammu and to give a boost to the conservation movement for wild species and their habitat in the state. All in all, the national parks and the wildlife sanctuaries in the region of Jammu are great treasures for tourists to cherish for a long time, post their visit to his wonderful place on earth named Jammu.