J&K To Host First Bird Festival To Promote Sustainable Eco-Tourism

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by Sanmita A
by Sanmita A 236

Abundant greenery, scenic rivers and mountainous landscapes are where the birds settle. And no place is more green than Jammu and Kashmir, where a few spots are a bird watcher’s delight. The Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department has announced the state’s first-ever bird festival to promote sustainable eco-tourism. Reportedly, the bird festival will take place at Pahalgam and Dachigam and will collaborate between the tourism department, Forests and Wildlife Departments, and Sanctuary Nature Foundation, a Mumbai-based organisation.

Kashmir Is One Of The Best Sites For Bird Watching

Dal Lake is one of the important spots in the city that attracts a large number of migratory birds, especially during the winter seasons. In addition, Dachigam National Park, Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, the Kashmir Wetlands, and Tso Morari Lake in Ladakh have w wide variety of birds visiting these places. Other areas like Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Sonmarg are also a few places best for watching birds. You’ll find all kinds of bird species in Jammu and Kashmir, from migratory birds to endangered bird species like the Black-necked crane, Bar Headed Geese and many more.

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Other Bird Watching Spots In India

Many states like Goa, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha host the bird Watching festivals for bird watching enthusiasts. The recent bird festival was held at Karnataka’s Madikeri, where they focused on bird watching, drawing more attention to wildlife and nature and bringing bird watching into focus. Bird festivals usually take place at various places, depending on the biodiversity and richness of the area.

So, get ready to witness the bird festival in Jammu and Kashmir and engage yourself in a wholesome experience amid nature and wildlife.

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