New Spot For Nature Lovers! Jammu’s Gharana Wetlands To Turn Into A Bird Sanctuary

by Shreya Rathod
New Spot For Nature Lovers! Jammu’s Gharana Wetlands To Turn Into A Bird Sanctuary

Doesn’t the tiring city noise makes you want to cut off from it? And make you feel like going to a dense forest or a wetland to immerse yourself in nature? Well, how amazing would it be to go on a wildlife retreat? Soon there will be one in Jammu & Kashmir. Gharana Wetlands in Jammu is known for its bird population. And now it is soon going to be a tourist attraction. Here is all you need to know about the wetlands.

Gharana Wetlands In Jammu

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Gharana Wetlands is known for different species of birds, both migratory and resident. Also, it is one of the most important destinations for their habitat. It is home to almost sixty-five species of birds including Northern pintail, Eurasian wigeon, white-breasted ibis, and others. This is one of the reasons why authorities are taking interest in this place and plan to make it a bird sanctuary. According to the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu, Gharana Wetlands will be a popular destination among tourists.

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Construction Of Bird Sanctuary

The authorities are taking a sustainable approach towards the development of this region. Also, they are trying to include every possible facility that will be needed to provide top-class service to tourists visiting this sanctuary. Maintaining the natural habitat for birds is the prime duty of authorities. Moreover, facilities like parking bays, chain line fencing and other infrastructure will be completed among other things. Besides this, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar has visited the site and assessed the ongoing process of the new bird sanctuary. It is also one of the locations for border tourism and ecotourism.

Since Jammu is a popular tourist destination, there are many places to visit besides the wetland. You can visit Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary, Akhnoor Fort, Bahu Fort, Mubarak Mandi Palace, and other such places. Also, don’t forget to pay your respects at the famous Vaishno Devi Mandir.

Put Gharana Wetlands on your bucket list, and go admire the beautiful birds.

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