Where flora and fauna take turns to enchant you. The wetlands of Kashmir are blessed with unparalleled beauty, and are also home to wide range of plant and animal life.
Migratory birds from Siberia and Central Asia use the wetlands in Kashmir as their transitory camps between September and October and once more around spring.
Avifauna: Migratory geese and ducks consist of Brahminy Duck, Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Garganey, Greylag Goose, Mallard, Common Merganser, Northern Pintail, Common Pochard, Ferruginous Pochard, Red-Crested Pochard, Ruddy Shelduck, Northern Shoveler, Common Teal and Eurasian Wigeon.
Hokersar wetland Kashmir
Hokersar wetland is located at a distance of 10 km from Srinagar. it is spread over an area of 13 . 75 sq. km (1375 ha) in the northwest Himalayan bio geographic province of Kashmir, in the backyard the snow draped pir panjal range with an altitude of 1584 m Hokersar wetland gets water from the doodhganga River. the well and provides shuttling ground for around 68 migratory birds who travel from Leh to the plains of Siberia. The commonly birds include Geese, shovelers, Red-crested Pochancha, white-eyed Pochards, common teals, Egrets, Wigeons, Coots and Grey-lags.
The requisite permissions to visit Hokersar can be obtained from the tourist reception center, Srinagar and also from the wildlife warden of Srinagar oberoi palace.