Overa Wildlife Sanctuary is rich in flora and fauna due its climate. Overa Wildlife Sanctuary is the residence of a number of rare, threatened and protected species of birds and mammals.
In Overa Wildlife Sanctuary of Pahalgram District, due to the favourable climatic condition, there sustains 13 species of mammals and over 80 species of birds.
Overa Wildlife Sanctuary of Pahalgram District has acquired an outstanding position for its varied and magnificent species of pheasants. Overa Willife Sanctuary is richly covered with a variety of floral complexes.
Overa Wildlife Sanctuary of Pahalgram District in Jammu and Kashmir comprise mainly of coniferous forests. The principal species present in Overa Wildlife Sanctuary of Pahalgram District are Pinus griffithii, Abies pindrow, aesculus indica, Morus alba, Juglans regia, etc.
Major shrubs that are present in Overa Wildlife Sanctuary of Pahalgram District are Indigofera heterantha, Desmodium tiliaefolium, Isdon spp., etc, while the main ground layer is dominated by dicotyledonous herbs comprising of Taraxacum officinale, Artemisia vulgaris, Anemone spp., Primula spp. And many other plant species. Overa Wildlife Sanctuary allures the national and international tourists for its environment, natural beauty and last but not the least is the animals from different endangered arenas.
The area of Overa Wildlife Sanctuary is distinct from the other wildlife reserves in India and the Kashmir valley itself. Overa Wildlife Sanctuary holds a rich assemblage of pheasants like the chukar, koklas, monal and Himalayan snow cock. Other avifauna includes in Overa Wildlife Sanctuary are the jungle crow, red billed chough, griffon vulture, bearded vulture, Himalayan whistling thrush, rufous-backed shrike, Indian mynah. In the spring times, tourist can see the different migratory birds.
Overa Wildlife Sanctuary in Pahalgram District of Jammu and Kashmir is accessible through both road and airways. Pahalgram District of Jammu and Kashmir is also the prime tourist location attracts the tourists for its natural beauty and isolated landscape. Overa Wildlife Sanctuary in Pahalgram District is accessible through Srinagar, the capital city of Jammu and Kashmir, which is 87 kilometres from the place. Overa Wildlife Sanctuary is well connected with Jammu, another important city of Jammu and Kashmir, which is 280 kilometres from the desired place. The roadway is connected through Srinagar, 76 kms from Overa Wildlife Sanctuary in Pahalgram District, Anantnagh (40 kms), and from Pahalgram is 11 kms.
Overa Wildlife Sanctuary allures the tourists in the month of September, October, Novermber, December, January, February, March and April. If one will have tendency to see the birds, he can visit the place in the month March to August.
(Last Updated on : 19-07-2014)
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