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Overa Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: 76-km From Srinagar,Near Pahalgam,Kashmir Region, J&K
Coverage area : 32.27-sq-kms
Main attractions : Pheasant
Best time to visit : Mammal Viewing - September to March / Bird Viewing - March to May
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-- By rail : Nearest railhead is Jammu (280-km).
-- By air : Nearest Airport is Srinagar (87-km).
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Overa Wildlife Sanctuary is located 76-km from Srinagar, near Pahalgam, and has an area of 32.27-sq-kms. 

Fauna :
The area is home to a number of rare, threatened and protected species of birds and mammals. It sustains 13 species of mammals and over 80 species of birds. The sanctuary has acquired an outstanding position for its varied and magnificent species of pheasants. This area houses a variety of mammals most of which are faced with the serious threat of extinction. They are the Hangul, Musk Deer, Serow, Rhesus Macaque, Langur, Leopard, Leopard Cat, etc.


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