A Bugyal is a high altitude alpine grass lands, or
meadows, in Uttarakhand, India. They are locally referred as 'nature’s own gardens'. They can be flat or sloped, and are carpeted with green grass and seasonal flowers. These provide an excellent grazing ground and pastures for tribal herdsmen. At elevations ranging between 3300 meters and 4000 meters, these alpine meadows remain snow covered in winter. In the summer, the meadows burst into a multitude of beautiful flowers and grass. The basins of Nanda Devi, Kedarnath, Gangotriand Bandarpunchhave extensive bugyals. Bugyals have very fragile ecosystems, and hence need to be carefully managed.
Main Bugyals Of Uttarakhand
# Auli. Near Joshimath; India's premiere ski range is located here. Elevation 3049 meters.
# Gorso. Near Joshimath; beautiful
alpine meadows at 3056 meters spread amidst a mixed forest of oaks and conifers.
# Kwanri Bugyal. Elevation 3350 meters.
# Bedni Bugyal. On the way to Roopkund.
* Valley of Flowers Biosphere Reserve. Elevation 3354 meters.
# Panwali & Kush-Kalyani. Between Gangotri and Kedarnath. Elevation 2745-3970 meters.
# [http://india-travel.co.in/trekking/garwhal/dayara-bugyal-trek.html Dayara] . Near
# Munsiyari Bugyal. In
# Chaudas Bugyal
* Dayara Bugyal
# Panwali Bugyals. Elevation 4060 meters.
# Tali Bugyals
* Ali Bugyal
# Chhiplakot Bugyal
# Byans Bugyal
* [http://bugyal.com bugyal.com]
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