Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve

Jhilmil Jheel, rajaji national park

A little known marshy grassland just near the Rajaji National Park (extension area of Rajaji Tiger Reserve), near Haridwar. This is a unique 155 hectare (383 acre) site. It is corridor for most of animals transferring from National Park. Jhimil is literally the last piece of primordial Terai marshland to survive untouched in Uttarakhand. A panoramic view from the well-situated watchtower can take one back a millennium and more; little would have changed. At this low-lying site (altitude: 240 m. or 800 ft.) lives Uttarakhand's only surviving herd of Swamp Deer of Barasingha (Cervus Duvaucelii). These graceful creatures were once found all over the Terai, the once-unending marshy belt separating the Shivalik Hills and the Gangetic Plains. Jhilmil was declared a Conservation Reserve in 2005 upon on order from Dr. Abdul kalam, then the President of India, thanks to a creative new law allowing the preservation of smaller wild areas.

Biodiversity at Jhilmil Jheel

Jhilmil Jheel conservation Reserve is rich in fauna and flora diversity including five species of deer (Chital, Sambar, Barking deer, Hog deer and Swamp deer), Elephant, Nilgai, Common leopard and occasionally tiger are also seen in the area. There are migratory birds.

Gallery

leopard at jhilmil jheel
Yellow Throated Martin at jhilmil jheel
Swamp Deer at jhilmil jheel
Elephant at jhilmil jheel
Sambar at jhilmil jheel
Small Indian Civat at jhilmil jheel
Burmese Python at jhilmil jheel
Tricarinate Hill Turtle at jhilmil jheel
Pied Hornbill at jhilmil jheel
Red-vented Bulbull at jhilmil jheel
Deers at jhilmil jheel
Trees at jhilmil jheel