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Hangul deer or the Kashmir stag has been spotted outside its protected zone, the Dachigam national Park (141 km²), located at the foothills of Zabarwan range, just outside of Srinagar. A female deer was seen this May in Wangat - Naranag conservation reserve, nearly 45 km away from its safe zone. Endangered as critically as the one horn Rhino and the Asiatic Lion, it is the only Asiatic surviving member of the red deer family.
By opening of Nagin Valley, near Gulmarg (about 10 Kms), Kashmir for tourism, the Govt. of Kashmir has sent out a strong signal - that militancy and terrorism is on wane and a thing of past now.
The opening of this beautiful virgin, pristine valley is nearly after near 2 decades of it being closed to the tourists. This is expected to lure the adventure lovers to the state and also decongest Gulmarg.
Nagin valley, also called Bota Pathri, is to be positioned as an eco-tourism travel destination. For 2 decades it was under the grip of high militancy.
New destinations for tourism are required in Kashmir due to the highest number of tourists ever, last year.