Describe the annual movement of Gujjar Bakarwals?
The Gujjar Bakarwals of Jammu and Kashmir are great herders of goats and sheeps. In winter, they live with their herds in the low hills of the Shiwalik range. The dry scrub forests provide good grazing grounds for their herds.
In summer, they cross the Pir Panjal passes and enter the Kashmir valley. They graze their cattle on the lush green mountain sides, covered with a variety of grasses. With the onset of winter, the Bakarwals are on the move again, back to their winter pastures.