Which similarities are observed in the lifestyles of the Pastoralists of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh? Describe.
- Gujjar Bakarwals of I & K are great herders of goat and sheep. They established and moved annually between their summer and winter grazing grounds.
- In winter, high mountains covered with snow, they lived in shiwalik range.
- In summer, they begin northern march for the grazing grounds in the valleys of Kashmir. They go in groups called as ‘kafila’.
- Gaddi shepherds of Himachal Pradesh have a similar cyclic movement. They too spend the winters in shiwaliks - grazing - in scrub forest.
- By April they move north and spend summer in Lahul and Spiti.
- When snow melts many move to high ground.