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English: A Bugyal is a high altitude alpine grass lands, or meadows, in Uttarakhand, India. They are locally referred to 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 metres and 4000 metres, 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, Gangotri and Bandarpunch have extensive bugyals. Bugyals have very fragile ecosystems, and hence need to be carefully managed.
हिन्दी: उत्तराखण्ड के गढ़वाल हिमालय में हिमशिखरों की तलहटी में जहां टिम्बर रेखा (यानी पेडों की पंक्तियाँ) समाप्त हो जाती हैं वहां से हरे मखमली घास के मैदान आरम्भ होने लगते हैं। आमतौर पर ये ८ से १० हजार फीट की ऊँचाई पर स्थित होते हैं। गढ़वाल हिमालय में इन मैदानों को बुग्याल कहा जाता है।


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