Trekking

Flora of Nag Tibba Trek

Girish Kumar

Last updated: 07-01-2017

Nag Tibba Trek which lies in the Lower Himalayan Range near Mussoorie, is a good Weekend hike for anyone wanting to take a breather from daily routine. The trek offers gentle slopes making it ideal option for people looking to do their first Himalayan Trek. Trek begins from a small Hemlet known as Pantwari. The circular Itinerary which ends at a Village known as Auntar is more rewarding. Walking through the dense forest on the Auntar side is a treat every hiker will cherish. One of many highlights of this trek is the variety of flora found here. Often we get so engrossed in the beauty of the trek that the trees & bushes that we come across go unnoticed. Here we list 27 of the most commonly seen Trees & Bushes on Nag Tibba trail with their common usage.


 

1. भीमल (Bhimal) : Used for feeding cattle. Also used in making Ropes & Mattress.

Flora of Nag Tibba Trek


 

2. खड़की (Khadki) : Used for feeding Cattle. Blossoms in April

Flora of Nag Tibba Trek


 

3. चुल्लू (Chullu) : The fruit is eaten. The seed is used for making oil. This oil is used in making vegetable and also applied in hair.

Flora of Nag Tibba Trek


 

4. बुरांश (Buransh or Rhododendron) : The state tree, used for making juice. Helps control Bad Cholesterol.

Flora of Nag Tibba Trek


 

5. बांझ (Baanjh) : Used for feeding cattle and making firewood.

Flora of Nag Tibba Trek


 

6. तूण (Tun) : Wood is used in building houses and furniture.

Flora of Nag Tibba Trek


 

7. शीर्श (Shirsh) : Poisonous. Cattle can die if they eat the new leaves (which come in March/April).

Flora of Nag Tibba Trek


 

8. मोदू (Modu) : Fruit is eaten. Tastes sweet and sour.

Flora of Nag Tibba Trek


 

9. अंयार (Anyaar) : Leaves used as fodder for goats. Dry leaves are laid down in domestic animal shelters to keep them warm.

Flora of Nag Tibba Trek


 

10. पदक (Padak) : Used in performing rituals. Branches are considered pious/holy.

Flora of Nag Tibba Trek


 

11. लगले (Lagle) : A vine which climbs by winding itself to other trees. Eats away the main plant.

Flora of Nag Tibba Trek


 

12. फ़र्न (Fern)

Flora of Nag Tibba Trek


 

13. जंगली पालक (Jungali Palak)

Flora of Nag Tibba Trek


 

14. पुदीना (Pudina) : A Herb used in making drinks & medicines

Flora of Nag Tibba Trek


 

15. काली घास (Kali Ghas) : The juice which comes after meshing it, is used to apply on wounds. Helps them heal faster.

Flora of Nag Tibba Trek


 

16. जंगली कपास (Jungali Kapaas) : The white layer is used in Hooka. It is put above Tobacco. Helps it get warm & burn faster. Mostly found on rocks.

Flora of Nag Tibba Trek


 

17. कंडोन (Kandone) : A type of grass used as fodder for cattle

Flora of Nag Tibba Trek


 

18. काल्टी (Kaalti) or बिच्छु घास (Bichhu Ghas) : Used in making vegetable. Stings if touched.

Flora of Nag Tibba Trek


 

19. झूला घास (Jhula Ghas) : Found on the trees. Used for making “Mehandi”

Flora of Nag Tibba Trek


 

20. खरसू (kharsu) : Used as fodder for cattle.

Flora of Nag Tibba Trek


 

21. चिरायता (Chiraytha) : Smells very strong.

Flora of Nag Tibba Trek


 

22. पथ्थर चटटी (Paththar Chatti) : Its juice is used as medicine to treat kidney stone. Grows on rocks.

Flora of Nag Tibba Trek


 

23. गूम (Goom)

Flora of Nag Tibba Trek


 

24. मरचुली (Marchuli) : Goats love eating it.

Flora of Nag Tibba Trek


 

25. आड़ू (Aadu) : Fruit is eaten. Fruit ripes in July/August.

Flora of Nag Tibba Trek


 

26. फेडू (Phedu) : Fruit is eaten. Leaves are used as fodder.

Flora of Nag Tibba Trek


 

27. सप्रेस (Sapres) : Used for making Houses & furniture

Flora of Nag Tibba Trek

Girish Kumar

I love exploring mother nature in all its forms. I am a keen Cyclist, Hiker & a Novice Kayaker. Curr Read more

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