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Niru Overview


Niru (or “Nizu” in Tibetan) is located in the heart of the "Three Parallel Rivers" in Shangri-la County which are on the United Nation's World Heritage List. It is a forestry place with pristine landscapes, green mountains and a high diversity of plants  truly a paradise for sight seeing, trekking and adventures. Niru Village, a tranquil Tibetan village, is where you can find traditional Tibetan houses scattered in the valley on both sides of Niru River like pearls. Both the natural and cultural environment in Niru are well preserved, earning the title “The World’s First Village”.

There is one attraction especially worth visiting for trekkers: a splendid colored waterfall cluster is located in the depths of a rarely-known mountain range near Niru Village. Rushing down from a 20-meter-high fan-shaped calcium carbonate mesa, the waterfall cluster enriches its surrounding luxuriant virgin forest and crystal-clear river. Illuminated by sunshine, these waterfalls are as beautiful as rainbows.

Location: 75 km northeast of Shangri-la county town (116 km drive from town or 8 hours hiking from Shudu Lake)

In Niru Village, the Tibetan villagers live a peaceful and carefree life, and they always go to bed with the lamb, and rise with the lark. Located in the mysterious valley, Niru village is regarded as a place where people prefer drinking themselves to death. It is a paradise for tourism, adventure and hiking. 

Located in the northeast of Shangri-la in Yunnan Province, Niru is a beautiful land boasts a wide variety of different ecosystems, including meadows, forests and lakes.

As the lower elevation (about 2705 meters above the sea level) has provided an excellent growth environment for vegetation, forest on the land is large and thickly overgrown with various kind of trees, including white birch, spruce and fir. In addition to rich water resources, Niru river is also abundant in fish stocks, among which the most famous one is Schizothorax. Such kind of fish is one of the national key protected fishes. The pristine enviroment with rare musk deer, bear and lynx etc makes the place a big attraction for those who are fond of adventure travel and hiking.

Here are a few natural landscapes worth exploring for tourists in Niru

Niru Population - Bandipora, Jammu and Kashmir

Niru is a large village located in Gurez of Bandipora district, Jammu and Kashmir with total 194 families residing. The Niru village has population of 2297 of which 1751 are males while 546 are females as per Population Census 2011. 

In Niru village population of children with age 0-6 is 238 which makes up 10.36 % of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Niru village is 312 which is lower than Jammu and Kashmir state average of 889. Child Sex Ratio for the Niru as per census is 904, higher than Jammu and Kashmir average of 862. 

Niru village has higher literacy rate compared to Jammu and Kashmir. In 2011, literacy rate of Niru village was 79.12 % compared to 67.16 % of Jammu and Kashmir. In Niru Male literacy stands at 89.85 % while female literacy rate was 38.80 %. 

As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act, Niru village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of village. 

Niru Data

Total No. of Houses194--
Child (0-6)238125113
Schedule Caste21210
Schedule Tribe1,165621544
Literacy79.12 %89.85 %38.80 %
Total Workers1,3861,37313
Main Worker1,18700
Marginal Worker1991945

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