District : Ganderbal

Shalla Bug village is located in Ganderbal Tehsil of Ganderbal district in Jammu & Kashmir, India. It is situated 8km away from Ganderbal, which is both district & sub-district headquarter of Shalla Bug village. As per 2009 stats, Shallabugh B is the gram panchayat of Shalla Bug village.

The total geographical area of village is 2243.6 hectares. Shalla Bug has a total population of 5,229 peoples. There are about 871 houses in Shalla Bug village. Ganderbal is nearest town to Shalla Bug which is approximately 10km away.

Shallabugh wetland is 16 km northwest of Srinagar and spans across 150 ha. Some of the popular migratory birds visiting the Shallabugh reserve include Geese, Bar Geese, White Heeled Duck, Shoveller, Red-Crested Pochard, White-Eyed Pochard, Common Teal, Pintail, Mallard, Gadwall, Coot, Hoonk and Graylag. Among these, Pintail, Common Teal, and Gadwall are the birds visiting this wetland in maximum numbers. The wetland together with the marshes is fed by the Sindh River and local runoff. According to officials, the migratory birds come to Shallabugh wetland far off places like Siberia, Central Asia, Northern Europe, Ladakh, China, and Central Asia. The average depth of the water varies from 0.5 to 2.0 m. The entire wetland is thronged by game birds particularly during winter months and the wetland also supports the locally important fishery and reed-harvesting industry, which provides excellent opportunities for the local fisherman community. The wetland is an important staging and wintering area for migratory Amatidae and breeding place for a variety of waterfowl species. The flying visitors started to throng to this wetland from the first week of November last and the outward migration is expected to start from March up to mid-April.

The village is rich resource of Shalabug, wetland and unique willow wicking work

It is situated 8km away from Ganderbal