Similarities in the Lifestyles of the Gujjar Bakarwala of Jammu and Kashmir and Gaddi Shepherds of Himachal Pradesh
Both Gujjar Bakarwala and Gaddi are:
(i) Herders of goat and sheep.
(ii) Both have similar cycle of seasonal movements. In winters they lived with their herds in the low hills of Shivalik range grazing their flocks on scrub forests.
(iii) Both with the onset of summer in April moved northwards. The Gaddis spent summer in Lahul and Spiti valleys while Gujjars crossed the Pir Panjal passes and entered the Kashmir valley.
(iv)By September, again both move again to their winter base.