Dachigam National Park
Located very close to Srinagar (22kms), Dachigam National Park with its splendid
forests and magnificent scenery is easily accessible. The two sectors of the Park
- Upper and Lower Dachigam are spread over an area of 141 sqkm and altitudes vary
between 1700 and 4300 metres. The Masr Lake, the mouth of the Dachigam river, the
lifeline of the park winds through its lower terrains. The park is home to the endangered
Hangul or the Kashmir Stag, the only species of Red Deer to be found in India. The
approach to Lower Dachigam is on a mettaled road, but Higher Dachigam is accessible
only on foot.
Area: 141 sqkm
Best time to visit: May - August (Upper region), Sept
- December (Lower region)
Accomodation: Srinagar being the state capital has
a choice of hotels and lodges. It provides accommodation for the budgeted tourist
as well as the luxury holiday seeker. Apart from these there are many other hotels,
rest houses and lodges in and around Srinagar.
Prominenet Fauna: Hangul (Kashmir-Stag), Himalayan
black bear, leopard, musk deer, Himalayan marmot, species of wild goats, variety
of exotic Himalayan birds, pheasants, golden eagle, bearded vulture.
The nearest town to Dachigam is Srinagar ( 22 kms)the Capital Jammu and Kashmir
which is connected to the Park through a metalled road. The nearest airport is also
in Srinagar. The nearest railhead is located in Jammu which is 200 kms away from
Dachigam National Park.
For Additional Information:
Chief Wildlife Warden
Jammu and Kashmir