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Visit Dachigam National Park

Dachigam National Park is a wildlife area that is located at a distance of about 22 km from Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. The name ‘Dachigam’ literally means ‘ten villages’ as ten villages were relocated in order to make space for the park. Spread over an area of 141 sq km, the park is divided into two sections namely Upper Dachigam and Lower Dachigam. A protected area since 1910, first under the Maharaja and later under the government authorities, the park was declared as a national park in 1981.

 

Dachigam National Park is a wildlife area that is located at a distance of about 22 km from Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. The name ‘Dachigam’ literally means ‘ten villages’ as ten villages were relocated in order to make space for the park. Spread over an area of 141 sq km, the park is divided into two sections namely Upper Dachigam and Lower Dachigam. A protected area since 1910, first under the Maharaja and later under the government authorities, the park was declared as a national park in 1981.

Fast Facts:

  • The main attraction of this park is the endangered hangul or Kashmir stag, which also happens to be the state animal.
  • Some of the commonly seen fauna includes Himalayan Black Bear, Long-Tailed Marmots, Leopard, Jackal, Red Fox, Himalayan Weasel and Yellow-throated Marten.
  • The park is home to over 145 variety of bird species including Monal Pheasant, Lammergeier and Blue Magpie. Undoubtedly, the park is a visual treat for wildlife photographers and a learning place for kids.


Before visiting the park, travellers should note the following:
  • Forest Department accommodation is available and reservations can be made from the office of Srinagar’s Tourist Reception Centre through the Chief Wildlife Warden.
  • The nearest railway station is Jammu, located at a distance of 310 km.
  • Though the park is open throughout the year, the best time to visit is from April to October.






 

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Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Hill Station
  • Altitude

    1585 m
  • STD Code

    0194
  • Best Season

    Apr - Oct
  • State/Code

    /190001
  • LANGUAGES

    Kashmiri, Urdu, Hindi, English