Dachigam National Park enjoys a proximity to the beautiful city of Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir state. Its forests and picturesque landscape have always attracted tourists. The park is divided into two large sectors-the Lower and Upper Dachigam regions with altitudes of 1700 and 4300 meters, respectively. Two steep ridges enclose the parks parameters. The landscape at Dachigam varies from deep ravines, rocky ridges, steep slopes and alpine pastures. The Masrar Lake, in higher Dachigam, is at the mouth of the Dachigam River. The park is home to the endangered hangul or the Kashmiri stag, the only species of red deer to be found in India.
Dachigam National Park is a home for different species of plants, trees, birds and wild animals. The florists combination of the park includes alpine pastures, meadows and scrub vegetation with deep gullies which are locally known as Nars running down the mountain face. Wild animal species found in the park include hangul which is known as the Kashmir stag, Musk deer, Leopard Himalayan serow, Himalayan grey langur, Leopard cat, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan brown bear, Jackal, Hill fox, Himalayan weasel, Yellow-throated marten, Jungle cat, Long-tailed marmot and Otter.
22 kms from Srinagar
Recommended Transport: Taxi