Dachigam National Park Srinagar– Wildlife Tourism in India – Know About amazing world of wildlife in Jammu and Kashmir, India

Dachigam National Park, the land of bio diversity, shelter home of endangered Hangul, is situated hardly 22 Km from the Srinagar, capital of state Jammu & Kashmir. Kashmir region is often pronounced as the heaven on the earth.
Unique features of the Dachigam national Park start with being the most easily accessible national Park in the country, it was the year 1910 when Maharaja of Kashmir issued order for the protection of 10 villages of Dagwan valley, the area which was declared as the national Park in the year 1981. Elevation level ranging from 5500 ft to 14000 ft is yet another unique feature of Dachigam National Park; this has divided the park into Lower Dachigam with Moist Temperate Forest and Upper Dachigam with alpine meadows and fir-birch forest.
According to record 145 species of birds, fifty species of trees along with various animals are founding the 141 sq. Km of land occupied by the Dachigam National Park, as life supporting shelter and natural habitat. Strictly implemented conservation plan of endangered Hugul [Kashmir Stag] is yielding very good result as number of animals in park has gone to 400 from the 150.
Dachigam National Parks remains open throughout the year but as during the peak winters sub zero temperature in upper Dachigam is quite possible so it is advisable to plan your wildlife safari here before the peak winter. For the bird lovers March to May months is the tourist season for visit to Dachigam National Park.

Vital Tourist Information : Dachigam National Park Srinagar

Location :
Dachigam National Park is situated hardly 22 Km from the Srinagar, state capital city.

City : Srinagar

State : Jammu Kashmir [India]

Region : North India

Weather & Climate :
Srinagar have climate identical to typical Himalayan climate.

Temperature :
Summer : Max 29 °C - Min. 11°C
Winter : Max. 7°C - Min. (-) 2° C

Tourist Season :
Dachigam National Park have three tourist seasons .
For Lower Dachigam May to August
For Upper Dachigam September to December
For the Bird Lovers March to May

Basic Travel Info :
Lower Dachigam is just 22 Km away from the Srinagar, tourist can hire a taxi / tourist vehicle for reaching here.

Accommodation :
Forest Department is providing tourist accommodation inside the park. Tourist can reserve rooms at tourist center.

Spoken Languages :
Kashmiri - Urdu - Hindi [Local dialects] - English

Travel Tips :
Do include a good Binocular and enough photo films for your camera.
Like the many other tourist destinations of the world here also rate bargaining makes shopping more interesting and fun filled activity.

Dining / Food Facility :
Srinagar is the place of multi cuisine hotels but without enjoying delicious Kashmiri cuisines like Rista, Seekh kababs, Tabak maz, Roganjosh, Yakhni, Gushtaba, Dam-Aaloo etc surely your tour can't be said completed.

Souvenir / Shopping :
Like the scenic heaven Srinagar is also the paradise of shopping lovers. Hot items purchased by most of tourists are Kashmiri Handicraft like Chain Stitch Carpets, Copper and Silverware, Basket ware, Wood carvings and Dry fruits. Beautiful woolen Pashmina shawls and Crewel embroidery on furnishing material are also on the high priority list of tourist.

Static & Biographical [Flora & Fauna] Info : Dachigam National Park

Area : 141 sq. Km

Forest Type :
Dachigam National park can be divided into Lower Dachigam with Moist Temperate Forest and Upper Dachigam with alpine meadows and fir-birch forest.

Plants :
Acer Indica - Aesculus indica - Aesculus Indica (Horse chestnut) - Berberis - Celtis australis - Cotoneaster - Fraxinus Micrantha - Juglans Regia (walnut) - Lonicera - Morus Alba (Mulberrry) - Parrotiopsis Jacquemontiana (witch hazel) - Pinus - Populus (Poplars) - Prunus - Quercus Robur (oak) - Rosa - Rubus

Animals :
Apart from the Endangered Hugul other animal species includes
Hill Fox - Himalayan Black Bear - Himalayan Brown Bear - Himalayan Grey Langur - Himalayan Weasel - Jackal - Jungle Cat - Leopard - Leopard Cat - Long-tailed Marmot - Musk deer

Birds :
Babbler - Bearded Vulture - Black Bulbul - Black-and-Yellow Grosbeak - Chough - Cinnamon Sparrow - Golden Oriole - Himalayan Griffon Vulture - Himalayan Monal - Himalayan Rubythroat - Kashmir Flycatcher - Koklass Pheasant - Minivet - Orange Bullfinch - Pygmy Owlet - Red-billed Blue Magpie - Redstart - Streaked Laughingthrush - Titmouse - Tytler's Leaf Warbler - Wagtail - Wallcreeper - Woodpecker

Tourist Spots/Attraction :
Tourist Spots : Chasma Shahi - Dal Lake - Nishat Bagh - Nagin Lake - Shalimar Bag - Pratap Singh Museum
Religious Places : Chatti Padshahi Gurudwara - Hazratbal Dargah - Shah-i-Hamdan Mosque

How To Reach Dachigam National Park Srinagar Jammu Kashmir [India]

Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
Recently train service is launched in the Kashmir valley so please check out with Indian railway website for the train journey to Shrinagar. In the past train journey was available only up to Jammu Tavi rail station which was nearest train halt for getting here.

Road Travel / Bus Route :
Road travel to Srinagar is a thrilling and exciting experience because national highway 1A, connecting Jammu with Srinagar have numerous curves and hairpin turns in world's most scenic surroundings.

Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
Shrinagar is on the route of domestic flights which are regularly available from New Delhi and other cities during the days of clear climatic conditions.