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Dachigam National ParkWhy Dachigam
Dachigam National Park is close to the beautiful city of Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir state. Its forests and picturesque landscape have always attracted tourists from all around. 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 encircles the parks parameters. The landscape at Dachigam consists of deep ravines, rocky ridges, steep slopes and alpine pastures. The Masrar Lake, in higher Dachigam, is at the mouth of the Dachigam River. The river is regarded as the lifeline of the park, for its meanders through Lower Dachigam region from its point of origin, thus replenishing the entire lower region. The park is home to the endangered hangul or the Kashmiri stag, the only species of red deer to be found in India.

Key Factors
State : Jammu & Kashmir, in the extreme north of India.
Climate : The region remains cold throughout the year. The summer season (from May to August) is cool and very pleasant with temperatures ranging from 8°C to 14°C; however, winters (September and December) are particularly harsh when the temperature drops to a range of -2 to 4°C.
Area : 141 sq km
Travel Tips : Consult the Doctor before you leave for the trip. Get enough information about the place you are going to visit.
Best Time to Visit : Upper Dachigam, May-August; Lower Dachigam, September-December
Nearest Town : Srinagar (22 km)
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Get There
The Lower Dachigam region is accessible via a metaled road, but Higher Dachigam areas are accessible only on foot.
International Airport : Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi.
Airport : Srinagar (22 Kms)
Railways : Jammu (200 Km)
Road : The nearest town is Srinagar at a distance of 22 kms and is well linked to Dachigam by a proper road.

Dachigam National ParkStay There
Accommodation is available at Srinagar city. There is a choice of hotels, rest houses and lodges that are reasonably priced and have options 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.

Venture Into The Dachigam
Surrounded by snow capped mountains and lush green valley is the Dachigam National Park in Jammu & Kashmir. The ideal way to explore Dachigam is by foot. Traverse through the numerous tracks, many of which do not consist of challenging climbs and can be attempted by all. If you desire to trek to the upper region then you may face some strenuous climbs. So it is advisable that you carry some proper camping and climbing equipments. The treks to upper Dachigam should mostly be attempted by serious trekkers or by die-hard nature lovers. This is possible only in the summers, as the higher areas are totally inaccessible during the winters. A small portion of the lower region can be toured by jeep. You can hire jeeps from Srinagar, which is only 22 km away from the park.

The Fauna
The fauna of the park comprises of - Hangul (Red Deer), Himalayan black bear, musk deer, Himalayan marmot and species of wild goats.
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The Avifauna
Various exotic Himalayan birds, colorful pheasants like the crimson tagopan, monal pheasant, blood pheasant and koklass pheasant, golden eagles and bearded vultures are commonly spotted.

Additional Punch
Areas of interest near Dachigam include the picturesque city of Srinagar (22 km) Jammu city (200 km), the base point for Vaishno Devi (an important place of pilgrimage for Hindus), and Patnitop, a scenic hill resort. If you are a die-hard trekker and love to face challenges then head towards Leh-Ladakh region. Leh-Ladakh is completely bewitching.

Dachigam National ParkExtend the Trip
Though the beauty and charm of Jammu & Kashmir will bind you and you may not think of going to any other place from here. But, if you want to see and feel more then head towards, Himachal Pradesh. Himachal is the most ideal break for you, after your visit to Jammu & Kashmir. Here you will find all you desire to see & feel.

Few Difficulties
Accessing the park is not so easy. There are many strenuous treks in the park area. You may not be able to interact with the local people, as only the educated one can speak English. The climate is too chilling in the winters. The routes are blocked by snow fall during the winter season.

Few Suggestions
Make sure you're physically fit and wearing a sturdy pair of boots. Don't get into any unknown or illegal activity. Do not disturb the local culture and local atmosphere. Try to be well informed about the routes and the place you are going to visit. Contact us when and where needed, while on a wildlife India Tour.

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