Destinations Magazine

Dachigam National Park, the Best Place to Explore the Wilderness in Kashmir

By Jaisonvincent @globlvisiontour
Dachigam National Park, the Best Place to Explore the Wilderness in KashmirDachigam National Park is a beautiful parkthat is located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, at a distance of about 22 km from Srinagar. Stretched over an area of about 141 sq km, the park is one of the top tourist attractions in Jammu and Kashmir. The literal meaning of the park is ‘ten villages’, which must have probably kept in the memory of the ten villages that were relocated to form this national park. In the year 1981, the region was declared as the national park.
Attractions Flora Dachigam National Park is filled with a diverse species of flora. Around 50 species of trees, 500 species of herbs and 20 species of shrubs have been recorded at this place. The principle species of tress found in this region are abies pindow, morus alba, salix sapp, corylus colurna and lots more. As for the shrubs found in this national park are desmodium tiliaefolium, berberis spp, indigofera heterantha etc. Fauna The national park is major attraction in Jammu and Kashmir, as it is home to the rare species of birds and animals that cannot be seen anywhere else in the country. The chief attractions of this place are the species such as hagul and Kashmir stag. Besides these, other species of wild animals found in this region are musk deer, jackal, jungle cat, snow leopard, Himalayan Brown and Black Bear, Himalayan serow, long-tailed marmot etc. Apart from these, the park is also home to around 150 species of birds, including wagtail, redstart, minivet, wallcreeper, bearded vulture, woodpecker, black bulbul, cinnamon sparrow, Himalayan ruby throat, Kashmir flycatcher, orange bullfinch, chough, Himalayan griffon vulture and lots more.
Best Time to Visit The park can be visited throughout the year, as the different seasons has a different beauty at this park. Still, the most appropriate season to visit this place is from April to August, as it is a perfect time to visit the upper regions of the park which remains snow covered during the winter season. Accommodation There are very limited options available for accommodation in Dachigam. There are two rest houses available at this place that is run by the Forest Depart. If you are in search of much better quality of accommodation, then Srinagar is the best option, which is located at a distance of about 22 km. Srinagar is dotted with various types of accommodation that are facilitated with modern day amenities. How to Reach By Air:The nearest airport to this place is in Srinagar, located at a distance of about 24 km. The airport is well linked by flight with various major cities in India, like Mumbai, Delhi, Jammu, Leh, Bangalore etc. Regular bus and taxi services are available from the airport to the national park. By Train:The closest railway station to this park is Jammu National Park, located at a distance of about 327 km. The station is well connected with places like Indore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Pune, Chennai and many more.
By Road:The Park can be easily accessed from the main town of Srinagar, located at a distance of about 22 km. Regular bus and taxi services are available from the town to the national park. Srinagar has a good network of roads that connects the place with other major parts of the country like Delhi, Jammu, Chandigarh, Leh etc.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Big Food Giants Manipulate Public Health Policy in China

    Food Giants Manipulate Public Health Policy China

    Coca-Cola is at it again. As soda sales decline in the United States and Europe, beverage companies look to emerging economies like China for growth. And, it... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • Jewellery for a Precious You

    Jewellery Precious

    Jewellery is always close to a woman’s heart. It completes her look and boost confidence. Considering the changing trends in jewellery fashion, it becomes... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Dr.jenifer Sayyed
    LIFESTYLE
  • Rajshri Productions’ Next Is A Film On Friendship | Hum Chaar | Trailer

    Abhishek Dixit’s debut feature film Hum Chaar is a Bollywood film made under the banner of Rajshri’s film. Hum Chaar is written and directed by Abhishek Dixit. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Themoviean
    ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Saint Paul the First Hermit

    Saint Paul First Hermit

    Today is the feast day of Saint Paul the hermit. This is a sweet and delicate Oatmeal Bread topped with rolled oats and naturally sweetened with agave. Saint... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Veronica46
    FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES
  • Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu | Teaser | Pranav Mohanlal | Arun Gopy

    Arun Gopy’s Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu is an upcoming Malayalam action-drama feature film starring Pranav Mohanlal and Zaya David in the lead roles. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Themoviean
    ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • A Year Of Body Positivity

    Year Body Positivity

    Last January, as I sat there on New Years eve all set to make the same old resolutions I've made year after year for as long as I can remember, I realised how... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Sparklesandstretchmarks
    DIARIES, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – Jan 2019

    Garden Bloggers Bloom 2019

    Euphorbia rigidaWhen I went out to take the photos for this blog post I was surprised at how much was in flower dotted around the garden. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Patientgardener
    GARDENING, HOME

Magazines