Dachigam National Park is located in Srinagar district of Jammu Kashmir union territory of India. National Park is named after in remembrance 10 villages which were relocated for its formation. The park area is well protected since the beginning of the nineteenth century by the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir ensuring clean drinking water supply to the city of Srinagar. The park is situated in the Zabarwan Range of the western Himalayas.
Flagship animal of the National Park is Hangul or the Kashmiri Stag.
Dachigam National Park is notified in the year 1981.
Notified area of the National Park is 500 sq.km.
The elevation is ranging from 5500 ft to 14000 ft above mean sea level.
Best time to visit the National Park is from April to October.
The vegetation of this region is of coniferous forest type including broadleaf species and meadows.
Musk deer (roose kat), Leopard, Himalayan serow, Kashmir grey langur, Kashmir stag (hangul), Leopard cat, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan brown bear, Hill fox, Himalayan weasel and Yellow-throated marten etc.
Cinnamon sparrow, Black Bulbul, Himalayan monal, Golden oriole, Minivet, Pygmy owlet, Woodpecker, Babbler, Koklass pheasant, Chough, Orange bullfinch, Kashmir flycatcher, Tytler’s leaf warbler, Streaked laughing thrush, Himalayan rubythroat, Wallcreeper, Black-and-yellow Grosbeak and Himalayan griffon vulture etc.
Approach to Dachigam National Park
Nearest Airport: Srinagar (22 km)
Nearest Railway Station: Srinagar railway station or Nowgam railway station.
The national park is well connected with roads.