Dachigam National Park

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  • Jammu & Kashmir

Information About Dachigam National Park

Situated slightly more than 22 kms from capital city Srinagar, Dachigam National Park is home to the endangered Hangul of Kashmir Stag and a number of other Himalayan wildlife species. With a diverse flora & fauna, Dachigam wildlife sanctuary makes for one of the prime places to visit for wildlife lovers near Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir.

The park is adorned with Dagwan River which runs through it and Sangargulu Valley, which makes the upper realm of it. The Sangargulu Valley or Valley of Flowers, as it is called is an ideal trekking destination in Dachigam National Park to spot leopards and koklas pheasants.

Spread in an area of 500 sq km, Dachigam offers a thrilling experience of taking a peek inside rich Himalayan wildlife and spotting animals like musk deer, leopard, Himalayan black bear and Himalayan brown bear amongst many other species of animals. Dachigam National Park is also a bird lover’s paradise and is home to a number of avifauna like Cinnamon sparrow, Black bulbul, Himalayan monal, Golden oriole and many more.

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Major Highlights of Dachigam National Park


Hangul or Kashmir Stag

Permit Requirement

A permit has to be acquired from the Wildlife Department office to visit Dachigam National Park.

Entry Fee

An entry fee of INR 25 has to be paid for visiting Dachigam National Park.

Visiting Hours:

Dachigam is open between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm everyday.

  • No vehicles are allowed inside Dachigam National Park, it can only be explored on foot. So, make sure you are physically fit to walk for hours.
  • The Sangargulu Valley trek is only advised for seasoned trekkers.
  • In order to explore the park, it is advised to start early in the morning.
  • Carry your food packet and water as they are not available in and around the park.