Dachigam National Park is one of the must-see places when you go to the Kashmir, specifically to Srinagar. Supposedly named after the 10 villages that were relocated for the purpose of its creation, the park was given “national park” status in 1981. It lies a mere 22 kilometres away from Srinagar, and has a spread of 141 square kilometres. The topography of the park in itself is fascinating, for it has some wild differences in altitude at certain spots: in some areas it is already an impressive 1,700 metres above sea level, but this can rise to around 4,300 metres. The former is called Lower Dachigam and the latter is called Upper Dachigam, with the Dachigam River’s trout-filled length winding its way through both sections.
The difference between altitudes translates to some difficulties in going to see the animals in the higher locations, which should [Read more…]