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Experience a wildlife odyssey in India with India Wildlife Tours. India is reputed to be the home to the finest game parks and tiger reserves, which offer a stunning array of wildlife. India Wildlife Tours presents tours, which have been specially designed to take you to discover some of India's well-known national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. The highlights of these wildlife tours are the exciting jeep safari and elephant rides in "Project Tiger" wildlife reserves at World famous Ranthambore, Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks. As a result of initiatives taken in the field of conservation, these parks have seen a significant increase in the number of tigers, which were once on the verge of extinction.

Dachigam National Park at a glance :
• Location : 22-km from Srinagar in Kashmir.
• Total Area : 141 sq. kms.
• Declared As : A National Park in 1951.
• Altitude : 1700-4300 metres.
• Climate : Winter minimum 10 degrees, Summer maximum 32 degrees.
• Best Time to Visit : Open throughout the year. For visiting upper Dachigam the best time is from June to August. Each season has its distinct attractions, but October, the main rutting month and when the trees bear their autumnal colours, it the best.

About Dachigam National Park :
Located very close to Srinagar (22-km), Dachigam National Park with its splendid forests and magnificent scenery is easily accessible. Of all the many sanctuaries in the state, the one at Dachigam is the best known. At one time the exclusive hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Kashmir, it was declared a national park in 1951, and owing to a strictly enforced conservation programme, the Hangul population, once 150, now stands at over 400 animals.

Tourist Attraction :
TheSectors : The two sectors of the Park - Upper and Lower Dachigam are spread over an area of 141-sq-km. and altitudes vary between 1,700 and 4,300 metres. Two steep ridges enclose the Park with its great topographical variety - deep ravines, rocky outcrops, steep wooded slopes and rolling alpine pastures. Tumbling down from the Masrar Lake (4,300m), up in the high ranges, the Dachigam River winds through Lower Dachigam.

Flora : The Park is the habitat of the endangered Hangul or the Kashmir stag - the only species of red Deer to be found in India. Winter is the best time to view the Hangul, when they congregate in the shelter of the lower valleys. Other inhabitants include the Himalayan Black Bear, species of wild Goat like the Markhor and Ibex and varieties of exotic Himalayan birds.The leopard, which is the only predator in this paradise, is rarely seen as also the elusive snow leopard, which is found in the higher altitudes. Other animals include the rare musk deer and the Himalayan marmot. A metalled road takes visitors from Srinagar into Lower Dachigam. Upper Dachigam can only be explored on foot.

Avifauna : There over 150 species of birds inhabiting park's vicinity. Colourful pheasants include the Crimson Tragopan, the iridescent Monal Pheasant with its glittering plumage, the Blood Pheasant and the Koklass Pheasant. The golden Eagle and the bearded Vulture or Lammergeier are seen circling the brilliant blue skies.

Places to Stay :
• Grand Palace Hotel, Palace Road,
• Broadway Hotel, M.A.Road
• Centaur Lake View, Chashmashahi
• Hotel New Aashiayana
• Ahdoo's Hotel, Residency Road
• Imperial Lake View, Nehru Park
• Jehangir Hotel, Jahangir Chowk
• Lake Isle Hotel, Nagin Lake
• Madhuban Hotel, Old Gagribal
• Parimahal Hotel, Boulevard

How to Get There:
By Air : Closest Airport to the park is located at Srinagar (22km)

By Rail : Closest Railway Station to the park is located at Jammu (315km)

By Road : Closest town to the park is Srinagar (22km)

---Bandhavgarh National Park ---Bandipur National Park
---Bharatpur National Park ---Corbett National Park
---Dachigam National Park ---Dudhwa National Park
--»- Sunderban National Park ---Kanha National Park
---Kaziranga National Park --»- Simlipal National Park
--»- Sariska National Park ---Ranthambore National Park