Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary


14.9/5(5 Ratings)

Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary Overview

Ranked 12 of 53 sightseeing in Srinagar

Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions renowned for offering natural habitat to rare Kashmir stag Hangul and black and brown bears. Surrounded by mountains and beautiful flora, the sanctuary sprawls across an area of around 141 sq. km. Situated at an average altitude ranging from 5,500 to 14,000 ft above sea level, the sanctuary was declared as a National Park in 1951.

Being a home to flora and fauna of the Himalayan range, the national park is divided into two sectors of Dachigam, including the lower and the upper Dachigam. A wide variety of vegetation is present in the sanctuary including grassland, rain forest, coniferous forest and broad leaved woodland. Dotted with bare rock faces and alpine pastures, the national park is a home to the most endangered species of red deer.

Apart from leopards, yellow throated marten, jackal, hill fox, wild boar, Himalayan griffon, long tailed blue magpie and Himalayan weasel can also be sighted inside the park. Besides flora and fauna, the national park is also home to avifauna species like crimson tapogan, blood pheasant, golden eagle and bearded vultures.

Tourists can visit this site throughout the year although special permit from the chief wildlife warden is required for entering into the park.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

5:30 AM -6:30 PM
5:30 AM -6:30 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Subash Chaudri

Subash Chaudri5.0/5

3 reviews

Go amazing with the wildlife at Dachigam Wildlife

Dachigam Wildlife is the most amazing wildlife in j&k. The place is very amazing to see, around this wildlife there are lots of beautiful natural things to see.
  • Go amazing with the wildlife at Dachigam Wildlife

Maahi Bhat

Maahi Bhat5.0/5

2 reviews

Best wildlife sanctuary

Dachigam is one of the best wildlife sanctuatuary in the world as it is located at Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir the earths heaven and it is at the mountains of zabarwan.

Chenchu Mareddy

Chenchu Mareddy5.0/5

116 reviews

Good place to be visited

The J&K tourism department had allotted one of the person on payment for Horse riding, since we are new and do not know how to ride the Horse, the person helped us and sat with us, later we saw Stag and it is called Kashmiri Stag, really it was great.



3 reviews

Heavenly - Out of this world Experience

Visiting Dachigam Sanctuary needs Government Permission from the very high offices. Once inside the Sanctuary you may come across and spot a Kashmiri Hangul or the Stag. Occasional sighting of leopard and bear have also been reported. Place can be visited only during the daytime. Just by the side of Dachigam Sanctuary one can also visit the Hatchery run by the Fishery Department of the Government.

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Sreeram Iyengar

Sreeram Iyengar4.3/5

11 reviews

Move around with ease!

The sanctuary is an added attraction. It is on the western side of the Himalayas. The flora and fauna are to be seen and felt by everyone. Though the area is protected, but you can actually move around with ease.

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Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary, Srinagar

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Ajit Halder

Wildlife in Srinagar
Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary, Srinagar

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Subash Chaudri

Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary, Srinagar