Only 22 km from the Jammu and Kashmir capital city of Srinagar, there is the Daachigam National Park. The park name translates into Ten Villages, and it is said that the name is for representing the ten villages that were actually moved off of the 141 sq. km. of land that now makes up the National Park of today.
This has been a protected park area as far back as 1910, and at first the protection came from the Maharaja of Kashmir and Jammu. But later on, the care and protection came from the surrounding government authorities. The original creation of the Daachigam Park was to ensure drinking water of the Srinagar city to be pure and clean. But in the year of 1981, the area was eventually moved up to the category of being a National Park.
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