Dachigam National Park
Dachigam is a wildlife sanctuary which is
home to the endangered Hangul species of the Deer in the country.
Dachigam is also host to other wildlife of the state viz Black/ Brown Bear, Musk
Deer, leopards and migratory birds. There is a Trout fish farm also in Dachigam.
It is big natural reserve which requires permissions from the Wildlife
Authorities for excploration. The dense forests of Dachigam offer a brilliant
view alongwith a Glacier fed rivulet flowing right through the middle.
Dachigam lies in Srinagar District and it is
20 Kms from the Distt Headquarters.The nearest Airport is approx. 25 Kms away in
Badgam Distt.This Airport is connected with major cities of country. The nearest
Rail Head is at Jammu which is 300 Kms away and from there National Highway NH1A
connects the Kashmir valley with India. Every sort of transport to suit every
budget from Buses to Taxis ply on this Highway. It takes around 10 to 12 hours
to cross this mountaineous road which crosses some beautiful spots and the
famous Jawahar Tunnel linking Kashmir Valley with country. Selected Transport is
available from anywhere in the Srinagar City with nominal costs to the Gates of
sanctuary. From there on you have to trudge on foot.Taxis, Buses can be
chartered from anywhere in the Srinagar city to this place.
Overa Wildlife Sanctuary
The Sanctuary is situated about 76 kms.from
Srinagar in the south-east and located near Pahalgam.The area is home to a
number of rare,threatend and protected species of birds and mammals.It sustains
13 species of mammals and over 80 species of birds.It has acquired an
outstanding position for its varied and magnificent species of pheasants.
The Overa Wildlife Sanctuary is richly
covered with a variety of floral complexes which comprise mainly of conifers;
the principal species being Pinus griffithii,Abies pindrow,aesculus indica,Morus
alba, Juglans regia, etc.Major shrub associates are Indigofera heterantha,
Desmodium tiliaefolium, Isdon spp., etc, while the main ground layer is
dominated by dicotlydonous herbs comprising of Taraxacum officinale, Artemisia
vulgaris, Anemone spp., Primula spp., etc.
Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve
area is located located at a distance of 48 kms. from Srinagar to its south-west.It
is famous for retaining several rare and endangered species like the musk deer,
and a rich and varied avifauna.
Overa- Aru Biosphere Reserve
area is located located at a distance of 76 kms. from Srinagar to its south-east.It
is famous for retaining several rare and endangered species like the hangul,
musk deer, brown bear, leopard, koklas, monal and snow cock.