Dachigam National Park is the most beautiful wildlife park in Kashmir. Spanning over 140km square, this park is a treat for animal and plant lovers. The park is thick with jungle and grasslands. It is home to many varied birds and animal species like leopard, brown bear, stag, black bear, etc. This National Park has remained a protected land since 1910. It was given the status of National Park in 1981. The park was initially inhabited by 10 villages in the same area. But to protect the wildlife and to avoid the human-animal conflict, the 10 villages were relocated and the entire area of this wildlife population was secured. There is a river stream that comes down through this park and then merges with the Dal Lake. The water comes down from the alpine lake called Marsar Lake. Some of the animal species in Dachigam are Musk Deer, Kashmir Grey Langur, Himalayan Black Bear, Hill Fox, Long Tail Marmot, etc. Some of the birds present here are Black Bulbul, Babbler, Wall Creeper, Wagtail, etc. Read here about Best time to visit Kashmir. Dachigam National Park Hike Cliffhangers India organizes a day hike to Dachigam National Park. The hike is a blend of walking and education. This hike takes you through the beautiful trail of Dachigm. The trail goes through the middle of the jungle while the river streams flow beautifully beside you. In this hike, you get to see many animals like brown bears, black bears, leopards, langurs, and different bird species. Further, the hike takes you through the trout fish farm where you can see and buy also fantastic colorful trout fish. Route of the Dachigam National Park Hike Dachigam National Park Hike starts from the main gate of the park and takes a right turn towards the jungle.