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Located in the Kishtwar district, this park is situated on a plateau above the Chenab river. One highlighting feature of this place is the cultivation of Saffron is done in these regions, however for a limited amount of time only.

Kishtwar National Park covers an area of around 400-500 sq.km and is known for its wide variety of flora and fauna. Primarily, this wildlife park established to protect snow leopards. Apart from the snow leopards, some of the prominent wild animal species found here are the musk deer, Himalayan black and brown bear. People who love to be in nature would hardly be able to resist this amazing travel destination.

Why You Should Visit Kishtwar National Park

At Kishtwar National Park you get to see some of the most terrific variety flora and fauna. For instance, here you will find about 50 species of birds along with a great number of animals to explore and know the vast and diverse life which our planet has. For photographers, this place has to offer an abundance of opportunity when it comes to clicking incredible snapshots of raw glory of nature.

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History of Kishtwar National Park

Declared as a National Park on February 4, 1981; Kishtwar National Park is located amid the deep valleys and the herculean mountains showcasing the unexplored beauty of nature. Since then, it has successfully gained a lot of traction amongst the local tourists. Apparently, there are many records that have been mentioned in the historical texts such as Rajatarangini - a Sanskrit text which was written in the 12th century. 

Top Attractions of Kishtwar National Park

Pensi La. Pensi La is located at an altitude of 4200m. It is a famous tourist attraction around Kishtwar National Park and is known for being the gateway to the Suru Valley to Zanskar Valley. Talking about the floral variety, here you will be finding a plethora of medicinal plants. With all this, the Kishtwar National Park is no less than heaven for wildlife explorers and photographers.

Drang Drung Glacier. This picturesque travel getaway is worth every ounce of your time and energy. It's exuding charm lets you know that there is just so much you didn’t know about life and travel and that your idea of beauty is far too less. It is precisely where the shift of perspective happens opening up a whole new dimension of life.  

Daksum. A planned trip to Daksum won't disappoint you at all. It is situated at a great altitude of 2,400 meters. Moreover, it is also quite famous as a trekking spot among travellers and adventure seekers.

Places to Visit Around Kishtwar National Park

Visit Suru ValleyThe Suru Valley is known for its amazing lush greenery. And it is also a very famous trekking destination among adventure seekers. Some of the most popular tourist attractions of this place include the Phokar rock carvings, Suru river, Panikhar villages.

Visit Panikhar. Located at the very far end of the Suru valley, Panikhar is majorly famous for the presence of a ruined fort constructed by Zorawar Singh. From here, you get to witness some of the most amazing views of the Nun Kun mountains. 

Best Time to Visit Kishtwar National Park

The best time to visit Kishtwar National Park is from March to October. During this time the overall climate is quite good for sightseeing. 

How to Reach Kishtwar National Park

By Air. The nearest airport is located in Jammu which is around 250 km away from the park. This airport has very good connectivity with nearby and major Indian cities like Delhi, Pune, Chandigarh, Kolkata, etc. So, from here you would need to get a cab or some other means of transportation to reach your destination to further cover a distance of about 220 km.

By Road. The overall connectivity via road is not that good. The road is properly only made till Ikhala and from there you can avail the bus services which are available there. 

By Train. The nearest railway station is Jammu station located at a distance of around 200-220 km from Kishtwar National Park. It has very good connectivity from nearby and major cities like Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, etc. Some good options are Jhelum Express, Jammu Tawi Rajdhani Express, Udhampur AC Express. From there you would need to get a cab or some other means of transportation to reach your destination.

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