And while the whole trip was a magical, eye-popping visual feast, the jewel in the crown for me was the trip to Dachigam National Park. It’s one of India’s less visited and certainly least touristy wildlife destinations. But at a mere 20 odd kms from Srinagar, it’s a must-see for any serious wildlifer. The main attraction – critically endangered Hangul (Kashmir Stag) found only here.
|Himalayan Bulbul at the Park entrance|
|Dachigam is all about views like this|
|When winter turns to spring|
|Himalayan Black Bear|
|View from the Dar es Salaam Hotel lawns|