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Kishtwar National Park, Jammu and Kashmir


Fast Facts

It is located in the northern part of Sikkim. There are more than 550 species of birds that are found in this national park.

Did You Know

The forest cover was established on August 26, 1977.

Must Do

Go for trekking and find the wild animals and floras of the region.

Introduction

Kishtwar National Park, is located in the district of Doda and is about 40 kilometers from the Kishtwar town. This national park is surrounded by Rinnay River in the north, Kibar Nala catchments in the southern part, the Great Himalaya in the east and Marwa River in the west. It is located at the high altitude of 1,700 meters to 4,800 meters. You can go trekking along the paths of the Kishtwar National Park, Jammu and Kashmir. Enjoy the natural beauty and breathtaking scenic beauty in this national park.

Wide range of floras and faunas are available at the Kishtwar National Park, Jammu and Kashmir. Apart from them, other major attractions of this park are the cascading waterfalls, trekking paths and the Sapphire Mines of Paddar. Kishtwar National Park was established on 4 February 1981. It covers a total area of 42,500 hectares. There are narrow valleys and high ridges that make the topography of Kishtwar National Park, Jammu and Kashmir. It can be sited at the central crystalline belt of the Great Himalaya. You can find bed of granite, gneiss, schist and marble.

Kishtwar National Park, Jammu and Kashmir experiences very cold sand chilly weather during winters. Snowfalls occur during December and January. Monsoon is very low in this national park. You can find floras of various categories in this national park. You can find cedar and blue pine in abundance. Temperate deciduous forest also grows rhododendron, a wonderful flower.

You can find diverse varieties of faunas in Kishtwar National Park, Jammu and Kashmir, which are seen roaming in their natural habitat. Some of the wild animals, which are available in this national park, are brown bear, leopard, snow leopard, Himalayan musk deer, hangul, ibex, serow, brown bear and others. There are some 14 species of mammals present in this national park. There are 28 species of avifauna that enliven the whole forested area. Some of them include pheasants, Himalayan monal, koklass, Himalayan snowcock and western tragopan.

The nearest airport and the railhead to this Kishtwar National Park, Jammu and Kashmir is Jammu. The roadways also connect this national park to other parts of the country.

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