Kishtwar national park, Anantnag Overview
Kishtwar National Park is an area of 400 sq.km that contains 15 mammal species including the musk deer and Himalayan black and brown bear. Kishtwar is not the only high altitude wildlife sanctuary but it is made special because of its large variety of flora and fauna.
Kishtwar is on a plateau above chenab river and below the nagin sheer glacier, the area has saffron growth in a limited time and its harvesting is accompanied by ceremonies and festivals, this is typically during summer.
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Best Time to Visit Kishtwar national park
September to May
Stay Near Kishtwar national park
Forest rest houses in Sirshi and Ikhala provide accommodation facilities. However it is recommended to contact the regional wildlife warden. Phone number: 0191-2544575
Tips For Visiting Kishtwar national park
During summer, you are advised to take along trekking shoes, light clothes and a raincoat. Meanwhile, during winter, trekking shoes, heavy wool, waterproof windcheater is recommended.
How to Reach Kishtwar national park
- Air: Jammu Airport, 250km away from the park, is the closest airport.
- Rail: We have the nearest railhead situated 248 km away at Jammu
- Road: There is a road constructed up until Ikhala and the bus services are available until Plamer which is about 20km away. Afterwards, you will be required to continue by foot or on a horseback.