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
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.
More on Kishtwar national park
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.