Dachigam National Park

national park in India

Dachigam National Park is a national park in India. It is 22 kilometres (14 mi) from Srinagar, the capital city of Jammu and Kashmir. The park covers an area of 141 square kilometres (54 sq mi). The name of the park means "ten villages".

Sarband water body with Dachigam National Park in the background.

HistoryEdit

The park has been a protected area since 1910. It was first created to ensure a supply of clean drinking water for the city of Srinagar. It was declared a National Park in 1981.