August 9, 2009

Dachigam National Park

Filed under: J&K,Leisure,Nature — loggers @ 12:58 am

During our visit to the Dachigam National Park in Srinagar, the park Ranger allowed us to access a private area of the park. We bypassed a beautiful house[1] constructed by the Maharaja of Kashmir as a hunting lodge, and then trekked a few kilometers searching for black bears and endangered musk deers (hanguls).

Rest stop in Dachigam

Rest stop in Dachigam

Along the way, we were entertained by a guide, who bragged about his unparalleled knowledge of botany and zoology. To his dismay and ours though, we were unable to spot any of the endangered animals he promised to show us. We ended up seeing a lot of bear feces, and kept ourselves busy by making mating calls to Kashmiri wobblers.

All in all, it was a refreshing 3-hour walk through nature- a great change of pace from the rest of our appointments.

[1] The house is currently used by the Chief Minister of J&K as a holiday home



  1. Hi Alok,

    Just checked out the blog as a dutiful cousin should 🙂

    It seems like you are having interesting conversations, particularly with people on the ‘other side’ like the Hizbullah activist – will you be looking at doing something similar in the northeast?

    Comment by Toru — August 9, 2009 @ 9:21 pm | Reply

    • Toru, thx for the comment. definitely looking to do something similar in the northeast..hope to look into the separatist movements there (Manipur,etc.). Feel free to tell us if you want to see anything in particular on the blog-

      Comment by loggers — August 14, 2009 @ 1:15 am | Reply

  2. hiiiiiii Naman & friends,how all of u….

    all of u r doing well…nic pix, keep it up.wish all of u gud luck



    Comment by bhupinder singh — August 10, 2009 @ 5:56 pm | Reply

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