Kishtwar National Park


Kishtwar National Park is one of the most attractive features of Kishtwar trip. This high altitude national park of Kishtwar is bounded to the north by Rinnay River, south by Kiber Nala, east by Great Himalaya and west by Marwa River. It is home to over 15 mammal species including Snow Leopard, Himalayan black and brown bear, Kashmir Stag, Tibetan Ass, Antelope, Wild Yak and Wild Boar, etc.

Commonly referred as ‘Bird Watcher’s Paradise’, Kishtwar National Park boasts of good number of bird species that includes the Paradise flycatcher, Himalayan jungle crow, Griffon vulture, Bearded vulture, Indian mynah, Golden oriole, etc.

In and Around

Mountaineering in the peaks like Sickle Moon, Crooked Finger, Eiger, Brammah-I, Brammah-II, Ca-thedral, Flat Top, Barnaj-I, Barnaj-II, Shivling, Arjuna, Agyasol, etc.

Trekking from Kishtwar to Baltal or Amarnath, Kishtwar-Dachhan-Marwa-Warwan-Anantnag and back to Kishtwar via Synthen Pass.

Wild life tour to Kishtwar National Park.

Sighseeitng in Tatta Pani (hot spring), Nagseen.

Pilgrimage tour to Athara Bhuja Devi temple, Chandi Mata temple and Hatta Wali Matta. Some important Islamic religious places like Ziarat Zain-Shah-Sahib, Farid-ud-Din Sahib and Hazrat Asrar-ud-Din Sahib.

Best Time

The best time for bird watching is from March to May and mammal viewing is from September to March.

How to Reach

By Air
The nearest airport to reach Kishtwar High Altitude National Park Jammu and Kashmir is at Jammu – about 58 km away.

By Rail
The nearest railhead is also at Jammu.

By Road
Constructed motarable road for By bus or taxi to Ikhala, but bus services are operated up to Palmer 20 kms. from north Kishtwar.

Stay / Eat

Where to Stay
One can get many options to stay and the safest is to stay in a lodge or any hotel in Jammu where one can get places suiting your budget. Hotels with basic facilities, luxurious and 5-star ratings are also available. The most preferred by people are the house boats where one can enjoy the scenic beauty.

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