Kishtwar National ParkDirection
Area : 2190.50 Sq Kms
Attitudinal Range: 1,700 to 4,800 meters above sea level
Airport ……………….Jammu (250 kms.)
Rail Head ………….Jammu (248 kms.)
Road …………………..Constructed motor able road for Sumo, Winger etc. up to Ikhala, but bus services are operated up to Palmer only 20 Kms. north of Kishtwar.
Distance from Kishtwar : Beyond 40kms north-east of Kishtwar town
How to be reached : By bus or taxi upto Ikhala (Tangdoor) (40kms) and thence From on foot or horse back
Facilities available : Forest Rest houses at Ikhala, Sounder, Sirshi And Yourdu (Marwah)
Visit : Mammal viewing Bird Viewing September to March, March to May
Dress : (1) Spring/Summer……….. Trekking Shoes, Raincoat, and Light clothing
(2)Winter ……………. Trekking shoes, Heavy woolens, Waterproof Windcheaters.
Kishtwar possesses a unique position in Jammu and Kashmir because of Kishtwar High Altitude National Park spread over an area of 2190.50 Sq.Kms providing a natural habitat to various species of mammals and and of birds, this sanctuary has an altitude range of 1700 to 4800 Metres. The National Park encompasses the catchment area of Kiber, Nanth and Kiyar Nallas, all of which drain south-west into Marwah river locally called Mariv Sudir which joins Chenab at Bhandarkoot Kishtwar town. The terrain is, generally rugged and steep with narrow valleys bounded by high ridges opening out in their upper glacial parts. The area lies in the central crystalline belt of the great Himalayas, Rocks are strongly folded in places and composed mainly of granite, gneiss and schist with the occasional bed of marble.
How to Reach:
The nearest airport is at Jammu, 245 Kms. from Kishtwar.
The nearest rail head is at Udhampur (166 Kms), and another rail head is at Jammu Tawi (240 Kms)
Kishtwar High Altitude National Park in Dachhan, one of the remotest area of district Kishtwar which is still not connected with road. Regular buses/ ply between Kishtwar to Tangdoor only. Tourists can avail other services like Sumo, Taxi, Tavera, etc also.