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. Spread over an area of 400 sq.km the park contains 15 mammal species including the musk deer and Himalayan black and brown bear. Even though Kishtwar is not the only high altitude wildlife sanctuary, it is made special because of its large variety of flora and fauna.
September to May
Air: The closest airport is Jammu airport situated 250 km away from the park.
Rail: the nearest railhead is at jammu located 248 km away
Road: A road is constructed up to Ikhala and bus services are available till Plamer, which is 20km away. You will have to carry on by foot or on horseback
Forest rest houses in Sirshi and Ikhala provide accommodation facilities. However it is recommended to contact the regional wildlife warden. Phone number : 0191-2544575
It is recommended to wear trekking shoes ,light clothing and carry a raincoat while visiting during summer and trekking shoes , heavy wool, waterproof windcheater during winter.
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