5 Places to See Kashmir Stag-Hangul in India

Kashmir stag also known as Hangul is a elk found in India, native to high valleys and mountains of the Kashmir. The Critically Endangered hangul is a subspecies of elk and only found in dense riverine forest of Chamba in Himachal Pradesh, in Kashmir valley, Sind Valley and forests of Kishtwar & Bhaderwah. Image – kashmirobserver

Kashmir Valley

The dense riverine forest, high valleys and mountains of the Kashmir region are popular tourist destination. The valley is home to India’s only species of elk, known as Kashmir stag of hangul.

Dachigam National Park


Dachigam National Park near Srinagar is famous for its unique flora and fauna. The park has significante popuplation of Kashmir stag or hangul deer, Himalayan black bear,Himalayan brown bear, Himalayan weasel and
trout fish population.

Rajparian Wildlife Sanctuary

Rajparian Wildlife Sanctuary in Anantnag district is home to number of species of wild birds and Himalayan wild animals. The park was a game reserve and one of the known wintering area of the critically endangered hangul in Kashmir.

Sind Valley, Jammu and Kashmir


Sind Valley is a long gorge valley bordered by the Kashmir Valley and Lidder Valley. The valley and Sind river are home to different types of wild animals such as Himalayan black bear, musk deer , Markhor, ibex, Kashmir Stag and brown trout fish.

Chamba Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh has list of popular hill stations in northern India. The high mountain ranges of Chamba valley and dense riverine forest are home to critically endangered Kashmir stag in India.

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