Daachigam, situated 22 km from Srinagar in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, lures tourists and wild life enthusiasts to its well preserved national park. Literally translating to “ten villages”, Daachigam was named after the quaint establishments that had once moved into the region where these protected areas stand today. The history of this place goes back to 1910, when the scenic environs of this region were proclaimed as “protected” by the royalty of Kashmir.
Later on , the forested confines of Daachigam came under the supervision of the Government of India. Thereafter, relevant authorities started taking positive steps to preserve some of the fastest dwindling species inhabiting the region. It is said that Daachigam was established to ensure that the drinking water supply to Kashmiris remained pure and clear. The village was later converted into a nation park that now attracts nature lovers and enthusiasts from all across the world. While touring the park, people find enough evidences of the presence of water pipes laid out for the cause.