"The Hidden Jewel of Kashmir"
Daksum is a beautiful picnic spot is located about 40 kms from Anantnag and 85 kms from Srinagar, at an altitude of more than 2400 mts above sea level. It is also a popular trekking destination and has numerous streams, lush green grasslands and forested mountains.
Consider taking the trail that leads to Sinthan Pass and Sinthan Top. Just couple hours' drive from Srinagar, Daksum has bungalows & huts as accommodation option. It is another less known destination and a walker's paradise giving tourists' an experience of solitude, fresh air and amazing views of forest & snow covered mountains.
Daksum is blessed by nature. The valley is perfect for picnics. Once you are here you are mesmerized by the melody of Bringhi River flowing through it. The scenic beauty enjoys rolling hills, gurgling streams, traditional villages and natural springs. The attraction is its ethereal location. The Himalayan glory is well preserved here as the area remains untouched by tourist except the absolute nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.
All the delights of the Daksum Valley are best enjoyed with trekking. There are abundant trekking trails in the region some going up to the heights of Sinthan Top. All trails enjoy their share of enthralling natural beauty. Camping is another activity which lures the adventure loving enthusiasts. Pitch you camps anywhere as the whole area is lush and scenic. Spend days in the meadows, nights under the blanket of stars. Savor the blissful ambiance of serenity.
Fishing is an exciting attraction of Daksum. The Bringhi River is full of trout. It is also known as Angler’s Heaven. Fishing is allowed but only after permission from Jammu and Kashmir Forest Department.
The nearest International Airport is Srinagar. From the airport buses, cabs and hired taxis drive to Anantnag 66 Kilometers away. Then drive through Achabal, Kokernag to reach Daksum. Distance from airport is in total 106 kilometers.
The nearest railway station is Anantnag but the railhead has limited options. The Srinagar railhead (98 Km) and Jammu Tawi Railway station (296 Km) are the better options. From the railway station frequent cabs, taxis and buses ply on the route to Daksum.
Daksum is connected with smooth roads. The valley is on route of Sinthan Top near Kokernag Springs as you cross the Achabal Mughal Gardens. From Srinagar the drive is almost 98 kilometers.
Daksum can be visited throughout the year. Every season presents a beautiful aspect of nature. In summers, April to June the valley is apt for camping, trekking and picnics. Winters converts the valley into a snowy paradise. Snow blesses the ground from the start of November and stay till February. Monsoon is the time when the Bringhi River is flowing in full might.