As you drive past the Mughal Gardens of Achabal, you will come across the picturesque Daksum. Situated amidst the magnificent grandeur of the Kokarnag springs, it presents an awe-inspiring sight. Standing at an altitude of 2438 m in a densely forested gorge, Daksum offers peace and tranquility. The only sound heard there is that of the Bringhi River, rushing right through its center. Daksum in Kashmir valley is a must for those fond of walking and nature.
A walk in Daksum will take you up to the hills enveloped in lush
coniferous trees and past gurgling brooks. The simple music coming out
of the flute of an unseen shepherd tending to his flock will keep you
mesmerized. The landscape of Daksum is quite erratic. From the
tree-covered hills, you will suddenly find yourself in grassy meadows
serving as host to the sheep coming for pasture. The invigorating
mountain air, the calm and serenity, the densely clad hills, all make
the trip to Daksum a memorable experience. Then, there are the
snow-capped mountains in the background that further enhance the beauty
of this place.