Dachigam National Park: Located 22 kilometers from Srinagar, the Dachigam National Park is spread in an area of 141 sq. kms. The park has a huge variation in altitude ranging from 5500 ft to 14000 ft above mean sea level. The park is home to the elusive snow leopard, marten, ibex, musk deer and other animals of the Himalayas.The best time to visit the park is from May to November. From November till May the park is covered in snow and inaccessible.