Located 22 km from Srinagar, Dachigam National Park with its splendid forests and magnificent scenery is easily accessible. A place of immense natural beauty, the park is replete with beautiful trees of cherry, peach, apricot, pear and apple and houses such rare and exotic variety of animals and birds which are hard to spot anywhere else in the country. While animals such as the Himalayan snow leopard, Himalayan marmot, musk deer Himalayan black bear, ibex goat and markhor can be seen in the lower regions during winters, others like the highly endangered snow leopard can only be spotted in upper Dachigam. It is surely a place you would not want to miss. A special permit from the chief wildlife warden is required before entering the park.