City Forest National Park or Salim Ali National Park as it is commonly called, is situated in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. Named after Salim Moizuddin Abdul Ali –the famous naturalist and bird watcher of India, this tourist destination was designated as a National Park in 1992. Notified in 1996, the many bounties of this beautiful park recognize the works and efforts of the ornithologist. A part of the park was later converted into the Royal Spring Golf Course by Farooz Abdullah in 2001—the then Chief Minister of J & K.
Mangrove shrubberies comprise of the main flora in the Salim Ali National Park, which happens to be haven for bird watchers and tourists alike. Here, visitors are likely to sight diverse varieties of avian species that fly in from near and far. With the onset of winters, the Park is flush with migratory birds coming in from all parts of the world. The most common bird species found in plenty at the Salim Ali National Park include Kingfishers, Pintails and Coots; they inhabit the area along with jackals, flying foxes, and crocodiles!