Salim Ali National Park

Salim Ali National Park or City Forest National Park is a national park located in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India.[citation needed] It covered an area of 9.07 km2.[1] Notified in 1986, the name of the park commemorated the Indian ornithologist Salim Ali.[2][3] The park was converted into the Royal Springs Golf Course, Srinagar between 1998 and 2001 by Farooq Abdullah, the then Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir.[2][4]

His interest in Golf is very well known and encouraged him for the Golf course project next to Ecologically fragile Dal Lake.

The park featured a wildlife species such as the hangul, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, leopard, Himalayan serow and 70 species of birds, including the paradise flycatcher, Himalayan monal, and Himalayan snowcock.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "Jammu and Kashmir National Parks". Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Singh, Vikram (15 September 1998). "J&K Govt slashes its way through national park for golf course".
  3. ^ Husain, Majid. Understanding: Geographical: Map Entries: for Civil Services Examinations: Second Edition. Tata McGraw-Hill. p. 4. ISBN 9780070702882.
  4. ^ Raina, Muzaffar (9 March 2008). "LoC home for vanishing goats". The Telegraph (Calcutta). Retrieved 7 July 2013.