Machiara National Park
Machiara National Park is located in Neelum Valley of Muzaffarabad District, Kashmir, Pakistan. Established in 1996. The park is located on the right bank of the Neelum River, 35 km from Azad Kashmir’s capital Muzaffarabad. On the other side is the Kaghan Valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The total area of Machhiyara National Park is 13,532 hectares. The National Park consists of the western Himalayan forests, one of the 200 global ecosystems. The average annual rainfall is 6.27 mm.
The park is one of the few areas where cubs or drawers (Asian partridges) are bred. The owner of the red neck and black and white wings found here, the “Western Drawer” belongs to the magnificent species of partridges found in the world. This generation is in danger of extinction today. The park is home to a large collection of pine trees, which are home to birds.