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Sultanpur National Park And Bird Sanctuary - Haryana



Founded by renowned ornithologist Dr.Salim Ali, this snctuary is a haven for a variety of domestic and migratory birds.Over the years, hundreds of species,including cranes from faraway Siberia, geese from Europe and birds from Afghanistan, have made this sanctuary their temporary home.

Introduction

Sultanpur was declared a bird sanctuary in 1971 and upgraded to the status of national Park in 1991 by the Haryana Government.

About 150-250 species of birds are known to frequent the place. These include darters, egrets, gadwall and geese. Reals, kingfisher, sandpipers, demoiselle cranes and water birds are also spotted.The sanctuary has hideouts, from where you can watch the antics of birds, four watchtowers , an education and interpretation centre, a library, film slides and binoculars, guestrooms and a catering wing.

Area : Approximately 359 acres

Climate : Tropical, Hot summers and chilly winters. The monsson hits Sultanpur between July and Mid - September.

Flora : The park supports tropical and dry deciduous vegetation. Grasses, dhok, khair, tendu, ber, jamun, acacia and banyan form the flora.

Fauna : Besides the Siberian crane and geese, you can sight Ruddy shelduck, pelican, flamingo, bar-headed goose, gery lag , gadwall and mallard.

Best Season To Visit: Between October and March During winter, the chances of sighting the wildlife are more.

How To Reach : The Sultanpur National Park is in the state of Haryana and is 46 km from New Delhi. It is well connected by road to Delhi and Gurgaon, the district headquarters. Drive on the Delhi - jaipur highway. Take theGurgaon - Farukhnagar high way. The sanctuary is on this stretch. The nearest railhead is Farukhnagar, three km away. Or alight at Gurgaon , 11 km away. The domestic airport at Palam, Delhi is 35 km away.

Where You Can Stay :

The Haryana Tourism Corporation runs a tourist lodge inside the park with a/c and non a/c rooms. OR Stayin Delhi or Gurgaon and drive down to Sultanpur. For bookings call 011-23324910 / 11 or visit www.haryanatourism.com


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