Area 143 Sq km
Languages English, Hindi
Best Time to visit October-March
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is a popular weekend getaway from New Delhi, Gurgaon , Faridabad & Noida , Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary has been declared as National park by Haryana Government. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is located in Gurgaon District in Haryana State, Sultanpur is located at 40 kms distance from Dhaula Kuan in Delhi and 15 km from Gurgaon on the Gurgaon - Farukh Nagar Road. This Bird Sanctuary , ideal for birding and bird watchers, is best visited in winters when a large number of migratory birds come here.
Haryana government has carried out a number of development works at Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary like construction of mounds, and widening of paths, four tube wells have also been dug. Efforts are being made to improve vegetation in area by planting more trees, which are popular with the birds like Acacia Nilotica, Acacia Tortilis, Beris and Neem etc. There are four watch towers (machans) are made at different points to watch birds easily. Sultanpur Bird Sactuary has parking and other facilities like toilets and drinking water for visitors.
Approx 250 species of Birds are found at Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary. Some of them are resident, while others come from distant regions like Siberia, Europe and Afghanistan.
Name of some of the resident birds: Common Hoopoe, Paddyfield Pipit, Purple Sunbird, Little Cormorant, Eurasian Thick-knee, Gray Francolin, Black Francolin, Indian Roller, White-throated Kingfisher, Spot billed Duck, Painted Stork, White Ibis, Black headed Ibis, Little Egret, Great Egret, Cattle Egret, India Crested Lark, Red vented Bulbul, Rose ringed Parakeet, Red wattled Lapwing, Shikra, Eurasian collared Dove, Red collared Dove, Laughing Dove, Spotted Owlet, Rock Pigeon, Magpie Robin, Greater Coucal, Weaver Bird, Bank Mynah, Common Mynah and Green Bee Eater.
Around Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
There are a number of places around Sultanpur that you can visit. Delhi, which is just 46 kilometres away, has a number of historic places that you can visit. Some of the places that you can visit in Delhi include India Gate, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Lotus Temple and Lodhi Gardens.
Prior travel information is essential. Money changing facility is not available at the sanctuary, so it is better to convert your currency from Delhi or Gurgaon.
Climate of the area is tropical. It is quite hot in summer and chilly in winter. The best time to visit Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is between December and January. This time you can see a number of migratory birds in the sanctuary.
How To Reach
Delhi is the ideal point to head for Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary. Delhi is well connected by air, rail and road transport to other parts of the country.
Haryana tourism runs a tourist lodge inside the park, which offers basic facilities. You can also stay in Delhi, which has a number of good quality hotels.
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