Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
Located at a distance of 46 kms from Delhi, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is a haven
to a variety of domestic and migratory birds. The marsh has been converted into
a water body and with the years, hundreds of species of migratory birds have winged
in to stay. Winter brings in birds from as far as Siberia. Flock of geese from Europe
wing in too. The local birds flap in. The bird population include darters, egrets
shovellers, gadwell, cranes and storks.
Teals, kingfishers, lapwings, sandpipers demoiselle cranes and such like water birds
nestle in. Over 100 species have been identified here. Keeping in view it's potential,
the area covering 359 acres was declared a Bird Sanctuary in 1971 and was upgraded
to the status of National Park in 1991 by the Haryana Government.
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary was a haunt of our very own birdman Late Dr. Salim Ali:
And, innumerable bird watchers who come in to observe bird antics. There are hide
outs, watch towers and a museum of sorts for those keen on serious study. In Haryana
there are more than 450 species of birds and out of those about 250 have been recorded
in the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary. Some of them are resident, while others come from
distant regions like Siberia, Europe and Afghanistan.
How to get there:
By Air: Airport - Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (35 km) Palam
Domestic Airport, Delhi (35 km)
By Road: Easily accessed from Gurgaon City and is a 30 minute drive on the
road to Farrukhnagar. Distance from Delhi: 45-50 kms. Travel on NH8 and take a diagonal
right to Gurgaon City from the Mehrauli Gurgaon Road and NH8 crossing. Take the
Basai Road towards Farruknagar.
Divisional Inspector of Wildlife, Sultanpur Lake National Park
Sultanpur has a Tourist Complex(Rosy Pelican) where you can take a quick bite or stay over.