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.

Contact Person:
Divisional Inspector of Wildlife, Sultanpur Lake National Park

Accomodation:
Sultanpur has a Tourist Complex(Rosy Pelican) where you can take a quick bite or stay over.


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