of different feather flocks together at Sultanpur National Park
Sultanpur National Park & Bird Sanctuary is located in Gurgaon district
of Haryana on the Gurgaon - Farukh Nagar Road. Sultanpur was declared a Bird
Sanctuary in 1971 and was upgraded to the status of National Park in 1991 by
the Haryana Government.
The Sultanpur National Park is lush with lawns and trees and shrubs and
masses of bougainvillea. Take a good pair of binoculars with yourself to
clearly view the wildlife from a safe distance, without disturbing them.
Also take a handy camera, which will be helpful in capturing some memorable
moments of your life.
There are four watch towers at different points in the park to facilitate
the bird lovers with proper platform to watch birds. The Educational
Interpretation Center has been established here to offer proper guidance to
the tourist visiting the place.
Haryana, in the northern part of India.
The climate of this region is tropical with very hot
summers and chilly winters. Monsoon approaches this place in the month of
July and continues till mid-September. Minimum Temperature 1.70°C;
Maximum Temperature 22.10°C.
Consult the Doctor before you leave for the trip. Get
enough information about the place you are going to visit.
Best Time to Visit :
The months of December and January.
Nearest Town :
Gurgaon (15 km).
International Airport :
Indira Gandhi International Airport,
The nearest airport is at New Delhi (46 km).
The nearest railhead is New Delhi (46 km).
There are buses and taxis from Delhi (46 km), Gurgaon (15 km)
and neighboring centers.
Being close to New Delhi, the national capital, it won't be difficult for
you to find a good accommodation. You will have a wide selection of
accommodations in New Delhi. The range is absolutely fantastic. Pick the one
which suites both your taste and pocket.
Inside the park, the Haryana Tourism Development Corporation runs a tourist
lodge that has air-conditioned as well as general rooms. The facilities
there include a bar, restaurant, and cottages for the guests. One can also
stay in any of the large number of hotels at Delhi or Gurgaon and go to
Sultanpur for a weakened or day trip.
Venture Into The Sultanpur
Home to both foreign and resident birds, Sultanpur National Park is
essentially a bird watcher's delight. Whenever you plan to come to this
place try to take some extra time in you hand, as after you enter this park
you may not like to leave it. The entire atmosphere is filled with the
melodious sweet notes of the chirping birds. You can spot them - flying,
singing, dancing, resting, quarreling, swimming, feeding their babies, and
in romantic bent of mind. The ambience is absolutely celestial with birds in
varied tasteful moods.
The vegetation of this park is tropical and dry deciduous and the flora
include grasses, dhok, khair, tendu, ber, jamun, acacia, and banyan tree.
There are about 250 species of birds in the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary. Some
of them are resident, while others come from distant regions like Siberia,
Europe and Afghanistan.
Some of the resident birds are - 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, Weaver Bird, Bank Mynah, Black headed Ibis,
Little Egret, Great Egret, Cattle Egret, India Crested Lark, Shikra,
Eurasian collared Dove, Red collared Dove, Laughing Dove, Spotted Owlet, Red
vented Bulbul, Rose ringed Parakeet, Red wattled Lapwing, Rock Pigeon,
Magpie Robin, Greater Coucal, Common Mynah and Green Bee Eater.
The inviting surroundings of the Sultanpur captivates about 90 foreign bird
species every year. In winter the sanctuary provides a picturesque panorama
of migratory birds like - Northern Pintail, Rosy Pelican, Gadwall, Ruff,
Greater Flamingo, Black winged Stilt, Common Teal, Common Greenshank, Wood
Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, Northern
Shoveler, Eurasian Wigeon, Black tailed Godwit, Spotted Redshank, Starling,
Bluethroat and Long billed Pipit. In summer about 11 species of migratory
birds such as Asian Koel, Black crowned Night Heron, Eurasian Golden Oriole,
Comb duck, Blue cheeked Bee Eater, Blue tailed Bee Eater and Cuckoos come
Besides, the park also houses animals like - blackbuck, nilgai, hog deer,
sambar, wild dog or dhole, caracal, wild cat, hedgehog, mongoose, striped
hyena, Indian porcupine, rattle/honey badger, leopard, wild pig, and four
The nearest attractions from the national park are - Sultanpur Lake,
Museums, Library. Gurgaon (15 km) is one of the finest places for shopping.
You will find a long line of shopping malls here, which displays numerous
branded items. The shopping malls are the best hangouts here. Delhi being
very close, you must not miss it. In Delhi you can travel to Red Fort,
Jantar Mantar, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple,etc.
You can extend your trip to the close by states - Delhi, Punjab, Himachal
Pradesh, Uttranchal and rajasthan. All these states exhibits a different
culture and topography. You will have find one entirely different from the
other. Delhi, rajasthan and Punjab are entirely traditional as well as
historical. Both Himachal Pardesh and Uttranchal are refreshing and
rejuvenating with abundant adventurous possibilities.
You might not face any problem here, as the park is too close to the
National Capital - New Delhi (46 km).
Don't get into any unknown or illegal activity. Do not disturb the local
culture and local atmosphere. Try to be well informed about the routes and
the place you are going to visit. Contact us when and where needed, while on
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