Sultanpur National Park Bird Sanctuary, Gurgaon, Haryana

March 11, 2015 - Haryana, National Park
Sultanpur National Park Bird Sanctuary, Gurgaon, Haryana

Sanctuary is located in Haryana’s Gurgaon district on Farrukh-Gurgaon Nagar road. This park is at a distance of 15km away from Gurgaon and 50km away from Delhi.

For nearly 100 years now, the Sultanpur Jheel attracts birds. But in 1969, at International Union of Conservation of nature and Natural recourses (IUCN) Conference in New Delhi, the potentiality of wetland became highlighted in quarters officially. IUCN’s Peter Jackson along with late Indira Gandhi became instrumental and in 1971, Jheel was given Sanctuary status in accordance to Section 8 of Wildlife Act of 1959. Then it became National park in 1991. The park was carved out of lands of villages namely Chandu, Sultanpur, Saidpur and Sadhrana.

6AM is best time for bird watching as migratory birds leave nest before sun rises and return back after sun sets.  Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is declared as being National Park by government of Haryana. You can visit this place in winters. Numerous development works in this place is done like path widening, digging of 4 tube wells, and mound construction. Vegetation is improved in area by popular bird’s tree planting like Neem, Acacia Nilotica, and Beris. 4 watch towers for watching birds is present. The sanctuary has drinking water facilities for visitors.

Importance and tourist importance:

250 species of the birds are found in sanctuary. Resident birds are namely Paddy field Pipit, Eurasian Thick-knee, Little Cormorant, Purple Sunbird, Gray Francolin, Common Hoopoe, Black Francolin, Indian Roller, Spot billed Duck, Painted Stork, White –throated Kingfisher, White-Ibis, Black headed Ibis, Great Egret, Little Egret, India Crested Lark, Red Collared Dove, Rose ringed Parakeet, Red wattled Lapwing and others.

100 migratory birds from Europe, Afghanistan and Siberia come to this sanctuary for passing winter and searching the feeding grounds. Picturesque panorama of birds migratory seen here is yellow Wagtail, Wood Sandpiper.

Nearest airport and railway station:

Indira Gandhi International Airport at a distance of 35kms from New Delhi can be taken. Bus or taxi from airport is then taken. Garhi Harsaru on Delhi-Rewari Railway line can be taken. Take Metro to Huda City, Gurgaon from New Delhi. Make local conveyance arrangement from this place. Best visiting season is December to February.