Haryana National Parks

Haryana National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries & Ramsar Sites Map
Haryana National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries & Ramsar Sites Map

Kalesar National Park, Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Kalesar National Park and adjacent Kalesar Wildlife Sanctuary are protected areas in Yamunanagar district of Haryana. It is located on the Siwalik foothills.
  • It is contiguous to Rajaji National Park (Uttarakhand) and Simbalbara National Park (Himachal Pradesh).
  • It is bounded by Yamuna River to the east. Morni Hills lies to the west.
  • The park was named after a temple (known as Kalesar Mahadev temple) located inside the premise of the park.
  • In earlier times, rulers under the Mughal and British Raj used the now park as hunting grounds.
  • The park is also famous for its Dak bungalows – the administrative architectural bungalows built in colonial times.
  • Vegetation: tropical moist deciduous forest.
  • Major Fauna: Panthers, rusty-spotted cat, chital, goral, nilgai, porcupine, small Indian civet, rhesus macaque.

Sultanpur National Park

  • It is situated in Gurgaon district of Haryana. Distance of the park is around 50 Km from Delhi and 15km from Gurgaon.
  • It was notified as a Ramsar site, a wetland of international importance, in 2021.
  • Sultanpur National Park is a bird paradise for bird watchers. It is famous for its migratory as well as resident birds.
    • Migratory birds start arriving in the park in September. Birds use the park as a resting place till the following March-April.
    • During summer and monsoon months the park is inhabited by many local bird species.
  • In April 1971, the Sultanpur Jheel inside the park (an area of 1.21 sq. Km.) was accorded Sanctuary status under section 8 of the Punjab Wildlife Preservation Act of 1959.
  • The status of the park was upgraded to National Park under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 in July 1991.
  • Major Migratory Avifauna: Siberian crane, greater flamingo, spot-billed pelican, wood sandpiper, grey heron.
  • Mammals: Blackbuck, Nilgai, Hog deer, Sambar, Leopard etc.

Wildlife Sanctuaries of Haryana

Morni Hills (Khol-Hi-Raitan) Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Khol Hi-Raitan Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Panchkula district of Haryana.
  • Located in the Shivalik hills of Haryana.
  • The wild species include Indian leopard, Asiatic elephant, Chital (spotted deer), Sambar deer, Gray langur, Striped hyena, Indian jackal, Indian gray mongoose, etc.

Bir Shikargarh Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Panchkula district of Haryana
  • Located in the Shivalik hills of Haryana.
  • It also houses Vulture Conservation and Breeding Centre, Pinjore.
  • Declared as Eco-sensitive Zone (ESZ).

Chhilchhila Lake Wildlife Sanctuary (Seonthi Reserve Forest)

  • Located near Kurukshetra University in Kurukshetra district of Haryana.
  • Baba Rodanath Dera temple is on the periphery of the Chhilchhila Sanctuary.
  • Crocodile Breeding Centre, Kurukshetra is located at Bhor Saidan on Pehowa-Kurukshetra Road.

Khaparwas Wildlife Sanctuary (BS)

  • Khaparwas Bird Sanctuary is a bird sanctuary in Jhajjar district.
  • This is an important part of ecological corridor along the route of Sahibi River.

Ramsar Sites of Haryana

Bhindawas WLS

  • Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Jhajjar district.
  • It is a human-made freshwater wetland. It shares its border with Khaparwas WLS (Haryana).
  • Endangered Avifauna: Egyptian Vultures (EN), Pallas’s Fish-Eagle (EN).

Sultanpur NP

  • It is located just 15km away from Delhi. The Sultanpur Jeel inside the park is an IBA.
  • Endangered Avifauna: Sociable Lapwing (CR)Egyptian Vultures (EN), Pallas’s Fish-Eagle (EN), Saker Falcon (EN), Black-Bellied Tern (EN).

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