The panoramic beauty of the picturesque Haryana is accentuated by its diverse flora and fauna. Here is a look at some of the very best that this state has to offer in terms of parks and recreations.
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary:
The best of the wild life reserves in this state is located on the Delhi – Jaipur express-way. Founded by India’s legendary ornithologist, Dr. Salim Ali, This reserve is said to host a host of species of migratory birds sharing space with the avifauna which considers it as their local habitat.
A stretch of marshy land has been remodeled into a water body, called Sultanpur Lake, where organisms like fish and insects thrive during monsoons and floods. This attracts migratory birds from as far away as Europe and Siberia. Over time the count of species has gone up to roughly 100 regulars. Amongst these there are:
• Ruddy shelducks,
• Bar-headed geese,
• Red-wattled lapwings,
• Demoiselle cranes, etc. to name a few.
The park includes different types of fauna which includes a diverse variety of mammals including
• Indian porcupine,
• Leopard and
• Four horned antelope.
The best time to enjoy the beautiful spectacle of avifauna is November to March, where the pleasant winter atmosphere is perfect for both the visiting birds and nature lovers alike. There are watch towers, hide outs and a museum for those keen bird watchers who take their hobby seriously.
Saraswati Wild Life Sanctuary:
Also referred to as the Seonsar Forest it is a sanctuary that encompasses portions of Kurukshetra and Kaithal districts of Haryana. The woods are dense and is the natural habitat of
• Blue Peafowl,
• Rufous Treepie,
• Greater Coucal,
• Indian Grey Hornbill,
• Coppersmith Barbet and
• A chatter of mischievous monkeys.
This is a great place to drive up via the National Highway and lose your worries to the beautiful sights and sounds of nature.
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Kaleswar National Park:
Covered in dense Sal groves the Kalesar Forest adorns the foot hills of Sivalik ranges of mighty Himalayan Mountain Range. It falls under the Yamunanagar district of Haryana and shares the boundaries with three adjoining states of Himachal Pradesh, Uttranchal and Uttar Pradesh. Owing to this close vicinity, the place is well connected by road and railways.
This place is rich in bio-diversity and that is evident from the presence of numerous medicinal plants. It houses quite a few endangered mammals and reptiles. It also occasionally plays host to the Tigers and Elephants who visit from Rajaji National Park. They also provide shelter to 10-12 leopards in their Protected Area.
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